The NY Times editorial if course, is mischievously attempting to establish a false link where none obviously exists.
Pakistan’s repeated whining about Kashmir has probably started wearing the UN down by now.
Claims of Rahul Gandhi’s so-called “inner party reforms” are nothing but desperate PR gambits should be evident to anyone who knows the Congress way of working – where “loyalty” has more currency than common sense.
It would perhaps not be too far-fetched a theory to suggest that Aiyar (and other loyalists in the Congress) are secretly relieved to hear Tharoor speak the words he is speaking. After all, it gives them a chance to lay the blame for the Congress’s dismal performance on someone other than Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
If there is one thing Bilawal Bhutto’s “I will take back Kashmir” rant of this morning has proven, it is that the sub-continent is not particularly lacking in political talent of the unthinking variety. This talent, which more often than not, manifests itself in spoilt rotten dynastic brats, is likely to work for such air-headed dynasts only. One can’t, at the end of the day, blame Bilawal for at least wanting to measure up to the mammoth standards of stupidity set by India’s very own Clown Prince Rahul Gandhi.
India’s culture and heritage has been its strongest suit for a long time. The world over, India is seen as the home of spirituality, inclusiveness, and culture. It would be foolish to not make use of it when engaging with other countries. Fortunately for India, that is a mistake Narendra Modi seems to be in no mood to make.
Gurutsav critics must be of the opinion that former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s going to schools on Teacher’s Day and talking to children was problematic as well.
Renaming a ‘Divas’ as a ‘Utsav’ is an upgrade by any standard imaginable. When was the last time any of us even heard of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birth anniversary on national media (except in the most tertiary ways)?
Digital India can be many things. It can be an election-time catch-phrase to pique the urban voter’s curiosity or it can be a solid and long-term vision to maximise all citizens’ chances of leading efficient lives. If the Modi Government’s moves till now are anything to go by, then it seems that the proverbial Achchhe Din will also be days of greater connectivity and self-reliance.
Hindu tradition is unique among the world’s religions because of its flexibility and an entirely open-minded approach to the divine.
If the rumours are true, then going by Sheila Dikshit’s record, it must be said that she has had it coming for quite some time now.
The authoritarian approach towards enabling technology in India has marred our chances for the greater part of the last 60 years. It is time we dropped it in favour of a model that empowers citizens to use technology to make their lives easier and more productive.