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Not just an eight-year itch

Thursday 28 November '13

The break-up of the NDA in Bihar has happened now, but Nitish Kumar’s ‘coalition of extremes’ may have been an embattled idea at ground level even earlier.
Why Bihar is special

Saturday 17 November '12

The state has subsidised growth for the rest of India
When the Senas raged

Monday 4 June '12

Barmeshwar Singh’s killing snaps the last link to an era that has mercifully been eclipsed in Bihar
Regional goes international

Wednesday 9 May '12

It’s a sign of the times that the Centre can no longer afford to ignore state concerns when framing foreign policy
The buccaneering in Bihar

Friday 14 October '11

In the bad old days, corruption in Bihar was different — it was at the input level, making growth impossible
Four down, more to go

Tuesday 24 November '09

Nitish Kumar has attempted a new, inclusive politics, though it is yet to translate into economic empowerment...
Stirrings of change

Wednesday 26 November '08

Three years ago, when Nitish Kumar took over the reins in Bihar, he inherited a ramshackle state structure which had no history of work, coherence and dynamism, not just during the last regime but dur...
Kaimur Makeover

Saturday 21 June '08

Two parliamentary by-elections, in Vaishali and Madhepura, changed the course of electoral history in Bihar.
Return of the state

Saturday 17 May '08

Bhagar Yadav was on the run for three decades; he ultimately surrendered before the Superintendent of Police of Bihar’s...
Power to the people?

Wednesday 6 February '08

When the Electricity Act of 2003 replaced the earlier law of 1948, the planners of the Central government...
Like father, unlike son

Tuesday 16 January '07

Ajit Singh inherited from his father the ability to defect at the opportune moment. But he could not emulate him as an ideologically rooted person, promoting the cause of an important class. He only b...


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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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