Ajit Datta

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Close follower of politics. Likes Indian authors, 60s music, courtroom drama, gymming and philosophy.
(This is a work of fiction. Characters and incidents are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.) It all began when someone, perhaps from the rival camp, thought it would...
Among the politicians who often face flak from some of prime minister Modi’s supporters, is finance minister Arun Jaitley. Despite being one of the government’s key trouble-shooters and one of the most important people in the country today, Jaitley’s...
Social activist Anna Hazare, the figurehead of the erstwhile India Against Corruption movement, has written to the prime minister and stated that he will resume his agitation once again. According to the letter, he says the Modi government has...
Last week, violence broke out across north India. The head of the Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan, had been convicted in an old rape case. The Dera, headquartered in Sirsa, has millions of followers hailing predominantly from...
That peculiar specimen of Indians who could go to any length for prime minister Modi but opposed Donald Trump tooth and nail, hide under a rock today when one speaks of Indo-American relations. To save face, some of them...
Earlier this week, in an unexpected change of tack, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee declared that she was in favor of prime minister Modi and that she did not blame him for the problems the opposition parties faced...
Earlier this month, Kerala’s finance minister Thomas Isaac told India Today that RSS wasn’t large enough in the state for the Communists to use physical violence against them. Apart from lying blatantly twice in one sentence, the veteran commie...
The Bhartiya Janata Party is currently in the strongest position it has ever been, and the strongest position any non-Congress outfit has ever been since independence. Apart from occupying the topmost constitutional posts of the country, a simple majority...
Amid all the excitement the night Nitish Kumar dumped the RJD and allied himself with the BJP, the BJP made a low-key announcement. Such an announcement would have sent the media in a tizzy on any other night, but...
Later this month, India will celebrate the completion of seventy years of independence. Sadly, the Indian civilization is staring at an existential threat. The cornerstones of this threat are the three Ms: the mullah, the missionary and the Marxist....
Amit Shah first became a household name in 2010, when the mainstream media’s news-traders were crying hoarse clamoring for his resignation. Shah had been framed by the Congress government in the center for orchestrating a fake encounter as the...
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...