Ashok Malik

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Ashok Malik can be contacted at malikashok@gmail.com

GST delay: A sign of Congress atrophying

With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitutional amendment again in doubt in the Rajya Sabha, the process for what has been labelled the “most ambitious tax reform” in Indian history remains stall

Referendum: Policy stuck in binaries

Are referendums a cop-out? The question is obviously being raised in the context and the aftermath of Brexit: the British referendum to stay in or leave the European Union.

Brexit is only the tip of Euroscepticism

Shortly after the Brexit vote, the European Union or at least senior officials in Brussels, where the EU is headquartered, reacted strongly and angrily.

A split story: Close look at how govt really works

Delhi is a political city, but it’s also a government town.

Brexit’s bearing on history and the future

George Galloway is to the extreme Left of British politics.

The Greatest is gone

Professional boxing is well past its prime as a sport.

Modi’s mission: Strong Centre, a federal India

When he became Prime Minister, Jawaharl-al Nehru famously said that his aspiration for India was to build “a just society by just means”.

Azhar, the Everyman

By all accounts, the biopic Azhar is a fictionalised rendition of the life, the rise and the fall of Mohammed Azharuddin, the former Indian cricket captain.

Historical amnesia

Saturday’s edition of this newspaper had a small but puzzling news report on page 12. It was headlined: “John Wayne Day scrapped in California over race row”.

A new Aadhaar for Indian diplomacy

Finally backed by an enabling legislation, the Aadhaar project, the flagship of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), has been further bolstered by news that enrolment has touched the

On July 13, as the Northeast Democratic Alliance met in Guwahati, the Supreme Court redefined the constitutional role and responsibilities of a governor by declaring unconstitutional the governor’s di

With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitutional amendment again in doubt in the Rajya Sabha, the process for what has been labelled the “most ambitious tax reform” in Indian history remains stall