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Saturday, December 05, 2020

Recovery led by profits, at expense of wages, has implications for demand, inequality & policy

Why is a human rights activist in prison for an act of peace?

Rise and fall of Hafiz Saeed

Centre must pay heed to farmers concern, dispel fears

Misinterpretation of poverty numbers

April 29, 2009 4:00:21 pm

The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector didn’t start it,but it was responsible for a factoid being quoted widely. “At the end of 2004-05,about 836 million or 77 per cent of the population was living below Rs 20 per day.”

This out-of-the-box election

April 29, 2009 1:08:09 am

How can the Congress and the Left reasonably reconcile their differences?

Asia’s naval race

April 29, 2009 1:05:42 am

After Beijing showed off its maritime muscle last week,the stage is now set for a competitive modernisation of naval power in Asia.

BJP on the backtrack

April 29, 2009 1:04:20 am

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy concentrates its energy on attacking the BJP…

Battering ram

April 29, 2009 1:02:18 am

Congress’s propensity for institution-wrecking might cost it this election

No more vacillation

April 29, 2009 1:01:03 am

Anil Kakodkar has again raised the prospect of a fast-expanding nuclear power generating industry in a public-private mould.

Not for profit

April 29, 2009 12:59:10 am

This refers to the report ‘All PSUs may not be able to hike salaries’ in the Ahmedabad edition of The Indian Express.

They make a desolation and call it peace

April 28, 2009 1:27:04 am

The day after Pakistan’s government signed a peace deal with the Taliban allowing them to implement their own version of sharia in the Swat Valley…

Cookstoves,carbon,and climate

April 28, 2009 1:22:58 am

An unexpected and unwelcome Indian contribution to climate change is beginning to be highlighted: that of so-called black carbon…

Home and the electronic hearth

April 28, 2009 1:20:17 am

It’s 4 pm on Sunday,and the IPL encounter between Delhi Daredevils and Bangalore Royal Challengers has just begun when a young man throws…

Bank on the market

April 28, 2009 1:15:28 am

Tucked away in RBI’s six-volume report on Indian banking is the observation that wondrous moderation applies to pay scales of India’s public sector bankers.

Narratives and a casualty

April 28, 2009 1:14:21 am

There are two distinct,even disparate,narratives in circulation regarding the ongoing war in Sri Lanka.

Road report

April 28, 2009 1:09:34 am

The news report ‘Changes in PPP norms… road projects’ says several changes made to the old Model Concession Agreement..

Priyanka’s remarkable moral moment

April 27, 2009 6:05:40 pm

There was something morally poignant about the way in which Priyanka handled the question of her father’s assassination.

There’s something about T20

April 27, 2009 12:14:34 pm

As the IPL had edged nearer,my self-professed purist friend was growing increasingly frantic over people,and the media,taking ‘cricketainment’ too seriously.

Shutting down

April 27, 2009 12:50:50 am

To focus on developments in Sri Lanka,the chief minister of Tamil Nadu called a bandh on Thursday….

The string of pearls

April 27, 2009 12:48:22 am

India must move fast to counteract Chinese naval plans

Without the Tigers

April 27, 2009 12:43:19 am

Sinhala and Tamil politicians must appreciate how the LTTE’s defeat changes everything

‘Still not an exuberant time for markets… lot of people advising caution… all not hunky-dory yet’

April 27, 2009 12:01:46 am

SEBI Chairman C B Bhave tells The Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta on NDTV 24×7’s Walk the Talk that the recent rally notwithstanding,markets are still not out of the woods… and that investors must be careful while putting in their money

The Congress quartet’s political morality

April 26, 2009 11:32:16 pm

The kid-glove treatment that much of the media reserves for the Nehru dynasty and its nominated Prime Minister is one of the many troubling lessons in what is wrong with our democracy.

A dangerously long election

April 26, 2009 11:31:03 pm

At the best of times it is a bad idea to allow bureaucrats to run a country.


April 26, 2009 11:29:45 pm

When Pandit Nehru was Congress leader,he won three elections in a row and thus he had two full terms where the same Party…

Election histrionics

April 26, 2009 11:28:45 pm

Our political leaders would do well to heed the admonition of dear Father Bonet to the students of St. Xavier’s School,Bombay.

Thankless Munna bhai

April 26, 2009 11:27:23 pm

The Congress high command is incensed and the Gandhi family deeply hurt over Sanjay Dutt spewing venom against the party on the campaign trail…

Shed no tears for Tigers

April 25, 2009 9:57:49 pm

Even as the LTTE is crushed,it is important to understand how ruthless the Tigers were