The ambivalence of a pro-active CBI - 4 days ago
The outcome in both instances was legitimate and it served the ends of justice. The law minister had no business to change an investigation report, and the railway minister's money trail was revealed.
The man who made news 120 years ago - 4 months ago
Vivekananda challenged the orthodox elites not by pooh-poohing their beliefs, but by speaking about religious texts in a new way. He hated touch-me-not-ism, a pungent phrase he used to describe the inhuman treatment of the Dalits.
Fidgety liberals hype the Gujarat polls - 5 months ago
It looks like it is now the turn of Gujarat to become the focal point of national elections or what passes for national in the rootless cosmopolitans, liberals and right-wingers in the English language print and electronic media.
Has UPA-2 recovered its nerve and verve? - 5 months ago
Frankly, the UPA-2 had a bad run ever since it came back to power for a second time in the summer of 2009.
The mock battle around the 2G loss - 5 months ago
There was nothing solid or sacrosanct about the Rs1.76 lakh crore figure.
Interest rate tussle good for everybody - 6 months ago
The tension between the finance ministry and RBI is good for everybody. It would be dangerous if RBI did whatever the government asked of it.
Pundits seek catharsis for 1962 trauma - 6 months ago
Nehrus anti-colonial and anti-imperial rhetoric might look naïve now, but there was no escaping from it then, and there was a gap between Nehrus rhetoric and his assessment of the reality.
CAG is not a political punching bag - 7 months ago
The BJP wanted a slogan, something simple and provocative. What better than to use the mind-boggling figures to pinpoint the governments venality.
Can we have real, not empty, populism - 7 months ago
Unfortunately, populism in India never throws up issues that affect everyday life of people like the state of schools and hospitals, state of roads and even street lighting.
Congress learns to admire Manmohan Singh - 8 months ago
It seems that Singh is showing the Congress without challenging the authority of the Nehru-Gandhis that what a party needs is hard thinking on policy issues and its implementation.