Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

What the Rajasthan political crisis highlights: Congress effectively has no high command

Is the Congress now entering a time when it will not be dominated by the Gandhi family? Is the period of the family's domination of the party – as Narasimha Rao had predicted in 1998 – coming to a close?


Can we use the learnings from the past 75 years to achieve our constitutional values by 2047?

What’s most important is we learn from our many experiences of battling for change, and bring those learnings to bear on the work we will need to do in the next 25 years to make it to the horizon we wish to reach


What is the solution to India’s garbage disposal problem?

A consumption tax based on concrete aspects of sustainability, and its local devolution, would create the right incentives for a scientific analysis of garbage and the logistics of its disposal.


Power imbalance: The governance shift in the power sector needs centre-state cooperation

Market based economic dispatch system may help governments to save revenue, but Centre needs to bring states on board


Muslim intellectuals meeting Mohan Bhagwat is an act of appeasement that helps RSS agenda

Abdul Khaliq writes: It was a meeting of unequals and an example of propitiation of the oppressor who calls the shots. But these luminaries should know that appeasement never works


Machines and machinations

August 13, 2009 3:33:42 am

In an Organiser article “Is electronic rigging subverting electoral mandate” G.V.L Narasimha Rao writes….


To talk or not to talk

August 13, 2009 3:31:46 am

This is the fifteenth meeting with my Pakistani counterpart — I don’t see any reason to sit for the twentieth time to discuss the draft of the joint statement….


Pinning and tackling swine flu

August 12, 2009 1:25:32 pm

Two welcome developments over the last couple of days have come as some relief to a beleaguered nation beset with anxiety about swine flu.


CJI,please declare my assets

August 12, 2009 3:19:54 am

A leader of the Bar,Fali S. Nariman,commenting on the Rajya Sabha’s refusal to grant leave to introduce the Judge’s (Declaration of Assets and Liabilities) Bill 2009…


Project India?

August 12, 2009 3:17:01 am

Here’s my agreement with Shekhar Gupta (“A new Project Pakistan”; Indian Express; August 8): I would not just want a green card or H-1B to migrate.


H1N1 debates

August 12, 2009 3:14:12 am

The fear surrounding the H1N1 virus is justified . The question is how organisations like the WHO failed to advise and coordinate restrictions on travelling from countries…


View from the LEFT

August 12, 2009 2:54:35 am

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy claims that the strategic relationship with the US is reducing India into a subordinate ally…


Maritime CBMs

August 12, 2009 2:51:56 am

As India and China continued their seemingly endless negotiations on the boundary dispute last week in Delhi,there was another event in faraway Cochin at the southern tip of the subcontinent.


The drought isn’t of ideas: Rajiv showed it 20 years ago

August 11, 2009 2:13:36 pm

There are three lessons to learn from the 1987-’89 drought policy in addition to the policies already announced.


Difficult,but doable

August 11, 2009 4:39:41 am

Shekhar Gupta’s assessment that Indo-Pak relations are bedevilled by the anti-Indian “virus” in the mind of the Pakistani establishment is correct….


Class monitors

August 11, 2009 4:36:29 am

There are enough simple fixes for policing problems. Better training,for one….


Let’s put it to a vote

August 11, 2009 4:32:29 am

The public response to climate change is way ahead of the political debate….


TV’s contagious panic

August 11, 2009 4:32:14 am

Swine flu or sex flu? If it’s H1N1 you’re looking to,then of course you must choose the news channels which are spreading it as far and wide…


The silence heard around the world

August 11, 2009 4:00:00 am

We mail,we blog,we twitter. Yet,it is on mornings like that of August 6,that we stop taking for granted how dependent we are on technology.


Battling alone

August 10, 2009 3:46:24 am

Iran’s civil movement does not and will not need the West….


Find the side effects

August 10, 2009 3:43:19 am

NREGA could be better integrated with public health policy


For posterity

August 10, 2009 3:33:24 am

Whether judges should be required to reveal their assets is thought provoking….


The Coming Tandava

August 9, 2009 5:19:54 pm

The West Bengal Governor,Gopal Gandhi,has powerfully stated a widely perceived truth.


Akshay,SRK in Forbes List?

August 9, 2009 5:11:10 pm

Top Hollywood earners make more than $100 million dollars annually. But how does its Bollywood brethren fair?


Young,urban and merciless

August 9, 2009 5:03:26 pm

Crimes by the young in our major metros are becoming increasingly common.


Towards literacy,then scholarship

August 9, 2009 2:49:50 am

In the week that we finally passed a law making primary education compulsory,it would be churlish of me to write only bad things about the abysmal state of Indian education. So good things first.


Indian exceptionalism

August 9, 2009 2:48:09 am

Why does India think Pakistan will prosecute and convict Hafeez Saeed? What if Pakistan were to turn around and make a similar demand of India…


Only yes men,no women

August 9, 2009 2:44:59 am

More skeletons are tumbling out of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes,following the arrest of Buta Singh’s son. A long-standing feud between Singh…


Re-enfranchise the poor in our cities

August 9, 2009 2:41:52 am

SCENE 1. Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) near Kashmiri Gate,Delhi: I have come to meet Sanjeev Sahai,my former colleague in the PMO who is now CEO…


Worrying Symptoms

August 8, 2009 12:24:56 pm

Please speak louder,said one of the two doctors on the panel of CNN-IBN’s Face the Nation,to the show’s anchor.