Slaves To Servants

Jug Suraiya 24 December 2013, 10:11 PM IST Tweet Why can’t Indians — or at least rich, or middle-class Indians — live without servants? If it hadn’t been for this seeming compulsion for Indians to have someone do the housework for them,  [..]

Foreign To Policy

Jug Suraiya 31 December 2013, 10:26 PM IST Tweet Does India have a foreign policy? Or is any kind of policy foreign to it when it comes to dealing with the international community? In the wake of the Devyani Khobragade fiasco, these questions might well  [..]

Horns Of Dilemma

Jug Suraiya 02 January 2014, 10:17 PM IST Tweet To cut down on pollution and curb oil imports, put all motor vehicles on silent mode Gurgaon, where i live, has started observing Raahgiri days on a regular basis. Pedestrians, cyclists and joggers take  [..]

Get The Job Done

Jug Suraiya 07 January 2014, 10:44 PM IST Tweet More than corruption, it’s gross inefficiency that’s India’s biggest problem Driving back to Delhi on NH 24, we came to a fork in the road. There was no signboard to indicate which was the route to  [..]

Root Language

Jug Suraiya 14 January 2014, 10:03 PM IST Tweet All of us will have to go pretty far to find our original mother-tongue A reader has written in with the suggestion that India should scrap English as its link language between its various regional tongues  [..]

AAPside, Downside

Jug Suraiya 16 January 2014, 10:22 PM IST Tweet How Arvind Kejriwal is stealing  Narendra Modi’s thunder NaMo (on speaker’s dais at a public rally): Bhaiyo aur beheno! Correction. I can see only one bhai sitting in the audience. And no beheno  [..]

Many Boycotts Now

Jug Suraiya 29 November 2013, 02:29 PM IST Tweet Following the accusation of sexual assault made by a young woman journalist against Tarun Tejpal, editor-in-chief of Tehelka – and his subsequent attempts to intimidate the victim and members of  [..]
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