Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

What the Rajasthan political crisis highlights: Congress effectively has no high command

Is the Congress now entering a time when it will not be dominated by the Gandhi family? Is the period of the family's domination of the party – as Narasimha Rao had predicted in 1998 – coming to a close?


Can we use the learnings from the past 75 years to achieve our constitutional values by 2047?

What’s most important is we learn from our many experiences of battling for change, and bring those learnings to bear on the work we will need to do in the next 25 years to make it to the horizon we wish to reach


What is the solution to India’s garbage disposal problem?

A consumption tax based on concrete aspects of sustainability, and its local devolution, would create the right incentives for a scientific analysis of garbage and the logistics of its disposal.


Power imbalance: The governance shift in the power sector needs centre-state cooperation

Market based economic dispatch system may help governments to save revenue, but Centre needs to bring states on board


Muslim intellectuals meeting Mohan Bhagwat is an act of appeasement that helps RSS agenda

Abdul Khaliq writes: It was a meeting of unequals and an example of propitiation of the oppressor who calls the shots. But these luminaries should know that appeasement never works


Why Liverpool fans are still hopeful

April 13, 2009 9:36:09 am

What’s the fun in scoring three goals in 15 minutes and spending the rest of the 75 assured of victory?


‘Let’s now ask banks who is credit-worthy: the rich who do not pay back or the poor who do’

April 12, 2009 2:39:51 am

With his Grameen Bank,Muhammad Yunus,winner of the Nobel Peace Prize,redefined the concept of lending. In this Idea Exchange moderated by Subhomoy Bhattacharjee,Deputy Executive Editor (The Financial Express),Yunus speaks about the current economic crisis and explains the role of micro-credit banks in dealing with poverty


Why is India’s ‘Regent’ PM angry?

April 12, 2009 1:59:30 am

Of late,our soft-spoken Prime Minister has begun using harsh language—not about the enemies of the nation but about the leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.


Crusades against corruption must begin at home

April 12, 2009 1:18:41 am

Half way through this election campaign the only thing that can be said with certainty is that it has mostly been a bore.


Kasab and fair trial

April 12, 2009 1:17:22 am

Courage is not a prevalent virtue in our legal fraternity save some honourable exceptions.


Fronting for a cause

April 12, 2009 1:16:33 am

If the first front is the UPA,then the second front is the NDA. The aim of the second front is to oust the first front.


Mera joota jadugar

April 12, 2009 1:15:40 am

As E-Day approaches,Indian politics appears to be having a nervous breakdown.


A world to run

April 11, 2009 10:53:41 pm

India and China have become – by objective standards – America’s most important allies in the 21st century.


Lesson from news shoenami

April 11, 2009 10:51:27 pm

The evening of the day of the shoe,CNN-IBN’s 10 pm prime time show featured the following on-screen captions: ‘Shoecide attack..


Shockumentary evidence

April 11, 2009 10:49:55 pm

Documentary film maker Samar Minallah’s video of the 17-year-old Chand Bibi’s public flogging was news that shook the world.


Sole flies

April 11, 2009 10:21:52 pm

Apropos of your twin editorials ‘Sole baring’ and ‘Congress’s choice’,one lesson that can be drawn from the growing “shoe-chucking…


Incredible CBI

April 11, 2009 10:18:39 pm

A few days back I wrote in these columns cautioning against failure of the twin duties to preserve our democratic polity…


Viewing Delhi from Punjab

April 11, 2009 10:16:09 pm

For close to a quarter of a century the Congress has been in a state of denial.


What will happen to the MDGs?

April 11, 2009 4:57:20 pm

Bibek Debroy
In December 2000,General Assembly asked Secretary General to prepare a roadmap for implementing this declaration.


Different rules

April 10, 2009 11:17:54 pm

It is unfortunate that a journalist behaved in an indecent manner,by throwing shoe at the home minister.


Caught or not

April 10, 2009 11:16:14 pm

This has been the most media-glutted election in Indian memory,with the proliferation of television channels and digital…


Beyond two-rupee rice

April 10, 2009 11:14:50 pm

Congressmen like Mani Shankar Aiyar,Jairam Ramesh and Arjun Sengupta have bowled a googly in saying that the grand old party…


Chakwal and the Taliban

April 10, 2009 10:46:44 am


The Taliban attacking Chakwal is understandable. A village with a history of co-existence would provoke the worst in fanatics of all kinds.


‘State governments have started taking climate change seriously’

April 10, 2009 12:25:18 am

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change head and climate change leader will soon leave for the 30th session of the IPCC in Turkey…


Looking for a foreign hand

April 10, 2009 12:19:28 am

Recently,Nepal’s finance minister and a senior Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai asked leaders not to visit India and instead make indigenous…


Unreconciled to truth

April 9, 2009 11:54:12 pm

With the end of apartheid,people said,South Africa would crumble under racial violence.


Sum of so much trivia

April 9, 2009 11:54:00 pm

Election season in the world’s largest and most diverse democracy ought to be the perfect stage for a display of leadership…


Sole flies

April 9, 2009 11:53:47 pm

Apropos of your twin editorials ‘Sole baring’ and ‘Congress’s choice’,one lesson that can be drawn from the growing “shoe-chucking” incidents…


Growing Sangh

April 9, 2009 11:53:38 pm

The latest issue of Organiser carries a detailed interview with newly-elected RSS general secretary Bhayyaji Joshi.


How many steps from my 37 lashes?

April 9, 2009 11:53:25 pm

In news rooms,board rooms and drawing rooms across Pakistan,a new conversation is finally underway.