Editorials

  • Oct 08, 2002 12:37 IST

    Privatise, but wisely

    Distress sale of PSUs is not the only option, writes Member of Parliament Jyotiraditya M Scindia exclusively for Hindustan Times.

  • Feb 21, 2003 12:32 IST

    Loose cannon

    The firebrand VHP propagandist, Praveen Togadia, doesn?t seem to have realised that the BJP uses vitriol as a tactical weapon, to be used as and when the occasion demands, and not all the time.

  • Dec 14, 2002 00:39 IST

    Editorial: If Narendra Modi wins...

    The good thing about electronic voting machines is that results are known within hours. The bad thing about electoral process, however, is the waiting.

  • Dec 16, 2002 00:21 IST

    The message

    It seems to be an Iron Law of Indian Politics that every time a political party appears to support the majority in a communal riot, that party wins an impressive victory at the next election.

  • Feb 24, 2003 21:55 IST

    Muted agitation

    There will be relief all round at the peaceful completion of the VHP?s conclave in New Delhi. This sudden toning down of the VHP?s customary aggressive conduct must have required a great deal of backstage parleys.

  • Apr 16, 2003 00:01 IST

    Digression in Damascus

    The US intervention in Vietnam was motivated by the fear of what was called the ?domino theory? which said that the success of the communists in Indochina would be followed by their incursions into other countries of the region.

  • Apr 08, 2003 00:01 IST

    Striking a parallel with Iraq

    Ever since the American adoption of pre-emptive strikes as a legitimate method of ?self-defence? against perceived enemies, the idea has been embraced by several countries.

  • Apr 10, 2003 01:54 IST

    Independent Press, RIP

    An American tank fires on a Baghdad hotel killing three journalists and what?s the response from the US military? Sorry, but tough luck.

  • Apr 17, 2003 02:56 IST

    Damage control

    In their determination to play a ?dominating? role in Iraq the Americans are tending to ignore the anger and dismay of the Iraqis.

  • Apr 11, 2003 00:00 IST

    Post-mortem of pre-emption

    It wasn?t quite a ?cakewalk?, as a former US bureaucrat had predicted about the war in Iraq, but it wasn?t too much of a difficult job either.

  • Apr 15, 2003 00:01 IST

    Not meddling, just fiddling

    With a regime changed in Baghdad, it was an ancient civilisation?s turn to be a war victim. That was not, however, how it was planned.

  • Apr 01, 2003 02:00 IST

    Attack of the suicide bombers

    The Iraqi admission that thousands of would-be suicide bombers are waiting to be unleashed on the US-led coalition ought not to be surprising to anyone apart from the Pentagon generals

  • Apr 12, 2003 00:00 IST

    Filling the vacuum

    The relief and elation felt by the US-led coalition forces over the relatively easy ?conquest? of Baghdad must have been diminished by the eruption of what the UN has described as ?anarchy?.

  • Mar 07, 2003 02:55 IST

    Digging up the past

    Even as an attempt to get to the bottom of archaeological truth, the High Court order to dig up the past is a dangerous precedent. And does the digging stop only after Hindu relics are found?

  • Apr 09, 2003 00:23 IST

    Stung by the liberators

    War has finally come to Baghdad, heralding one of the most decisive phases of the conflict. But it can prove to be decisive in more senses than one.