All stories by RAMESH MENON
Why Modi Won't Do Away With Sedition LawRediff.com4 days ago
In the last ten years, 96 per cent of the sedition cases against 405 individuals pertained to making critical remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, points out Ramesh Menon, author, Modi Demystified: The Making Of A Prime Minister.
Do Sonia, Rahul Know What They Are Doing?Rediff.com14 Jul 2022
Mother and son refuse to go away despite indications blowing in the wind that their leadership is ringing the death knell of the party, observes Ramesh Menon.
India Is Paying The Price For Politics Of HateRediff.com6 Jun 2022
If you love India, you cannot weaponise religion to stay in power, asserts Ramesh Menon, author, Modi Demystified: The Making Of A Prime Minister.
Modiji, A Sure Shot Way To Win 2024Rediff.com12 May 2022
Ramesh Menon, the veteran journalist suggests Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi what he should do if he wants to win 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Has Online Education CHANGED Your Kids?Rediff.com18 Apr 2022
An astrologer told Ramesh Menon that he was increasingly having worried parents asking him about the future of their children who were showing serious behavioural changes like lack of tolerance towards others, shunning social interaction, and even violent behaviour. They were worried because they had never ever seen such traits in their children before the pandemic.
Will AAP Forge A New Political Culture In India?Rediff.com29 Mar 2022
AAP will have to learn to be patient as such electoral changes do not happen in a hurry, asserts Ramesh Menon.
Business can't alone build a country, NirmalajiRediff.com10 Feb 2022
Had Finance Minister Sitharaman thought a little more about the middle class, disadvantaged sections, and the poor who are struggling, it would have been an inclusive Budget that would have made history, notes Ramesh Menon.
Omicron: 200 Million Indians Yet To Be VaccinatedRediff.com24 Dec 2021
We need to give a booster shot to all our frontline workers first as if they fall victim to Omicron, the health system will collapse, points out Ramesh Menon.
Climate Change: India Must Walk The TalkRediff.com25 Nov 2021
India lost around 38.5 thousand hectares of tropical forest in the last decade. Nearly 14 per cent of the country's tree cover! It is one thing for Modi to announce that India will reach a net-zero level of emissions in 2070. But if it is serious, it needs to start today, points out Ramesh Menon.
India has Reason To Worry about TalibanRediff.com23 Sep 2021
India is worried about Pakistan getting the Taliban to ignite trouble in Kashmir, observes Ramesh Menon.
India Sitting on COVID Time BombRediff.com12 Aug 2021
Whether the third wave will ravage us depends on the pace of vaccinations, careful and calibrated opening up of establishments, and a strategy to contain the spread in specific states or pockets.
Modi's 7 years: Lost Opportunity for IndiaRediff.com24 Jun 2021
Seven years is a long time for any of Modi's promised actions to show up. If voters are angry and cynical today, it is because the rhetoric stings, argues Ramesh Menon.
How India botched up its war against COVID-19Rediff.com10 May 2021
India is in the midst of its biggest crisis since Independence. It is a national emergency and begs to be dealt with. Politics can wait. Lives need to be saved. We need to vaccinate India at a pace faster than any country in the world, asserts Ramesh Menon.
Migrant workers struggle to survive as pandemic ragesRediff.com9 Apr 2021
It took a lockdown for us in India to even recognise that the plight of migrants needs to be addressed. They were faceless and unrecognised. They were unappreciated and even hounded. They were poorly paid and exploited, notes Ramesh Menon.
Lessons from the Farmer's ProtestRediff.com18 Jan 2021
'This confrontation could have been avoided by a less arrogant administration that initially listened, used whatever negotiating skills they had and tried to be more credible,' observes Ramesh Menon.
BJP will have to treat Nitish with kid glovesRediff.com17 Nov 2020
Nitish Kumar will be the chief minister only till the time the BJP wishes, points out Ramesh Menon.
How Modi can thwart XiRediff.com24 Oct 2020
'The world does not care about the tension on our border.' 'India has to emerge as a strong economic power.' 'Respect comes when the world sees a country with a direction and leadership that has a vision,' points out Ramesh Menon.
Have Sonia and Rahul buried the Congress?Rediff.com17 Sep 2020
'It is mind-boggling that a party can be in rigor mortis even after numerous electoral defeats,' observes Ramesh Menon.
The day K P Singh wanted to sell DLF for 26 lakhRediff.com26 Jun 2020
Persuaded not to sell that day in January 1975, DLF today has assets of over Rs 52,237 crore and a net worth of around Rs 40,000 crore.
COVID-19 can reset wrongs done to invisible millionsRediff.com23 Jun 2020
'The Modi government must create conditions to integrate millions into the rural economy as many migrants are certainly not going to return to live an undignified life,' notes Ramesh Menon.