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Missing: Delhi’s home-grown leadership

26 Jan 2015 11:42 PM GMT
In his novel “Delhi”, Khushwant Singh described his mistress Bhagmati as akin to the capital: both are unattractive and detestable, yet their...

The lone wolf has finally come to India

13 Jan 2015 11:19 PM GMT
A few days before an American-turned-Yemeni preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed in a hellfire missile attack by US drones in Yemen on September 30,...

Modi baiters have their strategy wrong

12 Jan 2015 9:40 PM GMT
Governance is a complex tool used to achieve political objectives. This reductionist definition may not fit into the academic description of...

Level playing field between Centre and states

11 Dec 2014 9:58 PM GMT
T the Panchavati hall, within the precincts of the prime minister’s residence at 7 RCR, held the most powerful gathering of top political executives...

Time to cure the rotting bureau

1 Dec 2014 8:56 PM GMT
Ranjit Sinha is not the first director of the central bureau of investigation (CBI) to sully the organisation’s name. He will not be the last. He has...

Radical change can wait, pragmatism rules for now

12 Nov 2014 12:01 AM GMT
A day is a long time in politics. 9 November, the day when prime minister Narendra Modi expanded his cabinet, was such a day. Every moment of the...

Paradox at heart of Modi victory

23 Oct 2014 10:38 PM GMT
Election results are easily open to many inferences that one draws according to one’s own political assessment. The results of the Haryana and...

What Mahatma said on moral hygiene

6 Oct 2014 8:25 PM GMT
In Mahatma Gandhi’s worldview, the end never justified the means. In his very first public speech after returning to India, on the occasion of the...

‘My ties with Modi too deep to let anything spoil it’

18 Sep 2014 9:36 PM GMT
Rajnath Singh is not an extraordinary leader. Though he has been BJP chief twice over – a feat that puts him on a par with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK ...

Charade to please his new masters

28 July 2014 9:35 PM GMT
Justice Markandey Katju was a regular visitor of a bookshop in Connaught Place’s Janpath market. Once he bought a series of books by Winston Churchill ...

Indian bureaucracy: More a caged parrot than the famed steel frame

23 July 2014 9:10 PM GMT
If the state of affairs in Indian bureaucracy is any indication, the metaphor of ‘caged parrot’ should have readily replaced ‘steel frame’ as an apt...

Bureaucratic battles over CBI posting

21 July 2014 8:37 PM GMT
Remember the metaphor ‘caged parrot’ the Supreme Court used to describe the country’s premier investigative agency, the central bureau of...
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