To persist with talks in the face of continuing terrorism that puts hundreds of Indian lives at stake is not only naive but morally repugnant and ethically unacceptable. It is time to see through this charade and abandon a path of high risk and no returns, says Vivek Gumaste. Talks between discordant neighbors is a matter of great satisfaction; a move that that breaks the ice, injects a ray of hope in an otherwise dismal milieu and must usually be welcomed with great alacrity. However, ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Ironically, it was the members of the BJP (which the Indian press loves to dub as fascist) who resisted the assault on democracy and were jailed for 18 months. The RSS too played a stellar role in the resistance movement during the Emergency. Yet by some strange warped logic, the Indian media deems the Congress party with an established record of authoritarianism as a standard-bearer of democracy while damning a true champion -- the BJP, says Vivek Gumaste. It was an act of unsurpassed moral ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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