HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014


It's been uphill to Raisina Hill

Now, the UPA must ensure that its candidate has an easy ride to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Not coming out tops in this

The race to Raisina Hill is already murky. The Opposition must not muddy the waters.

Steps forward must be bold

The change of guard at the finance ministry has raised expectations that stalled policy will now get a push with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his core team of reformers, playing a bigger role in economic management.

No identity, no crisis

We are in a competitive world - we cannot allow ourselves to be straitjacketed into narrow definitions, Chanakya writes.

Time to think small

Pranab Mukherjee is chugging along quite comfortably to the magnificent confines of Rashtrapati Bhavan leaving behind him an economy that is rapidly becoming paler by the day. Chanakya writes.

Sangma expects 'miracle' in presidential election

Opposition-backed candidate P.A. Sangma today said he was expecting a "miracle" in his favour in the presidential election.

It's just a political ruse

Contests driven by choices are integral to democracy. Individuals, political formations and parties don't always set up challenges to win. They often do so to make a political point or get closer to a political goal. Vinod Sharma writes.

It takes two to tango

The presidential polls are a good time for Mamata to learn the coalition dharma.

Ascent to the big house

Pranab’s tenure will be memorable if he can soothe our fractious politics, HT writes.

Oof! Rashtropoti Bhobon!

With Pranab becoming President tomorrow, Bengalis can finally forgive Indians. Indrajit Hazra writes.

The president is in the house

While Pranab Mukherjee was being sworn in, some sore losers tried to rain on his parade, HT writes.

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