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Nilofar Suhrawardy

  • Toothless government and opposition

    Yes, legislators have the right to corner the government on what they feel concerned about, whether it is corruption, FDI (foreign direct investment) or any other issue. This is one of the primary aspects of functioning of a parliamentary democracy.

    Friday, 28 September 2012 - 10:30am
  • Ladies in command, yet not in demand

    Paradoxically, the ladies in India seem to be, in most situations, at extreme ends of the pole — at the top and also at the bottom.

    Thursday, 6 September 2012 - 10:00am
  • Political ride atop bubbles of gossip

    Political communication in around six-and-a-half decades of India’s Independence has retained an amazing importance where gossip is concerned.

    Thursday, 16 August 2012 - 10:00am
  • The many Rupees that govern Indian politics

    The letter ‘R’ and also the words pronounced similarly, ‘hour’ and ‘our’ have highly unpredictable as well as extremely predictable association with Indian politics, from melodrama, lobbying, campaigning and to that of rhetoric.

    Tuesday, 24 July 2012 - 10:30am
  • Democratic Challenges for Islamist President

    Democracy and Islam are rarely viewed through the same political lens by United States and its allies, because of which an Islamist’s victory through democratic polls in Egypt’s presidential elections has sent confusing signals.

    Wednesday, 4 July 2012 - 10:30am
  • How and why women are their own worst enemies

    Why would a mature, normal person suddenly change her attitude towards the society and thus her style of living? It is more than a case of their not wanting to face others outside their homes

    Monday, 25 June 2012 - 10:00am
  • Is cricket really a gentlemen’s game?

    The cricket frenzy of viewers around the world is decided by the movements of a small ball, a course dependent on the actions of 22 players.

    Saturday, 14 April 2012 - 10:30am
  • Art of selling dreams, without discount

    The business of ‘selling dreams’ is at its peak in India, even though it spells losses for most indulging in this profession.

    Saturday, 31 March 2012 - 10:30am
  • Muslim vote: More political hype than electoral prowess

    It is disturbing that political noise made about the Muslim vote even in the interest of Indian secularism can excite communal passions.

    Sunday, 12 February 2012 - 10:00am
  • Lawyer Anis Suhrawardy passes away

    Legally, he is remembered for playing a major role in helping several lakh civilian workers -- including retrenched railway employees -- secure their livelihood.

    Friday, 27 January 2012 - 8:13pm