From financial fraud to drunken driving, the suspension of IAS officers usually makes headlines but their quiet reinstatement by state governments largely goes unnoticed, reports Sanya Dhingra.
Sensing the Congress high command’s inclination to hand the reins of the party’s Punjab wing to Navjot Singh Sidhu, influential leaders of the state and supporters of CM Captain Amarinder Singh are planning to split the party, reports D.K. Singh.
As India gears up to implement the biggest military reforms it has ever seen with theatrisation, Snehesh Alex Philip sheds light on the various contours of theatre commands.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wants to project AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi as his principal adversary in the upcoming polls in 2022 and set a Hindu-Muslim electoral discourse, away from conversations about Covid mismanagement, writes D.K. Singh in his column ‘Politically Correct’.
The new Pew survey on religion in India shows ‘toleration’ goes hand-in-hand with ‘segregation’ as religious communities prefer internal uniformity, which was also advocated by Mahatma Gandhi while Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, in contrast, was in favour of inter-dining, writes Shruti Kapila.
There have been clear attempts to stoke fire between India and Pakistan and it will be prudent for General Bajwa to find out who is bent on sending relations between the two countries again into a tailspin, writes Tara Kartha.
A key factor in the Modi phenomenon has been the push against elitism. When you mock Modi for spelling strength as ‘streanh’ or Mansukh Mandaviya for calling Mahatma Gandhi ‘nation of the father’, you make the PM’s point to his voters, writes Shekhar Gupta in his column ‘National Interest’.