If Monsoon 2016 is as expected, then the first three years of the Modi government will be the best three years for India’s economy since 1996, and possibly the best three consecutive years since Independence
Successful inflation targeting calls for more reform. Targeting Governor Raghuram Rajan is all too easy .
As Al Qaeda slips and IS gains, Pakistan will be the test-tube for the next jihad.
Modi government’s biggest achievement is the curbing of corruption
BJP has become the central force in Indian politics. Muslims and RSS cannot afford to go on hating.
After the initial euphoria, Modi government has created widespread despondency.
Fixing the learning deficit requires a lot more than the right kind of tracking technology. It requires greater investment in institutional capacities that is not forthcoming
The problem begins with the way we define “urban” and “rural”
Government must ask why its several programmes are not yet resulting in a critical mass of economic activity.
Jayalalithaa does well to reach out to Stalin. But why should the gesture be so exceptional?
In Kerala, CPM’s urge to celebrate Pinarayi Vijayan rather than the party is telling.
Modi government’s backward-looking instincts keep pulling down its forward-looking mission.
Judge-population ratio is not the apt parameter to determine judiciary’s strength.
Even as the economy revives, quick decision-making and out-of-the-box thinking, apart from a slew of reformist policies and programmes, have defined the Modi government.
NDA government’s plans for agriculture are still to bear fruit.
TV would be better off travelling to Marathwada, reporting the drought.
A political reckoning of the Modi government cannot confine itself to celebration of BJP’s electoral victories.
Review outdated laws and frame policies to help equip Indian firms to take advantage of a possible global economic rebound.
In West Bengal, the Congress solemnly affirms its lack of inner party democracy.
India’s democracy shines electorally. But increasing attacks on freedoms in between polls must worry us all.
Latest round of assembly polls did not see a BJP wave or a decimation of Congress.
The Indian economy has grown rapidly since 2003-04, but there has not been a corresponding evolution of vibrant metropolitan regions.
SC judgment on criminal defamation ignores the fact that the parties involved in defamation complaints are rarely equals.
The agreement marks a new level in India’s overseas ambitions. Now it must show the resolve to see it through.
J. Jayalalithaa has her work cut out for her in a state battling crises in farming and manufacturing.
Obama’s visit seals the turnaround in relations between the two nations with a past.
Need for a criminal defamation law is even stronger than it was in the 19th century. SC has rightly upheld it.
India’s democratic success is due to the EC, and the triumph of trust over cynicism.
President’s Rule must be abolished. Uttarakhand developments show why.
India’s president needs to convey to his hosts that there is decreasing tolerance for China’s NSG mischief.
Tony Cozier loved Caribbean cricket, brought the game alive for millions.
Taliban chief is killed, and another page is turned in a gruelling and indecisive war.
Hindu consolidation helped BJP win Assam. Now, its government must reach out, mend fences.
The reusable launch vehicle promises to slash orbital mission costs by a huge margin.
VS makes way for Pinarayi Vijayan as Kerala chief minister after winning the election for the CPM
The Chinese are deploying legacy technology to pull ahead of the West in a new space race.
Now in power in states like J&K and Assam, the BJP will be on test for its nation-building capacity