Honesty coupled with pragmatism translates to good governance. Honesty plus hubris and self-righteousness spells disaster: that is what the AAP is, says Vivek Gumaste Enough is enough. It is time to put an end to the quixotic charade masquerading as the voice and face of the common man; it is time to cut short the tale wherein Dr Jekyll is fast turning into a Mr Hyde; in short it is time to pull the plug on the spectacular but reckless run of the Aam Aadmi Party before it inflicts tangible harm ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In any controversy, the participants cannot decide who is right or wrong. A democracy has a process in place to settle these disputes: the judiciary. Dinanath Batra in true democratic fashion availed of that opportunity citizen and Penguin’s decision was the outcome of a legitimate legal battle, says Vivek Gumaste. The high decibel chorus of protests emanating from prominent columnists, eminent historians and noted authors post Penguin’s decision to withdraw and pulp Wendy ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Article 370 is a golden cage that keeps Kashmiris trapped in a stifling environment, deters other Indians from investing in the state perpetuating its economic penury and expressly hinders the understanding of India; all under the false premise of preserving a narrow parochial identity, says Vivek Gumaste. This was the last message that he sent to his countrymen: “I have entered Jammu and Kashmir state, though as a prisoner.” It was May 11, 1953 The next 42 days of his life, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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