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Gujarat in election mode, Modi goes garba-hopping with friends

Monday 22 October '07

Model code of conduct in place, so BJP supporters organise shows; Chief Minister tells participants he needs their support to put Gujarat on world map.
Mission in search of a leader

Sunday 21 October '07

The Nobel Peace prize for IPCC, headed by R.K. Pachauri, refocuses global attention on a possible leadership role for India, which can bring synergy to the fight against poverty and climate change
A wake-up call on millennium goals

Sunday 14 October '07

This is a busy season in more ways than one. Adding to the plethora of reports from various agencies comes a joint report from the Asian Development Bank...
Let’s get down to business

Sunday 7 October '07

Good news has a cascading effect. Amidst other indicators of continued economic buoyancy comes a report based on a compilation by the World Bank...
800 million people

Sunday 30 September '07

That’s the number of Indians who still remain poor and vulnerable in the new India
Economy on autopilot? Not quite

Sunday 23 September '07

Earlier this week, the Sensex touched a new high. There is continued optimism of an investment-led growth and even the more subdued projections...
To Davos via Dalian

Sunday 16 September '07

China has made the transition. India needs to take lessons from it on how to balance attentiveness to poverty with the aspiration for prosperity
CM back from WEF, so is Gujarat Inc red carpet

Monday 10 September '07

As Chief Minister Narendra Modi returned from a World Economic Forum meeting at Dalian, China...
India and Japan: Great expectations

Sunday 26 August '07

The recently concluded visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is significant in several ways. While it builds on the achievements of several such high-level visits in recent years...
The problem of educating India

Sunday 19 August '07

Last week I wrote on the 60 years of our Independence. This week I intend to comment on the prime minister’s Independence Day speech.
Here’s looking at the next 60 years

Sunday 12 August '07

This week I complete three years of column writing with this paper. My first piece was on August 8, 2004, under the headline ‘A Prime Ministerial embrace for August 15’.
Reading the Patna Consensus

Sunday 29 July '07

The goal of poverty eradication is getting increasingly subdued in the euphoria of economic buoyancy.
Reviving the open society

Sunday 22 July '07

The proposed Nalanda University can become a beacon of the changes India desperately needs
The problem with Parliament

Sunday 15 July '07

The government has a clear responsibility to act on the growing backlog of important legislation.
A very dull House indeed

Sunday 8 July '07

After the installation of the new president, the attention of policy makers will inevitably shift to the pending business of government.
Modi’s next stop: Summer Davos

Saturday 7 July '07

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who was forced to cut short his Switzerland trip earlier this week to tackle the floods back home, will again be flying abroad.
Filling the ‘missing middle’

Sunday 1 July '07

The eighth annual conference on Indian economic policy reforms at Stanford University three weeks ago discussed the broad theme of development research lessons.
Don’t play politics on power

Sunday 10 June '07

Power and agriculture have remained two disappointing areas, both for this government and many of its predecessors. The new initiative of the prime minister to convene a chief...
Just what the doctor ordered

Sunday 3 June '07

The Prime Minister’s Ten Point Commandments at the recent CII annual conference created quite a stir. The debate was, however, hijacked on the limited issue of resisting excessive...


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