Instead of cancelling hospital licences, bring in patient centric laws, institutional capacity to enforce them

Actually, BJP suits Pakistan better than Congress

There is competition over religiosity without an understanding of Hindu philosophy

Is it impartial EC’s business to ban TV interviews?

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…

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…