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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Udaipur murder: The executioner's strategy

Efforts to estimate poverty are commendable, given absence of data

Murmu’s nomination is transformational, shows deepening democracy

What Hardik Patel’s entry into BJP says about Gujarat’s politics

Obstinacy won

March 28, 2009 10:43:18 pm

Shifting the IPL abroad is tantamount to betrayal of the state,government and people.

Straight lines of exclusion

March 28, 2009 10:33:03 pm

As his male friend plants an excited kiss on 30-something virgin Pinu Patel after winning a lottery,he wonders whether he might be gay.

P2Ps from an American comic

March 28, 2009 10:30:12 pm

Allow me to ignore what NDTV,CNN-IBN,Times Now,Aaj Tak,CNBC,NDTV Profit etc showed this week and let me give opening credits to an American TV comic.

The PM’s clout

March 28, 2009 10:27:49 pm

While the trio of Nawaz Sharif,Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan and Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry hogged the limelight last week in Pakistan…

Varun froths

March 27, 2009 11:58:13 pm

The speeches of the BJP candidate from Pilibhit,Varun Gandhi,as reported by TV channels and newspapers,have attracted incensed reactions.

Drugs,gang wars and guns

March 27, 2009 11:57:07 pm

Over 2007-2008 the number of gang war related deaths has drastically increased; 2008 saw roughly 7000 dead.

If the recession’s here,don’t tell us

March 27, 2009 11:55:57 pm

Inescapably,most of the chatter at the two just concluded fashion weeks in Delhi was more about money and less about clothes.

Real losers

March 27, 2009 2:05:05 am

The IPL is not merely a sporting event or business endeavour.

India on the rise

March 26, 2009 11:54:53 pm

In an editorial in the special issue of the Organiser,titled “Global Economic Crisis and India’s Geopolitical Concerns…

Give the people what they want

March 26, 2009 11:53:43 pm

The urban poor are not a small group: more than a quarter of India’s urban population lives below the poverty line,according to a recent UN study.

Obstinacy won

March 26, 2009 11:49:00 pm

Was it so difficult to postpone the tournament by a few weeks? Lok Sabha elections would certainly weigh more than cricket,but an alternative could have been worked out…..

The IPL debate

March 25, 2009 11:24:39 pm

Cricket cannot be given precedence over general elections. But then,there was no need to take the IPL out of the country…..

Congress Party’s nuclear red lines for Obama

March 25, 2009 3:21:53 pm

C. Raja Mohan | Raja-Mandala
In tune with India’s traditional emphasis on the middle path,the Congress leadership that stared down the nuclear opportunism of the CPM and BJP at home is now looking the non-proliferation ayatollahs,who are back in power in Washington,in the eye.

Seriously,my vote matters

March 25, 2009 3:21:47 pm

Yoginder k. Alagh|Charawak
Most real problems can in fact,be solved. Well,almost every problem. This man who has come for your vote can be a large part of the solution.

Shun Varun

March 25, 2009 12:21:51 am

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy criticises the BJP for adopting a “law will take its course” stand with regard to the Varun Gandhi issue…..


March 25, 2009 12:19:31 am

Bollywood’s record in politics is mixed

Training its guns on the army

March 25, 2009 12:08:33 am

The Maoists’ ‘divide and demolish’ game could have a dangerous fallout

The connection between TV and Varun’s hate speech

March 24, 2009 3:35:00 pm

Coomi Kapoor | Blog Bytes
Showing the speech once or twice is understandable,but telecasting it more than 20 times a day is not.

Who are the middle class in India?

March 24, 2009 3:32:02 pm

Bibek Debroy
Using income,one way of defining middle class is in terms of how much of income is left over for discretionary expenditure,after paying for food and shelter.

Indian Pusillanimous League

March 24, 2009 3:31:32 pm

Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Swaraj Aur Samvidhan
In the end one cannot avoid concluding that moving the IPL out reveals so much about Indian democracy.

Lenin saved me from Varun

March 21, 2009 1:01:13 am

TV news can turn the truly dreadful — in this week’s context,the speech by that ‘proud Indian’ Varun Gandhi…

Onward march

March 21, 2009 12:59:47 am

Pakistan’s press is exulting at the restoration of Chief Justice Chaudhry in the wee hours of March 16,by PM Yousaf Raza Gilani.

Kashmir pending

March 21, 2009 12:58:42 am

Repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act is in India’s interest,and the way forward

Surge 2.0

March 21, 2009 12:57:42 am

Later this month,the Obama administration will unveil a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

The first vote cast

March 20, 2009 12:07:00 am

Now that the election fever is mounting by the minute — and political parties are enlivening the scene by breaking up old marriages…