🔴 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
There are reasons enough to be sceptical of the Pakistani establishments sincerity in militarily defeating the Taliban….
The Dharmatala traffic junction in Kolkata must be the noisiest place in India. At least it is the noisiest that I have ever been to….
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhis breakfast-to-lunch fast on Monday was perhaps not quite the spur of the moment decision….
One of the memorable experiences from my years as a journalist is associated with the centenary celebrations of the Congress party in Mumbai in 1985…..
As someone who believes Indira Gandhi was Indias worst Prime Minister it shocks me when I meet people who think she was the best….
When the shock of 26/11 took place,the first reactions were angry. A lot of Mumbai citizens expressed their dissatisfaction with the leaders….
The Union law minister and the attorney general stain not only the government but also the system of democracy.
The new crop of independents mean well. But they dont understand or respect our politics
As the financial crisis spreads around the world,many in India have expressed relief and pride that the domestic banking sector…
Its working. Two weeks of the second season of the Indian Premier League and its finally been drummed into me who the damn sponsors are.
Since Andhra Pradesh may well decide the next Central government on May 16th,its political peculiarities demand national attention.
BBC can be precious some times gunmen in Mumbai on 26/11; the whole world was calling them terrorists.
Pakistan finally launched an attack against the Taliban,and as gunships hovered over Lower Dir…
The expanding state has imprisoned rural voters in identity politics
If you go by the record of our pollsters in the last five years,you will find they got it wrong as often as they got it right.
Now that Navin Chawla and V.S. Sampat have assumed charge as Indias chief election commissioner and election commissioner….
How the English-speaking middle class can stop worrying and learn to love Mayawati
Nehru nearly staked his government,and Ambedkar resigned over the Hindu Code Bill
The ruder the campaign,the more difficult post-poll allying
Reading the editorial Wages of arrogance and Pratap Bhanu Mehtas Battering ram (IE,April 29),one must observe that while Nehru….
Hold government accountable: create more independent prosecutors
Mayawatis moment is passing. So give UPs voters a real alternative
All the gloom and doom in Western media about Pak has begun to translate into faster cash-flow from Washington to Islamabad and with far fewer conditions.
I have gone through the committees recommendations and I find them very strange,especially statements like basic human instincts like food,fear,greed,coitus etc ….
The editorial in the latest issue of the Organiser,titled Congress haunted by Swiss bank money writes:…