HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014


Tehelka case is highly unacceptable, unconscionable

Instead of just reporting and commenting on it, the media would do themselves a huge favour by turning the gaze inwards and make the work atmosphere safe for their women employees.

Is AAP any different from other political parties?

If the Aam Aadmi Party wins, it will be because it is no different from other political parties, it will be because it is yet another cynical political formation. Chanakya writes.

Omar Abdullah should stop being a ‘spectacular inaction’

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.

Big ideas? Don’t hold your breath

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.

Diplomatic reations with Pakistan make little sense

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.

Everyone's in the driver’s seat as the Third Front idea re-emerges

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.

And three is a crowd

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.

Not by fear or favour

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 writes.

As a matter of policy

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 writes.

It's the politics, stupid

The G20 is a nascent body without even a secretariat. It reflects a shifting international power situation.

Reforming the reforms

The policy inertia we see today is partly because conviction within the Congress-led governing coalition is weak. Chanakya writes.

No identity, no crisis

We are in a competitive world - we cannot allow ourselves to be straitjacketed into narrow definitions, Chanakya writes.

Time to think small

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 writes.

Question of our future

India, an aspiring superpower, has the dubious distinction of having the largest number of child workers. Chanakya writes.

The price we must pay

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 writes. 
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