Ramaswamy R. Iyer The Indian Express Group

Ramaswamy R. Iyer-

Writing on water

Wednesday 30 January '13

The new national water policy must be treated as a work in progress
Private hands and public matters

Friday 24 June '11

While civil society members cannot be lawmakers, there should be no issue with them drafting a bill.
What water wars?

Tuesday 23 March '10

Pakistan, for reasons of its own, has decided to raise water as a major new issue with India. This is an ominous development, perhaps the most ominous...
Let the Games go on

Tuesday 4 August '09

The question of its ecological impact on the Yamuna has been pushed aside
Elect among equals

Tuesday 3 February '09

The points that have been made in the criticism of the chief election commissioner’s recommendation of the removal of Election Commissioner Navin Chawla...
Writ in Water

Friday 31 October '08

A design flaw in the Indus treaty makes Pakistan’s complaint, as well as India’s defence, valid.
Of floods and fortifications

Friday 19 September '08

Whenever a major flood occurs, with accompanying loss of life, livelihoods and property, it generates a strong feeling...
An unaccountable arbiter of accountability

Tuesday 12 August '08

Because of the momentous events of the last few weeks an important and unfortunate development has gone unnoticed.
Rational scepticism

Monday 4 August '08

During the last year or so, one has been watching with growing dismay the debate on the Sethusamudram project...
Hogenakkal: writ in water

Monday 7 April '08

The Hogenakkal fires are being doused. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has put the project on hold until a popular government...
Bridge over troubled debate

Monday 24 September '07

We need a return to calm consideration before proceeding further with the Sethusamudram project.
Preliminary questions, against the flow

Tuesday 15 May '07

The three states in Cauvery dispute must clarify the premise of their petitions against the tribunal’s final order
A dispute runs through it

Saturday 10 March '07

What is ‘justice’ in a case like the Cauvery dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka? Will closure come?
Dammed if they do

Monday 27 November '06

Mullaperiyar: Tamil Nadu farmers should be grateful to, not angry with, Kerala


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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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