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Collapsing Bridges, Falling Roofs

   By Vijay Darda | 08-07-2024 Without the support of public representatives, no official can dare to do wrong. I had read a short story a long time ago wherein an engineer was worried about financing a car for his young son. He couldn’t figure out how to arrange the funds. News about roads being washed away and bridges collapsing

Did Rahul leave Rahul behind?

   By Vijay Darda | 01-07-2024 After becoming leader of Opposition, Rahul Gandhi has reached a position where he will directly face Narendra Modi in important meetings The social media campaign to turn Alia Bhatt and Rahul Gandhi into butt of jokes is perhaps one of the longest-running campaigns ever. While there’s a lot of speculation about who did it

Dictators’ moves & arm-twisting over Tibet

   By Vijay Darda | 24-06-2024 Coalitions of conspiracies are emerging in the world and their proponents are joining hands. India can’t remain aloof In global politics, several events started unfolding in quick succession so unexpectedly in the last few days that they have left even the foreign affairs experts astonished. However, it is essential to look at these events

Big poser: Who is NEET scam mastermind?

   By Vijay Darda | 17-06-2024 If even competitive exams fall prey to malpractices, what kind of generation are we preparing for future? After the uproar over the results of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2024, the entrance exam for admission to sacred field like medicine, it has been decided to withdraw grace marks. But is this the end of the

Stable govt, strong Oppn, ifs & buts

   By Vijay Darda | 10-06-2024 When voters express their true feelings, everything else becomes secondary; this is the strength of our democracy Last week, in this very column, I wrote that democracy has not lost, it has won again. I wrote this because I have never doubted the maturity of the Indian voter’s judgment. Voters assess political parties not

Democracy has not lost, it has won again

   By Vijay Darda | 03-06-2024 Regardless of which political party assumes power, every party’s contribution is crucial to boost the country’s development Just one more day of waiting! By tomorrow afternoon, it will be clear which party the Indian voters have mandated to govern the country. However, one thing is very clear that even before the results are out,

Real murderer is spoilt brat’s father

   By Vijay Darda | 27-05-2024 What kind of judicial system is this that a drunkard rich lad got bail on the condition of writing an essay? I am sad, I am in pain, and my heart is crying. I am taken aback, amazed and filled with extreme anger. It is rare for so many emotions to surface all at

They died… they were not your kin, after all!

   By Vijay Darda | 20-05-2024 The hoarding mafia is active in the country… from leaders to officers, all are hand in glove… now court is the only hope You are a leader, sir. You are an officer, sir. You are an expert in making the entire system dance to your tune, sir! You may find my words unpleasant, perhaps

Why drag Ambani, Adani down..?

   By Vijay Darda | 13-05-2024 The leaders’ vision should be to promote industries, not ridicule industrialists Before starting the discussion, let me narrate a historical anecdote. History is witness to the fact that the Bajaj and the Birla families have made remarkable contributions in the freedom struggle. Ramnath Goenka once asked Mahatma Gandhi, “Bapu, do you not perceive that

Why did Rahul Gandhi go to Raebareli?

   By Vijay Darda | 6-05-2024 Is his personality such that politics remains incomplete without mentioning his name? In this election, no other leader’s constituency generated as much curiosity as that of Rahul Gandhi over where else he will contest polls from in addition to Wayanad. There were discussions regarding Amethi, where Rahul Gandhi faced defeat in the 2019 elections