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A Level Playing Field

A Level Playing Field

Aug 30, 2010

Why single out cricketers for blame? It is better to accept the simple truth that cricket is no longer a sport. Cricket is commerce. As is politics, justice, media — or even religion. The crisis is moral.

Chinese Sweet And Sour

Chinese Sweet And Sour

Aug 27, 2010

Unless attitudes change New Delhi should minimize diplomatic contact with Islamabad and cut trade ties with Beijing. It will hurt them more than it will hurt us. Blowing hot and cold is no answer

Double Fault

Double Fault

Aug 20, 2010

Indian tennis stars have shamed the nation. They have threatened to pull out of the Commonwealth Games simply because authorities refuse to pay them their dues...

Order Out Of Chaos

Order Out Of Chaos

Dec 15, 2009

The stupidity of the government in its handling of the Telangana crisis is welcome. It just might ignite catalytic events that create opportunity to introduce a fundamental systemic reappraisal and reform.

Is There A Case For Small States?

Is There A Case For Small States?

Dec 09, 2009

Any rational reorganization of the nation into smaller states would give India around 50 states. Do small states suffer? Not if one views Punjab , Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

The Blind Talking To The Deaf

The Blind Talking To The Deaf

Dec 08, 2009

Claude Arpi’s book exposes the painful repetitiveness of all contacts between China and Tibet, between China and the rest of the world. It expresses hope that China will change. One begs to differ.

Liberhan’s Lapses

Liberhan’s Lapses

Nov 25, 2009

The Justice Liberhan Commission after 48 extensions was a mountainous enterprise. But this mountain after 17 years of labour produced a stillborn and stinking mouse. Sorry Mr Judge, but you ask to be judged.

Which World Does Justice Liberhan Inhabit?

Which World Does Justice Liberhan Inhabit?

Nov 23, 2009

His report has gone out of its way to exonerate the Narasimha Rao government of responsibility for the demolition, damaging its credibility before its official release

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Nov 19, 2009

The recent Obama-Hu summit makes India's concerns on China real and urgent. It remains to be seen how Prime Minister Manmohan Singh acquits himself in Washington.

Hobson's Choice

Hobson's Choice

Nov 16, 2009

The cover-up in the Madhu Koda mining case already seems to have begun. But, it is so crude and brazen that the political damage could be equally disastrous.

An Open Letter To Pranab Mukherjee

An Open Letter To Pranab Mukherjee

Nov 12, 2009

There are startling similarities and important differences between the Jain Hawala case and the Koda case. History is repeating itself. It ended as tragedy in the Jain Hawala case. Do not let it end this time as a farce.

It Ain't Over...Yet

It Ain't Over...Yet

Nov 10, 2009

Despite the faith in the power of the RSS -- and its all-powerful chief Mohan Bhagwat -- that the BJP rank and file may have, it would be rash and premature to write off LK Advani just yet.

Look Ma, Democracy Has No Clothes!

Look Ma, Democracy Has No Clothes!

Nov 05, 2009

Lack of governance, the trampling of Constitutional and legal norms, the brazen corruption, the mounting threats of terrorism and insurgency...But look at the bright side...

The Bogey Of UN Resolutions

The Bogey Of UN Resolutions

Oct 29, 2009

The Hurriyat leaders might recall that before he died Pandit Nehru with the help of Sheikh Abdullah attempted to make Kashmir the bridge between India and Pakistan. Nehru had realized his earlier mistakes. Will the Hurriyat?

Chemotherapy Or Surgery?

Chemotherapy Or Surgery?

Oct 27, 2009

Actually, the troubles besetting the BJP are easy to resolve if its members only had the sense to observe and follow the party’s democratic constitution which, for all practical purposes, is consigned to the trash can.

Has Gandhi's Agenda Been Defeated?

Has Gandhi's Agenda Been Defeated?

Oct 02, 2009

Mahatma Gandhi had earlier said that India could be partitioned only over his dead body. The Partition occurred but Gandhi remained alive. He was not afraid of death. Then why did he not redeem his pledge?

Globalisation’s Biggest Victim?

Globalisation’s Biggest Victim?

Sep 29, 2009

If globalisation allows big MNCs to exploit people worldwide how come the nation in which the largest and most powerful MNCs are headquartered is declining so quickly?

What Is A Credible Nuclear Deterrent?

What Is A Credible Nuclear Deterrent?

Sep 22, 2009

By raising doubts about Pokhran-2, 11 years after the event, whose political agenda are the scientists serving now?

Conspicuous Austerity

Conspicuous Austerity

Sep 15, 2009

“They are travelling by third class instead of first class on air,” he warmed up. “What a joke! Let them travel by bus and get rid of their gunmen! Then we’ll see!”

Dynastic Federalism

Dynastic Federalism

Sep 14, 2009

The legislators from Andhra are reinforcing the norms created by the central leadership of the Congress party. The motives of the Andhra MLAs today are no different from what they were when YSR was alive.

The Partition Paradox

The Partition Paradox

Sep 09, 2009

The two nation theory triumphed. But the Congress maintained the fiction that it had nevertheless remained committed to secularism. It is this dichotomy that lies at the heart of extremist Hindutva.

A Divided Hindu Parivar?

A Divided Hindu Parivar?

Sep 01, 2009

The divisions within BJP are for the world to see. But do some apparently mixed signals from the RSS suggest that there are divisions in the parent body too?

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Aug 29, 2009

Advani drives the car flanked by colleagues, Bhagwat sits silently in the back seat. Whenever any leader turns around and asks: “Bhagwatji, should we turn left or right?” Then, and only then, will Bhagwat proffer advice.

Scientific Politicking?

Scientific Politicking?

Aug 27, 2009

Will Dr Santhanam kindly explain his earlier silence and current volubility on Pokhran-2?

The Three Blind Men...

The Three Blind Men...

Aug 18, 2009

Jaswant Singh’s book on Mohammed Ali Jinnah, which has become a talking point across India, has revived the old debate about Partition. Time for a reality check before we decide on heroes and villains

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