Friday, Mar 06, 2015

Columns

6 Mar 2015

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

6 Mar 2015

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

6 Mar 2015

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

6 Mar 2015

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

6 Mar 2015

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

6 Mar 2015

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

6 Mar 2015

6 Mar 2015

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

6 Mar 2015

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

6 Mar 2015

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.

Murder in Moscow

An opposition leader’s assassination is a grim pointer to rising political culture of hatred in Russia.

Political beef

Maharashtra ban is unreasonable. It shines unflattering light on the Fadnavis government.

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Bibi vs Barack

Netanyahu address controversy points to the limits of the political consensus in America.

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Misdirected ire

Government needs to recognise that the documentary on rape is not the real scandal.

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A fine cut

There are three distinct features in the latest rate cut. One, this is the second “out of policy” cut, after the surprise cut in January.

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‘Baba planted seeds of independent thinking in my mind’

Slain Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy wrote about the inspiring patriotism of his father, Ajoy Roy, a physics professor at Dhaka University.

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Revenge cinema

Finally, a defence of desperately demonised Azamgarh.

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New deal for states

Higher tax devolution and greater flexibility for states is welcome. Now rationalise Central schemes.

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A question for AAP: Could the be jeopardising its hard-won political capital?

Does the party that seeks to transform politics need to remake itself into a more liberal and capacious space?

The new compact

Government, RBI relationship is recast. Both, especially government, must tread carefully to make it work.

An older noise

Furore over Mufti’s remark says unflattering things about J&K’s new government as well as its opposition.

A broom for Mr Dalmiya

The new-old BCCI president will have to make cleaning up the game his top priority.

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This J&K moment

BJP-PDP coalition is more than the sum of its parts. The coalition of extremes opens up enormous possibilities.

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Spirit is willing

Jaitley’s budget takes bold steps but also spells out the task cut out for a round-the-clock government.

The prelude

Economic Survey gets the diagnosis and prescription largely right. The budget will be the real test.

The Dress

White and gold? Blue and black? It’s just another day in the life of the internet.

Going backwards

AAP’s subsidy policy continues to be perversely targeted. Has it learnt nothing from past mistakes?

Towards unfreedom

BJP protested against IT act while in opposition. Now, disappointingly, the BJP government supports it.

Off the beaten track

Rail budget avoids the populist route, makes a good beginning by focusing on improving services.

A sabbath mystery

How and where exactly is Rahul Gandhi spending his ‘sabbatical’?

Dhaka’s war within

Warrant for Zia’s arrest should not put the brakes on dialogue in Bangladesh.

Raising hopes

A new Sikh unit may plant its flag amid the remains of empire, in the British army.

United states of India

Finance Commission award gives meaning to ‘cooperative federalism’.

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Only with consent

Modi government must allay farmers’ apprehensions, for the sake of fairness and future reform.

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Bat over ball

Chris Gayle hits the first World Cup double ton. It isn’t a surprising feat.

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Pass Marx

Kerala CPM gets a new leadership. It must learn to speak a new language.

On suffering

Some great Oscar-winning performances have been about individuals transcending tragic afflictions.

Reward savings

Government should make National Pension Scheme investments tax exempt in the Union budget.

Raise the Temperature

Government urgently needs to launch a public awareness campaign to contain swine flu.

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Sen and sensibility

Government must explain why it held up the reappointment of Nalanda University chancellor.

The glory days

Upset wins keep up the celebratory spirit of the cricket World Cup.

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In reverse gear

Nitish Kumar apologises for quitting as CM, but can he recoup political losses in time for assembly polls?

Say baa

Hong Kong will be led to greater democracy by sheep, not protesters.

Slow take-off

Glitches in fighter jet deal indicate a need to scrutinise defence ministry’s procurement systems and processes.

Vikas missing

Yet again, the government is admonished for neglecting the reforms agenda.

Greenpeace effect

The MHA has done the impossible: making India sound almost like North Korea.