The IL&FS trouble exposes the weakness in financial regulatory architecture

Government has forgotten that children have a first right to nation’s resources

E-learning, smart tutorials make IT education accessible

Hussaini Brahmins, various Hindu figures mark Muharram

True,but sad

Shekhar Gupta correctly appreciates the good intentions of professionals and activists contesting the elections; but he also rightly forecasts a future in political obscurity for them ….

The zoozoo takes it all

Don’t you love the friendly fluid creatures that liven up the IPL?

Having the right reflexes

Whatever the shape of our new government,it must have the clarity to address looming threats

Neighbourhood in turmoil

The next government must focus its energy on the SAARC region

Toy train to statehood

How far has Jaswant Singh energised separatists in Darjeeling?

Process in pieces

Don’t rejoice at ‘Maoist hara-kiri’. India must keep talking to all players

Innovative and stimulating

The most effective way of using stimulus funding

Attorney soldier

The Bofors controversy,that alleged that Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was part of a corrupt kickback deal,will not die down.

Despite the signs

There are reasons enough to be sceptical of the Pakistani establishment’s sincerity in militarily defeating the Taliban….

The sounds of Kolkata

The Dharmatala traffic junction in Kolkata must be the noisiest place in India. At least it is the noisiest that I have ever been to….

Fast action hero

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s breakfast-to-lunch fast on Monday was perhaps not quite the spur of the moment decision….

Why flog a dead horse called justice

One of the memorable experiences from my years as a journalist is associated with the centenary celebrations of the Congress party in Mumbai in 1985…..

Dreaming a bad dream

As someone who believes Indira Gandhi was India’s worst Prime Minister it shocks me when I meet people who think she was the best….

When politics tries your patience

When the shock of 26/11 took place,the first reactions were angry. A lot of Mumbai citizens expressed their dissatisfaction with the leaders….

Eminent forebears

The Union law minister and the attorney general “stain” not only the government but also the system of democracy.

The partyless wonders

The new crop of independents mean well. But they don’t understand or respect our politics

Electoral ATMs

As the financial crisis spreads around the world,many in India have expressed relief and pride that the domestic banking sector…

Night of the screamers

It’s working. Two weeks of the second season of the Indian Premier League and it’s finally been drummed into me who the damn sponsors are.

Riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

Since Andhra Pradesh may well decide the next Central government on May 16th,its political peculiarities demand national attention.

Has Beeb taken on more than it can chew?

BBC can be precious some times — ‘gunmen’ in Mumbai on 26/11; the whole world was calling them terrorists.

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