On MGNREGA, it is BJP versus Congress
June 15, 2020
The proof of a policy is in its implementation. Sonia Gandhi needs to acknowledge that the MGNREGA has become truly effective under the BJP
In a democracy, politics is never just about elections. Competing parties are also expected to contest policy arguments, development programmes and debate frameworks for their implementation. It&rs
Stand up against anarchy masquerading as activism
March 9, 2020
The parts of Delhi affected by the riots are limping back to normalcy. Those who indulged in this mindless violence deserve the harshest condemnation and punishment.While the law must take its own course, as a democratic society, we have to think about certain key issues that led to this violence. The most significant is the way one should and c
Casting Out Caste
April 29, 2019
In 1976, when I was imprisoned in Yerwada jail during the Emergency, one of our barrack-mates was Gopalrao Mane, from Kolhapur. I remember him because he used to work for the rehabilitation of the children of sex workers. When I share this with friends, it comes as a cultural shock. But the fact is, right since the days of the Jan Sangh, th
‘तुम मुझे मेरे कामसे ही जानो..’
April 09, 2019
पाच वर्षांपूर्वी २०१४ मध्ये भारतात सत्तांतर झालं. त्यावेळी जगातल्या अनेक लोकशही राष्ट्रांमध्ये लोकशाहीच्या यशस्वितेपुढील आव्हानांची चर्चा होती.
मोदींचे दुर्दैव असे की त्यांच्या कामगिरीचे वस्तुनिष्ठ मूल्यमापन करण्याइतपत औदार्य देखील सध्या नाही..
पाच वर्षांपूर्वी २०१४ मध्ये भारतात सत्तांतर झालं