Meghnad Desai The Indian Express Group
Sunday 5 January '14Ever since the victory in 2009, Congress veterans have been trying to cut Manmohan Singh down to size.
Sunday 15 December '13Arvind Kejriwal in his moment of triumph ought to discount his victory.
Sunday1 December '13India needs a much more robust culture where leaders are exposed to the people’s criticisms rather than treated like the old rajas.
Sunday24 November '13The Tarun Tejpal case, which has just exploded, is sad and shocking.
Sunday17 November '13Politics, of course, is completely out of bounds for anyone who has only merit.
Sunday10 November '13The Congress was an instrument that Gandhi adapted to mass struggle, but under his dictatorial rule.
Sunday3 November '13The Congress had promised a coalition with the Muslim League in UP after the 1937 elections.
Sunday27 October '13Rahul Gandhi recently articulated his primal fear a premature violent death by assassination.
Sunday20 October '13Following the tragedy of Partition, Muslims in India have been treated as a special species.
Sunday13 October '13It has been three years since P Chidambaram confided somewhat loudly that the UPA was going to grant Telangana statehood.
Sunday6 October '13Fast forward 38 years and we have a politically engineered riot.
Sunday29 September '13Politics does sometimes change abruptly, hitting a cusp when suddenly new possibilities open up which were not there the day before.
Sunday22 September '13This idea of a secular, democratic, left-of-centre polity was very much the brainchild of Jawaharlal Nehru.
Sunday15 September '13The run-up to the 2014 elections has everyone in a tearing hurry to rush to decisions that may prove to be ill-judged.
Sunday1 September '13The market has seen that the fundamental problem of the Indian economy is politics.
Sunday18 August '13It is a uniquely Indian dish. Border troubles across the LoC and communal riots in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sunday28 July '13In the 1959 film Anari, there is a scene where the simpleton-hero played by Raj Kapoor is working in a restaurant kitchen.
Sunday21 July '13There was a presentation of a new book on the Partition of Punjab last week in one of the committee rooms at the House of Lords
Sunday7 July '13There was the unrest in Istanbul against a non-secular government
Sunday30 June '13Every time the question of Jammu and Kashmir comes up in Indian politics, there is a forceful assertion that J&K is an integral part of India
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