HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014

Samar Halarnkar

Not like this only

Jantar Mantar delivered a slap to India's sniggering elite. It is not the revolution we need, but it is a reminder of what we must do. Samar Halarnkar writes.

An officer & a Gujarati

Today, as the Supreme Court ponders the progress of its special investigators into the 2002 riots, it may find they have much to prove. Samar Halarnkar writes.

The rise of India’s EQ

How did this happen? Baba Ramdev, the televangelist guru who flies private jets and hopes, through yoga, to reinstate the caste system and find a cure for Aids, cancer and homosexuality, sets the agenda for India. Samar Halarnkar writes.

The boxer who knew too much

To the shiny, new India, the Bombay mafia with its swaggering bhais, molls, suparis (hits) and daylight shootouts is gone, a creature slain as the new century rolled in.

Stuck with the good life

US President Barack Obama worries too much: the quality of recruits to the industry that globalised India is falling. Samar Halarnkar writes.

Devil in our hearts

Indians in sport are learning to win. A national doping scandal suggests they must also learn that winning isn't the only thing, writes Samar Halarnkar.

The Bobbitised bill

Neither here, nor there. That sums up the government's reluctant approach to its blockbuster food legislation, writes Samar Halarnkar.

Bring back my Bellary

It was an exemplar of boundless opportunity from creative governance. But an overzealous, retired judge could not recognise the Indian way. Samar Halarnkar writes.

I am not Anna Hazare

A government out of touch with India’s aspirations has let Team Anna hog the centrestage at the cost of other crucial issues. Samar Halarnkar writes.

Details and their devils

Harbinger of change or flash of public petulance? The real test for the Hazare Effect starts now. Samar Halarnkar writes.

NaMo versus RaGa

The stage is set for a showdown between Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in 2014. Whoever wins, India’s minorities may lose. Samar Halarnkar writes.

A nation of flashers

It’s dangerous, comical and cripples our democracy. Don’t expect the Supreme Court to stop the use of emergency lights by (so-called) VIPs. Samar Halarnkar writes.

Nature of poverty

Millions of Indians need a helping hand. An ideological schism at the top reflects the uncertainty about how to do this. Samar Halarnkar writes.

It's lost in transition

The nation's technology companies must not be forever doomed to be first world islands in a third world country. Samar Halarnkar writes.

Lesson from Mumbra

Was Ishrat Jahan innocent? It doesn't matter. The country cannot fight terrorism by shooting college students. Samar Halarnkar writes.
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