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The Smartenity Bill: In Defence of the New Maternity Leave Policy

The Smartenity Bill: In Defence of the New Maternity Leave Policy

For a piece of legislation designed to directly benefit half the country’s population, Maneka Gandhi’s new Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill has ...

Uddhav Thackeray: The Tiger Cub Grows His stripes

Uddhav Thackeray: The Tiger Cub Grows His stripes

Mumbai: Bal Thackeray had the mien of a tiger, the Shiv Sena’s symbol. Nobody ever thought his son Uddhav will even amount to be a tiger cub. His so...

VVP Sharma

The Smoking Editor

By VVP Sharma
A Valentine Tribute to Our Brave Brethren

A Valentine Tribute to Our Brave Brethren

I started this article on the morning of 14th February. The last one week has seen more of the usual – military bashing in the media. Some of it was...

Dravidian Politics in Lilliputian Hands

Dravidian Politics in Lilliputian Hands

She was not tall enough. That was Sasikala’s undoing. She was no Jayalalithaa; so could not convince O Panneerselvam to be her retainer as well. N...

VVP Sharma

The Smoking Editor

By VVP Sharma
Sasikala: Case of Being Near Yet So Far

Sasikala: Case of Being Near Yet So Far

In Tamil Nadu, the Kallars are considered a warrior caste, brave people who were expert at soldiering and constituted the bulk of the ancient Chola an...

VVP Sharma

The Smoking Editor

By VVP Sharma

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