The Third Eye
Author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation's Passage through Crisis and Change
It was not an assault on one individual. It is an assault on the institution of democracy. It is an assault on the idea that defines the Republic in the opening lines of the Constitution of India… It
26 Mar 2017
Even Narendra Modi would have lost had he contested on a Congress ticket”. That succinct summation was by Congressman Sanjay Nirupam, post the 2014 polls.
19 Mar 2017
It is springtime—the metaphor for change. This week a new regime will take charge in Uttar Pradesh. Will poll promises get converted, will hope triumph over history? In governance, size does matter an
12 Mar 2017
This month, India was informed by two different studies that air pollution is causing pre-mature deaths across India. A study, by The Lancet, states that over a million Indians— or two Indians every m
26 Feb 2017
There is a certain kind of predictability about some ideas. No matter how emphatic the rejection, they make a comeback—it is almost as if bad ideas have a homing device embedded in them.
19 Feb 2017
The trouble with socialism, it has been said, is that you run out of money.
12 Feb 2017
John Maynard Keynes once said that the difficultly lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping old ones.
05 Feb 2017
The contest of ideas, ideologies and incremental hope is resonating across Echo chambers and the budget is around the corner.
29 Jan 2017
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 is no secret that India’s cities are being choked by rising vehicular population and spiraling pollution.
15 Jan 2017
The advance estimate is both counter-intuitive and challenges credulity in the face of anecdotal experiences following “demonetisation”.
08 Jan 2017
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…”
25 Dec 2016
Shankkar aiyAr Author of Accidental India: A History of the Nation’s Passage through Crisis
18 Dec 2016
The debate on demonetisation, aka delegalisation of high-value currency notes, and the ensuing impact on the economy will continue for some time now—between definitions of near term, medium term and l
27 Nov 2016