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In times of economic anxiety, old is gold indeed

Madame Sitharaman, it is time to rejig outdated rules and challenge Budget traditions.

07 Sep 2019 12:16 AM

Can Chidambaram do a ‘mutual’ to get out of mess?

It’s useless to talk about “following the law” scrupulously blah blah blah. It sounds good on paper.

24 Aug 2019 3:55 AM

How different will Naya J&K and Purana J&K be?

The most significant fallout of the Article 370 nullification has been an unlikely development within the Congress Party.

10 Aug 2019 12:05 AM

Don & Boris: Two weirdoes with too much power

Both Boris and Donald have made public displays of outrageous conduct their calling cards.

27 Jul 2019 12:10 AM

Why India needs more ‘professional pessimists’

It is the wretchedness of these very lives that the Budget 2019-2020 was supposed to address.

13 Jul 2019 5:01 AM


India is ‘drunk’ on Mahua: A political star is born

The political nuance of “Vande Mataram” was not missed by political watchers, who read much more than a routine oath into their words.

29 Jun 2019 12:16 AM

‘Law of the jungle’ prevails... in Kathua & beyond

One dreads to wake up and read the front page these days.

15 Jun 2019 2:09 AM

Love the new glam-sham parliamentarians

In India, we are dealing with tricky age issues as well. Age… and a dramatic shift in attitude, as symbolised by two newly-minted parliamentarians.

01 Jun 2019 6:38 AM

Is there a method to Mamata’s madness…?

During an animated conversation with friends at our home, it was interesting to hear multiple points of view on the outcome of this election.

18 May 2019 12:10 AM

On D-Day, may the least offensive person win!

The most wonderful thing about our electorate is the unpredictability factor which proves the best of poll forecasters wrong time and again.

04 May 2019 12:44 AM


Millennials’ choice: Chors, chowkidars, goons

The PM himself is cautiously responding to questions on serious failures of his government by dodging direct replies and resorting to wordplay.

20 Apr 2019 12:33 AM

Women simply don’t count in Elections 2019

The message going out is simple — use your physical attributes to charm, disarm, seduce and woo the voter.

06 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

Countdown is on… May the best chowkidar win!

A chowkidar’s primary role is to guard and protect those who have hired him.

23 Mar 2019 12:15 AM

For India’s sake, allow the press to do its job

We are fortunate enough in India to have a reasonably credible national press.

09 Mar 2019 12:32 AM

Why I feel sorry for Priyanka…

Priyanka’s legendary charm and people skills are simply not enough to do the trick.

23 Feb 2019 12:52 AM


Dekho, dekho… paisa pheko… tamasha dekho…

The most pathetic election stunt involves getting back our financial fugitives with a great deal of bombast and show.

09 Feb 2019 2:15 AM

Let our ‘Sisters in Arms’ lead the way in 2019

Locals used the rally as an excuse to skip work and stay parked in all those fancy Kolkata clubs they seem to prefer to their own homes.

26 Jan 2019 2:02 AM

Such a happy, well-timed ‘accident’…

Akshaye is in every frame wearing the coolest suits, and doing an easy-breezy job of running the country.

12 Jan 2019 12:20 AM

Will we have a new Prime Minister in 2019?

Then comes Baba Ramdev, the yoga billionaire, whose phenomenal growth as a brand would challenge any Harvard case study group.

29 Dec 2018 1:40 AM

Pappu can hug... Jadoo ki jhaapi that changed it all!

PM Modi’s lame and rather clumsy comeback did nothing to salvage the situation subsequently.

15 Dec 2018 6:40 AM