Environment-friendly alternatives can now match coal in energy production
Douglass North can be credited for the foregrounding of the role of institutions in the political economy.
You don’t always need people or events to make news on TV
Post 13/11 sloganeering at Antalya and Kuala Lumpur won’t be enough.
Can Parliament be insulated from the vagaries of the political climate?
What does Manmohan Singh really think about the Planning Commission?
Ramnath Goenka had a deep sense of pride that a newspaper is supposed to expose corruption, injustice.
For many Bangladeshis, they hint at closure for 1971.
Delhi HC was right to force oversight on the Delhi cricket administration.
Farmers tend to lose out irrespective of whether crop prices go up or down. Government needs to rectify this.
On December 2, 2014, Murugan returned home to Namakkal, after spending a month at the Sangam writers’ residency programme.
On Indian peacekeeping abroad, Samantha Power shows some deft diplomacy.
As countries ranging from Britain to Brunei and Tanzania to Tajikistan jumped on Xi’s Silk Road bandwagon, Japan, the other Asian giant and the world’s third-largest economy, watched warily.
Tipu Sultan, who inherited his suzerainty of the kingdom of Mysore from his adventurer father, Hyder Ali, lived and died during a time very different from our own.
But no past political master can match our present PM, Narendra Modi, in coining new slogans and catching the imagination of the masses.
Within a government, ministers are expected to convey opinions on policy proposals. A second channel is through public representatives (the members of Parliament).
Every day of the 2015 monsoon session, we witnessed the chairperson of the Rajya Sabha helplessly pleading with MPs to discharge their responsibilities and maintain the decorum of the House.
Whatever Manmohan Singh might have wanted in the matter of making a breakthrough with a visit to Pakistan, someone should share with Akbar the BJP’s official position.
On Saturday, November 14, Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State) claimed responsibility for the attacks on the French capital, indicating that they would be the “first of the storm”.
After all,there have been terrorist attacks on the West since mid-1990s, if not since the Munich Olympics of 1972. What is different now?
It hardly needs stating, also, that the Islamist terrorists are as brutal to those Muslims who aren’t of a hardline Salafi creed as they are to non-Muslim infidels.
An old adversary of Modi, Sanjay Joshi, is also beginning to flex his muscles. Joshi, an RSS pracharak, was once a power to reckon with in the party, but was eased out of the BJP in 2005 thanks to Modi.
The truth is that jihadi terrorism has everything to do with Islam for those who think of the time of the Prophet as a blessed time that Muslims must return to.
The tell-tale sign is the flat growth rate: 7.3 per cent in 2014-15, 7.0 per cent in Q1 of 2015-16, and the forecast of 7.3 per cent for the whole of 2015-16.
Uday lacks a strong, accessible monitoring mechanism critical for its success
Modi can leverage foreign policy, in political and economic terms, to repair his domestic image
If the Pakistani state really cared for its people, it would put the national economy above all else
President Cristina de Kirchner’s handpicked successor, Daniel Scioli, governor of Buenos Aires province, faces Mauricio Macri, mayor of Buenos Aires city, in the run-off.
In a perceptive article in another newspaper, Baijayant “Jay” Panda, MP from Odisha, observed that there seemed to be an upsurge in “issues before the electorate” prior to the recent state elections.
Results of local elections indicate that the BSP is regaining ground in UP.
In this regard, the worst off among the OBCs as well as the Dalits, who are still not with the Mahagathbandhan, need to be brought back into the fold.
In Srirangapatna itself, an initial phase in which the British destroyed the material memory of the sultan for fear of insurrection gave way to monumental respect.
India is indebted to Shanti Bhushan for undoing Indira Gandhi’s 42nd Amendment.
Why it was necessary for my newspaper to respond to an Assam Rifles notice with a blank editorial.
Now that Bihar’s women have voted, what about their economic rights?
Indian channels have a lot to learn from the international coverage of 13/11.
These are the voices of the epic’s female characters, some of them legendary, others known but not much heard from, yet others dimly glimpsed but so far unnamed, and some few invented to bridge lacunae in the narrative.