States

  • '2 States' - A movie every budding author connects to

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    Writers are all same, says a newspaper correspondent who covers books section of a daily in New Delhi. I had my own reservations on this...

  • Are authors losing to scriptwriters?

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    '2 States' starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt is yet another Bollywood piece based on a bestseller novel hit the screen this Friday. After the...

  • Can Aam Aadmi Party's Mohalla Sabhas work?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey and his journalist co-panelists were dubious in their discussion, on the morning that Delhi went to vote, about mohalla sabhas or neighbourhood...

  • Lessons from world leaders

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    In the world of foreign policy, few events really surprise anyone. Yet as the foreign ministers of the US and Russia came out of their...

  • Eggs to order

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It's 2 am, yet it feels like an evening still to come. The slow hum of traffic grates on the asphalt as engines roar and...

  • The undeclared war among the states - where is this leading to?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    On November 19, 2012, in a provocative article on Bal Thackeray, Markandey Katju has made an observation that deserves our close attention. Katju's article is...

  • Of Vadra's riches and Kejriwal's endless accusations

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    Even as Kejriwal made his 'startling disclosures' on Reliance controlling the Government, came news from China that Premier Wen Jiabao has accumulated billions from various...

  • Kerala Power Board's Induction-phobia Is A Joke

    A Mallu's Musings |  Achyuth Punnekat
    Of all the harebrained schemes I've ever heard in my life (and trust me, I cook up many myself), this one probably deserves a citation...

  • Maya's four-pronged attack

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    Mayawati has taken the wind out of the sails of everyone else. Panditji examines the possible fallout... ...

  • Uttar Pradesh: Divide to conquer

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    History is replete with stories of kings conquering new territories to expand their kingdom. However, seldom would one have heard of a king vivisecting his...

  • Mamata can't run a state like a youth club

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    October is a month of festivities. There is Durga Puja and there is Diwali. But for more than 6000 retired employees of the Calcutta State...

  • Left, Right or Centre, the old order should fade away

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    If electoral deliverance and degree of popular support are taken to be the litmus test of performance in the context of democratic politics, there are...

  • Stars in the ground

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The last vote has been cast. The surveys are out. EVMs stand at the ready. In 48 hours, the voice of the Indian voter will...

  • Pakistan: Beyond the Crisis State

    Diplomat's Diary |  Wajid Shamsul Hasan
    Since Pakistan has been in the eye of the storm, many books are being published on the future of the state. Not many are objective...

  • Will the change be enough to 'change' Bengal?

    Lost in 'Trance'lation |  Abid Soffi
    New Delhi: With only two phases left in the West Bengal Assembly elections and the judgment day round the corner, the people of Bengal are...

  • Whoosh! The simple man

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Travelling with Mamata Banerjee in North Bengal, in the first phase of polling in early April, reaping an unusual break and a whirlwind. A ...

  • High stakes elections for Congress

    Pallavi's space |  Pallavi Ghosh
    Not many noticed when Sonia Gandhi quietly made Digvijaya Singh in-charge of Assam last month. Despite the general perception that Congress has no real opponent...

  • The Dravidian Syndrome '11 (2G vs Free TV & Vijayakanth vs Cong)

    A pinch of Salt |  Veeraraghav T M
    I can't help point out that the results in the spate of Assembly elections we are about to witness will be on Friday the 13th...

  • Yes, it can happen

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    The ruling Indian elite are surviving on confusion created by noise generated over issues that touch the masses. The machinery that generates this noise is...

  • Kashmir: The dichotomy of grief

    FOOTLOOSE |  Pawan Bali
    Young lives lost are always tragic. The grief of it is something which every home in Kashmir carefully guards against. Somehow, it quietly creeps in....