Damned lies

Damned lies

There is no link between farmers’ suicides and the new land bill.... Continue Reading »

Chinatowns

Chinatowns

There is little India can do to repair broken states like Pakistan and Afghanistan.... Continue Reading »

Bellyachers

Bellyachers

A world of good would come should the PDP-BJP experiment in Jammu and Kashmir succeed.... Continue Reading »

Modi’s troubles - 2

Modi’s troubles - 2

The prime minister must break free from Lutyens’ Delhi to win the country to land reforms. The second and last of the series.... Continue Reading »

Modi’s troubles - 1

Modi’s troubles - 1

The prime minister is slipping. The first of a two-part series.... Continue Reading »

The banker’s banker

The banker’s banker

Prime Minister Modi needs to retain Raghuram Rajan for two terms.... Continue Reading »

Uneasy crown

Uneasy crown

Modi can arrest the drift in politics. Will he?... Continue Reading »

The August 1945 riddle

The August 1945 riddle

Nehru looks blacker after the long surveillance on Subhash Bose’s family.... Continue Reading »

Plain talk

Plain talk

Prime Minister Modi is correct to back SMEs.... Continue Reading »

All hands

All hands

Prime Minister Modi needs the best of the Sangh and his ministers to get ahead.... Continue Reading »

Modi & institutions

Modi & institutions

The prime minister is a nation-builder.... Continue Reading »

Reforms at risk

Reforms at risk

By being negligent of distressed farmers, Prime Minister Modi is tempting fate.... Continue Reading »

Mystery man

Mystery man

The more you think you know A. B. Vajpayee the less you do.... Continue Reading »

Fair exchange

Fair exchange

Prime Minister Modi should build national consensus for acquiring farmland.... Continue Reading »

Poverty politics

Poverty politics

The battle against the reactionaries will be a long-drawn one.... Continue Reading »

The Rahul comedy

The Rahul comedy

The low drama of the Indian National Congress is unwatchable.... Continue Reading »

The lost decade

The lost decade

How can Manmohan Singh ever forgive himself for letting down the country?... Continue Reading »

Return to base

Return to base

If the opposition does not see reason on reforms, Prime Minister Modi should directly approach the people.... Continue Reading »

Calm at the Centre

Calm at the Centre

Short-distance spoilers are hurting the run of politicians of the long haul.... Continue Reading »

Stop-and-start

Stop-and-start

The INC slights the mandate in Jammu and Kashmir.... Continue Reading »

Old party, new times

Old party, new times

There is no saving the Indian National Congress.... Continue Reading »

Dharna politics

Dharna politics

The country is at a terrible crossroads.... Continue Reading »

Brand India

Brand India

Much hope is pinned on the upcoming Union budget.... Continue Reading »

Keep AFSPA

Keep AFSPA

The BJP cannot compromise Jammu and Kashmir’s security in the anxiety to form a government.... Continue Reading »

Leaderless Pakistan

Leaderless Pakistan

A pawn is condemned to remain one.... Continue Reading »