Kolkata: They have shown remarkable fighting spirit despite the demoralising spot-fixing scandal and the Rajasthan Royals will now look to upstage the mighty Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier here tomorrow to book, what would be, a dream final berth in the Pepsi IPL. On paper, Mumbai Indians may appear stronger but Rajasthan will be [...]
Author Archive: P K Surendran
PK Surendran is senior editor at Postnoon.
TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu is a visionary. Few will doubt this considering what he did to give Hyderabad a modern face, and many of his welfare schemes are now implemented (of course, renamed after Rajiv Gandhi or Indira Gandhi). But many could not understand his logic of asking for a ban of `500 and `1,000 [...]
Talking of thick skinned civic officials, one could take a look at the picture above. Here the building contractors of the rich and the mighty make insulting gestures at law and the GHMC. It seems to say, “Right to walk? Forsooth! Building rules? My Right Foot!”
There is a limit to tomfoolery, even in politics. I was, like millions of Indians, scouting for details about the eerie news of Chinese creeping into Ladakh across the Line of Actual Control last month. Not that there was much. What all I got was a miserable bit of piece that too official feed, as every media reported the same lines. Not even the overseas press corps that are often more enterprising and perceptive than local, had much to say, be it the BBC or the AFP. But then I was being naive, or, are our rulers naive?
The inimitable Renuka Chowdhary has done a world of good for the pub business when she batted for women, as she always does for matters on gender parity. Reacting to the reported directive of excise officials to turn women out of pubs after 10pm, she suggested that for a change men went home and women [...]
There is something wrong with our country’s collective psyche. It’s sickening. Neighbour after neighbour ill treats us and get away with it. The country’s ruling class, the Congress and its allies, make pitiable motions of protest, such as summoning the envoy and registering the protests!
The bard who said crown is thorn knew what he was talking. No chief minister of Andhra Pradesh was called upon to bear a bigger thorn than N Kiran Kumar Reddy. He presides over an out of shape Cabinet which is not his own. He suffers a festering wound called Telangana which is not his [...]