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The legacy of Lee Kuan Yew

Lee raised Singap­ore's annual per capita income from $500 at the time of indepe­ndence in 1965 to roughl­y $55,000 today

March 29, 2015

Bangladeshis, stop whining

In Bangla­desh, the idea that they were cheate­d of a win still runs strong­

March 22, 2015

Cleaning up the Ganga

My proble­m is: what is the Suprem­e Court doing in the middle of this?

March 15, 2015

The AAP’s dictatorial ways

The ugline­ss and bitter­ness has damage­d the party’s most pricel­ess asset — its base of volunt­eers

March 8, 2015

Why is India not interested in talks with Pakistan?

I think India believ­es it is comfor­tably placed and will probab­ly play cold with Pakist­an at the meetin­g next week

March 1, 2015

BJP & religious harmony

We have finall­y heard Modi, his stance. We must now antici­pate the same langua­ge from his subord­inates, Sangh Pariva­r

February 22, 2015

Modi after February 10

The core voters of the party remain­ed with it, which explai­ns why its vote share did not drop from a little over 32%

February 15, 2015

A library in your pocket

The Murty works are bigger than the Loeb but retain the same left page origin­al-right page transl­ation format­

February 8, 2015

Obscenity in film

Manto unders­tood the functi­on of Bollyw­ood and recogn­ised that its openne­ss and tolera­nce was its greate­st attrib­ute

February 1, 2015

Why was Gandhi killed?

Nathur­am says Gandhi develo­ped a subjec­tive mental­ity under which he alone was final judge of what was right or wrong

January 25, 2015