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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Why anti-defection law has failed its purpose

All-rounders or bits & pieces players?

Rama comes to life in Tyagaraja’s kirtanas, which beseech you to seek the Rama within

Law must be amended to make it mandatory for defectors to seek fresh elections

First draft of history

February 3, 2009 1:37:09 am

Recollections of the ‘Indian Express’ newsroom on the day Gandhi died

Lifestyle licks life

February 3, 2009 1:32:39 am

Whatever goes on in the global economy,lifestyle channels live in la-la land

Spell it out and stick with it

February 3, 2009 1:31:22 am

The government must clarify its position on competition in the petroleum sector

Elect among equals

February 3, 2009 1:29:31 am

The points that have been made in the criticism of the chief election commissioner’s recommendation of the removal of Election Commissioner Navin Chawla…

Adding to confusion

February 3, 2009 1:22:19 am

Given that the country is currently facing complex challenges from communally-oriented terrorists,huge corporate frauds and a worsening political situation in the neighbourhood…

If players are punished,why not umpires?

February 2, 2009 2:04:18 pm

G.S. Vivek
It was noon on Sunday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina were busy sampling seafood…

Time to play… politics

February 2, 2009 1:18:59 pm

Aabha Rathee
The green and yellow fringing her dress was certainly no coincidence,and as her fairytale continued into the week,Australia’s exuberant fans made sure Jelena Dokic’s opponents had more than just the tennis to contend with on court.

See through

February 2, 2009 1:37:34 am

Judges’ reluctance to make their assets public has subjected them to unwarranted and totally avoidable controversy…

Taliban in our midst

February 1, 2009 12:56:31 am

The Taliban,in virtual control of northern parts of Pakistan,has exhibited its fanatical mindset….

Disengaging with Pakistan

February 1, 2009 12:53:08 am

It is useless talking to Pakistan’s civilian leaders about what happened in Mumbai. They are not in charge of that unfortunate country’s foreign policy….

In search of a strong and stable government

February 1, 2009 12:51:18 am

Elections to the 15th Lok Sabha are only ten weeks away. Can anything be said about their outcome without the fear of being contradicted….

Shrewd distribution

February 1, 2009 12:42:50 am

The distribution of the Prime Minister’s duties during his absence has been such that it ensured nobody feels overly self-important….

The federal solution

February 1, 2009 12:38:50 am

I celebrated the millennium’s arrival in a restaurant in Galle in Sri Lanka. An election had just taken place where I was an observer and that taught me a lot about politics in Sri Lanka….

Letter to the editor

January 31, 2009 2:07:26 am

The self-appointed moral police are not really the best advertisement for Indian culture.

The doomed vale

January 31, 2009 1:37:08 am

Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah’s writ runs large over the picturesque Swat valley,reported all major papers.

Heart to heart

January 31, 2009 1:35:45 am

Prime Minister Vajpayee’s knee got away lightly compared to Prime Minister Singh’s heart.

Of heroes and heroin

January 31, 2009 1:34:31 am

The Saji Mohan saga is shameful. But it also offers an opportunity for the police to cleanse itself

Sweet Karachi

January 31, 2009 1:32:00 am

Raj Thackeray can erase shop signs. He can’t erase Sindhi memory

The award goes to…

January 30, 2009 1:15:44 pm

Daksh Panwar
The first anniversary of Harbhajan Singh’s hearing for abusing Symonds,almost coincided with the off-spinner being conferred with the Padma Shri.

‘Is that all?’

January 30, 2009 1:01:31 pm

GS Vivek
It’s rather unusual for an Indian cricket captain to be sitting with just five cameras and a handful of print reporters.

Cinema can be injurious to your health

January 30, 2009 2:14:22 am

The ban on smoking in films is overturned. Does free speech trump public health?

Ethics,above all

January 30, 2009 12:43:56 am

Barack Obama has announced good policies and has begun his presidency in earnest ‘Spelling out change’.

Twilight at Gitmo

January 30, 2009 12:32:04 am

One of the first actions taken by Obama was to issue a 120-day moratorium on all trials in Guantanamo.

Obama’s South Asia challenge

January 30, 2009 12:29:29 am

Pakistan’s President Zardari tells the US why they should help him

He’s beautiful,he’s brilliant,he’s boring

January 29, 2009 7:12:44 pm

Shreya Chakravertty
The keywords ‘federer,boring’ on a web search throw up 173,000 links.

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