Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
Lord-Meghnad-Desai

Meghnad Desai

Out of my mind: Honouring Gandhi
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

The last time he came to London was in 1931 for the Second Round Table Conference.

Out of my mind: Elections forever
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

The BJP’s problem is a severe shortage of capable people at the top.

Cleaning up
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

Civil servants on their holiday gingerly handling a jhadu to satisfy the PM will not be enough.

Out of my mind: Mangal ho
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Mangalyaan is a tribute to the young leadership of India’s Independence movement.

Out of my mind: On being 64
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Madrasas, yet again, have become schools of terrorism. Goan Christians were told to declare themselves Hindus.

Out of my mind: Break away
Sun, Sep 14, 2014

If the outcome is a narrow margin in favour of No, the battle will not end. If it is narrowly for Yes, the game is over.

Out of my mind: Binary battles
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

Even the most organised political parties cannot be micro-managed by the top leadership.

Out of my mind: Jihadi or shaheed?
Sun, Aug 31, 2014

We have war crimes as a new category in international law, for which there is an international court.

The no blame game
Sun, Aug 24, 2014

The JD(U), RJD, Samajwadi Party, BSP, JD(S), BJD, fragments of the old Janata could come together and form a party.

Book Review
Dilip Kumar’s autobiography reveals his journey from Peshawar to Bombay
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Dilip Kumar’s autobiography reveals his journey from Peshawar to Bombay.

Out of my mind: The other Independence Day
Sun, Aug 17, 2014

Jawaharlal Nehru thought Pakistan would not last very long and would eventually come back into the fold.

Red fort rally
Sun, Aug 10, 2014

The Ministry of External Affairs is lucky in having two Cabinet ministers looking after it, the PM as well as Sushma Swaraj.

Out of my mind: Colonial hangover
Sun, Aug 03, 2014

Once the members are elected, the quality of performance of the elected legislators leaves a lot to be desired.

Coalition adharma
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

The troubles looming for the BJP/NDA coalition are already on the surface.

Out of my mind: History wars
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

British historians cannot agree about the civil war after four centuries of debate.

Out of my mind: Rebuilding during a storm
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

It has faced criticism on inflation, the judiciary, Indians stranded abroad, minor misdemeanours by junior ministers and the Budget, which has been all over the newspapers.

Continuity and some change
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Like a UPA budget from happier days.

Out of my mind: The Khilafat movement
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Reviving the Khilafat has been a dream of the Islamist movement, if not of many Muslims themselves.

Out of my Mind: Many bitter pills
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

'Good governance' promised by the PM entails tough decisions. It is only when a lot of the toxic stuff has been eradicated that ‘achche din aayenge’.

Out of my Mind: The travails of power
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

The Budget, which will set the mark of the new government, will have to be tough since the previous government has left behind a scorched earth.

Out of my mind: Who’s afraid of Hindutva?
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Nationalism is a 19th century European idea.

Out of My Mind: Miles to go
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

Perhaps four or even six smaller states may finally bring good governance to the poor and unhappy people of Uttar Pradesh.

Out of my mind: Swept Away
Sun, Jun 01, 2014

The party began to believe the media hype of itself as a national third alternative and decided to contest over 400 seats.

Out of my mind: Revolution or renaissance?
Sun, May 25, 2014

Think of the election results not as a revolution or a futuristic event, but more as a renaissance — a rebirth, a restoration.

Out of My Mind: Transition times
Sun, May 18, 2014

It is within possibility that Modi may transform the nature of Indian politics, for the better and not for the worse as liberals fear.

Out of My Mind: Enough Cacophony
Sun, May 11, 2014

In terms of what happens in other democracies, India is just about to catch up with grown-up behaviour.

Out of my mind: Not all over yet
Sun, May 04, 2014

Each of them has a scenario in which somehow Modi and/or BJP falter at the last minute and the race for the top is left wide open.

Out of my mind: What kind of PM will Modi be?
Sun, Apr 27, 2014

With its core partners the Shiv Sena and Akali Dal, the BJP/NDA may get an outright majority of around 275.

Out of my mind: Who would want to be PM?
Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Prime Ministers’ reputations have lately been trashed, not just for the incumbent — who has been the subject of two books — but also the last PM.

Out of my mind: The Tower of Babel
Sun, Apr 13, 2014

Why in a secular republic are Hindus allowed reservations, but Muslims are unable to get them?

Out of my mind: The blame game
Sat, Apr 05, 2014

It was Manmohan Singh’s quiescence, his passivity, which is now being exploited by Narendra Modi as the problem which plagues India.

Out of my mind: Decentralising democracy
Sun, Mar 30, 2014

Members do not discuss party policy nor do they decide on policy issues in any way. There is no electorate of party members which can vote in a primary.

Out of My Mind: Forward to the past
Sun, Mar 23, 2014

There is a message here. Your core supporters are idealistic. But if you follow their advice, you will stay in the Opposition.

Out of my Mind: Falling apart
Mon, Mar 31, 2014

The problem for politicians is not whom to marry, but whether the marriage will last.

A colonial state
Sun, Mar 02, 2014

The Congress never challenged the system of courts nor the legal corpus built up under British rule.

Is Parliament necessary?
Sun, Feb 23, 2014

No ruling party wants Parliament to function. Let them riot, but to not legislate is the mantra.

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