Government

  • Arvind Kejriwal's resignation: Was it a strategy or for a cause?

    The Magnifying Glass |  Priyanka Rathi
    Delhi, the national capital, the centre of all political activities was brought to a standstill by outgoing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The Aam Aadmi Party,...

  • Pakistan's caged social media

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Even though Pakistan has enjoyed one full term of a democratically elected government, followed by a successful election last year, its citizens are struggling to...

  • A grievance redress system for Kejriwal

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Having read about the chaos at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's janta darbar on the streets, I recommend Lokvani, an Internet-based grievance redress system which...

  • A house for Mr Kejriwal, futility of competitive austerity

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    Referring to Mahatma Gandhi's austerity, Sarojini Naidu, freedom fighter and a close associate of Mahatma had once famously said "it costs a lot to keep...

  • Rahul Gandhi shows who is the real boss, PM looks even more pathetic than what we think

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    The withdrawal of the ordinance to protect the convicted politicians by the Union Cabinet has cleared all doubts over the real boss once and for...

  • Laying the Foundation Right

    Children Are Watching Us |  Valay Singhrai
    Early childhood(0-6years). is the most important time for a child. The brain develops at a very fast rate and the experiences of a child during...

  • The Versatility of Government Drivers

    Contrari-wise |  Sakshi Nanda
    You have to believe me when I say this - government drivers are heroes. I am still fresh as a wife to the workings of...

  • Daasan Kapital and Chidambaram's budget

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    The best of political debates in Kerala, and perhaps India, happen not in television studios or our legislature, but in Karunan's barber shop and Kuttan's...

  • Police action on protestors marks failure of govt's outreach

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the classic BBC political satire serial, 'Yes Minister', minister Jim Hacker asks his senior bureaucrat Sir Humphrey Appleby how to deal with a group...

  • Rehman Malik in India: Expect the unexpected

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    As Pakistani politicians go, Rehman Malik certainly stands out. A policeman who has made it up the ranks of a feudal political system, he was...

  • Symbols of a composite culture: Prof Gopichand Narang and Urdu

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    A recent recipient of the Moortidevi Award given by the Bharatiya Jnanpith as well as the Sitara-e-Imtiaz given by the Government of Pakistan, Prof Gopichand...

  • Rahul, step in now and don't step out

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Salman Khurshid is easily among the brightest politicians in the country: a former Oxford don, he became a Union minister at 38. When he speaks,...

  • Restrain social media! Are you crazy??

    North by North West |  Jyoti Kamal
    Haven't we always talked about things with people we know and sometimes with people we don't know that well? Isn't that what being human is...

  • Will the new Delhi Govt bill end sarkari babugiri?

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    Delhities are a happy lot these days. The Delhi government has recently passed a landmark Bill that penalizes government officials who fail to process applications...

  • An open letter to Rahul Gandhi

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Dear Rahul, Since you rarely, if ever, interact with the media, an open letter seems the only way to communicate with you. Last week, ...

  • If Mamata the Railway Minister ran Bengal

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    West Bengal has seen - and chosen - Mamata Banerjee the inspirational leader. Now what can the state expect from Mamata the Chief Minister? There...

  • J&K: The lesser polls with larger gains

    FOOTLOOSE |  Pawan Bali
    KP woman, a former militant and a model turned politician are Kashmir's new sarpanches The usually stone-pelted streets of Baramulla sprung a surprise ...

  • Why National Science Day isn't really national

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    Lost in the excitement of the Budget every year, is a little known fact. On February 28, 1928, Sir CV Raman discovered that when light...

  • BJP's Ram slams Raman Rajya

    Rupashree's space |  Rupashree Nanda
    Chhattisgarh High Court will give its order on the bail plea of Dr Binayak Sen and Kolkata businessman Piyush Guha on Thursday, 10th February. Prosecution...

  • Prices and A Govt That Doesn't Know Its Onions

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    A colleague, who has done very well for himself and lives on Mumbai's Pali Hill, sent a new year's day message advising his friends not...

  • Of the concentric called scam

    ON THE ROCKS: No Watering Down |  Ipsita Shome
    One scam after another. So many, that we tend to miss it when a day passes by without popular media coverage of corruptives. Fellow tweeter...