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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Precious resource in peril

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

Inside Track: Southern distress?

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.

Where is the alternative?

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.

Retail therapy

April 20, 2009 12:49:10 am

Indian multinationals are now integrating India with global financial markets

The Prime Minister’s ersatz bravado

April 19, 2009 12:36:26 am

For a conscientious politician,honour is a greater adornment than power. He values honour more than the office he holds…..

Vote for governance

April 19, 2009 12:32:03 am

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…..


April 19, 2009 12:29:27 am

One more IPL. The WWF of cricket,except that it’s not fixed (hopefully). The equivalent of a soccer game reduced to five penalty kicks for each side….

His own script

April 19, 2009 12:28:29 am

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….

Politicians the problem,people the solution

April 19, 2009 12:27:07 am

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….

The glorious certainties

April 18, 2009 10:24:01 pm

Four things you can be sure of in an election that is too uncertain to call

The labourer’s manifesto

April 18, 2009 10:21:58 pm

Most political parties woo labourers as voters but seldom think of them as a target for technological development and empowerment.

In case of attack

April 18, 2009 12:54:56 am

In his characteristically reticent manner,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted on Friday that India had “not been very successful in warding off terrorist attacks…


April 18, 2009 12:52:31 am

Legal education in India is at a crossroads. The emergence of a new type of law graduate…

Groundhog evening & the Frequent Five

April 18, 2009 12:49:28 am

After weeks of election talk TV,last evening could have been fun.

Peace or desolation

April 18, 2009 12:48:29 am

The much-hyped Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009,better known as the “Swat Deal” and erroneously generalised as ‘Shariah…

Dead end

April 17, 2009 10:11:27 pm

Of the many things wrong with our electoral politics is the sacrifice of economic priorities for votes.

Pakistan & friends

April 17, 2009 10:09:59 pm

As donors meet in Tokyo,don’t expect too many stern conditions on Islamabad

Thai tug o’war

April 17, 2009 10:08:31 pm

Protesting in Thailand has become a seasonal affair. Demands remain unclear,the outcome shadowed,the damage immense.

All the prime minister’s men

April 17, 2009 12:28:48 am

For Jawaharlal Nehru the road to the first general elections,on which he was very keen…

West side story

April 17, 2009 12:27:21 am

The latest peace deal signed by Pakistani President Asif Zardari with Taliban,ceding control of the Swat valley…

Manifestos galore

April 17, 2009 12:25:56 am

Delhi-based Hindustan Express,in its editorial entitled ‘waadey hein,waadon ka kya’ (these are promises,what of promises?) on April 10 says…

Of shock and schlock

April 16, 2009 11:48:16 pm

Provocation can score important cultural points. But the Akshay-Twinkle act was a damp squib by any measure

A seat of her own

April 16, 2009 11:47:02 pm

Around the world,women are much less likely to participate in politics than men.

EC goes easy on Lalu

April 16, 2009 11:45:46 pm

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled “Why is EC silent on Lalu and his ilk?

Laws of origin

April 16, 2009 10:02:43 pm

• 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. Kasab’s 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 […]

Liquidity self-traps

April 16, 2009 9:59:59 pm

India’s growth story in the last 15 years has ridden on the back of the middle income group and the affluent.

If Mayawati were PM

April 16, 2009 9:58:31 pm

BSP’s founding strategy could limit her potential. But can she still surprise?

An Unconscionable Act

April 15, 2009 10:09:27 am

The news reports of the Supreme Court appointed SIT’s charges against a leading activist,Teesta Setalvad are truly disturbing.