Karl Marx taught us to look at not what the facts say, but what they do

A year after Yameen: Investigations into my son’s assassination in the Maldives are enveloped in secrecy

The creeping communalisation of Manipur’s society is picking up pace

Communist unification in Nepal has created a behemoth that threatens and reassures

Shining the light

Depth,perspective and the curious chiaroscuro of studio backdrops

Arresting facts

Augustus Caesar’s advice to make haste slowly was evidently not on the minds of our Lok Sabha MPs when they recently cleared eights bills…

Satyam’s asatyam 

Rashtriya Sahara in its editorial (January 9) says; “the biggest problem is that because of this scam,not only is the future of capital investment endangered but even outsourcing and information technology services…

Someone to watch over you

The information technology act was amended in a tearing hurry — and it shows

Prachanda and the temple of doom

Despite his recent retractions,popular opposition to the PM is at an all-time high

No quarter

The idea of private school funding for the education of 25 per cent of economically weak students appears noble,but there are certain inherent flaws…

Clinton’s smart power

As she sailed through the first round of Senate confirmation hearings on Tuesday,America’s top diplomat to be,Hillary Clinton,stuck to a formula that has been perfected by President Elect Barack Obama…

Temple outrage

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser titled “Maoist outrage on Pashupatinath” says: “The Maoist onslaught and occupation of Holy Pashupatinath in Kathmandu has outraged the Hindus all over the world.

And then they came for me

Lasantha Wickramatunga,editor of the Sri Lankan newspaper ‘The Sunday Leader’ and known for his principled opposition to the government,was assassinated on his way to work by two gunmen,on January 8. The paper carried this posthumous editorial

Dissociate from Israel

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy says it is incumbent upon the government of India to immediately cease all military cooperation with Israel….

The dream merchant

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a story often told by our cinema,but it has a joyous heart…

Shantytowns of the mind

I have not yet seen Slumdog Millionaire,Danny Boyle’s film that has picked up four Golden Globe awards…

Strike out

Is India the richest country in the world if employees earning a gross salary of more than Rs 16 lakh can go on strike demanding increases?

A new neighbourhood

For more than two decades now,India’s geographic location had her reeling under cross-border terrorism from neighbouring states. The tide finally seems to be turning….

The use of the news

Hindi news channels veer between the absurd and the practical

Designing accountants

What to take away from America’s experience with audit reform

Street-fighting days

The enemy within,often does greater damage than external threats. But we haven’t learnt from past mistakes. A strike is a tool…

No lesson yet

It was disgraceful when Shibu Soren and other MPs of his party sold their Lok Sabha votes to save the Narasimha Rao government…

The big swindle in corporate governance

Iam in the process of launching a weekly magazine. The dummy issue is printed and ready to be sent to potential advertisers and for feedback from likely readers…

The distance between Political India and People’s India

The fog in Delhi is clearing up. The sun is regaining his brightness,adding warmth to the chill that hasn’t departed yet. In a few weeks from now…

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