Rahul Gandhi's rebellion against the restrictions of his political inheritance may first need a more genuine distance from the Establishment. Barkha Dutt writes.
If well-used, sting operations are an invaluable tool for justice. But we can no longer pretend that the recent operation in Delhi is an aberration we can afford to ignore, writes Barkha Dutt.
There is no mechanism to probe the allegations against Justice Sabharwal. This insulation can only damage the judiciary’s credibility, writes Barkha Dutt.
If the Govt is not ready to risk an election then did it really need to challenge their allies with an emotional dare, wonders Barkha Dutt.
In their curiosity about the ‘idea of India’, Pakistanis seem to be lamenting the death of democracy, writes Barkha Dutt
Is the resistance to the Nano in fact a resistance to the democratisation of resources that once separated the rich from the poor, wonders Barkha Dutt.
The middle-class is in danger of slipping into an illusory world of well-being; a world in which growth is measured only by soaring Sensex and poverty hinders our ability to dream, writes Barkha Dutt.
It’s my sense that had the UPA not goofed up and converted the debate around the shipping project into an existential argument over the existence of God, the Sethusamudram may well have been on track today, writes Barkha Dutt.
Two countries bound together in a dysfunctional relationship of distrust as well as dependence, there is thus an eerie similarity to the elections in Pakistan and the United States, writes Barkha Dutt.
Let's celebrate the Forbes' list because all four men on it are men who for the most part, built or expanded their own empires, crawling and climbing their way up, writes Barkha Dutt.
We salute Indian women who head Pepsi and Motorola, but we couldn’t be bothered about other Indian women who end up as poorly paid maids in New York.
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Indians seem to react to Mayawati in only two kinds of ways: either with odious prejudice or with irrational reverence, writes Barkha Dutt.
The fact is that our politics has shown a lack of imagination in dealing with a constituency of opinionated and aware men and women, who need to be made stakeholders in the system, writes Barkha Dutt.
While this is hardly the time for file pushing on Siachen or Sir Creek, don’t be surprised if you see some inventive thinking from Manmohan Singh’s team on Pakistan in the near future, writes Barkha Dutt.
Terrorism raises new moral questions. But real victory lies in sticking to our values even in adversity, writes Barkha Dutt.