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December 24, 2004

The insecure clown prince?
'Does Lalu Yadav really need to distribute money and order the railways to run special trains to ensure a massive turnout at his rallies?'

December 16, 2004

Maharashtra's wilting netas
'Do the politicians in Maharashtra really want us to believe that they are delicate plants who would have withered away without benefit of air-conditioning?'

December 8, 2004

Dirty Tricks, Anyone?
'It is no secret that the Tamil Nadu police have taped some of the sessions where Jayendra Saraswati was interrogated. How difficult would it be to dub a seeming confession?'

December 2, 2004

Some real education please?
It is up to the citizens of India's most literate state, Kerala, to do something.

November 24, 2004

The case against seer is too feeble
'So what on earth were TN authorities thinking when they staged that arrest? There is something that doesn't add up in this case.'

November 17, 2004

Why Shankaracharya's arrest was in bad taste
'Does anyone care to compare this treatment with the way politicians are treated, how they manage to get admitted into hospital at the murmur of the word 'arrest', and the special facilities showered upon them?'

November 11, 2004

BJP and the US example
'I offer no advice but merely point out one obvious lesson: Bush did not win a victory by diluting his own principles.

November 3, 2004

US policy towards India won't change
'There won't be any tilt against India or for us no matter who wins.'

October 28, 2004

Halloween, Washington Redskins, Bush & Kerry
The American electorate is ideologically polarised. And that is a tribute to the much maligned party system, that they are able to throw up two clear points of view.

October 12, 2004

It happens only in Kerala
Only in Kerala could one expect to find so many people solemnly discussing Veliyam Bhargavan's latest pronouncement.

September 23, 2004

Womanhood is a handicap in India
Instances of casual violence against women can be multiplied in every city in every state. We get to hear only of a few because the victims are usually too scared, or too ashamed, to come out, says T V R Shenoy.

September 07, 2004

Can Chandy do better than Antony?
The sectarian Muslim League and Kerala Congress are beginning to lose their iron grip on their constituents, and this, warns T V R Shenoy, could lead to turmoil in the immediate future.

August 12, 2004

Will Marxists only bark?
'Do the Communists dare to withdraw support to the United Progressive Alliance on any issue?'

August 05, 2004

Is college education necessary?
'I do question the use of churning out thousands of graduates in, say, economics and zoology.'

August 02, 2004

How Lalu killed 3 birds with Soren's stone
'With elections to the Bihar and Jharkhand assemblies due in less than a year, Lalu has been given the rare opportunity of taking the moral high ground.'


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