The only trouble with Chris Matthews, who incidentally is my favorite political commentator, is that he almost always assumes that anybody who does not agree with his point of view is an idiot. This is evident from the difference in the way he interviews liberals and conservatives – to one group, he is genial, even [...]
The trouble with people like Arundhati Roy is that they are capable only of being rabble-rousers. I refer specifically to this opinion piece of hers in the Times of India that I read belatedly berating India for not doing enough about the war in Sri Lanka. She ends her piece with an impassioned appeal to [...]
… or did anyone else find the opening line of this PTI news report funny? The Pilibhit police on Tuesday registered a case against Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Varun Gandhi for his allegedly inflammatory speeches on the directions of the Election Commission.
I haven’t watched Slumdog Millionaire yet; I doubt if I will. Because some friends whose tastes and preferences as regards movies are close to mine are of the opinion that the movie is just another masala flick*, whose “realistic” depiction of the slums, squalor, hope and triumph falls way short of what some Hindi and Tamil [...]
You remember Sagarika Ghose, don’t you? That newscaster who thinks of herself as an authority, especially on matters on which she has no competence whatsoever. She got her comeuppance from Ram Jethmalani this past week. Ms. Ghose, in attempting to push Mr. Jethmalani into a corner for his decision to defend Manu Sharma in the [...]