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Law is there, followers aren’t

Monday, 20 May 2013 | Pc Sharma | in Oped

Functional autonomy is what matters most to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Of course, concomitant financial and administrative autonomies too would be an ideal situation, because the absence of these autonomies results in arm-twisting Never before has the Central Bureau of Investigation been surrounded by such a fierce controversy as ...

Older and wiser, with the passage of time

Monday, 20 May 2013 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Nawaz Sharif has enough on his hands, ranging from the resurrection of a ruined economy to the containment of Islamists in Pakistan The first time Nawaz Sharif became Prime Minister of Pakistan was almost a quarter-century ago. His second term was ended 14 years ago by a military coup that drove...

Telangana leaves UPA in a bind

Monday, 20 May 2013 | Rekha Saxena | in Oped

The rapid pace of globalisation has had a profound impact on federalism, which seeks to manage sovereignty with dual rule. Liberalisation, juxtaposed with the rise of coalition regimes, has strengthened decentralisation The political debate over the division of Andhra Pradesh makes one ponder over the nuances of re-organisation of States...

Fallacy of political tourism in Pak

Saturday, 18 May 2013 | Subramanian Swamy | in Oped

A lot of Indians are justifiably cheered by Nawaz Sharif’s return to power through an election which saw ordinary Pakistanis defy the Mullahs. But helping this new order with compromises on Kashmir and national identity would be a grave mistake The problem with Indo-Pakistan relation is the deep rooted malaise in...

Good script, now act on it

Saturday, 18 May 2013 | Pioneer | in Oped

Nawaz Sharif, the comeback kid of Pakistani politics, has once again fired the imagination of optimists in India. But first he must resolve Pakistan’s unique problems Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) is poised to form the next government. Although this had been widely predicted by observers...

Real touchstone is action on 26/11 accused

Saturday, 18 May 2013 | Pioneer | in Oped

Despite the all-pervasive optimism over progress based on the PM-elect’s personal interest in economic ties with India, it’s unlikely that much would change in Delhi-Islamabad relations. If a change does indeed come, it’s unlikely to come in the short-term and may have nothing to do with Nawaz Sharif Nawaz Sharif’s thumping...

A century worth celebrating

Friday, 17 May 2013 | Arindam Chaudhuri | in Oped

Film-making has changed, and so has the audience. Hindi films being made now are more realistic and depict the raw emotions of the society that we live in. Yet, a void is felt over the loss of innocence the earlier films depicted Uff! How vividly I remember that summer day —...

It pays to be a sycophant

Friday, 17 May 2013 | Anuradha Dutt | in Oped

Ashwani Kumar had praise for the Prime Minister and others in his resignation speech. Nation never figured Nothing epitomises Congress's oligarchic culture, hinging on a power cabal that centres in a ‘High Command', than disgraced former Union Minister for Law and Justice Ashwani Kumar's parting statement in his own...

Advertising blitz can’t hide UPA's failures

Friday, 17 May 2013 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

The ‘Bharat Nirman' advertisement, reminiscent of NDA's ‘India Shining' campaign, attempts to showcase the ruling dispensation's achievements When he took over in 2009 as Prime Minister for the second time, Mr Manmohan Singh would not have dreamt that there would be demand for his ouster. His Government enters its ninth year...

Information technology: The building blocks of our time

Friday, 17 May 2013 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

It has become an integral part of social and work life. The digital society has opened up huge business opportunities and today information technology is no longer a subsidiary discipline. In fact, any addition on this front can greatly impact the bottom line One of the critical dimensions of the...


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