All stories by DOMINIC XAVIER
Dom's Take: Setting the farmers freeRediff.com1 days ago
Dominic Xavier worries whether the farm bills will lead to corporatisation of agriculture in India.
Dom's Take: Farewell, DeanoRediff.com1 days ago
Dominic Xavier salutes Dean Mervyn Jones.
Dom's Take: The Art of DistractionRediff.com2 days ago
Dominic Xavier is puzzled by the timing of the NCB summons to Bollywood's reigning empress.
Dom's Take: Who cares for Opposition parties?Rediff.com3 days ago
Dominic Xavier asks why the Modi government appears unwilling to debate and discuss important issues confronting our great Republic and its people with the Opposition parties in Parliament.
Dom's Take: Who will the Farm Bill benefit?Rediff.com18 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier asks if the bills will really benefit farmers or if this is a ploy by the Modi government to push the agricultural sector towards privatisation.
Dom's Take: Kangana's CometRediff.com17 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier mulls over the shooting star that is Kangana Amardeep Ranaut.
Dom's Take: Arresting dissentRediff.com16 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier asks if Umar Khalid's arrest is part of a fresh campaign to crush all dissent against the Modi government
Dom's Take: Who cares for dead migrants?Rediff.com15 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier is puzzled by the government revelation that it has no idea how many migrants died during the long and dangerous march home.
Dom's Take: SSF in the land of the lawlessRediff.com14 Sep 2020
With the graph of crimes in Uttar Pradesh in upswing mode, Dominic Xavier wonders if the SSF can curtail the increasing lawlessness in UP.
Dom's Take: Will Rafale be the hand of God?Rediff.com11 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier believes the turning point if India and China go to war will be how the Rafale dominates the skies over Ladakh.
Dom's Take: Kangana: BJP's Queen of HeartsRediff.com10 Sep 2020
Dominc Xavier wonders if Kangana will take a lesson from the Smriti Irani playbook and turn to politics.
Dom's Take: Is Rhea being made a SCAPEGOAT?Rediff.com8 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier wonders whether Rhea is being made a scapegoat in a case which has clear political overtones.
Dom's Take: Ranaut vs RautRediff.com7 Sep 2020
Dominc Xavier wonders when this verbal slugfest will end.
Dom's Take: Modi and the art of making promisesRediff.com5 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier surveys the deluge of prime ministerial promises and wonders how many of them will be around a couple of years from now.
Dom's Take: Fall in GDP: Why blame corona?Rediff.com3 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier asks if it is right to blame coronavirus and the lockdown for India's economic decline.
Dom's Take: Kafeel Khan, free at last!Rediff.com2 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier heaves a sigh of relief for Dr Kafeel Khan who has been languishing in Mathura jail since January.
Dom's Take: GDP contraction act of God too?Rediff.com1 Sep 2020
Dominic Xavier wonders whether the steep decline in GDP numbers should be considered as an act of God too.
Dom's Take: Oh My Dog!Rediff.com31 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier captures Sunday's scene of contrasts
Dom's Take: JEE-NEET: Agni Pariksha aheadRediff.com28 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier mulls over the Agni Pariksha for students caught in the tussle between the government and Opposition parties.
Dom's Take: COVID-19 cases rise and riseRediff.com27 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier believes it is time government agencies aggressively concentrate on bringing down the COVID-19 caseload, which spikes with each passing day, since there could be no vaccine this year.
Dom's Take: Who will save the poorest?Rediff.com26 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier wonders what will happen to the poorest who have been ravaged by the strict lockdown imposed by the Narendra Modi govt in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and the unemployment rates spiralling out of control every passing month.
Dom's Take: What if Joe Biden becomes US President?Rediff.com21 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier predicts the scene if Biden and Harris win on November 3, 2020.
Dom's Take: Is PM-CARES allergic to RTI?Rediff.com19 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier mulls over the intriguing puzzle why the PM-CARES fund is opposed to the transparency guaranteed by the RTI.
Dom's Take: Who will fill MSD's shoes?Rediff.com18 Aug 2020
As a glorious era ends, Dominic Xavier asks which cricketer can fill the huge void left by Dhoni's departure.
Dom's Take: From Russia with Love?Rediff.com12 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on Russia's covid vaccine which scientists are sceptical about.
Dom's Take: Three Cheers for the Assam Rifles!Rediff.com6 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier salutes the Assam Rifles's decision to deploy women soldiers in Kashmir.
Dom's Take: If you can't beat them... join them...Rediff.com5 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the dilemma of the Congress leadership who may feel that the BJP has secured a clear advantage with Hindu voters and the construction of the Ram temple may pave a way for Modi winning the Lok Sabha election three times in a row.
Dom's Take: COVID-19 vaccine: So close, yet so farRediff.com3 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the COVID-19 vaccine which experts feel should be expected in mid-2021 only. Till then we have to get used to live with the virus.
Dom's Take: Will we get JOBS?Rediff.com1 Aug 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the most pertinent question playing on the mind of every youngster -- will these sweeping changes being brought in the education system create better employment opportunity?
Dom's Take: NEP: MORE Teachers Please!Rediff.com30 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier says there is an urgent need to implement the NEP and quickly reduce the gap in the pupil-teacher ratio.
Dom's Take: Shy of The TigerRediff.com29 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the BJP's Tiger dilemma -- boast of India's success in enlarging the tiger population on the planet and airbrush the 'Tiger of Mysore's presence out of Karnataka history.
Dom's Take: Will IPL 2020 kickstart our economy?Rediff.com28 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier asks if the IPL -- to be held in the UAE from September to November -- will provoke Indian consumer demand and stir the economy out of its current somnolence.
Dom's Take: What will Modi do?Rediff.com27 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the prime minister's unenviable dual tasks -- drive the Chinese out of Ladakh without a shot being fired and flattening the coronavirus curve before India overtakes Brazil and the US as the worst affected COVID-19 country in the world.
Dom's Take: This is how we treat COVID-19 patients!Rediff.com24 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the way Indians behave towards COVID-19 positive patients.
Dom's Take: A Hope and a Prayer for the VaccineRediff.com23 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in India as the citizens can hope and pray for the miracle of an early vaccine.
Dom's Take: Wild Wild UPRediff.com22 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the law and order situation in UP.
Dom's Take: Rafales are Coming! Rafales Are Coming!Rediff.com21 Jul 2020
The Made in France Rafales are clearly not the best advertisement for Modi's Atmanirbhar agenda, but as long as none of its parts have Made in China embossed on them, we guess it is chaal se as the Amadavadis would say.
Dom's Take: The real floor test for ModiRediff.com20 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the challenges confronting the Modi government.
Dom's Take: Where will Pilot land?Rediff.com17 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on how Sachin Pilot is keeping everyone guessing about his future move.
Dom's Take: Why doesn't Pakistan set Kulbhushan Jadhav free?Rediff.com16 Jul 2020
Dominic Xavier offers his take on the latest Pakistani gambit in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.