K.M. Chandrasekhar

The writer is vice chairman, Kerala State Planning Board, and former Union cabinet secretary.

Articles By K.M. Chandrasekhar

Lessons from a verdict

Assumptions about politics have been overturned. Opposition must unite.

In last five decades, the complexion of India’s confrontation with Pakistan has changed

In conventional warfare, we probably have a decisive edge but any protracted war at this point of time is unlikely to remain conventional.

The babu-maker

S Rau guided a generation through the UPSC exams.

Wrong end of the frame

Proposed changes in how UPSC entrants are allotted services misunderstand administration and reform.

The road to Shirdi

Popularity of Sai Baba stems from his message — the convergence of all faiths

Together in Brussels

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to attend the India-EU Summit, despite last week’s terror attacks, sends a strong message that will resonate across the world.

Think again, at WTO

Going by the statements in Parliament and before the media, the Indian commerce minister seemed satisfied with the outcome.

So who’s being risk averse?

The government and RBI, apart from industry, need to rediscover their appetite for adventure.

In fairness to Delhi

Change is in the air. This is also the time to give Delhi the full-fledged statehood it deserves.

Remaking the Centre

Union government is changing old ways. It is yet to find new equilibrium.

Winning over the states

Niti Aayog has its task cut out. It needs to restore credibility of the consultation process

Call of duty

An atmosphere of suspicion demoralises civil servants. We need deeper reform.

The diffident bureaucrat

Only systemic changes can enable civil servants to be decisive,take risks

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