• Dinesh Trivedi
    Mar 14, 2012 21:43 ISTIntersections

    14 ministers, one ratio and a train to nowhere

    Poor Dinesh Trivedi. The relatively saner face of Trinamool Congress is facing flak from his boss Mamata Banerjee for daring to take one tiny step towards initiating reforms in user charges, Gautam Chikermane writes.

  • trains
    Mar 14, 2012 22:03 ISTour take

    Indian, not TMC, Railways

    At last a rail budget that serves the nation and doesn't push for petty political gains.

  • A camel
    Mar 14, 2012 22:17 ISTMaha Bharat

    Lesson from Berkeley

    The emerging crises, and fighting qualities, of the US education system hold lessons for the coming Indian Budget. Samar Halarnkar writes.

  • Sitaram Yechury
    Mar 16, 2012 22:57 IST

    Budget a double whammy for the aam admi

    Departing from the familiar references to Kautilya's Arthasastra, the finance minister, in his budget speech, quoted from the 'immortal' Shakespeare's Hamlet "I must be cruel only to be kind". The FM did not but Shakespeare continued: "Thus bad begins ..." Sitaram Yechury writes.