Kalyan Chakravarthy

Kalyan Chakravarthy

What do Andhra people need — Development, special status, entertainment?

The new year seems to have given political leaders a new sense of purpose too.

23 Jan 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

The sordid saga of Rs 92,651 crore post-harvest losses

It is that time of the political cycle when the political class sows slogans to harvest votes invoking the name of farmers and farmers’ interests.

22 Jan 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Those who do not think of other people’s opinions live in bubbles. Was Obama talking of India ?

If sloganeering characterised President Donald Trump’s inaugural address, sagacity marked Barack Obama’s farewell address a week earlier.

22 Jan 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

The new beast of unity is the symbol of fury

The contradiction is that the organisation is selective in its compassion towards animals. Especially towards those under its care.

22 Jan 2017

Vinod Mathew

Vinod Mathew

Of public protests and animal strikes in the land of hartals

For long, Kerala has tried to outlive its image as the land of strikes, an exercise that has failed to yield any tangible results, as strikes keep happening, at the most inopportune of times, and affe

16 Jan 2017

Soli J Sorabjee

SC order on PM should be confined to facts of the case

A bench of the Supreme Court rejected a plea for a court-monitored SIT probe into bribery allegations again Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

15 Jan 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Create INDRA, a DARPA for tech solutions to national issues

t is no secret that India’s cities are being choked by rising vehicular population and spiraling pollution.

15 Jan 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Culture over mercy is sporting spirit’s victory

When Virat Kohli hits the ball into the stands, India stands up and cheers.

15 Jan 2017

T J S George

T J S George

India, pre-occupied at home, is losing ground abroad; China, alert and pro-active, is gaining all around

Pre-occupied as we are with unprecedented internal schisms, setbacks in our external relations have not caught public attention.

15 Jan 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Stereotypes, of a fiscal kind

Stereotyping people, though ill-advised, is entertaining.

15 Jan 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Politicians, not only in UP, think they are forever; refusing to retire, they cripple us for their ego

Uttar Pradesh is only a vicious example of a curse that plagues India—politicians’ refusal to retire. Politicians want power, fair enough.

08 Jan 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Fair of face, unfair of heart

With a sky that’s greyer than Mulayam’s mood and pollutants dancing in the air, the doctors’ chambers in Delhi are overflowing.

08 Jan 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

To counter the dragon, Read Confucius

China’s support to Masood Azhar is unabashed endorsement of terror when Indian security agencies are doing surgical strikes against militant modules.

08 Jan 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

GDP estimates, guesstimates, assumptions and the playbook of growth

The advance estimate is both counter-intuitive and challenges credulity in the face of anecdotal experiences following “demonetisation”.

08 Jan 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Thank you for the birds that sing

Happy New Year, people. For some, today is just the morning after the night before; for others, it’s a curtain raiser for Hope.

01 Jan 2017