Nalin Mehta The Indian Express Group

Nalin Mehta-

The do-good show

Wednesday 9 May '12

Has public service broadcasting returned to Indian television?
Washed out

Thursday 23 April '09

The Indian Premier League, version 2.0, has begun on a damp note. Will it recover?
Cricket can’t exist in la-la land

Tuesday 24 March '09

Prudence and preparation should be paramount, not muscle-flexing
‘You furnish the pictures, I’ll furnish the war’

Thursday 25 December '08

What is the connection between a long forgotten US naval battleship that was blown up in the Havana Harbour in 1898 and the state of the post-Mumbai television discourse?
Eyes on terror

Saturday 29 November '08

Just after the attack on Gandhinagar’s Akshardham temple six years ago, a senior general with the NSG told me quite candidly...
Barack Singh Dhoni

Thursday 13 November '08

When George W. Bush barely scraped through in Florida in 2000, many Indian observers rightly pointed in glee to the successes of our own Election Commission and the inherent checks and balances in Ind...
Narendra Modi 2.0

Tuesday 21 October '08

He might have crafted a whole new image aimed at Delhi, but can he shake off his history?
We were hand in glove

Tuesday 26 August '08

When K.D. Jadhav won India’s last wrestling medal at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 the celebrations at home were...
Smile, Sir Dorabji

Tuesday 12 August '08

Lesson from India’s first individual Olympic gold: its sport, like its democracy, must find a unique model.


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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