L RAMAKRISHNAN The Indian Express Group


A new direction

Sunday 17 June '12

When a Tamil Nadu government project allowed the rural poor to take charge, they did well for themselves
The World is Not Enough

Saturday 16 June '12

Drive past the dust-heaving, barren, concrete wilderness of Gurgaon, feel the sun bite into your bones, and you wonder what good can come out of this land?
A Glittering Playground

Sunday 29 April '12

The demographic of those buying gold is changing, know about the nouveau buyers.
Clean Bill

Sunday 1 April '12

A former manual scavenger, Usha Chaumar is now spreading the word about personal hygiene among rural Indian women.
The New App Map

Sunday 22 January '12

On the outskirts of the temple town of Udupi, next to a crummy old theatre, a sunlit block of steel and glass beckons us to stop.
Friend On Call

Sunday 25 December '11

9911391234 would seem like any other mobile number. But for women in Gujarat’s Kutch district, it is the number they dial in times of distress.
Safety Catch

Sunday 20 November '11

The first mobile phone application geared towards women’s safety is set to be launched in Delhi.
Finally, buyers may get their due

Saturday 19 November '11

The draft Real Estate Regulatory Bill is focused on the interest of the buyer. The Bill has gone into the heart of the unfair practices plaguing the real estate sector and seeks to remedy the current ...
Around India on Wheels

Sunday 30 October '11

Finding your way across the sprawling Rock Gardens in Chandigarh is not meant to be an effort, unless your movement is restricted by the wheelchair you are travelling in.
What the world is reading

Tuesday 18 October '11

Why are there fewer “startlingly beautiful” airline stewardesses in the US? Megan McArdle responds to a blog by Glen Whitman whose central argument
Bitter Chocolate

Sunday 16 October '11

The cycle rickshaw finally stops, after a journey through commotion.
Loans on the Till Roll

Sunday 18 September '11

In 2007, husband-wife duo Arjun Shetty and Rati Rajkumar, then working in the US, wanted to invest in a house in Chennai.
What the world is reading

Tuesday 16 August '11

Marines in Helmand province, Afghanistan, are teaching locals to read the Koran to thwart the efforts of the Taliban, writes Brian Mockenhaupt.
What Land Acquisition Bill means for you as a home buyer

Saturday 13 August '11

With interest rates eating into dreams of many urban Indians, the Bill could make that quest even more expensive.
What the world is reading

Tuesday 26 July '11

Immigration sceptics are fond of portraying the US’s southwestern border with Mexico as “a sort of Spanish-accented version of Pakistan’s tribal areas”.
What the world is reading

Tuesday 28 June '11

What happens when the Americans and their NATO partners leave Afghanistan?
Radio Tuk Tuks try to fill in Gurgaon’s transport gap

Tuesday 28 December '10

If you live in Gurgaon, you have only two other transport options, apart from your own car: DTC buses and the diesel-run, smoke-belching ‘shared autos’ or phatphatis.
The CWG closing ceremony, in black and white

Friday 15 October '10

On the last day of the Commonwealth Games, Delhiites were an enthusiastic lot.


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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