Its been the best of times for us, even if looked like the worst - 2 years ago
I hope readers will allow me to indulge the feeling that the advent of DNA in July 2005, coincided with a turning point in all our fortunes.
If PM wants to be his own man, his time is now - 2 years ago
Sonia Gandhi needs Manmohan Singh more than he needs her. She is hiding behind his reputation to avoid a JPC on the spectrum scam. This is the right time for the PM to assert his authority.
Why microfinance is not half the villain it seems to be - 3 years ago
Coercive collection methods that drive poor people to suicide are utterly wrong, but microfinance is still relevant. We must not chuck the baby out with the bathwater.
The system has made villains out of Manmohan and Tata - 3 years ago
When honest people are driven to do stupid things, it is obvious that the rot runs deep in the system. The India growth story is now being held hostage by out-of-control corruption.
Why journalism is becoming the theatre of the absurd - 3 years ago
To stay relevant in the internet age, the news media are trying to attract eyeballs by any means. Most do not yet have a value proposition, which is why they are priced close to zero.
The upside of plagiarism and why copying isnt going to die - 3 years ago
Plagiarism is the ultimate form of flattery. Copying has economic spinoffs. It enables the poor to counter inequality by stealing. Its how our pharma and software prowess was established.
How land greed is likely to kill our growth story - 3 years ago
Indias politicians and businessmen, aided by criminal elements, are focusing on land as the key to wealth and profits. This is driving urban housing beyond the reach of the majority.
Radical Hinduism may still emerge from the woodwork - 3 years ago
The RSS chief says Hinduism and terror dont go together. But radical Hinduism is not dead. Just that fast-paced growth and lack of a social message have kept it in check.
Watch your money: This isnt the time for Sensex bravado - 3 years ago
When all asset classes stocks, real estate and gold are at stratospheric levels, it is time for caution. The asset bubble has been driven by hot money. It simply cannot last.
Hindu-Muslim amity cant be built on the basis of denial - 3 years ago
The Ayodhya verdict can change us as a nation if we can construct inclusive narratives of the past and the present.