Here’s a solution to the political logjam over the Centre’s decision to permit 51% foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail. The UPA is largely isolated on the issue. Read more

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The people of India have once again demonstrated their native wisdom in the recently concluded elections to five state assemblies. The DMK and the Left parties have been roundly defeated in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Read more

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Lal Krishna Advani lamented the other day the absence of somebody like the late V P Singh who could raise the banner of revolt against the Congress leadership from within in this season of scams that makes the alleged Bofors gun deal kickbacks seem the work of a pickpocket! Read more

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Dev Kant Baruah was a scholar of considerable repute. But he’s remembered the most for his mawkish “Indira is India and India is Indira” quote as president of the Indian National Congress during the period of Emergency. Read more

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The DMK’s A Raja’s belated exit from the Union Cabinet had me counting the number of Congressmen removed from positions of authority after the UPA captured power in 2004. A quick count subject to correction showed that half a dozen bigwigs have been forced into relative political wilderness. Read more

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Is small really beautiful? Is the creation of new States the road to good governance? How many more times must the map of India be redrawn to accommodate regional, ethnic and linguistic aspirations. Read more

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