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The Minimum Leader: The Unravelling of Arvind Kejriwal

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The Unravelling of Arvind Kejriwal

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Raghuram Rajan: The Governor and Governance

EVERY NOW AND then, India witnesses a replay of an old debate: the independence of its democratic institutions from the Government. The questions always remain the same: is the Government harming the…

An Epic Plea For Sovereign Words

THE PROPHETIC prescription of Marshall McLuhan’s global village has run its course. The world today is anything but a village, says Timothy Garton Ash in his heavily annotated manifesto for free…

Chasing Salman Khan

UNDER INDIAN LAW, as far as anyone can be certain, putting one’s foot in the mouth is not a crime. Salman Khan has plenty to occupy himself with when it comes to legal proceedings. A stray remark…

ISRO: Coming of Age in Space

ON WEDNESDAY, 22 June, an Indian PSLV rocket launched 20 satellites simultaneously, a feat that put India in the league of select countries which can carry out such complex missions. Seen from a…

A Hue-Done-It in Nagpur

IF JAIPUR IN Rajasthan is pink, why should Nagpur not be orange, especially since the district has such a high density of orange orchards? So when the idea of painting the town a shade of mandarin…

Welcoming Foreign Money, Slowly

ON 20 JUNE, the Union Government took another step in liberalising the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rules that prevail in the country. While the overall pace appears to be incremental, some of the…

The Making of Modern China: Return to Mao

ON 5 AUGUST 1968, Chairman Mao sent a basket of mangoes to the workers of the Mao Zedong Thought Propaganda Team at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The mangoes had been gifted to the Chairman by the…

NCR Job Market: Mind the Gap

WE MEET ON the Delhi campus of a leading technology university in the country. To get admission here is to become a hero in your mohalla and an exemplar in your family. Twenty- eight-year-old SS (he…

Red Reproach

FOR AN ANIMATED conversationalist, Mohammed Salim, member of the CPM Politburo and a confidant of party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, is unusually tight-lipped about the recent goings-on at the…