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  • Economic Survey: Dressing up government for a market economy

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    This year's Economic Survey is a delight to read, especially the chapter on 'Issues and Priorities.' It is an essay on the role of the...

  • Railways: Does the PM have the stomach for radical change?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Is the Railway Budget as deceptive as the man who presented it to Parliament? As chief minister of Karnataka, Sadananda Gowda came across as a...

  • Budget view through the eyes of an entrepreneur

    Guest Blog |  Capt G R Gopinath
    Mr Arun Jaitley, in the run up to the budget said yesterday populist policies and mindless spending have stalled growth and drained the exchequer, hinting...

  • Safe city concept lays the groundwork for Modi's smart cities

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The unsavoury events of the past decade, ranging from mass terrorist attacks to public crimes against women has created the need for safer Indian cities....

  • In defence of Angrezi: Modi speaks the language of Macaulayputras

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Now that PM Narendra Modi has made an unexpected speech in the language of the Macaulayputras at a moment of national pride when PSLV blasted...

  • In conversation with Chairman of the Atomic Energy Comission

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Narendra Modi's government has indicated a renewed push in the area of civil nuclear energy, which is a key component of India's strategy to enhance...

  • The politics behind governors

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    A former UPA minister relates a delightful story of an ex judge who had been identified to head the contentious "Snoopgate" probe. The judge declined...

  • Foreign affairs: On track?

    World Trip |  Amrita Tripathi
    Nothing like a new beat to keep you on your toes, even some 11 years into the business. So here goes, with the new profile,...

  • Modi's India: The first 30 days

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    Narendra Modi led NDA government has completed its first 30 days in office following a massive electoral victory in May. While it is too early...

  • Bangladesh: Time for India to reciprocate

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Ten years ago, the results of such a survey would have sent shockwaves. After all, in 2003, Bangladesh was considered a dangerous terror hub for...

  • Imposition of Hindi as the 'national' language makes me believe that Karnataka is an independent nation

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    The indoctrination that Hindi is India's national language is widespread. Despite there being no mention of it in the Constitution, and despite clarifications by the...

  • Will Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chennai Express' derail soon?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Don't know if these are the ache din promised by PM Modi. For one thing, posting mere thoughts in a blog in India these days...

  • Relevance of Governors: Is it an opportune time to get rid of the post

    Guest Blog |  Capt G R Gopinath
    The resignation of two Governors this week and more likely to follow, and the defiant stance of a few of them against the request of...

  • Should we review?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    After the handsome victory of Narendra Modi and the NDA, the minorities (read Muslims) already under fear, "what if Modi-BJP comes to power", questioning -...

  • Jasoos Kutty & Shashi Tharoor's love for Modi

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    This is the All India Radio. News read by Saramma Prime Minister Narendra Modi directs his party MPs not to touch his ...

  • Should God's own country become God's own independent country?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    For thousands of years, Malayalees have had a special relationship with God in his own special country. A growing number of Malayalees feel it is...

  • Why put India back on the track leading to destruction?

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    The search for the path to the spiritual unity of the peoples of India has long been given up. Dead are the Shankaras, Basavannas, Kabirs,...

  • The Ashoka example

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The dhamma of change A ruler stood on the battlefield surveying the wages of war. A personal choice was made or perhaps a politically ...

  • The nasty Indian hang over of dynasty won't go away

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    If one single idea has roughcast the tone of the 2014 Parliament election campaign, it is the deep rooted psychosis of a large section of...

  • An Indian's humble effort to boost Indo-Pak relations

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Since Modi was sworn in as PM last month, there seems to be a thaw in India-Pakistan relations. Nawaz Sharif attended the swearing-in, the two...

  • The silence of the lambs of India

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    The deafening silence of the lambs which has spread a pal over the free air of India is indeed much more frightening than the horrible...

  • The Modi government must take lessons from the Rajiv Gandhi government of 1984

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The new joke in the corridors of power is that if in the last five years the country suffered because it didn't have a strong...

  • Modi the statesman has arrived

    Guest Blog |  Capt G R Gopinath
    The left leaning intellectuals, liberals and artists with a socialist bent of mind must stop being paranoid of Modi. They speak as though they will...

  • Modi has won- now what?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    The aspirational India, rejecting politics of identity and caste, communalism vs secularism dialogue, and refusing to be vote bank, has changed the political narrative to...

  • Did fighting corruption rob Sonia Gandhi's UPA of victory in the 2014 election?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Amid all that euphoria of the massive election victory of the BJP, when the whole world was impatiently watching the steps of its would be...

  • How the new PMO looks like: Jasoos Kutty investigates

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    Jasoos Kutty exposes the metamorphosis of 7RCR ...

  • Modi the mobiliser: The politics of charisma makes a comeback after 30 years

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's passing away was supposed to be the end of charismatic politics. Her hold on people was so mesmerising that she could...

  • Verdict 2014

    My World |  Nitesh Prasad
    On Monday, May 12 when the final phase ended and exit polls results started coming out, suddenly one of my colleagues pointed out that one...

  • The irrational Indian phobia of a mother and son

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    It is time the Gandhi family ultimately took a well deserved holiday. It is time the family stopped getting dead bodies of their dearest ones...

  • Tsunami Modi sinks Jasoos Narayanan Kutty

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    Text of press release issued by PM candidate Jasoos Narayanan Kutty who lost his deposit in the elections Mitron... After the hectic campaigning ...