One is a middle class poster boy in Delhi and large swathes of urban India. The other is a dead demagogue who engendered admiration and revulsion in equal measure. Read more

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India has not learnt any lessons from the 1962 war with China. Read more

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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

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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

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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

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I can’t figure out why so many self-appointed guardians of Indian culture are getting so hot under the collar (where else can they get hot?) over the Delhi High Court judgment decriminalizing homosexuality. Read more

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Some people make things happen; others see things happen; and a third set wonder what happened.

India’s foreign office mandarins, it seems, belong to the third category. Read more

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Political correctness is now beginning to cloud the future of this country.

We seem to bringing up a generation of Indians that is either namby-pamby or delinquent. Read more

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The clamour for MS Dhoni’s scalp is reaching a crescendo. The cry to sack the non-performing seniors is resounding throughout the country. Read more

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Has MS Dhoni passed his sell-by date as Test captain? Read more

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