🔴 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.
🔴 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.
🔴 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 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.
The Constitution’s endurance is rooted in our ability and commitment to the project of expanding freedom
A rough draft for political change already exists in the accord of 1987
What will news do now that all drama has been wrung out from cricket and elections?
The barbaric killing of 16 cops,including five women,by Naxalites in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra should be condemned….
Oaths with God: a sign of accommodationist secularism
The party needs to rethink its agenda and its manner
Did the PM express reservations against including A Raja and T R Baalu in his council of ministers?
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.
A Delhi HC judge recently took the very progressive step of scolding marriage officers for sending prior notices of weddings to the couples’ residences.
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.
I agree with the observation that insurgent groups must learn to ultimately transform themselves….
Dynastic politics isnt a problem its a symptom
Pranab Mukherjees first task will be to prevent a fiscal crisis
Doon School will have a larger representation in the 15th Lok Sabha than ever before.
May 16 has reinforced my two inter-related beliefs about the behaviour of the Indian voter.
It was not so much Dr Manmohan Singhs new ministers but the Tamil tableau that enthralled me last week.
I once met an LSE alumnus who had become a millionaire by restoring the fortunes of firms gone broke.
The 2009 elections have again demonstrated the inscrutability of our voters.
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.
Why the track record of UPA-I tempers hopes about UPA-II
We Indians must feel proud for not only the successful general election,but also this vote for stability….
American optimism and the new Lok Sabha
The United Nations Mission has not been an unbiased mediator in Nepal.
Others: a minefield of a word. Anthropologists,sociologists,cultural studies theorists and,er,others in social science disciplines…
The Congresss sweep to victory has sparked fresh hope of repairing bridges between India and Pakistan…
Agenda for Dr Singhs new term: the long overdue strategic outreach to the Muslim world