Sunday, Oct 02, 2022

The courtier’s rebellion

Tavleen Singh writes: If the Congress Party could not defeat the BJP in Uttar Pradesh after fantastical untruths, ineptitude, and communal polarization, it was proof that the Dynasty had lost its magical allure.


Neglect duty, start controversy

P Chidambaram writes: The FM’s claim that there is hatred toward Hindi or that people who learn Hindi are mocked at or abused was never true and is not true now.


Moonlighting when the sun shines

Since contradiction is encoded in human DNA, what was considered subversive and unethical just five years ago is now verging on mainstream approval.


The need to listen to those we disagree with

Perhaps there is a lesson to be learnt from past leaders who have been successful in winning political power and ushering in democratic regimes.


Are you married? And other probing questions

One can only imagine why not-so-privileged young girls try to terminate their pregnancies with unscientific DIY methods because they could not find a doctor who could end their suffering with a simple procedure just because they are unmarried


More than numbers

October 6, 2009 1:39:16 am

The potential for spin-offs in the Unique ID project is being underestimated


China’s naval nationalism: Has A K Antony blinked?

October 5, 2009 3:03:13 pm

Why is it all right for the Chinese Navy to operate in India’s backyard and wrong,from the perspective of our Ministry of Defence,for the Indian Navy to conduct naval exercises in China’s frontyard? As Beijing revels in its newly minted naval nationalism,New Delhi seems determined to curb the Indian Navy’s enthusiasm to raise the nation’s […]


Back on track

October 5, 2009 1:13:08 am

The economic indicators in ‘Recovery thickens’ (IE,September 26) reveal that the economy is back on track and the performance of key sectors — with 7.1 per cent output expansion of six core industries….


China’s Vision 2012

October 5, 2009 1:10:02 am

After the anniversary bash,the focus will be on political succession


Boardroom populists

October 5, 2009 1:06:53 am

From South Africa,another warning on how governments can wreck private business


Bollywood or Mollywood?

October 4, 2009 1:28:11 am

When I feel down and depressed,I turn to some book of poetry or philosophy to find solace and strength….


‘Gandhian’ field trips

October 4, 2009 1:25:19 am

Every Gandhi Jayanthi,I find myself wondering if I should add my two bits to the reams of commemorative comment that Gandhiji’s birthday inspires. Usually I resist the temptation….


Paying for our yesterdays

October 4, 2009 1:20:33 am

The recession has not gone away. The developed world is still bleeding. There has been a turnaround in output,which has stopped falling sharply….


Romancing the unpredictable

October 4, 2009 1:16:47 am

For foreign tourists,there’s exotic charm in India being unpredictable in multiple senses….


No monopoly friendship

October 4, 2009 1:09:48 am

DMK,which has a near-monopoly on TV channels in Tamil Nadu,is known to put pressure on the Centre not to issue licences to others….


Disarming rhetoric

October 3, 2009 3:56:36 am

As our China debate continues,we must thank Defence Minister A.K. Antony for injecting a new word into the argument — capabilities…


Lords of the rings

October 3, 2009 3:25:47 am

The announcement regarding who the winner of the Olympics sweepstakes 2016 would be was preceded by intense lobbying,by Chicago…


Moment of courage

October 3, 2009 3:19:25 am

Rukhsana Kausar should be congratulated for her courage. It should send a strong message to militant groups operating in Kashmir and elsewhere.


From Kabul to Colaba

October 3, 2009 3:06:34 am

Over the last few weeks,the gridlocked roads of Mumbai have occasionally been greeted by the rather incongruous sight of an Armoured Personnel Carrier…


Printline Pakistan

October 3, 2009 3:04:00 am

The much talked about meeting of foreign ministers of India and Pakistan along the sidelines of the UN General Assembly resulted in little progress.


Red October

October 3, 2009 2:58:48 am

The latest threat that Nepal faces is from Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”,chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists(CPN-M).



October 3, 2009 12:44:19 am

Imperialist-globalisation — I love this term. I love it even more when I hear it on news TV,because news TV panel discussions sometimes operate on a beautiful…


My comrade vs your comrade

October 2, 2009 2:16:18 am

China’s ruling class — communists who are celebrating 60 years of absolute power with a panache that comes from presiding over an almost superpower…


Acres of change

October 2, 2009 2:13:02 am

Kamal Nath,Union road transport and highways minister,has proposed that any land acquired by NHAI be returned to the original land…


Let it rise

October 2, 2009 2:09:42 am

It’s always interesting to try to determine the precise value of Indian currency that can be beneficial to both our importers and exporters.


Truth and dare

October 2, 2009 2:00:02 am

All human beings,however great,are children of their time,and have their cultural and personal limitations. Gandhi was no exception…


It’s a MAD MAD world

October 2, 2009 1:56:27 am

The International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) is holding its South Asia regional meeting in Delhi…


How Quattrocchi walked free

October 1, 2009 1:38:44 pm

The manner in which investigations and prosecutions in the Bofors case were spectacularly bungled is proof enough that whoever took the Bofors money is supremely powerful.


Abatement costs

October 1, 2009 1:35:06 pm

India’s per capita GHC emissions will be between 2.77 and 5 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2031-32,well below global averages.


Valuing the dollar

October 1, 2009 3:20:59 am

The weakening of the American dollar in international markets and stronger foreign capital flows to India in recent weeks suggest…