RSS frequently quotes Swami Vivekananda but has not understood him

Dismantling the public university

India must negotiate every defence import to make the most of its signing of COMCASA

India’s macroeconomic framework is based on an antiquated belief that the economy is closed

Pragmatic Obama

As he promised a definitive departure from the many controversial domestic and foreign policies of the unpopular Bush Administration…

Will America buy this inspirational story too?

With Oscar nominations being announced later today,just two days after President Barack Obama’s entry into the White House…

Slumdog is Deewar redux

Harneet Singh | FULLY FILMI
It’s a defining moment of Slumdog Millionaire. A six-year-old slum kid locked in a makeshift toilet jumps into a pile of shit just so he can run and get an autograph of his beloved Amitabhji.

Changing India

Yoginder K. Alagh | CHARWAK
There is palpable change in India. The new generation performs and demands better performance. It does well in sports and in the economy.

Media’s Chosen Victims

Coomi Kapoor | BLOG BYTES
TV personality Karan Thapar,known for his hard-hitting interviews,did a role-reversal at the end of the year. He asked one of the guests on his show,Arun Jaitley,to interview him.

Arthashastra’s Centennial

C. Raja Mohan | RAJA-MANDALA
The title of this blog,Raja-Mandala,is drawn from the ancient Indian description of the laws that govern the conduct of relations within a circle of states.

Slumdog’s chances

It isn’t the first time that the world needs hope,and it isn’t the first time that the movies have responded to difficult times. The Great Depression was in the same year that gave birth to the Oscars

Capability proved

The growth of a state should be judged by facts and figures and not by statements from political quarters. No doubt Gujarat is ahead on overall growth vis-à-vis other states.

Satyam scam

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPI (M) mouthpiece People’s Democracy uses the Satyam fraud to argue that capitalism thrives on deceit….

A ear for an eye

The post-Mumbai response has thankfully avoided stereotyping Muslims

What Bush Leaves Behind

Dubya’s legacy is dependent on Obama’s future plans

Dream come true

What Obama’s coronation means for Dr. King’s legacy

Lines of defence

For a country like India,surrounded by hostile neighbours,it’s not a matter of choice but a necessity to possess a powerful and credible line of defence…

Clash of Californications

Little did Samuel Huntington know,when he published a book called Who we are: The Challenges to America’s National Identity in 2004,that later that year,a young black man called Barack Obama would dazzle the nation at the…

Goodbye to all that

George Bush is ready for his close up on CNN,and Indian news is hot and bothered about ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

As racial history fades to black

Do young people understand the enormity of Obama’s inauguration?

Fog of war

India’s public institutions all failed Binayak Sen. Why? 

Extreme measures

This refers to ‘Army Chief confirms: Pak moved troops to India front’.

Showcasing Modi

The list of foreign dignitaries who attended Narendra Modi’s Vibrant Gujarat function was as impressive as the turnout of Indian industry.

Bush and Obama

Free democracies look forward—with ardent hope and expectation—to Barack Obama’s Presidency.

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