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Is it yet an era for Dalit leadership?

A farm agitation, once upon a time in Kheri

What the Aryan Khan episode tells us

Let Border Security Force do its job

National security is at stake. The political storm over extension of BSF's jurisdiction is uncalled for

Let us become an observer to NAM,rather than a member

July 27, 2009 3:45:05 pm

The debate over the Sharm el-Sheikh joint statement continues. But independent of those issues,there is another one,flagged in Meghnad Desai’s recent column.

What’s worth the news?

July 27, 2009 3:43:59 pm

In my blog last week I wrote about the phenomenon of restaurants pushing feedback forms on diners.

Wait,watch the uncertainty

July 27, 2009 1:17:42 am

The Reserve Bank of India will announce its monetary policy this week. While there has been talk about the RBI reversing its monetary policy stance…

The land illusion

July 27, 2009 1:15:04 am

In Delhi,Kolkata,Mumbai and Bangalore,it seems that everybody is obsessed with the value of their home. The boom in house prices over the last year…


July 27, 2009 1:09:13 am

Why is the United States in Afghanistan? What is the essence of its operations? There are reports,which state that certain ISAF countries do not have helicopters that are crucial to the war effort.

Building better cities

July 26, 2009 3:28:58 am

Nirman Bhawan in New Delhi houses the Ministry of Urban Development as well as the Ministry of Health….

Stop exchanging dossiers

July 26, 2009 3:26:40 am

It’s not often this column gets a mailbox full of letters that agree with the views of your humble columnist. This happened last week. The gist of the letters was that India’s national interest was undermined by the Prime Minister when he allowed his Pakistani counterpart to bully him into that reference to Balochistan in […]

What is India doing in NAM?

July 26, 2009 3:24:28 am

Why are Indian politicians so fearful? Why do they behave like teenagers with acne and angst rather than like leaders of a global power….

I am still around

July 26, 2009 3:21:46 am

Trust the Samajwadi Party’s ubiquitous general secretary Amar Singh not to disappear from sight even when he is in Singapore for a kidney transplant….

Some are more equal than others

July 25, 2009 5:21:37 pm

Kalam stood in line. When will our netas follow?….

PM,’Vijay Diwas’ and the Nuke Sub

July 25, 2009 10:30:06 am

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has an opportunity to rise above the din of Delhi’s latest political controversy.

Irreversible choices

July 25, 2009 5:42:32 am

Any ambitious undertaking invariably has accompanying risks. The Delhi Metro is a big project,carrying its inherent risks….

Figuring out hate speech

July 25, 2009 4:11:16 am

And whether Rita Bahuguna-Joshi broke the law…

The big rewrite

July 25, 2009 4:07:23 am

Don’t fret over the lines of the Indo-Pak joint statement. A bold grand strategy may lie between them….

The big light bulb and a philosophy of life

July 25, 2009 3:48:57 am

The sun,the moon,the earth and me,with news TV….

Looking beyond Darfur

July 25, 2009 3:46:39 am

The Sudanese Civil War ended in 2005. However the province of Abyei has often been at the centre of intense fighting….

Retail but no resale

July 25, 2009 3:32:44 am

End-use monitoring of defence equipment from the US is not taboo….

Against the grain

July 24, 2009 10:59:55 pm

The government,it seems,has decided to go slow on the Food Security Act,something it had promised to enact very quickly,just a month ago.

A White Paper previewed

July 24, 2009 10:57:13 pm

The new Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee’s declaration that she will soon get a white paper drafted on Indian Railway’s performance over the last five years raised ripples.

Tread carefully

July 24, 2009 10:53:16 pm

Admittedly,the Americans are good salesmen and tough bargainers,people who always negotiate from a position from strength…

A daddy state

July 24, 2009 10:44:58 pm

In Chandigarh Administration v. Nemo,the Punjab and Haryana High Court delivered two judgments (on June 9th and July 17th) holding that a mentally disabled…

No more pocket money

July 24, 2009 10:40:47 pm

On the face of it,bank nationalisation and abolition of privy purses as well as other privileges of princes would appear to be Siamese twins…

This republic of suffering

July 24, 2009 10:38:00 pm

A series of ominous signs are visible in Nepal’s peace and constitution-making process. From the Indian Prime Minister to the UN Secretary General…

Perceived insult?

July 23, 2009 12:33:58 am

Frisking a former president of India was not merely an insult to him,but to the country as well….

Doctors without borders

July 23, 2009 12:32:00 am

Why should India restrict qualified doctors from abroad?