This shelved the government’s flagship anti-graft measures, which it thought would bring substantial electoral dividends.
Beyond the boundary and within as well, Pakistan cricket has been in a state of unrelenting turbulence for a long, long time.
A couple of years ago India had Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav as two bright talents who we thought would go places.
Only a statutory regulator can depoliticise allocation of natural resources.
The Afghan province is emerging as the future capital of the Taliban’s envisioned ‘emirate’.
Ukraine made news around the world — except on Indian TV.
Election Commission’s mobilisation of youth, women could define the 2014 polls.
The electoral contest in India has a clear ideological basis.
The real scandal is the erosion of regulatory independence, which leaves the door open for fix-all solutions.
The debate on federalism should not be just about the size of states.
Any alternative policy in the country can happen through a political alternative that's either a non-Congress or non-BJP combination.
Presidential cast of India’s poll campaign has generated interest in the US.
As the crisis in Crimea deepens, the formal arguments between Russia and the West are about sovereignty and intervention.
Pranab Bardhan talks about growth versus welfare, the Gujarat model and the limits of decentralisation.
A resurgent BJP reiterates its traditional appeal for the armyman.
Recent incidents have only highlighted that the navy’s submarines are old and should have been replaced.
Russia and the West have a common interest: forestalling a civil war in the heart of Europe.
We need better research and management in areas where people and animals live side by side.
Despite the invocations in the election campaign, the political story of urban India is yet to be told.
We need to ensure opportunities for hard work. And that it is not Sisyphean toil leading nowhere.
India’s role in pharmaceutical patent wars has broadened access to healthcare.
The next government must recognise that it is not a backwater but a strategic hub
Both strongmen should watch the Egyptian film resonating from Cairo to Kiev.
Ordinances can be justified only in emergencies, but what is a bigger emergency than a non-functioning Parliament?
How Indira Gandhi initially misunderstood the crisis in East Pakistan.
‘Chai pe charcha’, and the cultural history of tea in India.
A closed capital account is not a real option. We should focus on sequence and timing.
Limber up to the job PM Koirala must learn to negotiate a tricky coalition and build institutional credibility
The stylish shops reminded me of the ground floor shopping area of New York’s Trump Tower.
What is the old idea of India? It is the one bequeathed us by Nehruvian socialism whereby we have created India as she is today.