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  • Here is a bit of unsolicited advice for our politicians. It comes from no one less than Abraham Lincoln, who said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
  • BJP, Swaraj, Raje
    Jun 27, 2015 23:17 IST

    The new motto of NDA govt: Say nothing, do nothing

    Here is a bit of unsolicited advice for our politicians. It comes from no one less than Abraham Lincoln, who said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

  • Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar
    Jun 13, 2015 23:22 IST

    Apples, oranges on the same platter in Bihar

    Lalu's ability to draw crowds will come in handy as also Nitish's track record on development. So where does this leave the BJP, which thought it will sail through?

  • Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. (HT File Photo)
    May 30, 2015 22:41 IST

    They need not worry, Amma knows best

    Our iron ladies of politics seem to inspire a devotion rarely seen when it comes to their male counterparts. But the one who takes the cake, the plate and the trimmings is the Empress of Poes Garden, J Jayalalithaa, whose devotees are so over the top as to almost beggar belief.

  • Kejriwal, Jung
    May 16, 2015 22:52 IST

    Controversies galore: We’re still waiting for the great AAP kick-off

    Kejriwal seems more preoccupied with establishing his supremacy, defending his erring ministers and lashing out at the Centre, the LG and the media for his own lapses.

  • Nepal earthquake
    May 02, 2015 23:23 IST

    Saarc’s resurrection may lie in the Nepal tragedy

    Who knows, a pan-Saarc disaster management force could be a template for a world increasingly riven by conflict and disasters. This is the only way forward, writes Chanakya

  • Apr 18, 2015 23:05 IST

    How to keep a tab on the Nehrus and Boses

    History has an uncanny way of intruding into contemporary life and shaping our public conversation. A new controversy emerged recently over the relationship between Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose.

  • gandhi
    Apr 04, 2015 22:09 IST

    Of statues and memorials: Leaving the foundation stone unturned

    Such magnanimity is rare in Indian politics but the NDA has surprised us with its plan to build a memorial to PV Narasimha Rao, the Congress prime minister widely considered an architect of liberal reform.

  • Mar 21, 2015 22:04 IST

    Transparent citizens in a land of opacity

    When the controversy over the BBC documentary India’s Daughter broke out, I was not in India.

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Mar 07, 2015 21:38 IST

    Arvind Kejriwal's potentate instincts are showing up early

    It seems to have taken very little time for Kejriwal’s ‘my way or the highway’ tendencies to emerge. First, it was swept under the carpet, now it is right out in the open. Those like Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav who have stuck by the party from inception, unlike the overtly vociferous Shazia Ilmi, not to mention a host of others who fled the coop, don’t seem quite welcome anymore in the House of Kejriwal.

  • union budget papers
    Feb 21, 2015 21:36 IST

    Budget session: Nine months on, NDA should go the whole nine yards

    The PM knows that this session is going to be crucial not only for the growth story but also for his image. It is also a test of the NDA’s depth of engagement with the opposition.

  • Caconsulate general of India
    Feb 07, 2015 22:18 IST

    Modernising MEA indispensable step for India’s global ambitions

    The MEA has also not instituted adequate structures for long-term planning, unlike the US and UK, which appoint highly-rated individuals at different levels for such roles.

  • Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal
    Jan 24, 2015 23:23 IST

    Delhi polls: An issueless election, not such a capital idea

    Delhi needs governance more than ever before, what with it having had no real government for a very long time. As of now, the BJP seems to have an edge, but AAP is proving to be no slouch. Oh and before I forget, the Congress too is in the fray.

  • AMRI
    Jan 10, 2015 22:52 IST

    A Punch and Judy show playing out on a loop

    Mamata Banerjee cannot just go on talking about stepmotherly treatment by the Centre ... She should put aside this adversarial stance for the sake of Bengal unless it is required, writes Chanakya.

  • Narendra Modi
    Dec 27, 2014 21:58 IST

    The orchestra’s here, let the symphony begin

    The BJP is on a political high at the moment. It is very easy to get carried away by this sense of invincibility. But it has yet to deliver something tangible, writes Chanakya.

  • niranjan jyoti
    Dec 13, 2014 21:50 IST

    Political parties should teach leaders to mind their language

    Political parties, especially those in power, should educate their ministers, legislators and workers on decency and decorum in public life, writes Chanakya.