Is Charanjit Singh Channi’s anointment in good faith or an act of deception?

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and state Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu in Amritsar, September 22 (Photo: AFP) THE ELEVATION OF Charanjit Singh Channi, replacing Amarinder Singh as chief minister, has inspired claims of a Dalit finally getting his due in Punjab’s upper caste-dominated politics. In a state that accounts for the largest number … Continue reading Is Charanjit Singh Channi’s anointment in good faith or an act of deception?

Will the Money Laundering Probe of CC Thampi Open a Can of Worms?

FOR PEOPLE WHO know him well, Cheruvathur Chekkutty Thampi, popularly known as CC Thampi, is famous for his self-effacing ways and unassuming demeanour. A peer who has known him well from the early 1980s and has seen his rapid and stratospheric rise to a business tycoon in the 1990s says that Thampi, who has interests … Continue reading Will the Money Laundering Probe of CC Thampi Open a Can of Worms?