Inder Malhotra


Inder Malhotra

Satta vs sidhant

Since the late 1960s, politics in the world’s largest democracy has been descending to shamefully low standards.

Nervous BJP

In another three days the voters of the national capital, now in the throes of arguably the bitterest battle over a 70-member state Assembly, would have cast their votes.

A hint of a farce

In 1963, just after the trauma of the border war with China, the Congress lost three high-profile parliamentary byelections in quick succession.

J&K: Tussle for power continues

On the morning of Monday, the widespread impression among those in the know was that a deal for the formation of a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir had been “nearly sealed” between the Bharat

Mission 2021

Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi runs what is manifestly a one-man government, it is all the more intriguing that he is totally reluctant publicly to reprimand or even deplore any of his followers m

House of discord

For nearly half a century the Parliament of the world’s largest democracy has been disrupted regularly, often on a daily basis, and through such ugly means as drowning the proceedings in constant nois

A cascade of national shame

Judging by what has happened in this country during recent days, it would seem that we Indians are living in what the Chinese would call “interesting times”.

A rejig to propel BJP

Between them, newspaper headlines on Monday “PM inducts go-getters & vote-getters”; “PM balances caste, merit” (why has the regional factor been left out?); “Modi expands cabinet, shrinks some ministe

The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents.

“It’s always time to say goodbye Said the spider to the fly As he wove his tangled web With a crocodile tear in his eye. It’s easier jumping over the moon Sang the cow to a feline tune