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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

Life after Prabhakaran

May 19, 2009 10:08:09 pm

That the good of the Tamils could be obtained within the Lankan state was beyond his mindset

Night without end

May 19, 2009 6:07:39 pm

Congress President Sonia Gandhi,her son and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi deservedly get all the credit for soundly defeating the BJP and the umbrella NDA in LS 2009.

The premature reform euphoria

May 19, 2009 5:47:55 pm

There are different layers in euphoria over the 2009 election mandate and not all of it is economic.

Say sorry for being wrong again

May 19, 2009 4:35:12 pm

Thank you Rahul for following the path Rajiv did in going out there and sticking to the truth.

BJP at crossroads

May 19, 2009 12:47:11 pm

LK Advani displayed rare grace and dignity in defeat. He behaved in the finest democratic tradition by announcing his decision to step down as Leader of the Opposition.

Thumbs up

May 18, 2009 1:58:52 am

The decimation of the Left,the BSP,the AIADMK and,to some extent,the BJP was not on expected lines…

How Bengal was won

May 18, 2009 1:57:15 am

An insider narration of what it took to trounce the Left in its stronghold

Tear down the walls

May 18, 2009 1:54:08 am

To see Mumbai the Bal Thackeray way,just hang around his house.

First manage the recovery

May 18, 2009 12:33:06 am

The government should focus on a durable plan instead of going into immediate overdrive

Decline and fall of the Kerala Left

May 18, 2009 12:30:41 am

Tinkering is not enough – the Left in Kerala may have to do something close to reinventing itself…

The message from India

May 18, 2009 12:26:29 am

Most reports in the international press stressed that the Congress’s emphatic victory was a vote for stability and political continuity.

Top stories

May 17, 2009 1:57:18 am

We Indians must feel proud for having not only held a successful general election….

The triumph and the glory

May 17, 2009 1:55:01 am

Celebrate the defeat of opportunism,obfuscation and obscurantism

The East’s beautiful sunrise

May 17, 2009 1:54:02 am

Bengal’s long Left nightmare might be ending

A karmayogi’s last marathon

May 17, 2009 1:43:58 am

In the last lap of the marathon election campaign,two wisdom-filled books,both by Japanese authors….

Great! Now get to work

May 17, 2009 1:41:51 am

Before writing one word of this piece I spent many moments staring at my computer’s smugly blank screen wondering why the results….

History made by the millions

May 17, 2009 1:38:05 am

No surprise then. Not for readers of this column. I am afraid I have to crow though with some humility. I had consistently said Congress….

Left and wrong

May 17, 2009 1:32:26 am

This is the last ride Hitch Hiker will take,at least for some time. The launching and nursing of a magazine is taking its toll….

Without astrologer’s aid

May 17, 2009 1:29:56 am

Manmohan Singh is one Indian prime minister who did not consult an astrologer to find out whether he would remain PM….

Maya’s call

May 16, 2009 10:06:50 pm

When so many people migrate to other states from UP,because of the lack of employment opportunities,Mayawati spends money erecting political memorials.

The infallible pontificators

May 16, 2009 10:04:47 pm

As you read this,EVMs are being stacked up,returning officers are nervously double-checking numbers,and candidates are laughing nervously at jokes that are a little too loud,a little too stale.

Looking for the Muslim MP

May 16, 2009 10:02:56 pm

BJP,Congress don’t nominate Muslims. Will the count throw up a surprise?

The new government’s external advantage

May 16, 2009 4:10:23 pm

As the Congress Party returns to power trouncing its ideological opponents on the right and the left,India will command a lot more political respect on the world stage.

Rules for the limbo

May 16, 2009 1:30:07 am

Another hung Lok Sabha,the seventh in succession since the 1989 general elections,appears to be inevitable.

Our election,their opinions

May 16, 2009 1:27:57 am

India now commands great weight in the world,but it must stay clear of populist politics,warns the Telegraph.

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