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  • Why India should be seeing her daughter

    Should Leslee Udwin's BBC documentary India's Daughter, which interviewed an unrepentant Mukesh Singh, one of those sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya, be allowed to be aired?

    Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 5:10am
  • AAPocalypse in Delhi: How political parties are losing brand loyalty

    It must feel good to be Arvind Kejriwal. To get 67 seats of a total of 70 seats in the Delhi assembly a year after he quit as the city state's chief minister is not just great political theatre, but history. In the process, Kejriwal has felled a few kings, and blown many myths. The kings...

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 5:00am
  • What Jayanthi Natarajan's letter to Sonia Gandhi does not say

    Ms Natarajan's letter is evidence that none of the high concepts that the party swears by are practised in the running of it. In proportion perhaps to the degree of feudalism attained, the party has become weaker among the people.

    Monday, 2 February 2015 - 8:00am
  • RK Laxman: Lines of Laughter

    CP Surendran remembers the Common Man, RK Laxman

    Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 7:25am
  • Checkpoint Charlie

    Charlie Hebdo is a magazine that has paid the price for its satire. Are we heading for a world that dare not laugh because it could offend someone— anyone?

    Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 5:00am
  • Are media’s fortunes linked to Vir’s and Shekhar’s?

    This is a piece I must write with some caution, because it involves the performance of two icons at the concluding session of the very well-organised Tata Literature Live! Vir Sanghvi and Shekhar Gupta were discussing the survival of Indian media as an independent entity. The session, chaired by...

    Monday, 3 November 2014 - 8:25am
  • 9 going on 10

    dna is 9, going on 10. No paper is likely to have had the kind of roller-coaster ride dna has had. But as the youngest and, arguably, the most vibrant paper in India looks to the future, the possibilities are immense. All over the world, the print industry is in crisis, thanks to the onslaught of...

    Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • Narendra Modi and his moment

    After Indira Gandhi won the 1980 elections with 353 seats and Rajiv Gandhi stormed home with 414 seats in 1984, the BJP's tally of 285 (as dna went to press) is the best ever by any single party. Still it would be facile to think that this watershed in Indian politics is more a collective triumph...

    Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 6:00am
  • Narendra Modi has a missionary zeal to improve things, writes CP Surendran

    The last 12 years Narendra Modi has been chief minister of Gujarat, bright IAS officers who implement his vision have been in awe of him. Says Vijay Nehra, a young, towering IIT graduate who quit Infosys to take up a career in IAS, and is now working as additional secretary in the chief minister's...

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 6:35am
  • Exclusive Interview: ‘What has Sharad Pawar done for the state?’ says Raj Thackeray

    Since the formation of Maharashtra in 1960, the state with a population of over 10 crore and a vast land mass, has not seen much development barring the Mumbai-Pune-Nashik industrial corridor. Why? 

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 7:45am