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Rakesh Khar

  • Congress-National Conference (NC) divorce opens new window of opportunities

    They say in a marriage you disagree all the time while in a divorce you genuinely agree to break the relationship to seek independence. This is quite true of the tumultuous relationship that bound the National Conference (NC) and Congress (Cong) in J&K. The partners tied together by the lure of...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 7:51pm
  • Happy 85th Birthday Union Budget!

    What do you do when you turn 84? Retire gracefully to enjoy the sunset of life! Or, soldier on to climb another milestone? Come to think of it soldering on might not be a bad idea today; especially when expectations abound about your next move. The talk here is not about any octogenarian surviving...

    Thursday, 3 July 2014 - 1:18pm
  • Narendra Modi: The man, the moment & the big momentum!

    Well begun is half done! This might not be quite true given the complexity of the challenge at hand for the Narendra Modi government. But even the worst critics of Narendra Modi would not dispute the fact that there could not be a better start to an innings on which rests the hopes of a billion...

    Monday, 26 May 2014 - 11:01pm
  • #dnaArchive: Good bye GoMs! Welcome super Modi cabinet

    India has finally got a government that it long deserved. It is time to move from mere action to defining accomplishments and from an era of outlays to firm outcomes. The slogan of minimum government, maximum governance that brought Narendra Modi to the doorstep of 7 RCR has to translate into...

    Saturday, 17 May 2014 - 7:07pm
  • 9-phase Lok Sabha polls: Will young & restless stay excited?

    The nine phase poll schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC) on March 5 might prove to be a dampener for the young who hold the key to the outcome of the polls in 2014.

    Wednesday, 5 March 2014 - 1:50pm
  • Narendra Modi is best positioned to deliver growth: Arvind Panagariya

    Economist and Columbia University professor Arvind Panagariya bats for Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister, but cautions that unless and until the BJP gets close to 220 seats in the April-May Lok Sabha polls, the economic reforms agenda cannot be duly implemented. Soon after delivering the C D...

    Saturday, 15 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • Let us not make Afzal Guru a martyr!

    Did the UPA government err gravely in shutting the Valley post the hanging of Afzal Guru? Did the shutting not lend credibility to the three-day protest call given there by separatists? And most tragically for India bestow martyrdom in the eyes of Kashmiris to someone whose terror outfit not...

    Wednesday, 13 February 2013 - 7:32pm
  • Bulls hit '‘netagiri’' for a sixer!

    The mystery surrounding Sensex moves has got reinforced with the latest rally which saw the 30-share stock indices achieve a 19% growth this calendar.

    Monday, 17 September 2012 - 7:00am
  • Who is the 'Ravana' in the Maruti story gone wrong?

    Maruti Suzuki posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit and guided a sales volume growth of 10% in the current business year.

    Sunday, 22 July 2012 - 10:26am
  • Why you should not lose sleep over India's economic condition

    The India story does not merely reflect in select macroeconomic indices; it thrives in the infinite energy to grow irrespective of limitations.

    Tuesday, 10 July 2012 - 5:52pm