S.K. Sinha

S.K. Sinha

S.K. Sinha

Issue of secularism may gain spotlight in ’14 polls

With the BJP projecting Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as the party’s prime ministerial candidate, the issue of secularism appears to have come into the spotlight. Congress leaders maintain that there would be sharp polarisation, particularly in Uttar Pradesh where there are 80 Lok Sabha seats at the stake, and the party could benefit in the end.

Time to polish the brass

Addressing cadets at the US Military Academy, West Point, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said: “When diplomats fail to maintain peace, the Army is called to restore peace.

‘Curiosity opens doorways of the mind’

It was an evening filled with some witty comments and some clever exchanges with the audience as Swapan Seth gave a talk on ‘curiosity’ at Moon River Salon recently.

Few resign, rest resigned to Telangana

Hyderabad: The decision to carve out a separate Telangana state on Tuesday had a fall out in the Seemandhra region with widespread agitations and several JACs giving bandh calls.
However, Seemandhra

Work of amateur lensmen on display at exhibit

Amateur photographers from across the world found their works displayed at an exhibition “Nicefoto”organised by the Delhi Photography Club, a non-profit organisation, at the Open Palm Court, Indian Habitat Centre here.
Amateur photographers from India, China, Netherlands, Iran, Italy, England, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore and Malaysia have sent their entries.

Itsy-bitsy bikini in stormy waters

If gorgeous ladies with hot bodies in itsy-bitsy bikinis is the reason you watch international beauty pageants, then you would be surely sulking.

Powers that won’t let the police be

Institutions of governance like the judiciary, the bureaucracy, the police and the Army created during the British era stood by us through the very unsettled first decade and more after Independence.

Selective secularism

Today, we have a larger English-speaking population in the US followed by India than in Britain. American English has features different from Queen’s English. Not only are its spellings and intonation different, it lays less emphasis on grammar and has injected new words and idioms. India has followed suit but not in spellings.

A ghost from CBI’s past

The Central Bureau of Investigation has a commendable past, a reasonable present despite many unfortunate blemishes, and the possibility of a good future.

The last hope of the common man

Despite bleeding the Indian economy throughout their rule, the British left behind sound institutions of governance. An independent judiciary was one of them. The Hindu legal code, based on Manu’s caste philosophy, was highly discriminatory against the depressed castes while the Islamic legal code discriminated against non-believers.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.