Life, Leisure, Letters

Kohli’s reckless generosity

Excess of everything is bad, even that of a virtue like sportsmanship. Indian skipper Virat Kohli ought to realize this....

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 17 Jun 2019, 02:02

Net neutrality: A socialist idea whose time has come

You can trust India to remain faithfully wedded to the big-state dogma. By accepting the principle of net neutrality, which...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 22 Jul 2018, 11:46

MEA must move beyond Nehruvian past

John O’Sullivan, a British conservative commentator, has a law named after him. O’Sullivan’s First Law says: “All organisations that are...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 22 Jul 2018, 11:37

Feminism is illiberal

The recent spate of rapes highlighted by the media has once again brought the champions of feminism to the fore....

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 17 Jun 2018, 11:44

Liberals on jihad mode against Kanye West and the West

The rapper Kanye West’s slavery remarks are indeed insensitive. He suggested that the blacks in America chose to become and...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 17 May 2018, 11:43

Getting it Right: On his 200th birth anniversary, Karl Marx continues to haunt us

Karl Marx was one of the greatest thinkers ever born; however, the adjective ‘greatest’ here doesn’t connote the beneficent aspects...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 04 May 2018, 11:49

Jaitley’s goal in life (a poem)

If you speak, I’ll tax speech If you don’t, I’ll tax silence If you score well, I’ll tax high score...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 04 May 2018, 08:41

The new Bhakti Movement

Jawaharlal Nehru had (and still has) his admirers, Indira Gandhi her sycophants, and Sonia Gandhi her toadies. Narendra Modi is...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 19 Apr 2018, 11:06

Continuous claptrap

The Indian military complaining about shortage of funds when a soldier-worshipping, super-nationalist party is in office sounds incongruous, but the...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 09 Apr 2018, 12:18

Theatrics in testing times

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar says the “culprits [of class 10 and 12 leaks] would not go scot free.”...

Read More  By :Ravi Shanker Kapoor 30 Mar 2018, 05:28
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