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A new party, a more engaged class

Friday 13 December '13

The middle classes may be more inclined to vote than to vent. That’s the most significant takeaway from the recent assembly elections.
A trickle of small victories

Monday 15 July '13

The court’s efforts to cleanse politics point to systemic loopholes that still need to be plugged
Party in the dock

Thursday 9 May '13

Citizens’ confidence in the judiciary remains strong, and their trust in the power of the vote is high. But faith in the political party is imperilled
Capitol Hill to Raisina Hill

Thursday 14 March '13

Old notions about governance are being rendered obsolete in the wake of new aspirations and deteriorating trust in the political class
The generation gap of governance

Wednesday 14 November '12

How can an overwhelmingly young India be well served by its ageing political leaders?


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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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