The Third Eye
Author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation's Passage through Crisis and Change
As theories go, this one is seductive alright and quite a few in the corridors of power and policy are smitten.
17 Sep 2017
Talk about quintessential Indian entrepreneurship. Go on e-retailer Amazon’s site and search for cow dung cakes.
10 Sep 2017
The rationalisation of what is essentially systemic neglect, leans on the alibi that the city can cope with only X amount of rain.
03 Sep 2017
Shankkar aiyAr Author of Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India’s 12 Digit Revolution, and Accidental India
27 Aug 2017
Not long ago, two corporate entities were cited by funds and investors at conferences and in scholarly essays, held up as illustrative examples of standards of corporate governance.
20 Aug 2017
This August 15 India celebrates 70 years of Independence, a young nation nestled in an ancient civilisation yet wrestling with old problems in the new millennium.
13 Aug 2017
In the 1990s, soon after the Harshad Mehta scam, an elderly Marwari businessman introduced me to a truism about markets: “If everyone is making money, someone is printing it free.”
06 Aug 2017
The Modi Sarkar exhibited its political prowess and its grasp of realpolitik again this week.
30 Jul 2017
“Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.” Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote
23 Jul 2017
Indians have in excess of 105 trillion rupees, or `106.50 lakh crore to be precise, parked in the banks. Of this, nearly `7 of `10 is with the public sector banks (PSBs).
09 Jul 2017
Political necessities, George Bernard Shaw once said, sometimes turn out to be political mistakes.
02 Jul 2017
Shankkar aiyAr Author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation’s Passage through Crisis and Change
25 Jun 2017
There is a deep, dark paradox reflected in the headlines of newspapers in the past few days —the richest and the poorest are in the queue.
18 Jun 2017
Shankkar aiyAr Author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation’s Passage through Crisis
11 Jun 2017
It has been an eventful week even by the normal mid-summer silly season standards.
04 Jun 2017
The organising principle of Modi’s Sarkar is, and has been, managing the narrative to establish and sustain order.
28 May 2017
This Sunday, the Modi Sarkar completes 1,091 days in office, and three years on May 26. This week, the government will be assessed for what it promised and what it has delivered as yet.
21 May 2017
Are jobs being created in India? The answer varies with the basis—intuition, assumptions, estimations, surveys and forecasts.
14 May 2017
The Niti Aayog has released, what it calls the three-year Action Agenda. The 208-page document, the Niti Aayog says, “charts an ambitious, transformational yet achievable Action Agenda for the governm
07 May 2017
It is an innocuous clause—Section 70 (f) in the Motor Vehicles Act 1939, and Rule 108 of the MV Act of 1988. It deals with the use of “signalling appliances, lamps and reflectors”.
23 Apr 2017
American artist Andy Warhol once remarked that “in the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”. It would seem there is a race on for 15 minutes of fame. This has triggered a stampede of M
16 Apr 2017