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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

Despite the signs

May 4, 2009 12:01:42 am

There are reasons enough to be sceptical of the Pakistani establishment’s sincerity in militarily defeating the Taliban….

The sounds of Kolkata

May 3, 2009 11:59:18 pm

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….

Fast action hero

May 3, 2009 11:53:49 pm

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s breakfast-to-lunch fast on Monday was perhaps not quite the spur of the moment decision….

Why flog a dead horse called justice

May 3, 2009 12:06:37 am

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…..

Dreaming a bad dream

May 3, 2009 12:04:21 am

As someone who believes Indira Gandhi was India’s worst Prime Minister it shocks me when I meet people who think she was the best….

When politics tries your patience

May 3, 2009 12:01:22 am

When the shock of 26/11 took place,the first reactions were angry. A lot of Mumbai citizens expressed their dissatisfaction with the leaders….

Eminent forebears

May 2, 2009 12:59:49 am

The Union law minister and the attorney general “stain” not only the government but also the system of democracy.

The partyless wonders

May 2, 2009 12:58:20 am

The new crop of independents mean well. But they don’t understand or respect our politics

Electoral ATMs

May 2, 2009 12:56:52 am

As the financial crisis spreads around the world,many in India have expressed relief and pride that the domestic banking sector…

Night of the screamers

May 2, 2009 12:16:28 am

It’s working. Two weeks of the second season of the Indian Premier League and it’s finally been drummed into me who the damn sponsors are.

Riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

May 2, 2009 12:13:44 am

Since Andhra Pradesh may well decide the next Central government on May 16th,its political peculiarities demand national attention.

Has Beeb taken on more than it can chew?

May 2, 2009 12:12:41 am

BBC can be precious some times — ‘gunmen’ in Mumbai on 26/11; the whole world was calling them terrorists.

Better late than never

May 2, 2009 12:09:36 am

Pakistan finally launched an attack against the Taliban,and as gunships hovered over Lower Dir…

The NREGA trap

May 1, 2009 11:58:47 pm

The expanding state has imprisoned rural voters in identity politics

The mythical ‘science’ of predicting elections

May 1, 2009 4:21:52 pm

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.

The Chawla factor

May 1, 2009 12:12:25 am

Now that Navin Chawla and V.S. Sampat have assumed charge as India’s chief election commissioner and election commissioner….

Anatomy of a prejudice

May 1, 2009 12:09:41 am

How the English-speaking middle class can stop worrying and learn to love Mayawati

Of reform and resistance

May 1, 2009 12:03:23 am

Nehru nearly staked his government,and Ambedkar resigned over the Hindu Code Bill

Quiet,gentlemen,please

May 1, 2009 12:00:50 am

The ruder the campaign,the more difficult post-poll allying

Institution wrecker

April 30, 2009 10:55:07 pm

Reading the editorial ‘Wages of arrogance’ and Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s ‘Battering ram’ (IE,April 29),one must observe that while Nehru….

Case for the prosecution

April 30, 2009 10:52:15 pm

Hold government accountable: create more independent prosecutors

The politics of resignation

April 30, 2009 10:47:31 pm

Mayawati’s moment is passing. So give UP’s voters a real alternative

Pakistan Army’s fine art of brinkmanship

April 30, 2009 2:28:52 pm

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.

‘It’s the Rajya Sabha committee that needs sex education’

April 30, 2009 12:18:56 am

I have gone through the committee’s recommendations and I find them very strange,especially statements like “basic human instincts like food,fear,greed,coitus etc ….

Black money

April 30, 2009 12:15:23 am

The editorial in the latest issue of the Organiser,titled “Congress haunted by Swiss bank money” writes:…

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