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P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram is former Finance minister of India.

Rohith Suicide Case
Across the aisle: ‘My birth is my fatal accident’
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Just as “No one killed Jessica Lall”, no one Is — or will be held — responsible for the death of Rohith.

Across the Aisle: To talk or not to talk
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

While war is not the answer, hard or coercive diplomacy with Pakistan could be.

Union Budget 2016
Across the aisle- Oil windfall: Gone with the wind
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

There is nothing extraordinary about the actual receipts or expenditure of government so far. No department is expected to spend more than the budgeted amount.

Across the Aisle: Price of procrastination
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

UPA couldn’t constitute the National Counter Terrorism Centre. NDA must lose no time in doing so.

Across the aisle: New Year resolutions for the NDA government
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

There is no fun in making resolutions for the poor, the meek or the peacemakers. It is better to make resolutions for the high and mighty, and watch the fun while they break them.

Across the Aisle: Confessions of a stricken conscience
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

Since nominal GDP growth in the second quarter was only 6 per cent, the estimated nominal GDP growth of 8.2 per cent for FY 2015-16 as a whole is a ‘pie in the sky’.

Across the Aisle: Searching for a method in the madness
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

On the National Herald issue, it appears that the government was prepared for the expected.

Across the Aisle: Sputter, stop. Then, suddenly, start
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

On the very day India and Pakistan became independent, they inherited a clutch of problems that was the inevitable result of Partition.

Across the aisle: How to lose a friend and alienate people
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

How did the ‘high’ of India-Nepal relations collapse to a point when all observers are agreed that they seem to have reached the nadir?.

Across the Aisle: What is economic reform, what is not
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Growth will indeed add to the national output and raise the per capita income but it may — and often does — increase inequalities of income and wealth.

Across the aisle: There is a mountain to climb
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

The tell-tale sign is the flat growth rate: 7.3 per cent in 2014-15, 7.0 per cent in Q1 of 2015-16, and the forecast of 7.3 per cent for the whole of 2015-16.

Across the aisle: The ethos of India wins the election
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

What was eloquence in 2014 sounded like empty rhetoric in 2015. What were considered credible promises in 2014 appeared to be just chunavi jumla (election theatrics) in 2015.

Across the aisle: Win or lose, Mr Modi will be on test in Bihar polls
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

A win in Bihar could propel the party in either direction. Win and continue with the winning formula of polarisation is just as likely as win and return to the development agenda.

NJAC Struck Down
Across the aisle: The NJAC conundrum
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

Sober reflection will lead to the conclusion that the predominant role may belong to the Chief Justice of India (and the collegium), but there must be checks and balances and the Executive also must have a role.

Across the Aisle: Paradise lost, will it be regained?
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Before 1947, the phrase “neighbouring country” stood for Sri Lanka and, some distance away, Burma. Pakistan and Bangladesh are latter-day neighbours.

Across the Aisle: A call to the collective conscience
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

The writers are protesting against events that have not only political overtones but have profound social consequences. Are all Indians obliged to conform to one notion of religion or food or language or dress?

Decision 2015
Across the aisle: What’s at stake in Bihar polls
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The ascent to power of the BJP — with an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha — brought with it a sense of foreboding.

Across the aisle| Cut in repo rate: Now, do the heavy lifting
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

The cut in the repo rate is not the end of policy making; it gives the Government an opportunity to take bold decisions.

Across the aisle | Encryption Policy: Act first, think later
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

The need for privacy, and the degree of privacy that each citizen desires, are best left to the citizens.

Across the aisle: Refugees, immigrants and humanity
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Witness the number of people who emigrate every year from India to the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand seeking better education or a better job or a better environment or a better political system in which to live and raise families