HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

Sagarika Ghose

In August company

This Independence Day, let’s make pledges based on the most fundamental principle of our Constitution: the principle of equality. Sagarika Ghose examines...

Learning difficulties

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal’s education reforms, particularly for schools, have electrified students, teachers and parents, writes Sagarika Ghose.

Hungry for the rich

Till elitism plagues our democracy, ‘inclusive growth’ will remain an administrative formula that will breed newer extreme forms of discontent, writes Sagarika Ghose.

To not to be

There is more than something rotten in the state of West Bengal. And Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is its leading Shakespearean tragic hero, writes Sagarika Ghose.

The crumpled sari

Politics in India is a prerogative of the rich and the blessed. If it weren’t for its plebeian leaders, democracy would have lost its voice long ago. Sagarika Ghose elaborates.

Unjoin the dots

Indians in the United States are either imitations of white Americans or overly assertive about culture, writes Sagarika Ghose.

No honest brokers

Indians are accused of being corrupt and dishonest. There is a solution to correct our global reputation. But is the PM willing to take the big risk? Sagarika Ghose asks.

Seize the moment

India's cosmopolitanism is 1,000 years old. But today, we need a new Hindu-Muslim charter to help us cross the hurdles in our minds. Sagarika Ghose writes.

Trickle-down theory

Indians are unapologetic about creating wealth but not generous when it comes to sharing it. But, as Azim Premji has shown, the rich have a duty towards the poor. Sagarika Ghose writes.

Republic of fear

The label 'anti-national' is stifling India's liberals. The danger they face may not be as grave as in Pakistan, but they certainly are on the backfoot. Sagarika Ghose writes.

Still old at heart

Ambition and conservatism feature high on the priority list of today's Indian youngster. An indication of the death of our liberal democracy? Sagarika Ghose writes.

Silence is not golden

The UPA’s leaders seem to prefer lofty, cold silences rather than a dialogue with the public. Are India’s citizens not worth talking to? Sagarika Ghose writes.

For the (re)public

Anna Hazare's movement is not against corruption but a kind of democracy that is a closed shop of tycoons and family scions, writes Sagarika Ghose.

Homegrown heroes

No matter how seductive the party manifestos or backroom deals are, it is local personalities — not national faces — who win assembly elections, writes Sagarika Ghose.

Kalyug’s warriors

While forcing a debate on corruption and black money, Ramdev-style Hindu revolutions may end up devouring liberal values in favour of street justice. Sagarika Ghose writes.
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