Ajit Datta

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Close follower of politics. Likes Indian authors, 60s music, courtroom drama, gymming and philosophy.
The Right To Education (RTE) Act of 2009 is among the most well-known instances of the inherent and systemic discrimination perpetrated by rule of law against India’s majority community. This act, and another clause that was added to Article...
Smriti Irani is an embodiment of every trait the Lutyens media despises. Before she turned forty, she had attained the highest rung in two fields- showbiz and politics- without being the daughter of famous or influential parents. The Lutyens...
Puducherry’s ruling party the Indian National Congress and some other local outfits will take to the streets on Saturday, in what is the latest round of the ongoing tussle between chief minister V Narayansamy and lieutenant governor Kiran Bedi....
Of late, Indian politics has been subject to an abnormal trend. Abnormal because something the country has been accustomed to since 2011, shoot-and-scoot politics and constant hypocritical whining, is making its absence felt. The politicking over the presidential elections,...
Ever since the grand alliance of Bihar took shape, one was well-aware that it was only a matter of time. Having observed the primary players in the alliance for years, knowing how they functioned and what the dynamics were...
The Congress Party is now increasingly perceived in some circles as the third major occupier of the country after the Mughals and the British. Granted that their reign was an on-and-off affair which lasted for around sixty years, and...
In an unprecedented move, India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has come down hard on The New York Times for publishing a bias and misleading editorial about a case it is investigating. The newspaper in question considers itself to...
Earlier this week, army chief Bipin Singh Rawat stated that India was prepared to fight wars on two and half fronts simultaneously. No prizes for guessing the first two fronts he was referring to. The last half was a...
The debate over the merits of prime minister Modi ’s Pakistan policy is being put to rest with every passing day. Without getting into the nitty-gritties of how India has gone about cornering its terrorist neighbor, one can judge...
If I was part of Pakistan ’s military establishment today, I would feel like crap. I would be watching that perfectly self-serving system developed to take advantage of every factor and circumstance, crumble before my eyes. The military establishment is...
Clashes between the Dalit and Thakur communities have erupted in Saharanpur. The political significance of these clashes can be found in the Facebook post of a certain Shivam Vij, which appeared during the Uttar Pradesh elections earlier this year....
Times Group has filed a criminal case against its former employees Arnab Goswami and Prema Sridevi. Arnab, who headed the group’s television channel, quit last year to start his own venture. Several journalists who worked under him, like Prema...