Fifth Column: Remember India shining?

Speaking up for Muslim women
By: Salma

Inside Track: Compromise formula

Out of my mind: The art of opposition

In good faith

We need to demonstrate firmness in dealing with corporate fraud. But there will always be some entrepreneur with all the right connections in the political establishment

Post euphoria

This refers to ‘To quiet the west’. Now that the inauguration euphoria has worn out,it remains to be seen what Obama’s policies towards India…

Amethi-centric vision

British journalists who accompanied Rahul Gandhi and British Foreign Secretary David Miliband to Amethi were taken aback at the Gandhi scion…

America and the ‘A’ word

On January 20,the 44th President of the United States,in his inaugural speech,became the first President ever to acknowledge the existence…

Give the PM a break

Perhaps the least noticed part of Obama’s inauguration was that Robert Gates,the only member of the Cabinet who was retained from the Bush administration…

Plane truths

After transiting through the chamber of horrors that is Mumbai airport’s departure terminal,when we collapsed,drained of all energy,into the controlled safety of a European aeroplane…

Obama spoke for India too

The Delhi airport,now undergoing a major renovation,tells me a lot about our Republic and our democracy.

Letter to the editor

George W. Bush left the White House as one of the least popular US presidents ever; yet the question remains…

Publish or perish

The Supreme Court’s reluctance to reveal
judicial assets is troubling

White hope?

Barack Obama’s ascension to the White House has created mixed feelings in Pakistan.

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.