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The Equaliser

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Modi has used the Union Budget to create the architecture of an India where India and Bharat can begin to complement each other

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Modi’s Single Ballot Solution

IN MARCH 2016, a BJP leader called some journalists for an off-the-record briefing at the party headquarters on Ashoka Road in Delhi. The leader gave out details of how Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

The Equaliser

TWO DAYS BEFORE he relinquished his post in November 1905, Lord Curzon—arguably the most cerebral, accomplished but also inflexible Viceroys of India—delivered a remarkably candid speech at the…

Populists at Play

RIGHT-OF-CENTRE commentators all over the West are still convinced that populism is a friendly force. They trust ‘the people’ and believe that populism is a sign of history ‘going their way’. Are…

Dutiful Governance and the Responsible Citizen

I SUSPECT MOST PEOPLE will not have read a book titled Reform and Progress in India. Since the author preferred not to reveal his/her name, it is credited to ‘An Optimist’. The subtitle reads ‘A Few…

Vijay Keshav Gokhale: Another China Man

FROM ALL ACCOUNTS Vijay Keshav Gokhale is another experienced Indian Foreign Service officer who has now reached the pinnacle of his service. With rounded experience of having served in different…

Social Coercion

AS A GENERAL principle, people should be allowed to be greedy, and since greed is always accompanied by risk, be responsible for the consequences of their greed, both profits and losses. Some part of…

A Bloody Nose

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS he’ll give you a ‘bloody nose’, the likely setting is a school playground. But ever since the 2018 State of the Union address by US President Donald Trump, speculation has mounted…

Roger Federer: Tears of Glory

ROGER FEDERER IS welling up. And in a matter of moments, he is about to have an emotional breakdown. We know this because of history and precedence; in the 19 Grand Slams he has won before this one…

Mumbai Notebook

YOU DON’T NEED a calendar to tell you that the third Sunday of January is approaching: you see the signs early morning on Marine Drive or Peddar Road or Worli Sea Face. Men and women, of all ages and…