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Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda-

Turning point Phailin

Monday 14 October '13

India must upgrade disaster monitoring and response systems. It could learn from Odisha
Know your friends

Tuesday 13 August '13

Engage with those who want peace in Pakistan, so as not to cede room to those who don’t.
Realpolitik Bites

Saturday 13 July '13

A candid account of losing a Lok Sabha election
Socially networked election

Friday 10 May '13

It may be one election away. But social media will have a noticeable impact in 2014
House of opportunity

Thursday 22 November '12

Parties must realise Parliament offers the best way to take their case to the people
Tangled Web

Wednesday 29 August '12

Government should harness the power of social media rather than fight it
Being neighbourly

Monday 16 July '12

Pakistan’s civil society is eagerly working to normalise ties. India must reciprocate
To negotiate or not

Tuesday 1 May '12

Norms need to be evolved and SOPs established to deal with hostage crises
The end of the high command

Wednesday 14 March '12

Why top-down edicts from the Centre don’t work in our increasingly participatory, state-led politics
Restoring the House

Tuesday 6 December '11

We need to urgently reset the rules of engagement in Parliament
After the deluge, the questions

Monday 10 October '11

The aftermath of natural calamities is often politicised between government and opposition, state and Centre. The Odisha floods, though, might be a different story.
A new normal?

Monday 5 September '11

How a recalcitrant system has been bullied into changing?
An unalloyed mess

Wednesday 3 August '11

Why mining became such a problem area and how it can be fixed?
Stop shirking reforms

Saturday 2 July '11

Let’s take stock of the benefits to know that much remains to be done.
Cash may yet be king

Monday 6 June '11

The conditions for successful cash transfers now exist in India.
Cynicism vs hope

Saturday 9 April '11

How odd that we should undermine democracy in this year of pro-democracy movements
The least bad option?

Monday 28 March '11

In the absence of sorely needed mining reform, the 26 per cent profit-share is a compelling idea.
Parliament is a difficult place

Monday 7 February '11

When there is disagreement between government and opposition, our options are all or nothing.
Put the Rajya Sabha on steroids

Friday 17 December '10

Rajya Sabha membership now means party nomination. To be a truly empowered Council of States it needs direct elections.
Arriviste in a hurry

Friday 23 April '10

Tharoor forgot that to change the rules of politics, you must first know them....


The Big Debate
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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