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Nitish Kumar will go down in posterity as a self-serving and power-seeking leader

Pakistan's recall of its Chess Olympiad team is a self-goal

Death penalty for rape: Both Ashok Gehlot and his critics miss the point

State-level OBC groups must be included in central list

Why India is turning to populism

April 5, 2009 12:55:04 am

Not being an expert in etymology,I do not know how the word ‘populism’ originated. However,keen observers of and participants….

Pity the poor Indian voter

April 5, 2009 12:52:28 am

Hindutva martial music blared against a backdrop of angry saffron as the aged Iron Man sat amid his ageing comrades and tried to look young and vital….

A Hindi film that hits you hard

April 5, 2009 12:48:01 am

Gulaal is an extraordinary and overpowering film. I watched it a fortnight ago,and I watched it again ten days ago…..

Elephantine problem

April 5, 2009 12:11:32 am

Mayawati’s penchant for setting up parks has,ironically,not found favour with environmentalists and naturalists…..

Reflections on ballot

April 4, 2009 11:46:44 pm

In 1977,I was younger,fitter and better capable of voting.

Now there are twenty

April 4, 2009 10:50:03 pm

After London,chances of the Great Recession becoming a Great Depression recede

Climate cleavages

April 4, 2009 10:48:40 pm

This week the G-20 leaders met in London to discuss the global financial crisis,which is set to dominate the international agenda for some time.

Perceptions of G20: India

April 4, 2009 7:14:38 pm

Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Swaraj Aur Samvidhan
Perceptions of the G20 Summit are not independent of broader ideological and theoretical commitments of commentators and their sense of causes and effects of this crisis.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

April 4, 2009 4:27:44 pm

Bibek Debroy
On public policy,there are three clear lessons. First,create fiscal space when going is good. We are in a mess because we didn’t do that between 2003-04 and 2007-08.

The courtroom farce in Chhattisgarh

April 4, 2009 1:22:50 am

A personal account of satyagraha against the baseless persecution of Binayak Sen

Through a glass,darkly

April 4, 2009 1:19:44 am

The political scenario in India has been completely muddled in the last few days.

How to digest TV election news

April 4, 2009 1:17:15 am

Try my recipe on preparing a digestible dish of TV election news.

United they stand?

April 4, 2009 1:15:13 am

On March 3,all Pakistani papers presented a grim picture about the unity of the country.

A first principles disagreement

April 3, 2009 5:15:05 pm

It is impossible fully to comprehend the significant ramifications of the great and successful gamble of India’s first general election…

Who is your Barbie: Kat or Ash?

April 3, 2009 3:25:32 pm

Harneet Singh | Fully Filmi
With its fair skin and blue eyes,a Barbie has come to be regarded as a personification of all things pretty that being a girl is made out to be.

At home and abroad

April 3, 2009 3:06:53 pm

Yoginder k. Alagh | Charawak
There are three reasons why there can be nuanced differences in what you say at home and abroad.

Point of departure

April 3, 2009 1:19:05 am

Given the seriousness of the global economic crisis,G-20 members must try and agree upon reform of the IMF by focusing on issues like legitimacy and scope.

The JD(U)’s Oedipal drama

April 3, 2009 1:01:08 am

On first April,the last surviving doyen of the socialist movement in India,George Fernandes filed his nomination papers to contest the Lok Sabha elections…

Don’t just do something,sit there

April 3, 2009 12:58:04 am

“This generation,” Franklin D. Roosevelt said of his contemporaries,“has a rendezvous with destiny.” Our generation…

Temporary star

April 3, 2009 12:56:44 am

After the media spotlight fades away from Varun Gandhi,I hope he realizes the enormity of the blunder he has committed…

State of Pakistan

April 2, 2009 11:48:00 pm

While one would not exult over Pakistan’s misery with claims of retribution,one does pity Pakistan’s current state of affairs.

London duet: Hu and Obama

April 2, 2009 11:34:46 pm

As the world’s leaders gather in London to talk recovery and reform of the global economy,Communist China’s new role as the saviour of Western capitalism…

Taking the RSS reins

April 2, 2009 11:32:42 pm

In the cover story of the latest issue of Organiser,titled “Sudarshanji hands over reins after leading the Sangh for a decade…

Mister,can you spare a Dior?

April 2, 2009 11:31:52 pm

International luxury brands in India should open outlet malls to kickstart sales and ride out the slowdown.

I shot the skipper

April 2, 2009 4:00:58 pm

Was Buchanan’s suggestion a power-grab on behalf of coaches?