Two foundational projects in India – national integration and commitment to democracy – have been weakening
From Panchayati Raj to youth empowerment and technology revolution, Rajiv Gandhi laid many foundations in his short tenure
Vice-chancellors, teachers and students must come together, and say 'no' to the multiple choice question format and the CUET
PM Modi’s Independence Day speech outlined agenda for a radical transformation of society and nation
She is the greatest tennis player of all time not just for how she played but because she inspired people of colour to enter what had been essentially a white sport
Whatever the shape of our new government,it must have the clarity to address looming threats
The next government must focus its energy on the SAARC region
How far has Jaswant Singh energised separatists in Darjeeling?
Dont rejoice at Maoist hara-kiri. India must keep talking to all players
The most effective way of using stimulus funding
The Bofors controversy,that alleged that Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was part of a corrupt kickback deal,will not die down.
There are reasons enough to be sceptical of the Pakistani establishments sincerity in militarily defeating the Taliban….
The Dharmatala traffic junction in Kolkata must be the noisiest place in India. At least it is the noisiest that I have ever been to….
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhis breakfast-to-lunch fast on Monday was perhaps not quite the spur of the moment decision….
One of the memorable experiences from my years as a journalist is associated with the centenary celebrations of the Congress party in Mumbai in 1985…..
As someone who believes Indira Gandhi was Indias worst Prime Minister it shocks me when I meet people who think she was the best….
When the shock of 26/11 took place,the first reactions were angry. A lot of Mumbai citizens expressed their dissatisfaction with the leaders….
The Union law minister and the attorney general stain not only the government but also the system of democracy.
The new crop of independents mean well. But they dont understand or respect our politics
As the financial crisis spreads around the world,many in India have expressed relief and pride that the domestic banking sector…
Its working. Two weeks of the second season of the Indian Premier League and its finally been drummed into me who the damn sponsors are.
Since Andhra Pradesh may well decide the next Central government on May 16th,its political peculiarities demand national attention.
BBC can be precious some times gunmen in Mumbai on 26/11; the whole world was calling them terrorists.
Pakistan finally launched an attack against the Taliban,and as gunships hovered over Lower Dir…
The expanding state has imprisoned rural voters in identity politics
If you go by the record of our pollsters in the last five years,you will find they got it wrong as often as they got it right.
Now that Navin Chawla and V.S. Sampat have assumed charge as Indias chief election commissioner and election commissioner….
How the English-speaking middle class can stop worrying and learn to love Mayawati
Nehru nearly staked his government,and Ambedkar resigned over the Hindu Code Bill
The ruder the campaign,the more difficult post-poll allying