VINAY SITAPATI The Indian Express Group


Long, bumpy road between development and votes

Monday 12 May '14

In this concluding part of the development vote series, The Indian Express visits West Champaran to find out why a rural roads revolution does not seem to be working for the Nitish Kumar government th...
A campaign finance law that bites

Saturday 14 December '13

That's what the AAP can now help bring in.
Freeing the caged parrot

Wednesday 15 May '13

On CBI reform, the court stepped in where the government failed. But that cannot be the end of the story
The virtuous on the ramparts

Thursday 25 April '13

At a time when democracy is seen to be beyond repair, Justice Verma taught us that change happens when good people work within the limits of institutions
A question of standards, not principle

Thursday 4 April '13

The Novartis verdict is not about innovation vs socialism. It has to do with higher vs lower standards
How not to unfriend Narendra Modi

Thursday 7 March '13

The petition by academics and activists against Modi’s talk at Wharton misunderstands what a university stands for
No escape from freedom

Friday 4 January '13

Even as Indian women seek more control over their lives, they face greater violence. What explains this contradiction, and what is to be done?
Why there are so few senior Dalit bureaucrats

Monday 24 December '12

Since they are in the bottom half of the merit list of the UPSC exam, they are likely to be under-represented in senior government service decades later
Fear and loathing in Mumbai

Monday 19 November '12

Bal Thackeray’s passion for his own freedom of expression did not extend to others
Made only in America

Thursday 8 November '12

Obama’s real challenge after re-election is to repair the twin pillars of the American Dream, prosperity and social mobility
Why this Babalog di?

Wednesday 7 December '11

How nepotism and merit feed each other
The blind spots of India Shining

Wednesday 17 August '11

Why the new corporate middle class has so much sympathy for Anna?
Disability law: Hunger strike called off

Friday 4 June '10

After the Centre partially conceded their demands, a group of disabled people on Wednesday called off their hunger strike held to protest...
Mahabharata, without the Gita

Wednesday 9 June '10

No, it holds a mirror to what our politics has become....
Visa power

Saturday 29 May '10

Even if it’s Canada’s business to judge Indian officialdom, their intervention could skew internal debate....
Courting a balance

Thursday 6 May '10

The science of crime detection is a work in progress....
Enabling the disabled

Wednesday 28 April '10

A debate is on over the specific questions to be asked in the 2011 Census to determine the actual number of disabled in the country....
About 420 — and 415, 409, 405

Saturday 24 April '10

As allegations fly against Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi, one specific allegation is that Multi-Screen Media paid US dollars 80 million as ‘facilitation fees’ to reacquire the telecast...
The spectre of Naz

Thursday 22 April '10

Can words change society? It is a question that is increasingly being asked of our higher judiciary.
Kangaroo courts

Wednesday 14 April '10

In the Orwellian world we live in, euphemisms aren’t the province of the state alone. The one that irks me most is “People’s Tribunal”.


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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