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Mohan Guruswamy

Oh Calcutta! Memories of bombs, gang warfare on streets, fish head dal and intellectual ferment

The first one, and one I recall as vividly as something that happened just now, goes back to November 1969.

20 Feb 2020 2:31 AM

Sitharaman Budget: Long in form, short in content

Indirect taxes involve a bigger population cohort considering that the consumer finally pays the GST. Thus, even a matchbox results in tax revenues.

02 Feb 2020 6:36 AM

Think tanks’ role growing: Is that a good thing?

The United States always had a tradition of academics and policy wonks flitting in and out of government for short periods.

20 Jan 2020 1:50 AM

After Putin: Will Russia see new spring in winter?

Putin’s image has been corroded by overexposure.

02 Jan 2020 1:46 AM

Separation of powers doesn’t mean 3 capitals

The idea seems to be driven by dispensing economic gains (and real estate) to the state’s three main socio-political regions.

27 Dec 2019 4:30 AM

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India-China talks in Agra: No give nor take

Aksai Chin lies between Jammu and Kashmir, and China’s Xinjiang province, both regions that are also riven by separatist conflicts.

20 Dec 2019 1:29 AM

2010-2020: The decade that India has ‘lost’

The most significant cause for the decline of growth is the decline in capital investment.

17 Dec 2019 7:50 AM

Rajaji had sounded the first warning on a ‘planned’ economy

There are no examples of major economies that have grown rapidly with low rates of investment.

10 Dec 2019 12:54 AM

Will Hyd get 5 acres to build a new Charminar?

Contrary to a widely held misconception, the monument has no religious overtones.

04 Dec 2019 2:59 AM

Democracy wins? The losers take it all

The people of Maharashtra had spoken and under normal circumstances their wishes should have been respected.

27 Nov 2019 1:16 AM

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Sharp economics offers glimpse of Swamy we never had

Reset is a well-crafted and articulated study of what ails the India economy.

24 Nov 2019 8:16 AM

Rafale dogfight: Exoneration of process, not graft

The comparable costs of the 126 and 36 aircraft deals can only be assessed when all the costs are factored in.

16 Nov 2019 12:13 AM

A Solomonic verdict, but not quite closure

Advani is still the popular villain of the liberal set because he set off on his Rath Yatra wanting a Ram Mandir built in Ayodhya.

10 Nov 2019 12:00 AM

It’s high time to push UN’s democratisation

The UN now has 191 members, and Switzerland was the last to join on September 10, 2002.

06 Nov 2019 1:16 AM

Winds of climate change blow across South Asia

According to the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources, Pakistan officially crossed the water scarcity line in 2005.

29 Oct 2019 1:27 AM

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To reform politics, ensure inner-party democracy

Members of Parliament or the legislatures are representatives of the people.

24 Oct 2019 2:15 AM

Threat to turn off water to Pakistan is unworkable

The three eastern rivers allocated to India by the IWT are the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej.

21 Oct 2019 2:19 AM

Eco Nobel: From philosophical to pragmatic

In 1997, Robert Merton and Myron Scholes at MIT were awarded the Nobel “for a new method to determine the value of derivatives”.

16 Oct 2019 1:15 AM

Act swiftly now, or allow India to go up in smoke!

Objectively speaking, this is not a bad situation at all, and is proof that govt policy, whether deliberate or accidental, is still halfway good.

11 Oct 2019 5:12 AM

On finding a democratic alternative to the RSS

The growing rejection of dynastic fate is in evidence all over the new India.

18 Sep 2019 1:52 AM

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