The UPA period did see higher growth and more investment activity than during NDA-1 and NDA-2. 
August 22, 2018 12:31:32 am

US’s trade war with an ally is sending out ripples of turbulence, financial and strategic

The UPA period did see higher growth and more investment activity than during NDA-1 and NDA-2. 
August 22, 2018 12:24:00 am

Army personnel’s move to take their concerns on AFSPA to court is ill-judged.

The UPA period did see higher growth and more investment activity than during NDA-1 and NDA-2. 
August 22, 2018 12:16:05 am

On the economy, both regimes frittered away advantages of a good start. Going ahead, there are lessons to learn

The imposition of AFSPA is not a requirement of the army, but a fig leaf used by successive governments to hide egregious failures of governance
August 22, 2018 12:16:00 am

Serving soldiers have approached SC over AFSPA. They must not be made to pay for governments’ failures.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's record is a valuable reminder that India needs a measured debate on the nature of India’s interests and on the means to secure them at a moment of great political and economic churn in the world. (Express archive photo)
August 22, 2018 12:03:46 am

Atalji made friends and disarmed his opponents

THE CRISIS IN the Janata Party assumed a new dimension with Acharya Kripalani and Jayaprakash Narayan exchanging letters presumably with reference to a search for a modus vivendi.
August 21, 2018 12:45:22 am

ARAB TERRORISTS ATTACKED an Israeli El Al Airline bus carrying cabin crew outside London’s Europe hotel, killing a stewardess and wounding at least nine others.

Khan will find, as Lalu did, that not all tall promises can be kept.
August 21, 2018 9:33:29 am

Pakistan’s new PM must not be offended at being associated with the Bihar leader. There is much he can learn from him.

The crisis in rural areas today is actually one of too much agriculture — in terms of both relative output and employment.
August 21, 2018 12:37:39 am

Rural India cannot be viewed solely through prism of farming. Crisis in rural areas today is actually one of too much agriculture.

Aadhaar may win or lose its legal battle.
August 21, 2018 12:37:23 am

Srikrishna Committee report effectively indicts many practices, principles of UIDAI.

Apart from Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi, Vajpayee was the only PM popularly elected by the people of India.
August 21, 2018 12:35:59 am

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a leader without rancour, gentle but firm reformer, a great human being.

The crisis in rural areas today is actually one of too much agriculture — in terms of both relative output and employment.
August 21, 2018 12:34:10 am

Challenges remain but response of political leadership, state and civil society to Kerala flood crisis is heartening.

The question of unity between the two Congresses came up at an emergency meeting of the Congress (I) Working Committee today.
August 20, 2018 12:57:06 am

Thirteen people died in flash floods in the Kunal village of Bilaspur district last night.

In order to address this historical oppression, the Supreme Court pronounced its landmark judgment in NALSA vs Union of India, 2014, affirming fundamental rights of transgender persons.
August 20, 2018 1:00:03 am

Anti-begging law is one of many used to target the transgender community.

Khan will find, as Lalu did, that not all tall promises can be kept.
August 20, 2018 12:37:16 am

Real test of water tribunal’s award will be in balancing needs of Goa’s ecology and Karnataka’s farmers in a drought year.

It is a familiar problem, and it is possible that V S Naipaul’s (VSN) first, still-born novel too was an essay in some borrowed fictional form.
August 20, 2018 12:36:24 am

V S Naipaul gave writers in once-colonised countries confidence. But he also exonerated colonialism.

The crisis in rural areas today is actually one of too much agriculture — in terms of both relative output and employment.
August 20, 2018 12:33:15 am

From restoring Pakistan’s civilian-military balance to improving relations with India, the new PM’s challenges are many.

Chandraswami also wielded considerable influence with P V Narasimha Rao, who became PM subsequently.
August 19, 2018 4:33:46 am

India, says the book, was the playground of games between the CIA and KGB for decades.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had a habit of surprising his critics.
August 19, 2018 4:29:39 am

No one expected him to be so engaged in improving relations with Pakistan when he was foreign minister. As a Jana Sanghi, he was meant to breathe fire and brimstone in any dealings with Pakistan.

If we got an extended break, we could walk up to the top and return. From the top, we could see far out, and far down. (Illustration: C R Sasikumar)
August 19, 2018 8:25:18 am

There was one person who used to repair umbrellas during the rains. A tall, lean and dark man, whose face gave the impression that he was already old when he was born.

"Rest in Peace Atalji. You achieved more in a single lifetime than most men can dream of."
August 19, 2018 4:35:26 am

"After the Babri Masjid was demolished I asked him why he did not leave the BJP if he was so unhappy with what had happened. He replied in the words of that famous song, ‘Jaayein, to jaayein kahaan (Where should I go)’."

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