Shailesh Subramanian

40 POSTS
Functional manager in the IT industry by profession and a budding novelist. A keen follower of Indian Politics, Economics, Hindu philosophy and history. Proponent of right-of-center politics. Have no qualms in admitting that I am a Hindu nationalist.
Dear Sagarika Ghose, I read your article on Times where you have written about the various virtues of being a liberal, how the Bhakti movement also preached liberalism and also spoke about MK Gandhi, supposedly the greatest patriot amongst us,...
After six years of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) being in power, General Elections were held in 2004 and contrary to expectations of most political pundits, the performance of the NDA was well below par and this led to...
Anyone who follows Indian news channels would know that NDTV is not a neutral and ethical media house. Most of us have followed the Nira Radia tapes controversy where journalist Barkha Dutt lobbied for A Raja as the telecom...
Sachin Tendulkar has been one of the most celebrated heroes in India since he made his international debut in the year 1989. Over the 25 years of his career as a cricketer, cricket fans in India have accorded him...
After a lot of meticulous research both on and offline, visits to the citadels of liberalism like JNU and CPIM HQ,  reading and understanding the work of luminaries such as Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkha Dutt, Sagarika Ghose, Shobha De, Arundhati...
Among the many charges against the newly elected UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, one of the charges is that he did not support the Women’s Reservation Bill and defied the party line in parliament on this issue. The feminists...
After one week of suspense as to who would be the new Chief Minister of India’s largest and most populous state Uttar Pradesh, BJP chose to go with five-time MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath. This came as a rude...
The verdict is finally out. After months of hectic campaigning that saw each political party spewing venom against the other and accusing each other of hitting below the belt, some unholy alliances of convenience, the leftist parties trying their...
After the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander and son of a headmaster Burhan Wani by the Indian security forces on 8th July 2016, there was a lot of unrest in the Kashmir valley. Anti-India protests erupted in ten districts...
“Muraiseydhu kaapaatrum mannavan makkatkku Iraiyendru vaikka padum” Thus says Kural (couplet) 388 of the Tirukkural, one of the greatest works ever written on ethics and morality by Thiruvalluvar. This means that a king who performs his duty towards his citizens...
Corruption is a way of life in India. Indians in general do not treat corruption as a major issue in comparison to some of the other far less significant (not insignificant) issues like Jallikattu ban, whether women should be...
Dear Rana Ayyub, After reading your recent article praising the ‘bravery’ of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan for portraying three Muslim characters in back to back movies, I was filled with a sense of deep anger and disgust. I do follow...