Inder Malhotra


Inder Malhotra

Srini to attend ICC conference

The self-exiled BCCI president, N. Srinivasan is set to emerge from his break from cricket administration.

Bastar bloodline

Although there have been equally ghastly attacks by Maoist insurgents, also called Naxalites, in the past, the virtual decimation of the top state leadership of the Congress in Chhattisgarh is particularly savage and audacious.

China frees Deepak Raheja

Hyderabad: Deepak Raheja, the city resident who has been stranded in China for the past one-and-a-half years, was released and has reached New Delhi. He and another Indian, Shyam Sundar Agarwal from

Over 80K docs to be issued ID cards

In a new initiative, the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has decided to issue identification (ID) cards to all its registered members, to help both patients and authorities.

Foreign tongues

Even the habitual defenders of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance would find it hard to deny that its foreign policy has run into a very bad patch. While regrettably saying this, the countervailing reality must also be acknowledged fully: Since the last week of December 2012, there has been an unending procession of world leaders to New Delhi.

It’s time Tibetan exiles became Indian citizens

This month of Losar, the Tibetan New Year, saw a tragic milestone — more than 100 people in Tibet lit their bodies aflame protesting against Chinese atrocities and shouting for the return of His Holin

VIP security: A status symbol

For the third time in a matter of weeks the Supreme Court has had occasion to express its displeasure in no uncertain terms with excessive deployment of police for VIP security, thus ignoring the safe

Infernal affairs

Somewhat surprisingly there has been a plethora of criticism of the government’s super-prompt promulgation of an ordinance to give effect to the J.S. Verma report — also submitted in record 29 days — to strengthen the laws against sexual crimes against women. Never before has a report been given effect to so rapidly. Some, such as the Sarkaria Commission report on Centre-state relations, have been gathering mounds of dust for decades.

Chintan, chinta and coronation

At the Congress Party’s conclave in Jaipur this week there was chinta (worry) over the series of forthcoming state Assembly elections to be followed by the Lok Sabha poll next year. The party’s votebanks having dwindled since 2009 when it returned to power at the Centre with a stronger mandate than five years earlier, there was chintan (brainstorming) about what to do.

The Patriarch Club

Just when it seemed that after the nationwide rage over the unspeakable Delhi gangrape and murder even the usually insensitive and indifferent government had belatedly bestirred itself into taking remedial action, there are deeply disturbing signs that, instead of the situation getting better, it might get worse.

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