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Little reforms that make a big ideological statement

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Flawed Reasoning

With civil service aspirants taking to the streets and our lawmakers running equally berserk in Parliament demanding scrapping of the CSAT exam that tests a candidate’s logical reasoning,…

Shaky Hands

On 30 July, three of Bihar’s senior political leaders came together for a media briefing in Patna. Basistha Narayan Singh, president of the JD-U, Ramchandra Purbey, president of the RJD, and Ashok…

RIGHT OF PASSAGE

THE LECTERN THUMPERS of Indian industry rooting for big-bang reforms to reboot the economy did not reach for their vuvuzelas when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the NDA Government’s first…

CURSE OF THE GAME

Nazar Mohammad was the first Pakistani cricketer to score a Test century, in 1952 at Lucknow, but his brilliant promise was aborted by an arm injury in 1953. This could have been a heroic tale in the…

It’s the Popularity, Dammit!

The national mind is the last refuge of the autocrat. Take the one in Moscow. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is one of the most popular politicians in the world today. There are several reasons for…

A Serial Killer’s Living Victim

There is a reason why serial killers are so rare and it has to do with something more than just the number of killings involved. A general in an army in the middle of a war would have no compunction…

The Ebola virus outbreak

The Ebola virus, which has in the past had sporadic outbreaks in the tropical regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, is currently experiencing its deadliest outbreak. It began in March 2014, when for the…

Rahul Gandhi’s Incorrect Assertions

Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi has done something he hasn’t done before: troop into the well of the Lok Sabha, accusing the Speaker of the House of being partial to “one man”. Later he told…

AR Dave, SC Justice

Last Saturday, while speaking at an international conference on ‘Contemporary Issues and Challenges of Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation’ in Ahmedabad, Supreme Court judge AR Dave said that if…

Not a Half Phenomenon

In the world of newspaper advertisements, where every square inch is measured and calculated, a full front page advertisement in the most-widely read national English newspaper in the country, The…