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  • Oceanic sweep of AAP should not make it lose its balance. Facing a three-member Opposition can give the 67-member strong party a sense of heavenly writ. Nothing can be worse for democracy or for Delhi.
  • Delhi6
    Feb 11, 2015 22:14 IST

    The voters of Delhi have given a triple verdict

    Oceanic sweep of AAP should not make it lose its balance. Facing a three-member Opposition can give the 67-member strong party a sense of heavenly writ. Nothing can be worse for democracy or for Delhi.

  • Punjab police woman constable during rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Guru Nanak Stadium in Amritsar on Tuesday.
    Jan 23, 2015 22:43 IST

    Keep the Republic’s taper burning bright and tall

    The ‘waters’ of pluralism, of democracy and republicanism are being tested. They must not be found to be running thin or shallow, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Youth Congress protest conversions
    Dec 26, 2014 21:49 IST

    Why 2014 was an extraordinary year for our Republic

    The year 2014 was an extraordinary one for me. What made it so is the change I have seen at our — India’s — basic core, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
    Nov 13, 2014 23:06 ISTincidentally,

    Change course for a tryst with Nehru’s dreams

    It is important for us not to lose sight of the Hind that Jawaharlal Nehru yearned for as we commemorate his 125th anniversary, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Sailing on the seas of history
    Oct 18, 2014 00:05 IST

    Sailing on the seas of history

    Meera Abraham offered a rare glimpse into the trading traditions of peninsular India and the link between South Indian and Roman merchants. Gopalkrishna Gandhi writes.

  • Modi bows his head after addressing the 69th United Nations General Assembly.
    Sep 28, 2014 23:54 IST

    The PM must represent India, not just market it

    The Indian PM goes with the confidence he will be seen as a symbol of India’s democratic will, India’s scientific audaciousness, India’s economic venturesomeness. But this is to be noted: On his first visit to the US, PM Nehru went to represent, not market India, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Richard Attenborough
    Aug 31, 2014 21:55 IST

    Richard Attenborough told India Gandhi’s story

    Richard Attenborough and India coalesce in the life story of Mohandas Gandhi. But the epic success of Gandhi (1982) has obscured from general awareness an earlier association of his with India, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Nadine Gordimer
    Jul 25, 2014 23:01 IST

    You could impress Nadine Gordimer, disgust her, but not fool her

    Nadine Gordimer’s death at 90 earlier this month revived interest in her life and work as no event in her life had, not since the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to her in 1991.

  • BL Joshi resigns
    Jun 27, 2014 23:13 ISTIncidentally,

    Not just figureheads: why the governor's post is important

    In suggesting that governors of the day demit office before term, the present government is doing what was done unto it. Tit for tat is not a game to be played for the office, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Parliamentarians
    Jun 13, 2014 21:33 ISTIncidentally,

    Public-spirited individuals are nation’s most ‘loyal’ opposition

    Opposition is not about the number of seats in Parliament. Jayaprakash Narayan and C Rajagopalachari were never MPs but their opposition was powerful, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • PhaseNineVoting
    May 30, 2014 22:00 ISTIncidentally,

    It’s all out in the open

    The rancid noun, the foetid verb and the acid invective that we heard this election season suggest that euphemism is on its way out. Gopalkrishna Gandhi writes.

  • BJP supporters celebrating party's victory in Srinagar on Saturday. Waseem Andrabi/HT
    May 16, 2014 23:52 IST

    Modi will be the govt, the govt will be Modi

    Modi’s was not just the face of the 2014 elections, it was the only face, full, up-front. All others were profiles. Modi was, in reality, if there can be such a thing, ‘un-utsav-murti’, a festival statue on wheels, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Lok Sabha
    May 02, 2014 22:03 ISTIncidentally

    Why the number of independent MPs is declining

    The decline in the number of Independent MPs is because they do not have the infrastructural advantage and money party candidates have.

  • Aurangzeb
    Apr 18, 2014 22:37 IST

    India needs a thinker, not a despot on its peacock throne

    Can people who showed the door even to a person as esteemed as Vajpayee, vote into office a govt headed by one who has split the country into those who worship him and those who fear him? Perhaps they can, perhaps they will, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • A view of the Parliament House
    Apr 05, 2014 01:53 IST

    Let the new Lok Sabha be less of the nation’s costliest entertainment

    The next House will be more of a House and less of the nation’s costliest entertainment. It will have more women MPs than any previous Lok Sabha. It will have no male MP who is guilty of known or unknown violence against women.