निराला: व्यक्तित्व के कुछ अन्तरंग शब्दचित्र – अजित कुमार

September 26, 2015 – ‘वह सहज विलंबित मंथर गति, जिसको निहार  गजराज लाज से राह छोड़ दे एक बार…’                                                 रामविलास शर्मा  प्रसिद्द हिंदी लेखक अजित कुमार के साथ ये बातचीत मैंने लंदन में  वर्षों…

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Another fractured verdict will be disastrous for India

Indian democracy has been substantially devalued in the last ten years. In Manmohan Singh the government of United Progressive Alliance had a prime minister who had no authority, who did not fight an election and who could not appoint his own cabinet. Manmohan Singh had no political constituency, no leadership skills, no authority and no…

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Shekhar Gupta on corrupt Indian media

Shekhar Gupta is one of India’s top journalists. He is outspoken and forthright. Recently, he made some shocking disclosures about the state of the Indian media at an Editors’ Guild Conference in New Delhi.He said that the media was playing into the hands of the government by notopposing any move to regulate the internet strongly…

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Nobbs Test : An Australian questions Indian national character

Michael Nobbs is the Australian coach of the Indian Olympic hockey team that suffered five straight defeats and perfected the art of surrender without fighting. After their third defeat Nobbs exploded in frustration and anger. He said, “The national (hockey) team needs players who show the character to take up a challenge and are willing…

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Mudslinging on Manmohan Singh

  One month is a long time in the life of a government which is incapacitated by policy paralysis. So far we knew that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was an honest man, even though many of his ministers were mired in corruption.Recently, Team Anna managed to find some smouldering ammunition against Singh. In this game…

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We the dirty people of India

After spending almost 10 weeks in India I am back to London. I travelled across 7 states (UP, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat) and the Union territoryof Pondycherry. I took nine flights and travelled some 3,000 km by car on some of the newest expressways. Thanks to 1500 photographs, the visit is fairly well…

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India could never be a superpower

The London School of Economics study that India minght never be a superpower was given a prominent place in almost all the major Indian newspapers. An impression was created that India, had a national goal to become a superpower, a goal that it would never be able to achieve due to its many failings. The…

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INDIA 2022: Politicians who will make or break India

*Ashwarya Rai’s daughter will be ruling silver screens in Bollywood.*With Test cricket buried forever, Sachin Tendulkar’s son will be amassing runs in T20. *Mayawati, (currently Utter Pradesh chief minister), then 75, might be struggling to become the Prime Minister of India. *If Rahul Gandhimarries now his son/daughter, surrounded by Gandhi family loyalists, would be preparing to take…

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