Saturday, Nov 29, 2014

Columns

29 Nov 2014

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

29 Nov 2014

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

29 Nov 2014

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

29 Nov 2014

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

29 Nov 2014

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

29 Nov 2014

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

29 Nov 2014

29 Nov 2014

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

29 Nov 2014

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

29 Nov 2014

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.

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

Singapore sling

Scrapping Delhi’s old cars is good. Doing it less suddenly would have been better

Being bank friendly

RBI guidelines will help enhance financial inclusion. But there is scope to make them less restrictive

Murder so posh

P.D. James’s novels bare the savagery that lies beneath respectable veneers

The Hong Kong backlash

China’s apparent ban on travel to the mainland by participants in the protests will only exacerbate the disaffection.

Seriously Saarc

South Asia must get down to addressing shared challenges, or get left behind

The right call

Government must use Vodafone transfer pricing case to signal a more stable tax regime

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Unfinished inning

Phillip Hughes will be mourned. But there is no cause for alarmism regarding the game

The public duty of private schools

Removing charitable status would be politically contentious that it could trigger a wider tit-for-tat war over the role of charities.

View from the right

The Organiser cover story, “Call for a clear verdict”, says that Jharkhand has withered away because of political instability.

Reading the turnout

Voting percentages in J&K point to a complex reality. But this moment must not be frittered away.

Googlephobia

European parliament should reconsider proposal to force a break-up of the search giant.

House calls

Modi government will be tested for its ability to persuade — or divide — its opposition.

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View from the left: Illusions of Prosperity

The CPM’s People’s Democracy has claimed that the Modi government is trying to sell even “bigger illusions” to people

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The great Game Folio

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

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Dear PMji

In the six months of this govt, there have been reassuring declarations for India’s Muslims — and also hate speeches and incendiary acts by individuals belonging to the Sangh

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The Machil break

Could the army’s decision in the case open a new chapter in the poll-bound state?

Boiling over

Grand jury decision in Ferguson case, bitterness it stoked, are a reminder of America’s unhealed scars.

Living with China

Delhi could join hands with Beijing to develop a poorly connected, economically fragmented region.

Six months on

Modi government got lucky with oil prices. Its challenge is to get investment cycle going again.

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Lessons from Bilaspur

The government must remove targets, incentives and coercion from family planning. It should also shut down sterilisation camps.

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Whose heritage is it anyway?

India should ensure local participation and community engagement in the upkeep of monuments.

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Where the challenge is scarcity, not competition

It is not advisable for developing countries like India to follow Obama’s lead on network neutrality.

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Of lives less ordinary

Can big biographies compete for the reader’s attention amid so much noise?

Orient Express reloaded

Yiwu-Madrid freight train charts a new silk route. Keep an eye on the Eurasian trade map.

Secure the market

Sebi’s efforts to revamp regulatory framework are welcome. But deeper consideration is needed.

Mission Kashmir

The BJP ventures into uncharted territory, changing the poll dynamic in J&K.

Not so far away

Train tours for students could be a step towards bringing the Northeast closer.

GST, finally?

In this session, Parliament must pass constitutional amendment. Details can be worked out later.

Letters to the editor: Much hot air

The bottom line is this: Caesar’s wife should be above suspicion.

Save the parrot: On CBI chief Ranjit Sinha, Supreme Court and 2G spectrum case

By brazening it out, Ranjit Sinha damages the CBI — and puts a question mark on entire 2G investigation.

Lame duck?

Obama’s action on immigration could signal a new course for his remaining tenure.

Distress in Telangana

Farmers’ suicides point to the problem of exclusion of tenant-cultivators from the formal financial sector

Colombo’s decision to free Indian fishermen smart diplomacy

The release of Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka is a moment for both countries to build on.

Luddite victory

States’ veto on field trials of GM crops shows them — and the Centre — in bad light.

Facing the spectre

Netanyahu and Abbas must act quickly to prevent full-scale religious conflict in Jerusalem.

Whose water?

Three states squabble over right to build dams and store water. Solution doesn’t lie in tribunal or court.