Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Two deluded
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Left is flailing. But India’s right also substitutes abstract logic for historical judgement.

Centre, state, Modi
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Will the BJP’s dominance rework federal equations?

Criticism in the age of Narendra Modi
Thu, Oct 16, 2014

He honed in on the yearning to defeat defeatism. How do you lock horns with that?

Maximum mistrust
Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Our fascination with surveillance-based discipline stems from a culture of control.

A new bully pulpit
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

Modi intuits link between communication and change. There’s no other game in town.

Katherine Armstrong traverses a vast arc, but this is ice skating, not deep sea diving
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Katherine Armstrong's Fields of Blood charts the complicated relationship between religion and violence across a wide arc of history.

War of blunt positions
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Supreme Court itself has muddied constitutional interpretation beyond recognition.

Two lonely powers
Fri, Sep 19, 2014

The US and China are isolated in their own ways.

Past is political
Sat, Sep 06, 2014

A potent mix of nostalgia and unresolved hurt has come to drive world politics.

Not in a fit state
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Recent economic logjam underlines need to remake the state for the 21st century.

Self made in India
Sat, Aug 16, 2014

The clear message was that our big problems are not market failure or state failure, but social failure.

Needed, PEST control
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Because this government’s actions are brewing potential education sector troubles

Spectacle of dead ends
Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Gaza’s tragedy: All sides have given up on problem, are only trying to win argument.

Achhe din, like old times
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Government has quickly descended into a mix of trifles, alibis and risk averseness.

Some judgement, please
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Judicial appointments row, stoked by Katju revelations, is not about reform.

Reading Nietzsche in India
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

How a dialogue across continents shaped modern Indian thought.

Building half-bridges
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Government doesn’t get it. Problem is not decision making, but state capacity.

Teaching in tongues
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

How our overheated language politics affects learning outcomes.

Higher indignity
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Would any serious education system treat decisions like the FYUP with such whimsy?

An old disfigurement
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

On institutions, NDA repeats the footlooseness of UPA

Know your ministries
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

Clue: Each is designed to achieve the opposite of what its name implies

Seven sins of hubris
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

The UPA committed them. The new government should avoid them.

Minimum arbitrariness
Tue, May 27, 2014

If PM Modi is serious about minimum government, he could begin with civil liberties.

The real contest for India
Thu, May 22, 2014

A zone of individual freedom competes with a federation of communities.

Modi’s moment alone
Sat, May 17, 2014

The election that broke every known rule of Indian politics.

The other results
Tue, May 06, 2014

Why the college cut-off system needs to be rethought.

Election mud bath
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Will it be cleansing, or deform politics for some time to come?

Of, by, for auditors
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

CAG audit of telcos raises questions of blunt accountability instruments.

Cold friends
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

If a BJP government comes to power, the Narendra Modi issue is going to cast a shadow on India-US ties.

Regarding fascism
Fri, Apr 11, 2014

The point is not that voters want to compromise with communalism for the sake of growth.

More than Modi
Fri, Apr 04, 2014

His equations with regional leaders could shape the course of the BJP.

In another Varanasi
Wed, Mar 19, 2014

Here, intellectual engagement transcended identities in the name of knowledge.

The partisan trap
Thu, Mar 13, 2014

Not only does it produce a vicious politics, it colonises everything else as well.

Iron in the soul
Fri, Mar 07, 2014

A strong leader’s capacity to tolerate dissent is more crucial than his beliefs.

Cabinet is bare
Fri, Feb 28, 2014

Is there something about our politics that makes great ministers hard to find?

It’s not just corruption
Mon, Feb 17, 2014

AAP doesn’t recognise how much absence of predictability and order also hurts the poor.