Ashish Shukla

Author of "How United States Shot Humanity", Senior Journalist, TV Presenter

In the winter of his public life, why can’t Dr Manmohan Singh engage his own staff rather than being petulant?

The latest bit is Dr Singh’s refusal to accept the trimmed numbers of his personal staff to five—two each personal assistants and peons and one lower-division clerk—against the 14 he perceives is his right.

Tulsi Gabbard might find the United State’s stance on religious freedom a joke

A new report—“Religious Persecution in the United States”--has burned Uncle Sam at the stake of religious discrimination on its land over the centuries.

Guess who supported the Emergency? The Communists, of course

Every anniversary of Emergency in India (June 25, 1975) and worn-out clichés on muzzling media, despotic Indira, state repression and the complicity of judiciary begin to do rounds.

‘Oops, it’s my Hindi’: Congress’ perennial excuse

It’s only incidental that all the names who have had faux pas on Hindi are from Congress party.

Leila: Who would question Prayaag Akbar or Netflix?

I expect a political storm over Leila, a six-part TV serial on Netflix, the first season of which went on air last week.

Civil War in India: Are we condemned to such a fate?

We all know that the adherents of Islam are 1.20 billion in the world. That majority of them are peaceful. That only 10-15%, or a few million it is, who cause horror. But this number is enough to bring the liberal world to a staggering halt.

One Nation, One Poll: Here is why the Mayawatis, Akhilesh Yadavs and Owaisis of the Country dread it

If you were to ask the majority of this country if they want “One Nation, One Poll” the answer would be an overwhelming yes.

How Mamata Banerjee is spared of allegations they level on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Millions of Indians today would term West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is arrogant.

A brilliant cartoon undone by Vijayan’s Kerala

Pinaryi Vijayan’s Left government (LDF) in Kerala uses its two hands differently: One wears a velvet glove for Christians and Muslims; the other a baton for Hindus.

We need to stop dividing crimes along the lines of ‘our victim’ and ‘their victim’

Some crimes shake the conscience of the nation: Like the one in Aligarh. Or the one in Kathua, Jammu.

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