Does the civil service need experts from outside? No, an IAS officer is an expert in the most difficult of all domains—public administration
14 Oct 2017
An IAS officer is at his best when drafting rules—if they are incomprehensible, he is happy, and if they are unimplementable, he is overjoyed
03 Oct 2017
As the British author put it, we dislike people for having faults we do not have, but we hate them for having the same faults which we have
20 Sep 2017
The new Bankruptcy Code against real estate companies is playing havoc with the interests of middle-class homebuyers
05 Sep 2017
The Paris accord’s almost exclusive focus on CO2 emissions was misplaced; we have to change our lifestyles too
21 Aug 2017
Perhaps we can soon expect tanks outside Parliament and the apex court too—just to inspire more patriotic feelings, of course!
07 Aug 2017
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s call for a state flag is the latest manifestation of the splintering national identity
26 Jul 2017
To implement UBI, the government will have to cut many subsidies. How do we ensure that there is no DeMo repeat?
15 Jul 2017
Environmental degradation in India is getting worse under a government which is dismantling green regulations
24 May 2017
Once in a while, the state does a good job, as in Kaziranga. So when a bleeding heart attempts to trash it, he must be called out
03 May 2017
The AAP has suffered a debacle in the recent Assembly polls. What should the party do to bounce back in 2019?
03 Apr 2017
The prime minister should now focus on creating jobs and removing deadwood from the bureaucracy
12 Mar 2017
The AAP can be better understood if seen as part of the populist wave that has captured the US and is now sweeping across Europe.
10 Mar 2017
The SC order was a non-starter in a country where parties are founded on caste, regional and religious identities
27 Feb 2017
Reduction in the cash donation cap to political parties and introduction of electoral bonds are just smokescreens
07 Feb 2017