08 Jun 2012
Sachin Tendulkar may have cleared the air recently by saying that his priority in life remains his much-loved game of cricket. But when he takes oath as a Rajya Sabha member in New Delhi today, his plate of duty will get larger.
19 Feb 2013
The idea of enforcing ethical standards in the functioning of our MPs was thought of 17 years ago by a Committee of the Lok Sabha. Yet, Parliament seems to be reluctant to take firm steps in this regard, although the absence of such standards has contributed substantially to the declining image of MPs.
09 Mar 2013
Parliamentary elections in India are still more than a year away but electoral battle-lines are already being drawn in the country’s political landscape. Northing exemplifies this better than the vigorous debate within the political establishment and outside in the popular media on the two main Prime Ministerial candidates – Narendra
19 Aug 2012
The people of India got to see the real Sonia Gandhi, who was hiding behind a mask all these years, last week when she took umbrage at an expression used by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K.Advani in the Lok Sabha and began orchestrating a loud protest from the Congress benches.
24 Dec 2011
Simple living, high thinking is no longer on the agenda of our netas. Barring a few exceptions, most of them believe that they cannot command the respect of the people unless they flaunt their political power or their wealth. This attitude of peoples’ representatives is most obvious in Delhi, the seat of political power in India. Nothing explains the present mood of MPs than the demand by MPs to be given the right to fit red beacons atop their cars.