HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014


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.

Indian, not TMC, Railways

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

Lesson from Berkeley

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

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.

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