The chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and his ministers must impress on Kashmiris how much better it is to be part of the Indian growth story than the Pakistani jihadi story. Chanakya writes.
Narendra Modi says that we will take a tough stand with China. Are we in a position to do so? Rahul Gandhi talks of the ISI reaching out to our youth? Does he have any proof? Chanakya writes.
Diplomacy is somewhat like choosing where to put your savings. The basket that makes the least sense to be putting one's last few eggs in is the one woven in Islamabad. Chanakya writes.
A coming together of all these disparate formations to constitute a Third Front would be more like the Mad Hatter’s tea party than a credible political forum. Chanakya writes.
The elections are not really round the corner, but the talk of political alignments is already in the air. And as always, there will be talk of a Third Front. Chanakya writes.
The real debate on corruption and an effective Lokpal has been obscured by allegations, apologies and angst. This is no way in which to conduct a debate on corruption. Chanakya
The movement of the Pensions Bill offers hope that policy is not completely held hostage. The average Indian household faces four hours of outage every day in peak summer. Where do pensions fit in all of this? Read on. Chanakya
The G20 is a nascent body without even a secretariat. It reflects a shifting international power situation.
The policy inertia we see today is partly because conviction within the Congress-led governing coalition is weak. Chanakya writes.
We are in a competitive world - we cannot allow ourselves to be straitjacketed into narrow definitions, Chanakya
Pranab Mukherjee is chugging along quite comfortably to the magnificent confines of Rashtrapati Bhavan leaving behind him an economy that is rapidly becoming paler by the day. Chanakya
India, an aspiring superpower, has the dubious distinction of having the largest number of child workers. Chanakya
Prices are on a tear in most things the middle class spends on ..but we don't know how fast they are rising overall. Chanakya
We need to stop this veneration of the tried and tested. At times, young ministers should be given important portfolios. Chanakya writes.
Coming as it did in a sticky season, the power shutdown will only precipitate the slide of India's image. Chanakya