Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Columns

31 Oct 2014

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

31 Oct 2014

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

31 Oct 2014

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

31 Oct 2014

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

31 Oct 2014

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

31 Oct 2014

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

31 Oct 2014

31 Oct 2014

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

31 Oct 2014

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

31 Oct 2014

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

20 Jul 1951

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.

Them fighting words

Sometimes diplomats and world leaders reveal what they really think. Pass the popcorn.

Act east

New candour in ties with Vietnam could pave the way for a more forthright engagement with Southeast Asia.

Black humour

When poll rhetoric seamlessly becomes government programme, general embarrassment must follow.

NDA’s NAC?

If BJP government wants a regular policy interface with RSS, it must be open about it.

Evolution in Rome

The pope takes a welcome step forward to reconcile science and faith.

A yen for e-commerce

But government’s real challenge lies in getting investments in infrastructure and manufacturing.

Dilma’s task

After winning a close re-election, the Brazil president must grapple with a sluggish economy, divided polity

Thin red line

A CPM in decline mulls adopting a more dogmatic Leftism. That could be misguided

Takeover questions

NSEL case frames government failure. Government must now explain why drastic action is needed

Break from the past

First BJP CM in Haryana must address uneven development, gender disparities

Bittersweet pill

Sugar cooperatives are in decline, but the producer-owned enterprise is not a failed idea

Be reasonable

Evaluating motives for RTI applications defeats the purpose of the law.

Mufflerman returns

But Kejriwal’s old constituency may read the promise as a threat.

Our king, too

The RSS has a right royal plan to gain traction in Tamil Nadu.

Journalist, hero

The legend of Benjamin Bradlee is dwarfed only by his contribution to journalism

Stay on track

Strategic rail projects should be the start of permanent transport links to sensitive border areas

Other voices

Support for Gadkari as Maharashtra CM indicates that the BJP is no monolith

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Change, Chetan Bhagat style

Game the system for love, money and a Bollywoodesque happy ending

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MGNREGA is unwell

But tinkering with labour materials ratio or its coverage is not the right medicine

Dying minutes

The decline of Mohammedan Sporting is one of the most tragic stories of Indian football.

The new regional

BJP is not just reinventing itself, it is also compelling its opponents to redefine themselves.

Half a reform

Government does not go far enough in addressing coal crisis. What is it waiting for?

Gone with the Windies

West Indian cricket had reached its nadir long before Dwayne Bravo and his teammates decided to pull out of the ongoing India tour, after a dispute with their cricket board. Despite the Windies’ occasional flashes of brilliance, there is no denying that the mighty have fallen. The one-time kings of cricket have been reduced to minnows, […]

Grand unification

But the quest for black money is barely begun.

Loser talk

By blaming its electoral setbacks on its state leaders alone, Congress does itself a disservice.

Letters to the editor: Must-have accessory

A leader is not considered powerful or important unless he has a gunman in tow.

Decontrol further

Deregulation of diesel prices isn’t enough. Now open up to all players, address LPG subsidy

His Centre, his state

Modi’s political strategy for the states is daring. For now, his opposition also makes it look irresistible.

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From the comfort zone: Digital barbarian

The modern harmonica of ten holes and two metal reed plates was invented by an European named Richter around 1825.

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Flip Side: Going crackers

The latest arsenal of fireworks comes with some interesting variations. Here are the more popular ones.

The new revolution

CPM adopts civic activism in Kerala to spread influence. Other parties could take note.

Rising spectre

Spread of Ebola in US illustrates how difficult it is to contain. Is India prepared?

Wrong medicine

There are anti-competitive practices in drug industry. But bringing back price controls is not the answer.

Having it all

Facebook, Apple make it attractive for women to delay having kids. What of those who don’t want to?

Follow it through

A promising start has been made on labour reform. It is a reminder of the work undone.

Weathering the storm

Most coastal cities are becoming boom towns and the resultant pressure on land and infrastructure could lead to unplanned urbanisation.