P Chidambaram writes: The two reports — ASER 2021 and NFHS-5 — capture the picture of real India, unlike the BSE index or the NIFTY index that capture the health of no more than 100 listed companies. These reports have been in the public domain for the last two weeks, but I cannot recall the Prime Minister or the Education Minister or the Health Minister speaking on the two subjects
An indication that the government was planning to go ahead with a delimitation exercise was seen in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s instruction to Bimal Patel, the architect for the new Parliament building, to increase the seating capacity of the new Lok Sabha hall from 543 seats to over 750.
Tavleen Singh writes: In my view the two that stand out are the desperate state that India found herself in at the height of the second Covid wave when public healthcare literally collapsed, and we discovered that the Prime Minister had failed to order enough vaccines to save us from this evil virus.
Indian multinationals are now integrating India with global financial markets
For a conscientious politician,honour is a greater adornment than power. He values honour more than the office he holds…..
This week I meant to bring you tales of horror from India that is Bharat. Tales that urban hacks like me garner only when there is a general election…..
One more IPL. The WWF of cricket,except that its not fixed (hopefully). The equivalent of a soccer game reduced to five penalty kicks for each side….
Manmohan Singh addressed four press meets within a week,after the Congress election strategists decided that the prime ministerial candidate had to be more visible….
The bell has sounded and the voters are voting. Now at last we can breathe a sigh of relief and think about wider issues. It is quite clear that politics….
Four things you can be sure of in an election that is too uncertain to call
Most political parties woo labourers as voters but seldom think of them as a target for technological development and empowerment.
In his characteristically reticent manner,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted on Friday that India had not been very successful in warding off terrorist attacks…
Legal education in India is at a crossroads. The emergence of a new type of law graduate…
After weeks of election talk TV,last evening could have been fun.
The much-hyped Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009,better known as the Swat Deal and erroneously generalised as Shariah…
Of the many things wrong with our electoral politics is the sacrifice of economic priorities for votes.
As donors meet in Tokyo,dont expect too many stern conditions on Islamabad
Protesting in Thailand has become a seasonal affair. Demands remain unclear,the outcome shadowed,the damage immense.
For Jawaharlal Nehru the road to the first general elections,on which he was very keen…
The latest peace deal signed by Pakistani President Asif Zardari with Taliban,ceding control of the Swat valley…
Delhi-based Hindustan Express,in its editorial entitled waadey hein,waadon ka kya (these are promises,what of promises?) on April 10 says…
Provocation can score important cultural points. But the Akshay-Twinkle act was a damp squib by any measure
Around the world,women are much less likely to participate in politics than men.
The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled Why is EC silent on Lalu and his ilk?
• What an individual does is invariably tied to the environment that has nurtured him or her. Our actions are a function of how we connect to the world. Kasabs mother may throw light on how and when things went wrong and her son was transformed into a terrorist,although one cannot be too sure about […]
Indias growth story in the last 15 years has ridden on the back of the middle income group and the affluent.
BSPs founding strategy could limit her potential. But can she still surprise?
The news reports of the Supreme Court appointed SITs charges against a leading activist,Teesta Setalvad are truly disturbing.