Letter to Rahul Gandhi: Democracy disqualified

NEW DELHI, March 27 -- Dear Shri Rahul Gandhi, I am sorry to say that you are like the Shakespearean character, King Lear, who was more sinned against than sinning. I am sure that you would not have ... Read More

Role of Christians: As a Punching Bag

NEW DELHI, March 20 -- I am grateful to my friend A.C. Michael for alerting me about a letter the Department of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Law and Justice circulated among the judges of the Supr... Read More

Open Letter to RSS Chief: Why Blame the British?

NEW DELHI, March 13 -- Dear Shri Mohan Bhagwat Ji, I was happy to hear your views on health and education, as expressed during a talk you gave in Haryana recently. There is a need to increase the gov... Read More

Congress Past, Present and Future

NEW DELHI, March 6 -- As jamborees go, the recent three-day 85th Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress (INC) at Raipur in Chhattisgarh was a great success. About 15,000 Congress leaders from... Read More

Prayer as protest: Persecution of Christians

NEW DELHI, Feb. 27 -- As a Christian and journalist in the North for the last 50 years, I never felt discriminated against. Rather, I felt privileged. I was given prestigious assignments and my 'impar... Read More

Survey or Raid: No Difference to BBC

NEW DELHI, Feb. 20 -- The word survey means "to examine and record the area and features of a place so as to construct a map, plan, or description". It also means "to collect data over a period in ord... Read More

Open Letter to Assam CM: Cruelty in the Name of Child

NEW DELHI, Feb. 13 -- Dear Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, I know for a fact that neo-converts are more exuberant than converts. You have proved my point. You were a dyed-in-the-wool Congressman until 2015... Read More

Truth vs Falsehood: Who is Afraid of BBC?

NEW DELHI, Jan. 30 -- Rajiv Gandhi was somewhere in West Bengal when the Intelligence Bureau alerted him about the assassination of his mother and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. His first impulse was t... Read More

Collegium vs Centre: Truth Becomes a Casualty

NEW DELHI, Jan. 23 -- A witness has to take an oath before deposition in a court of law in the country. The oath is as follows, although the language varies from court to court: "I do swear in the nam... Read More

Open letter to Amit Shah: Why Blame the Congress?

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 -- Dear Shri Amit Shah Ji, You have always surprised me. Like when you divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories without any rhyme or reason. This was not e... Read More