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Why not vote on FDI in retail?

Tuesday 27 November '12

The government does not want Parliament to function. It is creating the stalemate
Drawing a fine line

Monday 1 October '12

The government misreads the court’s opinion on the 2G case as a victory
The Censor Bench

Monday 23 April '12

Judicial gag orders are as abhorrent as executive restraints on the media
‘Some serious sidestepping is coming from the judicial institution’

Saturday 20 August '11

In the Rajya Sabha, the leader of the opposition discusses judicial pressure on the separation of powers.
Checking on the House

Monday 25 April '11

Middle-class cynicism misses the central role of Parliament in our democracy.
Flying the Republic’s flag

Saturday 29 January '11

What legal right does the J&k state government have to detain and deport the two leaders of the opposition?
Congress ‘Rajneeti’, cut & paste

Saturday 29 May '10

The ruling party’s love affair with film censorship hasn’t changed since the Emergency....
Kindling a movement

Thursday 4 March '10

Nanaji Deshmukh died at the age of 94. Till his death he was an RSS pracharak, a full timer. Very few have possessed the kind of extroverted attitude and dynamism that Nanaji had.
Triumph of the moderate

Wednesday 27 May '09

The voter’s verdict: sober governance helps, shrillness does not. Moderation is a virtue
Hairsplitting on terror

Friday 26 September '08

The increased frequency of terror attacks has exposed the vulnerability of the Indian state. The terrorists can strike...
Numbers on Gujarat’s wall

Monday 31 December '07

Modi proved that if leaders have credibility they can win again and again.
A tale of three Emergencies: real reason always different

Monday 5 November '07

The proclamation of Emergency in Pakistan by General Pervez Musharraf, though a cause of serious concern, did not take the world by surprise.
The way of the EC

Tuesday 21 August '07

A debate has been initiated in sections of the media as to whether the recommendation of the chief election commissioner (CEC) for removal of an election commissioner is binding on the government.
Anyone for blasphemy?

Saturday 19 May '07

The debate on the Vadodara incident has deliberately been conducted in the abstract. But ask: can the works of ‘art’ be justified in the name of ‘artistic freedom’?
For PM, Q is for opportunity

Tuesday 27 February '07

Ottavio Quattrocchi’s arrest in Argentina can be a defining moment for Dr Manmohan Singh’s prime ministership, says Arun Jaitley. He must choose to uphold both values and the law
When it comes to Mr Q, the right to know doesn’t apply

Monday 7 August '06

Despite request under RTI, CBI declines information on freezing, defreezing of Quattrocchi accounts, Central Information Commission says ‘any attempt to compile voluminous information will disproporti...
Eighteen years, one question

Monday 31 July '06

Bofors remains the classic example of institutional subversion in India
Pramodji was a solid party man, he was one man for all seasons

Thursday 4 May '06

It was in July last year that Pramodji, while leaving my room at the Escorts’ Hospital, wished me a speedy recovery and said, “Get well fast, you have to go to Bihar.”
House for Jessica, Priyadarshini

Thursday 23 March '06

Parliament must now amend laws. It owes that to society


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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