Foreign citizenship does not lessen love for one’s home country – my article in the India America Today newspaper, Washington DC.

The recent notification from the Indian government curtailing the rights of Overseas Citizens of India Cardholders (OCCs) should come as a huge disappointment to persons of Indian origin living in India or overseas. The bigger insult to injury is that the government will now classify OCCs as ‘foreign nationals’, not even on par with NRIs. …

Let’s not grab too much credit for lower Covid numbers – my take on Chetan Bhagat’s blog in the Times of India!

I don’t blame any govt for mishandling Covid. This pandemic was sudden and unprecedented. Nobody knew what to do or what was the right approach. It was all trial and error and the jury is still out on what works and what doesn’t. Nobody has established a cause-effect relationship so far beyond a shadow of…

Need for some critical thinking on Mr. Trudeau’s comments on India

My article published in the India America Today, Washington D.C. The last few months have seen widespread protests by farmers in India over the passage of three farm reform bills by the central government. These protests have now gathered enough support and momentum to draw attention from the international community, especially after some allegedly rough…

My article on the TOI Reader’s Blog: Be practical, not emotional, about language and mother tongue

Language has been on the front burner in India lately due to various events, but even otherwise, it is always in ‘Keep Warm’ mode along with Religion and Caste. In a country as linguistically diverse as India, the question of language always triggers highly intense emotional and passionate responses from different quarters. Even so, I am…

Novel way to reduce burden on children!

This way ‘to reduce the burden on children’ is more novel than the novel Corona virus itself!!!! I hope that it lasts only till a Covid vaccine or cure is found. But….. https://www.ndtv.com/education/cbse-removes-chapters-on-federalism-citizenship-secularism-from-political-science-syllabus?fbclid=IwAR1_TSRaMHbveDQrfLVM_Fb-LuWYcDKQINJi-tpXesXMIBbkU-31nU_Jaos

Real investigation or election jhumla?

Well, the timing of this investigation is more than a bit suspect, but welcome nonetheless. Let’s see where this goes – just another jumla before the Bihar election or this one turns up something concrete. 6 years and nothing has happened to the Gandhis. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/mha-orders-probe-into-rajiv-gandhi-foundation/articleshow/76847850.cms?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIMobile