Mumbai: The President, BCCI, has convened an Emergent Working Committee meeting which is scheduled at 11:00 am on Sunday at the Park Sheraton Hotel in Chennai. The Working Committee will discuss, among other things, the fallout of the spot-fixing controversy in the ongoing Indian Premier League, in which three players including S Sreesanth were arrested [...]
Author Archive: Arun Koshy Philip
My interests lie in current affairs, social issues and political analysis. A strong believer of independent thinking and healthy scepticism.
Of all the acronyms that Indian public associate with investigation, CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) is the most common. However, if its functioning is anything to go by, the motto ‘Industry, Impartiality, Integrity’ would be one of the longest-running jokes in the history of the country.
If anyone knew about the outcome of Karnataka polls it would be none other than senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu. He and his followers had to eat humble pie when they tried to jump the queue at a Bangalore polling booth — and literally had to fall in line. Those waiting patiently in the [...]
Overheard at an undisclosed location frequented by top military men to quench their thirst Officer A: Indian Navy gets its first MiG 29 K- supersonic fighter jets squadron Officer B: Bravo. Awesome. MiGs rock. We will rule the seas and the skies! Officer A: Houston, we have a problem. Officer B: What is it? Officer A: The aircraft [...]
The ghosts of 1962 are back. With China’s People’s Liberation Army entering and digging in almost 20 km inside Indian territory, our reaction shows that not much has changed despite in 50 years despite our tall claims of packing enough deterrent military punch.
An enlightening insight into the heartland of jihad and the workings of its most successful facilitators — the Haqqani network. Haqqani network has emerged as the synonym for terrorism that has its roots in the mountainous region that straddles Pakistan-Afghanistan border. It is a historical irony that a Muslim radical organisation that flourished under American aid has [...]
As India tom-toms its diplomatic triumph over Italy’s decision to send back its marines for trial, some interesting questions arise about what has been promised by New Delhi to make this possible. “The “Italian government has requested and obtained from the Indian authorities written assurances as to the treatment of the marines and the protection [...]