Across the aisle: Do not stir up a hornets’ nest

After conveying the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee, the correct thing for the government to do is to do nothing.

Gained in Translation: Who gets to own this land?

In the post-independence era, there has been perceptible economic and infrastructure development in the state of Assam.

Out of my Mind: The game is on

Anti-Congressism could not be a permanent strategy.

Fifth Column: Why PM Narendra Modi continues to win

Every time a new electoral defeat happens, venerable opposition leaders say exactly the same thing they have been saying since the Modi era began.

No Proof Required: RBI, enough of elevator economics

The inflation forecast is the most important aspect of the most crucial economic decision that the RBI makes — it needs to be more in tune with reality.

Dark questions on TV news

Since being ‘dark’ in India is so different a social,economic,cultural and historical experience from being black in America and since wanting fair brides for NRI sons…

Mature nations

This refers to C. Raja Mohan’s ‘Our Obama moment’. We now must make the attempt to ensure stability and maintain peace in South Asia through mutual cooperation with Obama.

OUR FRIEND FROM TEXAS

Like the rest of the world,Indians have plenty of reasons to ridicule or even vilify the outgoing US President George Bush.

Free press needs to make a profit

American newspapers are battling bankruptcy. Here’s what to do

‘No Hindi,no English. How?’

Indira Gandhi’s elevation to premiership was surrounded by intrigue

Pointers from Barack

After taking the oath of office Barack Obama has now become one of the most powerful men on the planet and an icon for this generation.

Congress wakes up

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser titled ‘A new enlightenment for Congress’ observes…

Pragmatic Obama

As he promised a definitive departure from the many controversial domestic and foreign policies of the unpopular Bush Administration…

Will America buy this inspirational story too?

With Oscar nominations being announced later today,just two days after President Barack Obama’s entry into the White House…

Slumdog is Deewar redux

Harneet Singh | FULLY FILMI
It’s a defining moment of Slumdog Millionaire. A six-year-old slum kid locked in a makeshift toilet jumps into a pile of shit just so he can run and get an autograph of his beloved Amitabhji.

Changing India

Yoginder K. Alagh | CHARWAK
There is palpable change in India. The new generation performs and demands better performance. It does well in sports and in the economy.

Media’s Chosen Victims

Coomi Kapoor | BLOG BYTES
TV personality Karan Thapar,known for his hard-hitting interviews,did a role-reversal at the end of the year. He asked one of the guests on his show,Arun Jaitley,to interview him.

Arthashastra’s Centennial

C. Raja Mohan | RAJA-MANDALA
The title of this blog,Raja-Mandala,is drawn from the ancient Indian description of the laws that govern the conduct of relations within a circle of states.

Slumdog’s chances

It isn’t the first time that the world needs hope,and it isn’t the first time that the movies have responded to difficult times. The Great Depression was in the same year that gave birth to the Oscars

Capability proved

The growth of a state should be judged by facts and figures and not by statements from political quarters. No doubt Gujarat is ahead on overall growth vis-à-vis other states.

Satyam scam

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPI (M) mouthpiece People’s Democracy uses the Satyam fraud to argue that capitalism thrives on deceit….

A ear for an eye

The post-Mumbai response has thankfully avoided stereotyping Muslims

What Bush Leaves Behind

Dubya’s legacy is dependent on Obama’s future plans

Dream come true

What Obama’s coronation means for Dr. King’s legacy

Lines of defence

For a country like India,surrounded by hostile neighbours,it’s not a matter of choice but a necessity to possess a powerful and credible line of defence…

Clash of Californications

Little did Samuel Huntington know,when he published a book called Who we are: The Challenges to America’s National Identity in 2004,that later that year,a young black man called Barack Obama would dazzle the nation at the…

Goodbye to all that

George Bush is ready for his close up on CNN,and Indian news is hot and bothered about ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

As racial history fades to black

Do young people understand the enormity of Obama’s inauguration?

Fog of war

India’s public institutions all failed Binayak Sen. Why? 

Extreme measures

This refers to ‘Army Chief confirms: Pak moved troops to India front’.

Showcasing Modi

The list of foreign dignitaries who attended Narendra Modi’s Vibrant Gujarat function was as impressive as the turnout of Indian industry.

Bush and Obama

Free democracies look forward—with ardent hope and expectation—to Barack Obama’s Presidency.

Being a sovereign nation state

Life would be so much nicer if the whole world just agreed with India on everything.

Young princes versus sulky old men

Before writing this week’s column I looked up blogs on columns past and noticed that since the attack on Mumbai…

Let’s stop this poverty tourism

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Discovery of India’ is following such bizarrely unconventional ways that it is impossible not to subject it to public scrutiny.

Letter to the editor

It is assumed that children going to private schools come from rich families.

The India Diary

UK foreign secretary David Miliband blogs on his visit here

Sorry Harry

Prince Harry’s derisive remarks towards a classmate of Pakistani origin drew flak from the press.

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…