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Thursday, August 11, 2022

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

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…

‘What Kwame Nkrumah posed as a possibility in the Sixties is now being pushed by Europe as the only way’

March 20, 2009 12:05:37 am

Kwame Nkrumah,the first prime minister of independent Ghana,was the original proponent of the United States of Africa dream…

Counter the strike

March 20, 2009 12:02:47 am

The election commission must come out with elaborate guidelines on the code of conduct for administrative decision making.

Dangerous leaders

March 19, 2009 10:52:10 pm

History teaches that dividing society with an eye to power eventually invites one’s own downfall.

Responding to the Economic Meltdown

March 19, 2009 5:03:29 pm

Several features about the current economic crisis stand out. The first,of course,is the sheer scale of what preceded it,and the magnitude of what has happened in its wake…

Relax,Aamir and Shah Rukh

March 19, 2009 4:37:04 pm


So Aamir Khan thinks that Shah Rukh Khan is bitter because some of his recent films have not done well at the box office.

Violence – Mindless and Otherwise

March 19, 2009 4:29:10 pm


In India the new air for some,is that you can break the law and get away with it.

Power deludes

March 19, 2009 12:53:36 am

The editorial in the latest issue of the Organiser,titled “Why the Congress is gung-ho…

‘We strove for an institution not an individual’

March 19, 2009 12:52:21 am

Now that the monumental Long March by Pakistan’s lawyers turned into his tour de force on March 16…

Your Lordship no more

March 19, 2009 12:50:28 am

Should a judge be addressed as ‘My Lord’? Is it not a legacy of the colonial past? Is it not a symbol of servitude and slavery?