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Hard reforms vital, NDA needs to shun populism

Good politics must also be good economics. Acting irresponsibly is not rational.

09 Aug 2017 1:19 AM

The politics of religion

Modern Indian, popular culture is syncretic but dominantly Hindu as best illustrated by Bollywood films.

02 Aug 2017 1:35 AM

Template Rashtrapati

The ability of the President to act independently is severely constrained by the Constitution.

21 Jul 2017 12:09 AM

Power structure needs reform

GST became a reality as a process of cooperative federalism was followed led by the finance minister.

19 Jul 2017 2:15 AM

Book review: Decoding Modi’s feats and incentives

This book is about Mr Modi and the inclusive transformation he has wrought in governing India.

30 Jun 2017 12:30 AM


It’s time to smile: GST to usher in a new era...

Consider, that the most vocal protests against GST have come from dry fruit traders, cloth merchants and jewellery makers.

23 Jun 2017 2:28 AM

The cow, India’s icon: Who’ll pay the price?

Hindu traditionalist members wanted complete protection for the cow as a fundamental right.

03 Jun 2017 12:00 AM

A to-do list for govt to create more jobs

Technology is fast eroding the capacity gap between the unique attributes of human labour and machines.

16 May 2017 12:09 AM

Delhi gives Kejriwal a slap in the face

Can things change even before 2020, if Arvind Kejriwal resigns, admitting he has lost the mandate to rule?

27 Apr 2017 12:16 AM

Niti Aayog’s ‘Vision 2032’ disappoints

The Planning Commission was merely an extended office of the Prime Minister.

25 Apr 2017 12:18 AM


To protect consumers, focus on basics

No surprise then that Ram Vilas Paswan, minister for consumer affairs, chose three unorthodox areas to show his department’s proactivity.

19 Apr 2017 2:03 AM

Tame killer highways, liquor ban just optics

Curbing drunken driving requires that drivers, a small fraction of all travellers, be targeted. Most travellers are passengers.

08 Apr 2017 3:57 AM

Basic income transfer: Modi’s next big thing?

PM Modi is not one to be hesitant about funding innovative ideas in the public interest.

31 Mar 2017 2:21 AM

Are safeguards possible to prevent theocracy?

Much of the angst against Adityanath is drawn from the colonial “brown sahib” culture of political correctness.

22 Mar 2017 2:26 AM

If BJP can uplift UP, all of India will gain

The Narendra Modi performance juggernaut can be rolled out uniformly across the state.

13 Mar 2017 1:46 AM


In politics, like in biz, bulk up to beat rivals

The govt’s budget needs to expand by at least one-fourth to accommodate the necessary capital spend.

09 Mar 2017 12:20 AM

Can Modi revise social compact? 2019 will tell

The BJP came to power at the national level in 2014 by disrupting traditional identity-based votebanks.

02 Mar 2017 6:37 AM

To raise resources, give and take needed

We are in the middle of an incipient financial emergency, which can be triggered by a shock.

14 Feb 2017 1:20 AM

Red flags that Finance Minister must not ignore

The investment red flag must be raised if targeted investment in 2017-18 is below two per cent of GDP.

01 Feb 2017 1:54 AM

Safeguard poor, bring India back on track...

Fifty-four out of 180 million rural households (30 per cent) own no land and survive on manual labour.

20 Jan 2017 6:26 AM