Is India headed Zimbabwe’s way?

Sunday, 04 Aug 2013 | Swapan Dasgupta | in Usual Suspects

Amid the prevailing cacophony over the Gujarat, Bihar, Sen and Manmohan models of development, I am tempted to ask whether, given the way India is meandering, the real fascination of the putrefying Delhi Establishment is for the Zimbabwean model of political economy. Zimbabwe is a perfect case study of what happens...

Not even Telangana can save Congress

Saturday, 03 Aug 2013 | Ashok Malik | in Edit

The creation of new States is scarcely akin to threatening the integrity of the Republic of India. But the manner in which the UPA has gone ahead with Telangana makes one wonder about the real reason for gerrymandering Shut up in a lonely mansion, with police night and day/ Patrolling the gardens...

Good for secularism

Saturday, 03 Aug 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Bangladesh court bans Jamaat from polls The Bangladesh High Court's order to cancel the Jamaat-e-Islami's registration as a political party is a landmark victory for any secular, democratic country that respects the rule of law. A bold decision, given the Islamist party's disruptive powers, it sends out a clear message that...

She has her task cut out

Saturday, 03 Aug 2013 | Pioneer | in Edit

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh knows her turf Two days into her new job, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh must be wondering what all she must do to inject a fresh sense of purpose and direction in the conduct of India's relations with the rest of the world. Ms Singh struck the right...

It's 2013 and BJP is still about riots

Saturday, 03 Aug 2013 | Udayan Namboodiri | in Oped

It must be exhausting battling the secular-communal labelwallahs, but isn't it time the admirers of Narendra Modi looked inwards to ponder why they permitted the Congress to brush aside its responsibility for not just 1984 but dozens of other wrongs? BJP spokespersons who demand TV anchors stop portraying Narendra Modi in...

Modi wave will yield results

Saturday, 03 Aug 2013 | Sanjay Kaul | in Oped

National projections based on notional presuppositions hardly erode Narendra Modi’s acceptability, whatever the gentlemen psephologists would like us to believe Going by the spate of opinion polls about election outcomes, one would believe that elections are already upon us. Going by the spate of populist bills and decisions being rushed through,...

Where is NaMo mania in the south?

Saturday, 03 Aug 2013 | Kestur Vasuki | in Oped

The Telengana announcement has dealt a body blow to the BJP’s prospects in Andhra Pradesh; in Maharashtra aligning with MNS means wipeout in UP; in Karnataka it’s Yeddy or nothing and as for Tamil Nadu and Kerala — forget it Torrential monsoon rains down the Vindhyas produces a discernible clamor...

Sahara, Sebi and the Court

Friday, 02 Aug 2013 | Arindam Chaudhuri | in Oped

The manner in which the market regulator has treated the Sahara Group is not only in violation of the laws of the land but also sets a bad precedent for India’s capital markets. The Supreme Court must intervene In April this year, I had written on how various points in a...

Compensation alone won’t do

Friday, 02 Aug 2013 | Anuradha Dutt | in Oped

While curbing the rampant sale of acid, the state must also take the onus of rehabilitating the victims Economic reforms and greater social licence have not served to dilute the misogynistic attitudes that largely define gender relationships here. Two decades ago, before the foisting of the neo-liberal social and development module,...

Hide-and-seek game that Pakistan plays

Friday, 02 Aug 2013 | G Parthasarathy | in Edit

Islamabad is determined to ensure that, even as the American withdrawal proceeds, the Taliban takes control of Afghanistan. This is bad news for India, given the strategic interest it has in the region Over-optimistic assessments about a ‘change of heart’ in the political elite in Islamabad and in Pakistan’s de facto...


Page generated in 0.3646 seconds.