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Friday, September 24, 2021

Baijayant Jay Panda

The writer is National Vice President, BJP

Before, there was reform by stealth. Now, it’s time for reform by consensus
Sat, Aug 21, 2021

Baijayant Jay Panda writes: The Congress has only paid lip service to economic reforms and prioritised politics over policies.

Modi’s leadership is evolving, even as his opponents continue to be in a time warp
Thu, Oct 08, 2020

The fact that his detractors tried to persistently target him, despite him prevailing in trials in courts and in public opinion, was resented by his support base. That not only helped consolidate his hold over them in the state, but also started the bandwagon of similar support nationwide.

How India’s war on malnutrition is transitioning into high gear
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

Cultural changes acting as a drag on rate of reduction of malnutrition, despite economic factors becoming more conducive

The immunisation imperative
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

A renewed commitment will improve India’s record on combating childhood diseases and help set the global agenda on child health.

Turning point Phailin
Mon, Oct 14, 2013

India must upgrade disaster monitoring and response systems. It could learn from Odisha

Know your friends
Tue, Aug 13, 2013

Engage with those who want peace in Pakistan,so as not to cede room to those who don’t.

Realpolitik Bites
Sat, Jul 13, 2013

A candid account of losing a Lok Sabha election

Socially networked election
Fri, May 10, 2013

It may be one election away. But social media will have a noticeable impact in 2014

Tangled Web
Wed, Aug 29, 2012

Government should harness the power of social media rather than fight it

Being neighbourly
Mon, Jul 16, 2012

Pakistan’s civil society is eagerly working to normalise ties. India must reciprocate

To negotiate or not
Tue, May 01, 2012

Norms need to be evolved and SOPs established to deal with hostage crises

The end of the high command
Wed, Mar 14, 2012

Why top-down edicts from the Centre don’t work in our increasingly participatory,state-led politics

Restoring the House
Tue, Dec 06, 2011

We need to urgently reset the rules of engagement in Parliament

After the deluge,the questions
Mon, Oct 10, 2011

The aftermath of natural calamities is often politicised between government and opposition,state and Centre. The Odisha floods,though,might be a different story.

A new normal?
Mon, Sep 05, 2011

How a recalcitrant system has been bullied into changing?

An unalloyed mess
Wed, Aug 03, 2011

Why mining became such a problem area and how it can be fixed?

Stop shirking reforms
Sat, Jul 02, 2011

Let’s take stock of the benefits to know that much remains to be done.

Cash may yet be king
Mon, Jun 06, 2011

The conditions for successful cash transfers now exist in India.

Cynicism vs hope
Sat, Apr 09, 2011

How odd that we should undermine democracy in this year of pro-democracy movements

The least bad option?
Mon, Mar 28, 2011

In the absence of sorely needed mining reform,the 26 per cent profit-share is a compelling idea.

Parliament is a difficult place
Mon, Feb 07, 2011

When there is disagreement between government and opposition,our options are all or nothing.

Put the Rajya Sabha on steroids
Fri, Dec 17, 2010

Rajya Sabha membership now means party nomination. To be a truly empowered Council of States it needs direct elections.

Arriviste in a hurry
Fri, Apr 23, 2010

Tharoor forgot that to change the rules of politics,you must first know them....

The soil isn’t coloured red
Tue, Oct 27, 2009

The coyness with which Indian politicians desist from publicly describing Naxalites as terrorists is telling. But ask them privately,as I have...

Keep those rotors moving
Fri, Sep 04, 2009

As a politician and a helicopter pilot,I can say that helicopters are still safer than roads