Columns

26 May 2016

Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.

26 May 2016

An investment stimulus, not a trimmer budget, is the need of the hour.

26 May 2016

After failing to keep the peace, the Samajwadi Party now denies Muzaffarnagar victims' plight.

26 May 2016

In the environment ministry, Moily must reset procedures, weed out opacity and bias.

26 May 2016

The 15th Lok Sabha has passed some big-ticket laws. But not enough laws.

26 May 2016

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

26 May 2016

26 May 2016

No cause for them. Sensex worries are overdone and India is in a much better position to deal with it.

26 May 2016

This abbreviated winter session has marked one of the lowest points of the 15th Lok Sabha.

26 May 2016

Unlikely alliances and surprising reconciliations mark the politics of the moment.

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Our politics is becoming home to intolerance, exclusion, sub-democratic solutions.

27 Jul 1951

The government has chosen the wrong way to address India’s research deficit.

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Contradictions in the Modi government are still muddying its identity

Modi government’s backward-looking instincts keep pulling down its forward-looking mission.

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The wrong metric

Judge-population ratio is not the apt parameter to determine judiciary’s strength.

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May 26, 1976, Forty Years Ago: JP’s new party

The convenor of the steering committee of the proposed party, N.G. Gorey, said that the parties would formally endorse the merger in Bombay in June and also decide the name, programme and constitution of the new party.

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Loyalty test

In West Bengal, the Congress solemnly affirms its lack of inner party democracy.

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Keep inspectors away

Review outdated laws and frame policies to help equip Indian firms to take advantage of a possible global economic rebound.

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From plate to plough: A barren field

NDA government’s plans for agriculture are still to bear fruit.

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Under PM Modi, decision making has replaced policy paralysis witnessed during UPA regime

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.

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Telescope: This race for exclusives

TV would be better off travelling to Marathwada, reporting the drought.

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Editorial: Questions @ 2 for the Narendra Modi government

A political reckoning of the Modi government cannot confine itself to celebration of BJP’s electoral victories.

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May 25, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Marriage Law

A look at the Indian Express front page on May 25, 1976.

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Agenda for Amma

J. Jayalalithaa has her work cut out for her in a state battling crises in farming and manufacturing.

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Chabahar takeoff

The agreement marks a new level in India’s overseas ambitions. Now it must show the resolve to see it through.

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Journey to Vietnam

Obama’s visit seals the turnaround in relations between the two nations with a past.

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Mind the liberal gaps

India’s democracy shines electorally. But increasing attacks on freedoms in between polls must worry us all.

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View from the Right: Poll fillip for BJP

The Organiser describes the recent assembly elections as a “morale booster for the BJP after the Bihar and Delhi losses”.

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A question of power

SC judgment on criminal defamation ignores the fact that the parties involved in defamation complaints are rarely equals.

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Cities without a core

The Indian economy has grown rapidly since 2003-04, but there has not been a corresponding evolution of vibrant metropolitan regions.

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Latest round of assembly polls did not see a BJP wave or a decimation of Congress

If we look at the overall figures, the BJP contested 696 assembly seats, won only 64 and had a success rate of 9.1 per cent

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Free speech is still free

Need for a criminal defamation law is even stronger than it was in the 19th century. SC has rightly upheld it.

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A Little Bit of Faith

India’s democratic success is due to the EC, and the triumph of trust over cynicism.

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May 24, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Sanjay attacks Left

A look at the Indian Express front page on May 24, 1976.

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India’s shuttle

The reusable launch vehicle promises to slash orbital mission costs by a huge margin.

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Watching the victor

Hindu consolidation helped BJP win Assam. Now, its government must reach out, mend fences.

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Grim turning point

Taliban chief is killed, and another page is turned in a gruelling and indecisive war.

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Commentator and a gentleman

Tony Cozier loved Caribbean cricket, brought the game alive for millions.

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Raja Mandala: What Pranab must say to Beijing

India’s president needs to convey to his hosts that there is decreasing tolerance for China’s NSG mischief.

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When Centre targets state

President’s Rule must be abolished. Uttarakhand developments show why.

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Victory for populism

Tamil Nadu has a new government. But will it have new governance?

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India, US and an eastward tilt

Why does India-US military cooperation not include northern Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf — a region of great importance for India’s security?

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Lie low in Nepal

As Maoist factions resolve to unite, anti-India polemic may rise. But Delhi must avoid confrontation

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In Bengal, the Left offered an alliance that served up only anti-Mamataism and lost

In Kerala, the Left offered a campaign rich in content and won the state

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A case of too many cases

CJI points to judicial backlog, but judiciary must also identify the root cause

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May 23, 1976, Forty Years Ago

A look at The Indian Express frontpage on May 23, 1976, Forty Years Ago

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India’s Chabahar test

Project illustrates India’s opportunity. Delay points to deep-rooted internal constraints

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Crude risk

Comfort from cheap oil is something the Modi government cannot rely on as it enters its third year

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Inside Track: Missing Guru

Pit stops at everything that happened during the week.