Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014
New sick man of Europe?

France is battling a bad case of collective despondency.

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View from the left

An editorial says that Modi, in his first Independence Day speech, had spoken about making India an industrial hub.

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Chinese takeaway: Modi and Jokowi

There are good reasons why Prime Minister Narendra Modi should start paying serious attention to the new Indonesian president.

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Centre, state, Modi

Will the BJP’s dominance rework federal equations?

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An exit that shows the way

A new generation of Indian entrepreneurs is looking to leaders like Murthy, Nilekani and Gopalakrishnan on how to do it right.

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No endgame in Hong Kong

Beijing is likely to restore order in the short term. But does it have a long-term solution to the crisis of governability?

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Why Tirole

From patent pools to platform pricing, his wide body of work resonates.

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They gave Modi a walkover

Modi has a map for the future. Regional chieftains only have a Tughlaqesque politics.

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New old friends

Mexico and India have enjoyed a close bilateral relationship for decades. It is set to gain a new impetus now.

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Shooting ourselves in the foot

Experience and government statistics show that machismo has never worked as a plan against Pakistan.

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A Hindu-Muslim couple walks into a bar…

Go on, complete the joke. It’s time someone declared open season on ‘love jihad’, writes Altaf Tyrewala.

Iran and India’s Road to Afghanistan

Delhi and Tehran must now sit down with the new government in Kabul to negotiate trilateral trade.

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The Haryana leap

BJP success hinged crucially on winning over leaders from other parties.

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New voter, old Sena

Maharashtra verdict is snub to parochial politics. Regional parties need a new plan.

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Modi, for many reasons

Caste played a diminished role in Haryana and Maharashtra. BJP must seize the opportunity, make its own politics more open.

Marriage, politics, propaganda

The creation of the ‘love jihad’ frenzy has little to do with fact or religion, writes Subhashini Ali.

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BJP, like Congress

BJP’s success shows that there is no alternative to Congress-style politics. Or that it is yet to emerge.

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Fifth Column: Do we hear a death knell?

Democratic feudalism has reduced our smaller states to fiefdoms over which a handful of families lay claim.

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Inside Tracker: Weeding out laws

The Congress seemed to have conceded defeat even before the results of the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra were announced.

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Out of my mind: Honouring Gandhi

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

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‘There is some back channel contact between India, Pak PMs on private level’

In this Idea Exchange Hamid Mir, Shafqat Mahmood talk about why the army won’t intervene against Nawaz Sharif.

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Unfathomable greatness

An incurable romantic, poetry suited Begum Akhtar’s temperament.

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A used-up slogan, a persisting rumour

RSS crafted the ‘Love Jihad’ campaign but will find it difficult to revive it.

Stormy Weather

With Hudhud failing to strike as hard as predicted, TV channels scrambled from coast to coast looking for a scoop.

A case for low idealism

The low idealist recoils from any movement that promises new beginnings.

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Islam for peace, or violence?

Religion doesn’t need reform, its followers do.

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And peanuts for MGNREGA

It has given 100 million work with dignity. What more could a government want?

Fear and disillusion

A terror warning unleashes a frisson ahead of the SAARC summit.

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The Great Game Folio – Russia hugs China

A column on high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

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Singing it out loud

Hong Kong protesters have relied on pop culture to get their message across.

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The girl who lived

Why, for many in Pakistan, it is safer to think of Malala as an American spy.

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Politics and loathing

Election rallies are less about hope, more about hype — and hate.

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A real threat, a phobic fantasy

We need to rise above the left-right divide to investigate the menace of ‘love jihad’ with thorough precision.

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan can take a lesson from Alappuzha: Left leader to Modi

What Swachh Bharat could learn from a port town in Kerala.

So insecure

Punjab government’s flip-flop in the Sidhu episode points to the continuing scandal of VIP security.

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And then he vanished

Imagine the majestic Kim hobbling around, looking a little worse for wear. It would humanise him for his audience.

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