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Saturday, August 20, 2022

At 75, battles won and losing

Two foundational projects in India – national integration and commitment to democracy – have been weakening

What India@75 owes Rajiv Gandhi

From Panchayati Raj to youth empowerment and technology revolution, Rajiv Gandhi laid many foundations in his short tenure

University entrance tests cannot be Kaun Banega Crorepati

Vice-chancellors, teachers and students must come together, and say 'no' to the multiple choice question format and the CUET

Panch prans for a better India

PM Modi’s Independence Day speech outlined agenda for a radical transformation of society and nation

How Serena Williams dominated tennis and transformed it

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

Having the right reflexes

May 5, 2009 12:26:13 am

Whatever the shape of our new government,it must have the clarity to address looming threats

Neighbourhood in turmoil

May 5, 2009 12:24:21 am

The next government must focus its energy on the SAARC region

Toy train to statehood

May 5, 2009 12:12:45 am

How far has Jaswant Singh energised separatists in Darjeeling?

Process in pieces

May 5, 2009 12:07:18 am

Don’t rejoice at ‘Maoist hara-kiri’. India must keep talking to all players

Innovative and stimulating

May 4, 2009 11:59:11 pm

The most effective way of using stimulus funding

Attorney soldier

May 4, 2009 5:16:40 pm

The Bofors controversy,that alleged that Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was part of a corrupt kickback deal,will not die down.

Despite the signs

May 4, 2009 12:01:42 am

There are reasons enough to be sceptical of the Pakistani establishment’s sincerity in militarily defeating the Taliban….

The sounds of Kolkata

May 3, 2009 11:59:18 pm

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….

Fast action hero

May 3, 2009 11:53:49 pm

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s breakfast-to-lunch fast on Monday was perhaps not quite the spur of the moment decision….

Why flog a dead horse called justice

May 3, 2009 12:06:37 am

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…..

Dreaming a bad dream

May 3, 2009 12:04:21 am

As someone who believes Indira Gandhi was India’s worst Prime Minister it shocks me when I meet people who think she was the best….

When politics tries your patience

May 3, 2009 12:01:22 am

When the shock of 26/11 took place,the first reactions were angry. A lot of Mumbai citizens expressed their dissatisfaction with the leaders….

Eminent forebears

May 2, 2009 12:59:49 am

The Union law minister and the attorney general “stain” not only the government but also the system of democracy.

The partyless wonders

May 2, 2009 12:58:20 am

The new crop of independents mean well. But they don’t understand or respect our politics

Electoral ATMs

May 2, 2009 12:56:52 am

As the financial crisis spreads around the world,many in India have expressed relief and pride that the domestic banking sector…

Night of the screamers

May 2, 2009 12:16:28 am

It’s working. Two weeks of the second season of the Indian Premier League and it’s finally been drummed into me who the damn sponsors are.

Riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

May 2, 2009 12:13:44 am

Since Andhra Pradesh may well decide the next Central government on May 16th,its political peculiarities demand national attention.

Has Beeb taken on more than it can chew?

May 2, 2009 12:12:41 am

BBC can be precious some times — ‘gunmen’ in Mumbai on 26/11; the whole world was calling them terrorists.

Better late than never

May 2, 2009 12:09:36 am

Pakistan finally launched an attack against the Taliban,and as gunships hovered over Lower Dir…

The NREGA trap

May 1, 2009 11:58:47 pm

The expanding state has imprisoned rural voters in identity politics

The mythical ‘science’ of predicting elections

May 1, 2009 4:21:52 pm

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.

The Chawla factor

May 1, 2009 12:12:25 am

Now that Navin Chawla and V.S. Sampat have assumed charge as India’s chief election commissioner and election commissioner….

Anatomy of a prejudice

May 1, 2009 12:09:41 am

How the English-speaking middle class can stop worrying and learn to love Mayawati

Of reform and resistance

May 1, 2009 12:03:23 am

Nehru nearly staked his government,and Ambedkar resigned over the Hindu Code Bill

Quiet,gentlemen,please

May 1, 2009 12:00:50 am

The ruder the campaign,the more difficult post-poll allying

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