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Sunday, March 07, 2021

Besides economy, freedom is sliding

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.

Not just Modi, all our politicians have remained stuck in a time warp

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.

Protest opened space for workers, farmers to forge solidarity

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.”

There has been a transition in the status of pets, to human equals

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

Zoom shots and blackouts: When the two Houses came home

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.

Telling it like it is

February 4, 2009 1:03:47 am

Police data on crime is structurally skewed. A household survey takes a different tack

Good things come in green packages

February 4, 2009 1:01:09 am

France has been at the forefront of the climate change effort,and India is a key partner

Can anyone name the New Zealand XI?

February 3, 2009 4:46:31 pm

Bharat Sundaresan
For someone who plays online fantasy cricket,the build-up to a series involving New Zealand must be traumatic.

Bat with a bang

February 3, 2009 3:53:55 pm

GS Vivek
His scores might not suggest any problems,but Yuvraj,like all batsmen,is finicky about his bat.

The Unravelling of Institutions

February 3, 2009 3:28:05 pm

Two institutions,two different crises,but the story is eerily familiar.

‘I Stay Away from Fighting’: Europe in Afghanistan

February 3, 2009 1:57:14 pm

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.

Focus off Mahatma

February 3, 2009 1:06:13 pm

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?

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