T J S George

T J S George

India loses by joining US group

Did India gain from last week’s Southeast Asia summit? The big takeaway, as admitted by our External Affairs spokesmen, was a “deepening of engagement” with the US.

19 Nov 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Air Pollution: Gasping for Good Governance

The discourse on air pollution is enveloped by dense smog. The narrative is riveted by breathless confusion, and conflation —of seasonal, spatial and systemic issues. 

19 Nov 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

It’s time to give India the capital it deserves

With pride doesn’t always come prejudice.

12 Nov 2017

T J S George

T J S George

DeMo, GST, etc: How to create a mess, then make it messier. now, link your aadhaar number to your sambar-vada

It is difficult to imagine that a full year has passed since 1,000-rupee notes disappeared from our world. Champions and critics marked the occasion by bitterly attacking one another.

12 Nov 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Yesterday Once More: Urbanites, you are on your own!

Shankkar aiyAr Author of Aadhaar:  A Biometric History of India’s 12 Digit Revolution, and 
Accidental India

12 Nov 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

#100 Ease of Biz: Cause for Applause, Much to be Modest About

Shankkar aiyAr Author of Aadhaar:  A Biometric History of India’s 12 Digit  Revolution, and 
Accidental India

05 Nov 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

China’s own 9/11 certain if it keeps helping Pak

Empires are godfathers that oversee the churning of history.

05 Nov 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Rice-ing to the occasion, khichdi-style

Aah, so it’s not going to be mandated the national dish of India, after all.

05 Nov 2017

Soli J Sorabjee

Soli J Sorabjee

Stop Complaining about our Commendable Judiciary

soli j sorabjee Former Attorney-General of India

05 Nov 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Abdul Karim Telgi, Harshad Mehta were geniuses of crime; but a philosophy evolved: ‘money is very bad, sir’

Abdul Karim Telgi’s passing should remind us that only in India are criminals so creative.

05 Nov 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

BJP just the vehicle of Nehru’s fall, not cause

Reorganising heaven is a tricky task. Mao Zedong is still China’s top deity; an eastern version of Zeus plus Brahma on steroids.

29 Oct 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

A very possible slip into faith

I make an annual pilgrimage to Odisha. I come for the Literary Festival that The New Indian Express (TNIE) organises in Bhubaneswar every October-November, but—while there—I never fail to ‘matha theko

29 Oct 2017

T J S George

T J S George

China rises to new heights as Xi decimates his rivals and keeps people under extensive surveillance

Faster than expected, China’s dominant duo became a trio with Xi Jinping promoting himself to the rank of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.

29 Oct 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

The Tyranny of ‘do Everything Else’ and Wait for a Crisis

You can count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything. This quip, widely attributed to Winston Churchill, could well be applicable for policy makers in India.

29 Oct 2017

Pradeep Magazine

Pradeep Magazine

BCCI suspension of Salgaoncar more knee-jerk than diligent

Video of sting operation on Pune curator lacks enough detail to be considered conclusive, board should have exercised more assiduity before arriving at decision

28 Oct 2017