Friday, Oct 24, 2014

Columns

24 Oct 2014

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

24 Oct 2014

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

24 Oct 2014

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

24 Oct 2014

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

24 Oct 2014

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

24 Oct 2014

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

24 Oct 2014

24 Oct 2014

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

24 Oct 2014

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

24 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.

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.

A fairer deal

Since 1991, independent regulators have been set up by Parliament in various sectors to meet the changing needs of a market-driven economy.

A big shift

Even a Vatican document softens its tone on gay relationships. Will India now take the cue?

Leaner is better

Unified labour legislation for smaller firms will significantly lower compliance costs

Simply spooked

Modi has challenged the opposition to redefine itself. For now, Congress doesn’t seem up to it

Aiming high

BJP’s gamble in Haryana and Maharashtra shows up risk-averseness of Congress

Reading Tirole

Look back at the year in debates and see why the economics Nobel winner’s voice cannot be ignored

Train to Jaffna

Revival of rail link signals return to normalcy. But Delhi and Colombo have more work to do

Liking India

Government should future-proof its relations with data corporations

Towards clarity

New monetary policy paradigm promises to define roles, assign responsibility for choices and trade-offs

Football, once more

Indian Super League is here. But the proof of the pudding cannot be in just the icing.

Making Peace

Will the Nobel nudge and inspire India and Pakistan to stand up for their children?