Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

Columns

28 Mar 2015

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

28 Mar 2015

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

28 Mar 2015

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

28 Mar 2015

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

28 Mar 2015

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

28 Mar 2015

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

28 Mar 2015

28 Mar 2015

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

28 Mar 2015

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

28 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.

Choke hold

Delhi must come to grips with the monster of air pollution, set an example.

Bad loser

The Indian cricket fan needs to grow up, deal with upsets on the field.

After the auction

Government has sought to maximise revenue. India’s telecom story remains imperilled.

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Better side won

Yet India’s World Cup journey showcased a young team with the talent to take Indian cricket forward

Ground Zero Aden

Yemen’s civil war could spiral into a larger proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Transmission defect

Why have banks not taken RBI cue, lowered lending rates? A way out lies in reviewing concept of base rates.

Kabul watershed

Farkhunda’s murder has sparked call for larger change. President Ghani must take note.

Anti-science, absurd

House panel’s suggestion that health ministry examine tobacco effects on Indians defies logic.

Kiwis take flight

After a game of fearless cricket, a promising New Zealand side are one victory away from making history.

Making bad loans better

Conversion of debt into equity promises relief to a stressed system. Banks must use flexibility with care.

#VictoryForFreedom

In felling Section 66A, SC reaffirms its role as guardian of individual liberty against state whimsy, arbitrariness.

Then who?

After years of judicial delay, no one is guilty of the Hashimpura killings.

Asian tiger

Lee Kuan Yew’s policies made Singapore influential. But even he was wary of calling it a model.

Kisan ki baat

But is the storm over land acquisition diverting attention from more urgent reforms in agriculture?

Space for growth

Already a technology showpiece, Isro is becoming an engine of development.

A leadership vacuum

Their headlessness illustrates the mess in premier scientific research and higher learning institutions.

The Buddhist route

India shows strategic thinking and imagination in opening up a new avenue of dialogue with Sri Lanka.

Return of a spectre

Is Pakistan’s arsenal secure? Sacking of staff with the country’s nuclear programme could fuel the debate.

Copy that

Vaishali offers a snapshot of a larger malaise: a systemic rot in education and misguided reform.

Mixed results

Netanyahu’s campaign has won him the election but strained the Israel-Palestine peace process.

Or else, jail

Another example of the abuse of Section 66A from UP bolsters the case against it.

In a brighter place

Fed may increase interest rates. India seems poised to withstand, or benefit from, ensuing turbulence.

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Ageing woods

In the long run, holding out against IMF quota reforms does not serve US interests.

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In the affirmative

SC ruling on Jat reservation calls for a broader understanding of social backwardness

Knockout blues

As South Africa enters World Cup quarterfinals, the team must battle the weight of history.

Church and state

Targeting of a church, rape of a nun, have stoked minority fears. Modi government must address them.

Narrow your target

The RBI should think of finetuning its intervention to target ‘core’ CPI inflation.

Falling standards

Politicians in government and opposition in Kerala need to reflect on events of the past few days.

Putin’s in the building

While he was gone, the wondering had taken on a life of its own.

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The Lakhvi test

His detention suggests Islamabad is receptive to India’s concerns, but last word has not been said

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Reset and play

PM Modi’s visit has generated an optimism that India and Sri Lanka must now build on

Sharad Yadav, sexist

Once again, he uses regressive language while claiming to speak for a progressive politics.

Good news and bad

Delhi High Court speaks in contradictory voices in the Greenpeace and ‘India’s Daughter’ cases.

Can do

Congress, BJP pass much-needed insurance bill, but extending the bipartisan spirit won’t be easy.

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Wand of Narcissus

The selfie stick never really clicked with the temples of high culture, and now they’re throwing it out.

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Tide of illiberalism

Tamil Nadu government must not let vigilante groups decide what people can read, see or debate