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To err on side of caution

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | Pioneer | in Edit

RBI hike in rate shows inflation is still an issue Those who had been taken by surprise when the Reserve Bank of India hiked the repo rate to eight per cent at its third quarter review of monetary policy recently, have underestimated Governor Raghuram Rajan's determination not to give in to...

Indian economy’s best friend

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | Arindam Chaudhuri | in Oped

Raghuram Rajan supports free markets as beneficial for the masses and is aware of the Government’s role in such markets. He also acknowledges that the state can be influenced by big private players. This holistic understanding is what India needs Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan is potentially great...

UP is united in ‘Moditva’

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | Biswajeet Banerjee | in Oped

Having been disappointed by the SP, the BSP and the Congress alike, the State is looking to the BJP for succour The political atmosphere in Uttar Pradesh is reminiscent of the 1990s. That was the time when the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation was at its peak. That was the time when Hindutva...

Son-rise could lead to the DMK’s sunset

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

The battle between brothers Stalin and Alagiri could not have come at a worse time for a party vulnerable from all sides A full-fledged political family drama is unfolding in Tamil Nadu. Sibling rivalry in the DMK’s first family has led to the expulsion of party patriarch M Karunanidhi’s elder son,...

India has several netas but no nation-builder

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | Ashwani Lohani | in Oped

The emergence of a true leader who has the courage and the gumption to take on the system, and not merely tinker with it for marginal improvements, is the need of the hour. Unfortunately, this country is yet to be blessed with such a leader It was an inspiring address,...

It’s not the last word on a First Lady

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | Claude Arpi | in Edit

On one side we have a ‘Kejriwalisation' of society in which the common man is king and can do whatever he wants. On the other, is the ‘People-isation' of the world where only the rich and beautiful attract attention The Chinese are organised people, particularly, the Communist Party of China. For...

Sensible and balanced

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | Pioneer | in Edit

Apex court does well to uphold Section 377 Now that the Supreme Court has dismissed petitions which sought a review of its December 11, 2013, judgement on the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, the matter should ideally come to a close. However, this is unlikely given that...

Marxists refuse to reform

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | Pioneer | in Edit

Rebel killing fall-out fails to shake Kerala CPM Now that a crucial phase in the case pertaining to the brutal murder of rebel Marxist leader TP Chandrasekharan of Onchiyam in Kerala's Kozhikode district on May 4, 2012, is over, with the trial court convicting 12 accused and awarding life imprisonment to...

Short-sighted on nuclear policy

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | Pravin Sawhney | in Oped

The policy of ‘credible minimum deterrence', which was framed by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government, has been altered surreptitiously, with dangerous implications, under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s watch When the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government conducted nuclear tests in May 1998, it made two unambiguous statements on nuclear weapons: China was the...

Getting the political sense all wrong

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

The Congress will pay dearly in the coming days for supporting the Aam Aadmi Party's Government in Delhi. People have begun questioning the move The Congress has shot itself in both feet by deciding to support an Aam Aadmi Party Government in Delhi from outside. The AAP doubtless put up a...


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