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Let bygones be bygones; move ahead.

The ghost of Bofors is severely haunting the Gandhi family. Even 30 years after Rajiv Gandhi concluding this deal, the issue of bribes taken has not died down. The Indian predeliction of not to let bygones be bygones is so glaringly visible in every aspect of Indian polity. With Modi winning the

The case for keeping petrol prices HIGH

India depends on imports for meeting its petroleum product needs to the extent of 80 per cent. With global oil producers limiting production, with Iran, a large producer facing US sanctions, prices of crude oil and hence of petroproducts, have been registering increases and these impact domestic prices. There has

Magnificent ‘Modicare’

Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address this year was a rich admixture of poetry, oration, a report card and announcements on new visionary projects. Being the last of the Independence Day addresses in his current five-year term, understandably, the speech formed the curtain-raiser for the 2019 election campaign. Modi listed out the

JUDGES, JUDGE YOURSELF

India’s democracy stood the test of time while a neighboring state slipped into the thraldom of military rule. This was because in our country the Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary have respected each other and knew where to draw the line. The Indian politicians, as a class, have generally not lived

A case for simultaneous elections

With every election to a state, the quality of campaign deteriorates. In the race-to-the-bottom, all civility is thrown to the winds. Look at the address of Congress President Rahul Gandhi after BJP’s Yeddyurappa resigned his two-day term: “Prime Minister Modi will accept a man accused of murder as the President of

IN BAD TASTE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Chennai to inaugurate the Defence Expo is an event of great importance. Over 500 Indian companies, and more than 150 foreign companies and with a vibrant mix of large, medium and small units participated in the expo. For the first time top brass of the

IE GOLDEN years

Industrial economist has had the opportunity to look from the ringside seat at the spectacular transformation of the Indian polity and economy for 50 years. We covered the legislative assembly in Tamil Nadu. We travelled extensively looking at projects in places as far away as Udaipur, Aizwal, Singarauli and oil

The ‘JUMLA’ of CHIDAMBARAM

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, in line with other Congress party critics like Mani Shankar Iyer and Randeep Surjewala, has been strident in criticism of any and every action of the BJP. While one can understand the dharma of the opposition party is to oppose the ruling party’s efforts, such

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