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MoCapitalism 2016

Cover Story

The political virtues of going gradual

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MoCapitalism 2016

After almost a year of hectoring at the hands of the opposition, in late December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting of his Council of Ministers. Through the year—and earlier as well—a…

Pakistan As A Distraction

Few will disagree that putting India on a path of sustained high economic growth is New Delhi’s most important policy objective. Economic growth is the best known method to extract millions out of…

When Push Comes to Shove

When does a nudge turn into a push? And when does a push become outright coercion? These are questions that ought to confront cyber businesses nowadays, especially those that have gained market…

In Defence of Walled Gardens

One of the peculiar arguments made by opponents of Facebook’s Free Basics, a service that gives telecom consumers access to a limited set of applications without incurring data charges, is to throw…

Jaish-e-Mohammad

The Pathankot airbase attack, which carried on for several hours and resulted in the death of seven Army officials and six terrorists, is believed to have been the handiwork of the terror outfit…

Saudi Arabia

The Middle East is riddled with Shia-Sunni tension these days. In this sectarian climate, while various nations try not to unscab old wounds, if not build cordial relations, Saudi Arabia seems to…

The Big Bouncer

For much of last year, even as Indian cricket appeared to undergo a propitious phase, successfully transitioning from a team led by a senior captain to an aggressive young one with convincing…

When Good Things Come in Small Packages

The state of Uttarakhand has made a noble New Year’s resolution. By the end of January, say officials, the state government will institute a monthly dole for its dwarf residents. Any adult above the…

Train to the Future

On a winter evening, Sasaram looks like any other mofussil town in north India. Smoke from diesel vehicles hangs like a curtain, thanks to heavy traffic on the famous Grand Trunk Road that runs…

An Indian History of Tolerance

During a lecture some years ago in Vienna, the philosopher Charles Taylor remarked upon the fact that tolerance seems to have become a bad word in our day. This might be the case, he suggested,…