Category: Editorials

Will Mamata be the face of national politics?

   By Vijay Darda | 03-05-2021 Political forces together failed to knock Mamata Didi out… Vijay Darda Amidst tall claims about the West Bengal Assembly elections, I was constantly telling my BJP friends that Mamata Banerjee will score a hat-trick. BJP will not be able to cross double digits despite all its efforts. I was saying all this not as

Govt should provide free vaccine to everyone

   By Vijay Darda | 26-04-2021 One nation, one vaccine price for everyone is the need of the hour; many states will not be able to buy costly vaccines Vijay Darda People are constantly calling our Lokmat office seeking help to secure beds in hospitals, obtain oxygen cylinders from somewhere or arrange some medicine or the other. The situation is

Stop squabbling, save people’s lives

   By Vijay Darda | 19-04-2021 Fear and anxiety rule the roost but fighting the pandemic with courage is the only option Vijay Darda In the turbulent times of Covid-19, there is an acute shortage of everything. There are no beds, no oxygen, no ventilators, no medicines for treating the ever surging number of Covid-19 patients. Such a scary situation

No friends around, children falling prey to loneliness

   By Vijay Darda | 12-04-2021 Corona is filling the children’s world with severe depression and I am afraid it may well lead to psychological problems among children! Vijay Darda The ongoing power struggle in Maharashtra, the furore in the police department, the Naxalite rampage in Chhattisgarh, people in West Bengal and other states turning out in massive numbers at

Carelessness will lead to disaster

   By Vijay Darda | 05-04-2021 A look at the crowd of lakhs attending election rallies and Kumbh makes people feel that nothing really happens, let it go on like this! Vijay Darda The second wave of coronavirus sweeping across the country has once again raised the question as to which one will you choose: Economic destruction or life? It

Melodrama of dirty politics has struck a deep wound

   By Vijay Darda | 29-03-2021 It’s neither Aghadi’s nor BJP’s victory in the aftermath of the Vaze case, it’s Maharashtra that stands disgraced Vijay Darda Diversity of viewpoints is a natural process in a democracy and it is also essential for a healthy democracy, but the spectacle of low politics in Maharashtra has hurt my feelings deeply. Whatever is

Road accidents and automobile pollution emerge biggest challenge

   By Vijay Darda | 22-03-2021 Government has announced the vehicle scrap page policy, let’s hope that this policy proves to be effective..! Vijay Darda Of course, the newly-announced Vehicle Scrap page Policy of the Central Government kindles a ray of hope that perhaps everything will be hunky-dory in the years to come! But a question also arises as to

Spirit of freedom should run through our veins

   By Vijay Darda | 15-03-2021 Next year, India will be celebrating 75 years of its independence; we all need to understand the value of freedom. Our country is going to complete 75 years of independence on August 15, 2022. Just 75 weeks before this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ from Sabarmati. A Dandi

Porn movies enter households under the pretext of web series

   By Vijay Darda | 08-03-2021 Porn industry is constantly exploring new ways to circumvent the law, now is the time to rein it in The proliferation of pornography has reached to such an extent that even the Supreme Court had to make scathing remarks about the sexual content being served by the producers in the name of web series.

Another chance for Pakistan to mend fences with India

   By Vijay Darda | 01-03-2021 Despite umpteen ceasefire agreements, Pakistan continues to provoke us This is not the first time that India and Pakistan have signed a ceasefire agreement on their borders to give peace a chance. After the fierce Kargil War of 1999, there was peace on the border for sometime, but it was short-lived. By 2003, when