Rahul Gandhi’s Speech at CII

April 18, 2013

Has Rahul Gandhi missed an opportunity once again to raise his image and stature as a politician and a leader? Events come and events go. Some events are more talked about before they take place while others give the luxury of discussion in hindsight. Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Confederation...

Rahul Gandhi’s Speech at CII: An Exercise in Futility

April 18, 2013

Rahul Gandhi’s façade as a prime ministerial aspirant is disintegrating rapidly. His first public speaking foray in nearly a decade of political life only served to lay bare his inadequacies as a leader. In spite of the bravado exhibited by sycophants, Rahul Gandhi, in his speech at...

Sonia Gandhi – 15 Years of Going Nowhere

April 02, 2013

Sonia Gandhi’s completion of fifteen years as president of the Congress party has been met with much fanfare in the party. Archana Dalmia’s eulogy, “Sonia Gandhi: Working the Miracle” is a case in point. Apologists of the diarchy in governance with Sonia as the chairman of...

Dynasties in India

March 17, 2013

In the 21st Century, Indian politics is still dominated by dynasties, raising concerns about the health of its democracy.  Background India is a country where familial ties run strong. This often makes individuals secure and society stable. The old adage that blood is thicker than water is...

The Problem is Not Manmohan

August 06, 2012

Whatever Singh’s own faults as a government leader, India’s economic malaise is due to more basic problems. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is on the receiving end of a barrage of slings and arrows these days. The most recent salvo comes from Time magazine, whose Asian edition this week...