opinion
  • Kashmir: The Parallels Between 1989 & 2019 Aug 17, 2019

    The separatist, Islamist movement in Kashmir today finds its dreams of either merging with Pakistan or full "azadi" in tatters. “Kashmir kabhi nahin banega Pakistan”, is the refrain of most conversations in private.

  • It’s a riot of colours Aug 13, 2019

    And what is interesting is the fact that the brothers - Kuldip is the chairman and Gurbachan the vice chairman - do not hold any executive position in their company that is - very surprisingly - based in Delhi but headquartered in Kolkata, a city not many associate with business.

  • Congress, Its Big Handholding Exercise Aug 13, 2019

    The takeover of the Congress party by Sonia Gandhi or her future installation of Priyanka Gandhi does not address the basic issue that the party has lost touch with the masses. But then who will bell the cat in a family enterprise.

  • When do you bite the bullet? Aug 12, 2019

    Rehman’s well-crafted book, Bulletproof: A Journalist’s Notebook on Reporting Conflict (Penguin Random House India) is on my table and I fully understand the vagaries of reporting in a difficult terrain that stays away from the radar of the so-called mainstream media.

  • Opposition a prostrate Gulliver, BJP runs through Aug 12, 2019

    There has been much celebration among the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners of the Narendra Modi government at the record legislative business that it was able to push through in the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha.

  • Incrementalism is holding the economy hostage Aug 08, 2019

    If there is a convention which RBI Governor and MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) needs to challenge is the convention of incrementalism.

  • Article 370 Revoked — Rewriting History Aug 06, 2019

    5th August 2019 will go down in the annals of posterity as an epoch making day, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah creating history and re-organising the map of India, by revoking Article 370 and Article 35-A.

  • Sudden Escalations And Falling Knives Aug 06, 2019

    Global manufacturing and trade are experiencing a sharp slowdown. The risk being contemplated is whether this starts percolating into services.

  • Do You Have Cash To Push Sports In India? Aug 06, 2019

    Penguin India’s book on India’s Sporting Transformation (there is a two-letter word attached to the title: GO) is an attempt to remind India and Indians why they need to push their sporting talent.

  • Do You Remember Sunanda Pushkar? Aug 05, 2019

    Mehta’s brilliant, in-depth research of Sunanda’s life - where she travelled across the world to seek details - makes this tome a superb, racy read.

  • Congress, Its Big Act Of Staying Relevant Aug 01, 2019

    We are in 2019 and a similar drama in unfolding in India as its principal opposition, the Indian National Congress (INC), seeks to redeem itself with the electorate after being rebuffed twice in the general elections over the past five years. The growing irrelevance is forcing the once dominant political force to clutch at straws to save it.

  • The Other, Bright Sun Jul 26, 2019

    Can this book be sold to hundreds and thousands of MBBS students across the country? The publisher must make some efforts to get the writer do a series of talks on how big businesses emerge out of thin airs, how big dreams are shaped.

  • Feuding Neighbours And The US Jul 24, 2019

    As the US offers to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute, we take a look at the past and present of the relations between the three countries, and the roles each one of them have played so far.

  • Uniquely mapping a transformation Jul 22, 2019

    Tamal’s latest one is on HDFC, a bank which - by the writer’s definition - does not celebrate success. Thanks to his journalistic inroads, Tamal has dived deep to understand the bank, its challenges and also what did it take for the bank to change the course in business and also survive the onslaught of nimble-footed financial technology companies?

  • Silent moves to seek fresh blood Jul 10, 2019

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayemsewak Sangh (RSS), have begun tentative exercise to restructure the party organization and plan for induction of new talent in the party in coming months.