Category: Editorials

Confronting Taliban with music!

   By Vijay Darda | 20-03-2023 Afghan singers, instrumentalists and musicians who took refuge in Portugal wield weapons of their art Vijay Darda Just imagine how boring life would be if there was no music in human life. So, imagine what those folks whose lives have been robbed of music must be going through. Life must have been horrible without

Xi’s coronation portends ill for us

   By Vijay Darda | 13-03-2023 Is there anyone to tighten the screws on this uncrowned king and clever dictator? Vijay Darda Do you know that the Communist Party of China, which has been captured by country’s supreme leader Xi Jinping, who has emerged very rapidly in the economic and military fields of the world, was the same party that

Who is aiding Nithyananda, after all?

   By Vijay Darda | 06-03-2023 Rape accused Nithyananda not only created a new island country but also ensured that his lover Vijayapriya attended UN meeting! Vijay Darda A youth studies mechanical engineering. Slowly he pretends to mould himself as a saint and one day declares himself God! Suddenly, his devotees surface in thousands and start glorifying him. Then comes

Javed, Lata, Shabana & Pakistan!

   By Vijay Darda | 27-02-2023 At Faiz Festival in Lahore, Javed Akhtar showed everyone the mirror in his sharp characteristic style Vijay Darda Jidhar jate hai sab jana udhar achha nahi lagata, Mujhe pamaal raaston ka safar achha nahin lagta. Galat baaton ko khamosi se sunana haami bhar lena, Bahut hai fayade is mein magar achha nahi lagta This

Two priceless gems of India!

   By Vijay Darda | 20-02-2023 Both minister of external affairs S Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval are playing amazing roles Vijay Darda Even as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar used the words “old, rich opinionated, and dangerous person” for America’s veteran businessman George Soros, his sharp and savage replies have become the talk of the world. In fact, George

Fifty years of swimming against the tide

   By Vijay Darda | 18-02-2023 Keep going, keep going! With faith, confidence, and mutual trust! Vijay Darda The first issue of the Nagpur edition of Lokmat was published on December 15, 1971. Explaining the stand in a special article in this first issue, my father and guide Jawaharlalji Darda alias Babuji, quoted a line from an eminent Marathi poet

Quakes: How prepared are we?

By Vijay Darda | 13-02-2023 The multi-storey buildings in Turkey were not earthquake resistant, causing massive destruction to life and property Vijay Darda Scenes of thousands of buildings reduced to rubble in Turkey’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake have forced the whole world to think as to how prepared we are to deal with the unpredictable earthquakes? About 59 per cent

Do Pakistanis want to forget Kashmir?

By Vijay Darda | 06-02-2023 New generation of Pakistan is fearlessly asking on social media, what did we get by insisting on Kashmir? Vijay Darda You will be astonished to know that a totally different kind of campaign is going on in Pakistani social media these days. Being in India, we may feel that the entire population of Pakistan is

Why quibble when border is tense?

   By Vijay Darda | 30-01-2023 Let’s learn lessons from past incidents but remaining stuck in them will do no good Vijay Darda The BBC documentary ‘India: The Modi Question’ has created an uproar in several parts of the country over the last few days. This documentary is based on the 2002 riots in Gujarat. Although it has been blocked

Playing with honour of sportswomen!

   By Vijay Darda | 23-01-2023 Are women unsafe even among wrestlers? There have been allegations of sexual harassment in the world of sports too Vijay Darda The daughters of our country are leaving no stone unturned to touch the sky in every field of life, but it is unfortunate that the eyes of the hungry wolves are fixed on