India has not learnt any lessons from the 1962 war with China. [Read more]
About Arnab Mitra
I see striking parallels between the opposition to FDI in multi-brand retail and the early resistance, in the mid-1980s, to the introduction of computers. Then, as now, the main opposition came from the ruling party, albeit a different one, in West Bengal. [Read more]
It may sound harsh, but there’s no running away from it. Whichever way you look at it, it’s a betrayal. The angry public reaction to the petrol price increase is, in my opinion, completely self serving, capricious and, ultimately, self defeating. [Read more]
Why are we being so harsh on Mamata Banerjee?
Every act of omission or commission by her government is magnified by the national media and presented as yet more evidence that West Bengal is looking down a long and slippery road. [Read more]
Lots of atmospherics, loads of photo ops, soaring hopes, heated television debates, a complete absence of anything substantive followed by a return to the status quo. [Read more]