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Letter to an Indian nanny in New York

Monday 23 December '13

In return for a Green Card, all you have to do is provide evidence against your prominent employer.
Welfare haves and have-nots

Monday 9 September '13

The government seems determined to create a de-industrialised moonscape across India
Poor, powerless police

Monday 8 April '13

Can we agree to vote only for parties that promise to implement the police reforms?
A quiet hero

Friday 22 March '13

Viren Shah disproved the view that wealthy business leaders like to flirt with authoritarianism
Educator par excellence

Thursday 17 May '12

For Shirin Darasha, school was a democratic republic of talent
The Regulation Raj

Saturday 5 May '12

Our approach seems to be, ‘Have problem, do a quick-fix’. We need to learn that ill-conceived fiscal fixes will not work
Prose by Another Name Wouldn’t Read the Same

Saturday 21 April '12

Christopher Hitchens died a few months ago. Lovers of English prose were dealt a serious blow.
Unpredictable business

Friday 13 April '12

Attacking tax havens is a cover to introduce the draconian GAAR
Letter from the Beyond

Monday 2 April '12

Rajendra Prasad and Ambedkar on retrospective changes to laws
From the Philippines, with gratitude

Saturday 24 March '12

India’s arbitrary policy environment has shifted IT and BPO jobs out of here, to more reasonable regimes
Back to school for Norway?

Tuesday 20 March '12

Telenor executives and social services officials, for starters, could do with some elementary lessons
Apocalypse is Nigh

Saturday 14 January '12

Like the professional pessimists of the 1930s, Jeffrey Sachs prescribes central planning to tide over the crisis
The irony mask

Saturday 14 January '12

Cho Ramaswamy’s play ‘Saraswatiyin Shapatam’ is a caustic comment on our passivity and denial
The Great Lokpal Conspiracy Theory

Friday 30 December '11

This bill is a ploy to turn opinion against the judiciary, which is bound to strike it down
Shyam Benegal, family man

Friday 9 December '11

It is not easy for cinema to convey the complicated inner lives of families — but Benegal pulls it off
Clout of the virtuous

Friday 25 November '11

The strange parallels between Germany and China
Elites don’t get it

Tuesday 18 October '11

That there is a larger purpose behind Mayawati’s public architecture
On a parallel track

Friday 30 September '11

Are we going to see a whole lost decade for the world economy?
If not for September 11

Saturday 10 September '11

Look at how that one clear, fateful autumn morning put so many folks in business.
When glee is complacency

Friday 2 September '11

Why India cannot afford to take economic growth for granted?


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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