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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Big, rich and unaccountable

🔴 P Chidambaram writes: It is crystal clear that the Modi government fears only one thing — losing an election. Petrol and diesel prices were reduced within hours of the results of the by-elections to 30 Assembly seats, where the BJP won just seven.

We must never forget 26/11

🔴 It is time that the Prime Minister took personal charge of evolving a new strategy to deal with Pakistan’s covert, clandestine war with our own covert, clandestine war.

Population slowdown is triumph of India’s people

🔴 In 1975, when the Indira Gandhi-led government declared Emergency, the desperation to control the population took a dark turn. A widespread mandatory sterilisation programme saw thousands of vasectomies, many of which were forced.

The power of ridicule

🔴 The genre of ‘tragicomedy’ emerged around the 3rd century BC and gained in popularity as theatre evolved to include nuance. It is thriving in a new millennium because we are all familiar with the dysfunctions of adulthood.

Our Constitution, A Beacon of Freedom

The Constitution’s endurance is rooted in our ability and commitment to the project of expanding freedom

What next for India and Sri Lanka?

May 26, 2009 1:15:45 am

A rough draft for political change already exists in the accord of 1987

TV’s ‘now what’ moment

May 26, 2009 1:10:42 am

What will news do now that all drama has been wrung out from cricket and elections?

Lack of will

May 26, 2009 12:40:08 am

The barbaric killing of 16 cops,including five women,by Naxalites in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra should be condemned….

Secularly swearing

May 26, 2009 12:36:55 am

Oaths with God: a sign of ‘accommodationist’ secularism

Can the BJP change?

May 26, 2009 12:30:59 am

The party needs to rethink its agenda and its manner

The Raja-Baalu episode: Forget clean govt

May 25, 2009 7:26:53 pm

Did the PM express reservations against including A Raja and T R Baalu in his council of ministers?

Ash Cannes,Sonam can’t

May 25, 2009 5:24:42 pm

They are known to fight over films and men but this is really the first instance of two actresses in a free-for-all over an endorsement.

The trials of ‘court marriages’ in India

May 25, 2009 4:36:56 pm

A Delhi HC judge recently took the very progressive step of scolding marriage officers for sending prior notices of weddings to the couples’ residences.

Foreign Minister Krishna’s worldview

May 25, 2009 4:11:10 pm

It did not take too long for S M Krishna,a self-confessed rookie on diplomatic front,to lay out his worldview over the weekend.

When terror talks

May 25, 2009 12:54:35 am

I agree with the observation that insurgent groups must learn to ultimately transform themselves….

Why we have dynasties

May 25, 2009 12:52:09 am

Dynastic politics isn’t a problem — it’s a symptom

Mind that debt

May 25, 2009 12:48:44 am

Pranab Mukherjee’s first task will be to prevent a fiscal crisis

Doon squad

May 24, 2009 2:04:13 am

Doon School will have a larger representation in the 15th Lok Sabha than ever before.

Why stability won over change

May 24, 2009 12:43:39 am

May 16 has reinforced my two inter-related beliefs about the behaviour of the Indian voter.

A deja vu government

May 24, 2009 12:42:23 am

It was not so much Dr Manmohan Singh’s new ministers but the Tamil tableau that enthralled me last week.

The triumph of the Outsider

May 24, 2009 12:40:49 am

I once met an LSE alumnus who had become a millionaire by restoring the fortunes of firms gone broke.

The inscrutable voter

May 24, 2009 12:37:34 am

The 2009 elections have again demonstrated the inscrutability of our voters.

Mascara and Black Nail Polish

May 23, 2009 4:47:51 pm

Watching Kris Allen beat Adam Lambert to win the title of American Idol was like witnessing a Maruti 800 steal a march over a Porsche.

Second chance at reform

May 23, 2009 4:12:30 am

Why the track record of UPA-I tempers hopes about UPA-II

Top stories

May 23, 2009 2:46:17 am

We Indians must feel proud for not only the successful general election,but also this vote for stability….

The election’s real winner

May 23, 2009 2:41:47 am

American optimism and the new Lok Sabha

Partisans for peace

May 23, 2009 2:18:08 am

The United Nations Mission has not been an unbiased mediator in Nepal.

The ‘others’ in news TV

May 23, 2009 2:16:28 am

‘Others’: a minefield of a word. Anthropologists,sociologists,cultural studies theorists and,er,others in social science disciplines…

Great expectations

May 23, 2009 2:14:22 am

The Congress’s sweep to victory has sparked fresh hope of repairing bridges between India and Pakistan…

Where east and west meet

May 22, 2009 2:04:56 am

Agenda for Dr Singh’s new term: the long overdue strategic outreach to the Muslim world