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  [..]

Let’s Face It

Jug Suraiya 05 December 2013, 10:13 PM IST Tweet The other day i chanced to overhear a group of people vociferously discussing plus and minus points of the two PM hopefuls. It seemed from the talk that both candidates were more or less running neck and  [..]

Riches To Rags

Jug Suraiya 06 December 2013, 01:52 PM IST Tweet In the end it turned out to be a toofan in a chai cup. When the Huffington Post carried a report that the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, had a personal wealth portfolio amounting to some two billion  [..]

AAP’s Win Is A David-vs-Goliath Story

Jug Suraiya 11 December 2013, 02:57 PM IST Tweet The Indian political scene is all abuzz at what’s been happening. Or, more aptly, what’s been AAP-ening. Arvind Kejriwal’s spectacular Delhi debut as leader of a movement that is in the process of  [..]

Unequal Indians

Jug Suraiya 19 December 2013, 01:27 PM IST Tweet For once the normally weak-kneed Indian government has shown that Indians are equal to anyone in the world and cannot be treated as contemptible inferiors.  Following the outrageous indignities that India’s  [..]

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,  [..]
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