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  • When the controversy over the BBC documentary India’s Daughter broke out, I was not in India.
  • December 16
    Mar 21, 2015 22:04 IST

    Transparent citizens in a land of opacity

    When the controversy over the BBC documentary India’s Daughter broke out, I was not in India.

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Mar 07, 2015 21:38 IST

    Arvind Kejriwal's potentate instincts are showing up early

    It seems to have taken very little time for Kejriwal’s ‘my way or the highway’ tendencies to emerge. First, it was swept under the carpet, now it is right out in the open. Those like Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav who have stuck by the party from inception, unlike the overtly vociferous Shazia Ilmi, not to mention a host of others who fled the coop, don’t seem quite welcome anymore in the House of Kejriwal.

  • union budget papers
    Feb 21, 2015 21:36 IST

    Budget session: Nine months on, NDA should go the whole nine yards

    The PM knows that this session is going to be crucial not only for the growth story but also for his image. It is also a test of the NDA’s depth of engagement with the opposition.

  • Caconsulate general of India
    Feb 07, 2015 22:18 IST

    Modernising MEA indispensable step for India’s global ambitions

    The MEA has also not instituted adequate structures for long-term planning, unlike the US and UK, which appoint highly-rated individuals at different levels for such roles.

  • Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal
    Jan 24, 2015 23:23 IST

    Delhi polls: An issueless election, not such a capital idea

    Delhi needs governance more than ever before, what with it having had no real government for a very long time. As of now, the BJP seems to have an edge, but AAP is proving to be no slouch. Oh and before I forget, the Congress too is in the fray.

  • AMRI
    Jan 10, 2015 22:52 IST

    A Punch and Judy show playing out on a loop

    Mamata Banerjee cannot just go on talking about stepmotherly treatment by the Centre ... She should put aside this adversarial stance for the sake of Bengal unless it is required, writes Chanakya.

  • Narendra Modi
    Dec 27, 2014 21:58 IST

    The orchestra’s here, let the symphony begin

    The BJP is on a political high at the moment. It is very easy to get carried away by this sense of invincibility. But it has yet to deliver something tangible, writes Chanakya.

  • niranjan jyoti
    Dec 13, 2014 21:50 IST

    Political parties should teach leaders to mind their language

    Political parties, especially those in power, should educate their ministers, legislators and workers on decency and decorum in public life, writes Chanakya.

  • SSC students
    Nov 29, 2014 23:00 IST

    Not double dutch, we need these languages

    How is Sanskrit going to help our children access jobs and avenues of study in a globalising world? The schools ought to offer as many languages as is economically feasible provided they have the requisite number of students, writes Chanakya.

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    Nov 15, 2014 22:09 ISTChanakya

    Leading from the front in a horse-drawn buggy

    It is clear that our Third Front aspirants have not understood much from the recent polls. Their brand of poverty politics has no takers ... Their double standards have no takers.

  • Election Results
    Nov 01, 2014 23:02 ISTHT COLUMN

    Indian politics is changing: Right is the new left

    Whenever fashion mavens decide to favour a particular colour for formal wear in any season, we hear the term tangerine/red/fuschia is the new black. Similarly, in the Indian political context, the Right is the new Left, writes Chanakya.

  • Ajit Singh
    Oct 18, 2014 22:28 IST

    Our memorial culture must be buried now

    This, in a country where a vast number of people don’t even have a roof over their heads. Our netas forget that they are meant to serve the public, opting to hop on the gravy train forever once elected, writes Chanakya.

  • Modi visits 9/11 Memorial exhibition in New York.
    Oct 04, 2014 23:06 IST

    We need Modi’s brand of shock and awe

    Yes, the Prime Minister of India could have avoided schmoozing with the likes of Jay-Z at the Global Citizen Festival at Central Park, New York, but at the end of the day, you are talking about it, aren’t you? Asks Chanakya.

  • India China flag
    Sep 20, 2014 22:35 IST

    China doesn’t take India seriously, at least not yet

    Does anyone compare the United States to Mexico? Beijing sees only Washington as its peer. India barely makes it to the third tier of nations in China’s rankings, Chanakya writes.

  • China economy
    Sep 06, 2014 22:54 ISTScripting turnaround

    Small steps, wise planning key to economy's 'achche din'

    We need to drum up 100 million jobs over the next decade or so to enter the league of developed nations. But gloom and doom will visit us if we fail to provide employment to our burgeoning youth, Chanakya writes.