opinion
  • 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.

  • Budget 2019: Re-Imaging India Jul 06, 2019

    Inclusive, well rounded, ambitious, middle class friendly, pro women, rural centric and above all, a growth oriented Budget that is not shy to set the bar high, with a clear roadmap to give wings to Modi's vision, is the defining undertone of Budget 2019.

  • Meet a no-nonsense Modi Jul 02, 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a master of political timing that often leaves friends and foes panting for breath. It has helped Modi survive in the political jungle, both in Gandhinagar and Lutyens’ Delhi, where he currently resides.

  • 2 Years Of GST: What Needs To Be Fixed Jul 01, 2019

    While the country’s GDP growth has moved in the wrong direction ever since the implementation of the GST, one would still believe that an effective GST system can improve tax collection rate and help indirectly push India’s growth rate eventually.

  • GST — The Gamechanger Jul 01, 2019

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is based on the premise of “One Nation One Tax”, makes India a unified common market. It is a single destination-based multi-stage tax on the supply of goods and services, right from the manufacturing to the consumption stage.

  • Have you met Shah Jahan, or have you not? Jul 01, 2019

    Shah Jehan Sheikh, an unrepentant criminal in Bengal’s South 24 Parganas involved in a spate of bloody terror that has hit the state’s bordering region with Bangladesh, was named by his parents after the Mughal emperor because they wanted him to earn fame. But, the four letter word turned fear instead of fame.

  • Let's offer an idea to Rahul Jun 29, 2019

    What initially seemed as an honest admission of failure to lead the party to a win in the general elections for the second consecutive term has now assumed farcical proportions. And this is serious.