Analysis

  • Gujarat in the light of the CAG report

    Atul Sood and Kalaiyarasan A Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) reports and data on economic and social development from various sources make it evident that the much-touted “Gujarat model” of development is non-inclusive,...

  • Indian Christians & 2014 Polls!

    The secular aspect of India has assumed a new importance for the country’s Christian community. They are apprehensive about the communal and extremist nature of Sangh Parivar’s agenda against them if Narendra Modi succeeds in becomi...

  • Political Over Reach By Election Commission, Reserve Bank Governor

    Governor of RBI has ventured the unacceptable proposition that granting bank business is not in any way a political process. This stand is totally unacceptable both in principle and in law.

  • Why Moral and Social Vices no issues in Indian Elections?

    Abortions 60 lakhs a year; AIDS kills 2 lakhs, Alcohol 5000, Road accidents 1.4 lakh, Murders around 35000 every year, prostitutes approx 30 lakhs, human trafficking industry in India is estimated at $4 Billion a year

  • Modified Agenda of Trouble, Terror & Turbulence finally out

    The balloon of “development” has finally burst. What has come out is the flame of terror and turbulence. There is of course a lot for the selected few to roast their bread in the flame. The corporate agenda is in full show; but in b...

  • Bias is a core characteristic of Indian media

    In the pre-globalisation era the mainstream media was operated by its owners for the upperclasses and uppercastes to serve their objectives. In the seventies and earlier, it was pretty difficult for those who did not have connections with the r...

  • Raising Communal Temperature

    Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam Of late the BJP has suddenly created another, more powerful, hate wave. Vasundhraraje Scindia has announced menacingly that there will be a lot of “cutting people to pieces” after the election. Last wee...

  • BJP’s Communication Error!

    The nature of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s election manifesto for the ongoing parliamentary elections clearly highlights a major communication lapse, leading to communication error in this party’s understanding of Indian socio-pol...

  • Indian Muslims' Resolve Against Modi/BJP - Rare Instance of Unity

    2014 parliamentary election is the first time that Muslims are experimenting with 'tactical voting'. Two days before polling in north India, the Joint Committee of Muslim Organizations sent out its recommended 'tactical voting' list of candidates.

  • India Votes: Shahabuddin’s Appeal to all Secular/Democratic Parties

    For the first time, violating the undertaking given to the then Home Minister Sardar Patel in 1949, the RSS has come out into the open to guide its political party, the BJP, at every step.

  • The real story behind the corruption charges against activist Teesta Setalvad

    By Mridula Chari The Gujarat government wants activist Teesta Setalvad to be interrogated in custody about charges of embezzling donations collected to build a communal violence museum. But the charges against Setalvad seem to be an attemp...

  • BJP Chasing a Mirage

    How closely should communal and/or secular cards being used during the ongoing electoral campaign be linked with their popularity? There is no guarantee that voters give them the same importance that politicians and their parties try to display...

  • Kejriwal’s 16 questions to Modi plus more

    Ahmedabad: The following are the 16 questions Aam Admi Party head Arvind Kejriwal posed to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in a hand-written memorandum he read out to the media on 7 March in Ahmedabad: (1) Should you become t...

  • The truth of “the hugging saint”

    The Indian Express (Feb. 20) has reported that a former aide of the dubious spiritual leader Mata Amritanandmayi, known as “Amma” or “the hugging saint”, has come out with a book which alleges sexual exploitation at her ...

  • Modi’s Communal Card

    How closely should communal and/or secular cards being used during the ongoing electoral campaign be linked with their popularity? There is no guarantee that voters give them the same importance that politicians and their parties try to display...

  • Oath to be taken by all AAP candidates

    According to the AAP website all the candidates of AAP have to take below oath on a 10 Rupee stamp paper. I will follow the under given points after winning the election: 1. I will not take Red Beacon Car. 2. I’ll not take any unnec...

  • Performance on the floor of the House

    Besides analysing the utilisation of MPLAD funds, TCN report also assesses the performance of Muslim MPs on the floor of the house in terms of raising questions and participating in the debates.  According to the report, Minority Affai...

  • Rs 300 Cr of MP fund lying unspent in Muslim-dominated constituencies

    By Mumtaz Alam New Delhi: By 13 February 2014, Rs 292.97 crores of the Members of Parliament Fund were lying unspent in 70 Lok Sabha constituencies with significant Muslim population across the country. While Congress MPs of these constitu...

  • Kejriwal: A Democratic Failure!

    If each and every “common” Indian could identify himself politically as an “Aam Admi,” as being attempted by Arvind Kejriwal, the country would probably stop progressing. After all, what image has Kejriwal really project...

  • Hindus’ treatment of Christians since 52 AD

    This is a proven historical appendage to the “Report On Persecution Of Christians In India” (MG, Feb. 1-15). Christianity came to the Subcontinent in circa 52 CE. Though now it’s been conclusively proven that it wasn’t b...