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Call it censorship, not social justice

Monday 28 January '13

It is tragic that one of our finest scholars is caught in a case of mistaken identity of an argument. The real tragedy is that leaders and friends of the Dalit-bahujan movement find it hard to disting...
This new politics

Wednesday 2 January '13

It disturbs cosy equations of power, invites us to think beyond settled binaries
This shadow of exception

Friday 12 October '12

The good news: if Robert Vadra can be questioned, no one is beyond public scrutiny
Why I choose Team Anna

Tuesday 7 August '12

In choice between two less than pure sides, I prefer protesters’ infirmities to rulers’ intransigence
Dangers of deletion

Monday 14 May '12

The Ambedkar cartoon has been misread. And this could just be the beginning
Caste in doubt

Monday 17 May '10

When the best minds of a society begin to substitute argument by fear, it reflects a larger crisis. This was my first reaction after reading Pratap Mehta’s article...
Simply just

Saturday 22 March '08

I can never forget June 12, 1975. It was the usual, hot, summer vacation day in my village.

Wednesday 5 March '08

As Nagaland goes to the polls today, the first phase of assembly elections 2008 comes to an end in the Northeast. What do elections mean for the peace process in Nagaland, home to the region’s mostst...
Self-limiting boundaries

Tuesday 19 February '08

The delimitation exercise has been wonderfully non-partisan. But it’s still incomplete
Modi’s moment of truth

Monday 10 December '07

The signs are enough to think about what was unspeakable a while ago: Modi can lose the election.
Modi has clear edge but he isn’t invincible

Thursday 15 November '07

Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s position in Gujarat today is similar to that of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s before the last Lok Sabha elections.
In a mid-term poll, nuke deal won’t decide votes

Tuesday 11 September '07

Did you ever feel like asking the real “public” or the “nation” to please stand up in this intense debate over the Indo-US nuclear deal...
UPA, political moment, nation

Tuesday 11 September '07

For the ruling alliance at the Centre, the signals are unmistakable: Call a flash election, or else face the brewing disaffection against the government later
No one wants an election now but if there’s one, Left and BJP will lose the most

Sunday 9 September '07

Mock mid-term poll shows that if polls now, this could be the first time since 1991 that Congress may cross 200-seat mark and first time since 1989 that BJP could fail to touch three digits...
The India-Pak consensus: can’t let past stalk future

Thursday 16 August '07

Now that the official celebrations of nationhood are over, one can be forgiven for asking a provocative question: should we be celebrating nations...
Manmohan Singh’s ratings soar; across the border, General’s sink

Wednesday 15 August '07

Two siblings separated at birth and brought up in very different milieu meet each other as adults and offer a study in contrast.
For 8 of 10 people in Valley, ‘conditions have improved’

Monday 13 August '07

As India and Pakistan mark 60 years of Independence, nothing is a more powerful symbol of the divide between the two than Kashmir, that legacy of Partition.
When Hindi became telegenic

Wednesday 27 June '07

Hindi news TV would not have been where it is today, but for Surendra Pratap Singh or ‘SP’, who died ten years ago. But he would not have recognised what passes for Hindi TV news today
Traces of a mandate

Wednesday 23 May '07

We know the outcome, we have at last a clear verdict, but do we have a mandate here? This big question begs an answer of any post-mortem of the UP polls.


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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