Columns Samar Halarnkar

  • Narendra Modi
    May 21, 2014 22:26 IST

    Globally Narendra Modi’s rise is hardly unique

    Across an increasingly connected world, and perhaps because of it, there is remarkable similarity in the rise of nationalist strongmen and Right-wing parties, mirroring the emergence of the BJP and Modi, writes Samar Halarnkar.

  • Oct 04, 2009 21:48 ISTmaha bharat

    Old ties, new hopes

    Africa is India Inc’s exciting, new frontier. But, as the collapse of the Bharti-MTN deal shows, humility is important, says Samar Halarnkar.

  • Oct 28, 2009 21:19 IST

    New ideas of India

    With more than 300 million people listed as migrants, identities and cultures are mingling and clashing. Who, then, is an Indian, asks Samar Halarnkar.

  • Nov 11, 2009 22:14 ISTmaha bharat

    India’s new Raj

    An explanation for the apparent lunacy — and growing popularity — of Bal Thackeray’s nephew lies in Maratha history. It’s just the start, writes Samar Halarnkar.

  • Nov 18, 2009 21:48 ISTMaha Bharat

    Kindly do not adjust

    Shutting out events is something we do particularly well in India. That is why we find it so hard to apologise. Samar Halarnkar examines...

  • Dec 09, 2009 22:50 ISTMaha Bharat

    Think global, act global

    A Delhi school administrator gives us the slogan of our times. It could help India develop, profit and save the Earth, writes Samar Halarnkar.

  • Jan 20, 2010 23:13 ISTMaha Bharat

    Caught at silly point

    The Pakistanis are shut out of IPL-3, and a fading right-wing party must clear the Aussies. Must India’s cricket overlords be so craven? Samar Halarnkar writes.

  • Jan 27, 2010 22:36 ISTMaha bharat

    Swamy and friends

    A former clerk leads a global team of engineers in a state crippled by bad governance. How passion and innovation keep Bangalore going, writes Samar Halarnkar.

  • Feb 03, 2010 22:02 IST

    We’re all Shah Rukh

    The RSS, the BJP, Mukesh Ambani and Rahul Gandhi are on the same side — against the Shiv Sena. Can Mumbai finally find its voice? Samar Halarnkar examines...

  • Feb 17, 2010 23:37 ISTMaha Bharat

    Naxal or jihadi?

    Who do you think is more dangerous, the Naxal or the jihadi? I just counted the total number of people killed by both groups of extremists between January 2007 and February 17, 2010, writes Samar Halarnkar.

  • Feb 24, 2010 23:57 ISTMaha bharat

    Getting to the Big 11

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee won’t do it tomorrow, but it is time for the government to really get out of India’s way, writes Samar Halarnkar.

  • Mar 03, 2010 22:54 ISTMaha Bharat

    Is the magic back?

    The Hockey World Cup rekindles a faded passion. If the thrill lasts beyond a few nights, India’s lost sport could rise again, writes Samar Halarnkar.

  • Mar 10, 2010 22:02 ISTMaha bharat

    No country for old men

    A nation deeply resistant to women’s emancipation just got its biggest jolt. The real journey starts now, writes Samar Halarnkar.

  • Apr 07, 2010 23:11 ISTMaha bharat

    No time for war

    Should India deal with the Maoists as Pakistan deals with the Taliban? As lofty as the Maoist ambition is, as brutal as their growing attacks are, this would be a grave mistake, writes Samar Halarnkar.

  • Apr 14, 2010 22:42 ISTMaha bharat

    RT@india: I, me

    What is it about Twitter that causes men like Modi and Tharoor to boast, tattle and scrap; women to blurt it all out? The reasons are prehistoric, writes Samar Halarnkar.