Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Expediency as ethics is the new normal

Politics is the art of excuses.

30 Jul 2017

Soli J Sorabjee

Soli J Sorabjee

Some Indians are genetically prone to controversies

Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as the 14th President of India.

30 Jul 2017

Prabhu Chawla

Prabhu Chawla

Power-deprived Congress defectors seek power and perks in BJP’s saffron pastures

Power and principles make strange bedfellows in the politics of negotiation. Show a leader a throne, and Presto!—old principles are magically replaced by newly invented values.

30 Jul 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

A step forward or a step back?

There were two bits of good news for Indian men last week. First, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi asked the National Commission for Women (NCW) to create a ‘window’ in its online co

30 Jul 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Narayanan’s non-partisanship was classic. So was Kalam’s. Mukherjee played safe. His successor will be safer

In his farewell speech, President Pranab Mukherjee highlighted India’s strong points and said they had become endangered.

30 Jul 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Domination in 18 states and NaMo's opportunity for reforms

The Modi Sarkar exhibited its political prowess and its grasp of realpolitik again this week.

30 Jul 2017

Pradeep Magazine

Such defiance of Supreme Court unprecedented

Current three-member bench hasn’t passed any harsh orders yet, but brazen board inviting trouble.

29 Jul 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Public sector banks, mergernomics  and tilting at windmills

“Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.” Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

23 Jul 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Playing the old song on the Radio

Music doesn’t just make you go down memory lane, it makes you sprint down it.

23 Jul 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Lalu is natural target in the fight against corruption, but the problem is larger. All parties are guilty

Mention corruption, and the names of some politicians jump out like registered trademarks. Lalu Prasad Yadav is right when he says that the BJP government is hunting him for political reasons.

23 Jul 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

B-Town’s cosy club is about clan and class

Clan, class and caste determine the power structure of great enterprises.

23 Jul 2017

Soli J Sorabjee

Soli J Sorabjee

Glad to see opposition, ruling parties unite over China standoff

It was heartening to witness the Opposition’s unequivocal support to the Centre over China border dispute at Doka La at a marathon all-party meeting on Friday.

16 Jul 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Right needs global intellect not invective

The irony of conflict is that martyrs are made by their enemies.

16 Jul 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Be it currency shift, Aadhaar, GST, there is a mad rush; People feel cornered, vexed. Why this mad rush?

Usually life gets simpler as nations progress. But not in India where a barrage of sudden changes, new rules and revised regulations are making life burdensome for ordinary people.

16 Jul 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Turn the invisible into the visible

Urban India’s political majority serves its economic minority. The two may seem to live together peaceably, but the relationship is anything but peaceful, or equal.

16 Jul 2017