According to the NSO, the year will end in March 2021 with a GDP (in constant prices) of Rs 134.09 lakh crore, i.e., -8.0 per cent over the previous year. It could be worse.
If only PM would learn from the major western countries that liberal democracy and free markets are the two main reasons why they have been role models for half-developed countries like ours.
The solidarity between different caste and occupational groups is still fragile but for now the protest has opened new space for workers and farmers to forge solidarity in their struggle.”
By trying to convert dogs and cats into next level spiritual beings and our intellectual equals (who conveniently can’t argue back), we miss out on appreciating their traits that we could all do with imbibing
For over a decade now, both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha television channels have been a window into the workings of Parliament. Last week, LSTV and RSTV merged into ‘Sansad TV’, amid criticism from the Opposition.
Police data on crime is structurally skewed. A household survey takes a different tack
France has been at the forefront of the climate change effort,and India is a key partner
For someone who plays online fantasy cricket,the build-up to a series involving New Zealand must be traumatic.
His scores might not suggest any problems,but Yuvraj,like all batsmen,is finicky about his bat.
PRATAP BHANU MEHTA | SWARAJ AUR SAMVIDHAN
Two institutions,two different crises,but the story is eerily familiar.
C. Raja Mohan | RAJA-MANDALA
Although many NATO and European countries have troops in Afghanistan,only the British and Canadian armies earn some respect for their willingness to fight along with the Americans.
Coomi Kapoor | BLOG BYTES
Who is the better known Gandhi today? The Father of the Nation or descendants of the Congress first family whose members have ruled India for most of the last half century?
Recollections of the Indian Express newsroom on the day Gandhi died
Whatever goes on in the global economy,lifestyle channels live in la-la land
The government must clarify its position on competition in the petroleum sector
The points that have been made in the criticism of the chief election commissioners recommendation of the removal of Election Commissioner Navin Chawla…
Given that the country is currently facing complex challenges from communally-oriented terrorists,huge corporate frauds and a worsening political situation in the neighbourhood…
It was noon on Sunday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina were busy sampling seafood…
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.
Judges reluctance to make their assets public has subjected them to unwarranted and totally avoidable controversy…
The Taliban,in virtual control of northern parts of Pakistan,has exhibited its fanatical mindset….
It is useless talking to Pakistans civilian leaders about what happened in Mumbai. They are not in charge of that unfortunate countrys foreign policy….
Elections to the 15th Lok Sabha are only ten weeks away. Can anything be said about their outcome without the fear of being contradicted….
The distribution of the Prime Ministers duties during his absence has been such that it ensured nobody feels overly self-important….
I celebrated the millenniums 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….
The self-appointed moral police are not really the best advertisement for Indian culture.
Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullahs writ runs large over the picturesque Swat valley,reported all major papers.
Prime Minister Vajpayees knee got away lightly compared to Prime Minister Singhs heart.
The Saji Mohan saga is shameful. But it also offers an opportunity for the police to cleanse itself
Raj Thackeray can erase shop signs. He can’t erase Sindhi memory
Ibrahim Ali Khan’s 20th birthday party photos: Sara calls him Saif's 'carbon copy'