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Survey Of Upper India

Survey Of Upper India

Mar 16, 2018

Two by Sheila Dikshit: one is a delightful, though guarded, memoir; another a self-congratulatory coffee-table book

Maverick In Pretty Handloom

Maverick In Pretty Handloom

Dec 08, 2017

Her claim to a major role in socialist politics and self-defence in the Tehelka sting affair fills up Jaya Jaitly’s memoir. Much of it stretches credulity too.

Sugar And Cane And A Big Brother Too

Sugar And Cane And A Big Brother Too

Apr 24, 2010

It’s been a long time coming. The IPL fiasco has given enough ammo for the Congress to turn the screws on feisty partner NCP.

The State At The Doorstep

The State At The Doorstep

Apr 17, 2010

Development is all. In Jehanabad district, the Nitish government’s efforts pushes the Maoists to the margins.

The Hard, The Soft And The Medium

The Hard, The Soft And The Medium

Apr 10, 2010

The government has realised that democracy cannot allow violence against our own

The Super Panchayat

The Super Panchayat

Apr 01, 2010

With a new NAC, the Congress signals its focus won’t swerve off the aam admi

Now, The Better Third

Now, The Better Third

Mar 13, 2010

How exactly will the Women’s Reservation Bill empower our women and affect our legislative complexion?

How To Wear A Talisman Lightly

How To Wear A Talisman Lightly

Mar 06, 2010

Pranab’s partymen and allies come around to the petrol price hike, but only grudgingly

Of A Science Called Manmohanology

Of A Science Called Manmohanology

Feb 27, 2010

Manmohan is stamping his own imprint on policy, but that’s putting him at odds with the party

A Shiver Runs Through It

A Shiver Runs Through It

Feb 13, 2010

The innocent tribal stands hapless in the crossfire between the State and the Maoists, losing life and livelihood in a war without end

Game On In The Carbon Back Lanes

Game On In The Carbon Back Lanes

Dec 13, 2009

Jairam Ramesh may well be under attack but he has the full support of the prime minister

Asleep At The Wheel?

Asleep At The Wheel?

Nov 28, 2009

Or did the BJP-RSS leadership trick him into a sorry complacency?

A Compass To Realign

A Compass To Realign

Nov 21, 2009

As PC gets on with his job, he tries to be more accommodative

Mind The Drill

Mind The Drill

Nov 07, 2009

A scathing report on the pro-business land takeover policy ...and it’s official too

Bandman’s Twist

Bandman’s Twist

Oct 31, 2009

Despite the CBI probe, Raja walks the political edge, keeps his seat

Ghost Writers Of 1975

Ghost Writers Of 1975

Oct 24, 2009

Was Emergency Indira’s move alone? Or was she ‘led’ to it?

Mother Fixation

Mother Fixation

Oct 10, 2009

‘India = Indira’. That famous equation helped manufacture a modern deity.

The Glamour Of Poverty

The Glamour Of Poverty

Sep 19, 2009

The Congress ties itself in behavioural knots over spending

Delhi, Where The Wave Breaks

Delhi, Where The Wave Breaks

Sep 12, 2009

The Congress high command is miffed at Jagan’s stunts, but ground realities are a concern too

Worse Than Tokenism?

Worse Than Tokenism?

Sep 05, 2009

The arguments over the Women’s Bill continue to founder

When Politics Takes Flight

When Politics Takes Flight

Sep 05, 2009

For the consummate politician today, being everywhere all the time is thought of as a necessity. They have to realise they are a perishable commodity.

A Fortress Unto Himself

A Fortress Unto Himself

Jul 30, 2009

Others may not see the method in his plan, but the PM knows what he’s doing

Rectified Spirit?

Rectified Spirit?

Jul 18, 2009

The Marxists face their worst crisis ever. Comrades look for a “reconnect”.

‘Not Everyone...But The Bad Eggs In The Party Will Be Removed’

‘Not Everyone...But The Bad Eggs In The Party Will Be Removed’

Jul 18, 2009

CPI(M) general secretary on factionalism in its Kerala unit and cracks in its Bengal citadel

More Politically  Correct Than PC

More Politically Correct Than PC

Jul 11, 2009

The party's socialist heart says aye, the reformers mask their disappointment

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