Pratap Bhanu Mehta The Indian Express Group

Pratap Bhanu Mehta-

Historian of Hope

Wednesday 3 October '12

Hobsbawm resisted the idea that utopian visions contained the seed of their own destruction
Saying it all

Thursday 27 September '12

Why is the US being seen as an idealistic outlier on free speech?
Not reform vs populism

Friday 21 September '12

It’s easier to taint the opponent than to stake out an economic ideology
The price of half-truths

Thursday 13 September '12

Our biggest economic challenge: to talk ourselves out of the lies fed by government
A long way from 1984

Thursday 6 September '12

Coal crisis, Gujarat verdict, Sahara ruling: politicians, big business now feel the heat
The quicksand of caste

Tuesday 28 August '12

Should the ambit of reservation be expanded? An open letter to Dalit friends
Great cleansing act

Monday 20 August '12

In the long run, the CAG reports will make government stronger, not weaker: it will be forced to ask the right questions.
Fathers, who art in heaven

Wednesday 15 August '12

Mohandas, Subhas, Jawaharlal, Bhimrao chat about India at 65
Jack out of the box

Friday 10 August '12

Like gurus trying to fix politics, we scramble for visibility by exceeding our roles
Lost in the shuffle

Thursday 2 August '12

Govt plays political merry-go-round, instead of sending a message of change
The Anna excuse

Saturday 28 July '12

Politicians use weaknesses of his movement to avoid a clean-up
So who’s afraid of growth?

Friday 20 July '12

A GDP number is a harbinger of social revolution. That makes India’s elites skittish
Gurgaons of the mind

Friday 13 July '12

As India has grown in power, there is a curious lack of intellectual self-confidence
Dire states

Wednesday 4 July '12

They have been unable to tackle basic problems, be it in education or power
Family sway

Friday 29 June '12

Gandhis and Ambanis have shaped and fettered Indian democracy and capitalism
The power of his example

Saturday 23 June '12

Abid Hussain embodied an ideal that is fading fast
By her yardstick

Friday 22 June '12

The ethical maturity of our society will be judged by how women fare in it
Raisina Downhill

Friday 15 June '12

This moment in presidential race throws up the worst of coalition politics
Affirmative inaction

Monday 4 June '12

Our quota scheme has no coherent answers even for basic questions
Sin of littleness

Tuesday 29 May '12

Caught in a moment of transition, India’s elites are revealing feet of clay


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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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