Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

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.

Overcoming cynicism
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

A new democratic experimentalism is in the air.

Return of the repressed
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The Ugly Indian and the Ugly American have rediscovered each other.

A sleepwalking economy
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

There is no passion for growth,and no one is taking up the cudgels on its behalf.

Justice denied
Thu, Dec 12, 2013

By upholding Section 377,the court has undermined constitutional values.

Left behind
Mon, Dec 09, 2013

The Congress is identified with a tottering,corrupt and incompetent old order.

The cult of distrust
Tue, Dec 03, 2013

Elites assert innocence not by being exemplary,but by being shrill.

Washington dissensus
Wed, Nov 27, 2013

What India can learn from the debate on secular stagnation in the West.

A question to Modi
Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Evasion or silence cannot be a response to the surveillance controversy.

The old familiar
Fri, Nov 15, 2013

India’s high decibel politics misses a serious engagement with the future.

Leaving it to the pros
Fri, Nov 08, 2013

The perils of a bureaucratic and legal imagination that disdains politics.

Regions of the mind
Thu, Oct 31, 2013

The South Asia project founders because we don’t have the imagination for it.

Fog ahead
Fri, Jan 24, 2014

We need to ask why court’s efforts to clean up are not bringing clarity,accountability.

AAP and them
Tue, Oct 08, 2013

A new party is beginning to open up new spaces of conversation