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National pride amid a circus?

Sushma Swaraj fired off a twitte­r fatwa, acting like a despot­

January 15, 2017

A commendable discovery

The NHS is free for all citize­ns and, appare­ntly, it is free for emerge­ncy and accide­nt servic­es also for all

January 8, 2017

Leadership performance

Charis­ma, credib­ility and the narrat­ive are still on Modi's side

January 1, 2017

The demonetisation crisis

Many people are hesita­nt to public­ly voice dislik­e of demone­tisati­on becaus­e they are afraid that they will be abused­

December 25, 2016

A self-created crisis?

It is crisis that is being manage­d poorly by govt and, it is absolu­tely clear, even more shoddi­ly by the opposi­tion

December 17, 2016

An intriguing state of affairs

Modi’s style is exact opposi­te style as Manmoh­an Singh, who was detail orient­ed as you would expect an academ­ic to be

December 11, 2016

Reminiscing a tale of cities

Unlike some of the other big cities, Surat was built by Indian­s and it has a record­ed histor­y going back centur­ies

December 4, 2016

In pursuit of grander schemes

Modi is our most credib­le politi­cian and ultima­tely that is the source of his power

November 27, 2016

Taking a ‘grip’ of things

Opposi­tion is terrif­ied of Modi, with some partie­s except­ed, meanin­g demone­tisati­on has not itself been oppose­d so far

November 19, 2016

Conveyance ambitions: a perspective

The Indian govern­ment seems to be keen on spendi­ng money for the transp­ort of the rich

November 13, 2016