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Keeping the statute quo

Wednesday 24 July '13

The judgments on the Representation of the People Act stray into legislative terrain
How not to be a journalist

Monday 25 March '13

As in the case of lawyers and doctors, a formal qualification must be prescribed for journalists
Only sound and fury in Jaipur

Friday 1 February '13

In India, art for art’s sake amounts to escapism. Art should serve a social purpose
Why the middle class is at the barricades

Monday 7 January '13

Corruption yesterday, sexual violence today, the middle class is protesting because its real income has been eroded
A jury of their peers

Saturday 17 November '12

Media freedoms come with responsibilities. A stronger Press Council, composed of media professionals, would be the best regulator
India, in transition and corrupt

Wednesday 8 August '12

Corruption will continue till the country’s industrialisation is complete
Ten ways of being foolish

Monday 23 April '12

90 per cent of Indians have an unscientific temper. The facts bear it out
The 90%

Monday 9 April '12

The unpleasant truth: 90 per cent of Indians are fools
Recreating Frankenstein’s monster

Saturday 31 March '12

Both versions of the Lokpal bill are unworkable. If passed, it may increase corruption
Bharat Ratna Ghalib

Tuesday 20 December '11

Giving it to socially irrelevant cricketers, filmstars is a mockery
Press freedom must be examined

Saturday 5 November '11

The intellectual level of the vast majority of Indians is very low, and the media is pandering to it
Why our media is anti-people

Friday 4 November '11

TV and print avoid real issues, focusing on glamour and cricket instead


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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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