Columns

  • Going in the wrong direction
    Jun 17, 2012 21:29 ISTOur Take

    It's been uphill to Raisina Hill

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

  • Raisina Hill and North Block
    Jun 18, 2012 21:07 ISTOur take

    Not coming out tops in this

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

  • Hamid Ansari
    Jun 28, 2012 23:07 ISTour take

    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.

  • PC Sangma
    Jun 30, 2012 21:45 IST

    No identity, no crisis

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

  • New Delhi
    Jul 07, 2012 23:38 IST

    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.

  • PA Sangma
    Jul 14, 2012 16:10 IST

    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.

  • Hamid Ansari and Manmohan Singh
    Jul 15, 2012 00:21 IST

    Ansari gets UPA nod, set to return as VP

    M Hamid Ansari is all set to become the second Indian — after Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — for a second term in the vice president's office. HT reports. The scholar diplomat | Ready for a repeat act

  • Mamata Banerjee
    Jul 18, 2012 21:09 IST

    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.

  • Mamata Benerjee
    Jul 18, 2012 21:24 ISTOur Take

    It takes two to tango

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

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    Jul 22, 2012 22:59 ISTour take

    Ascent to the big house

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

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    Jul 23, 2012 23:09 IST

    Oof! Rashtropoti Bhobon!

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

  • Pranab Mukherjee
    Jul 25, 2012 22:23 ISTOur take

    The president is in the house

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