It is clear as daylight that the rising spirit of India is not acceptable to the archaic powers of this great nation. The smothering of humour by Mamata; of books, art and films by fundamentalists; of information by the government; of development by naxalites…all these are examples of a larger, darker force that’s seeking to crush the growing aspirations of India.
This is the land of Sita and Draupadi. Read more
The Economic Survey 2010-11, an annual document that tracks the state of the Indian economy, makes recommendations and presents challenges to it, has taken a moral twist. Read more
What a week! Handling one important event is big enough. But the week that just passed saw four. Standing ovation to my team of excellent business journalists who diligently followed the nuances and didn’t allow even one story to get off our radar. Read more
With as many as 18 laws on land acquisition, a new politics is emerging that will have a far greater impact — economic and social — on Indian citizens than any other raging debate in the country. Mamata Banerjee’s second big missile (the first is a “White Paper” on Lalu Prasad’s numbers as Railway Minister, which is going to bring her nothing but policy grief) has deeper and more layered contours and should bother all those who observe and influence economic policy. Read more