Politics, Albert Einstein observed, is more difficult than physics. This enduring truism is visiting the Modi Sarkar. The consistency of constants in physics is after all vastly different from the constantly changing variables of politics. The ... New Indian Express, 21 hours ago
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You could argue achche din are here—at least for a few oppressed beings willing to trade their faith for cash benefits. After all the `5 lakh offered for re-conversion, or Ghar Wapsi if you please, is five times the average per capita income.New Indian Express, 1 week ago
It is barely six months since the Modi Sarkar was sworn in and already a sense of déjà vu is creeping on to the political landscape. When Narendra Modi won for his party a historic majority in the 2014 polls, I had quipped that India had ...New Indian Express, 2 weeks ago
0.1 %. It is the rate at which Indian manufacturing grew between July and September. It is a reminder of a stark reality. A 5.3 per cent growth in GDP may satisfy some and look good. But fact is without a substantive improvement in manufacturing ...New Indian Express, 3 weeks ago
Policy process in India is best described by the cliché— there is/must be a method in the madness. Indeed, often madness seems to be the method. And the new guidelines governing transactions at ATMs fit the bill. In 2008, the Reserve Bank of ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
BHUBANESWAR: Indian literature cannot be confined to writing in English. Regional literature actually presents a vast treasure of creative expressions, not only representing the wide spectrum of Indian culture and practices but also giving an ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago Free Opinion Must for Growth of Literature New Indian Express, 1 month ago Indian literature is not confined to writings in English alone: Odisha CM Odisha Samaya, 1 month ago CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates third edition of Odisha Literary Festival Orissadiary.com, 1 month ago
Oft expectation fails, and most oft there where most it promises; And oft it hits where hope is coldest, and despair most fits. William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well. Into the sixth month of the Modi Sarkar—and on a day it embarks on ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
BHUBANESWAR: After two hugely successful editions, the Odisha Literary Festival (OLF), Eastern India's biggest literary event, is back. With a galaxy of luminaries, top litterateurs, journalists and political personalities, the 2014 edition of OLF, ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago Third Odisha Literary Fest Begins Today New Indian Express, 1 month ago
It is an enduring contradiction and irony. Democracy by definition is government of the people, by the people and for the people. Democracy also makes electoral success obligatory. In this simultaneous equation, merit often gets displaced and the ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.— Marshall McLuhan It is the season of faith and belief—culturally and politically. After the Lok Sabha results, I had quipped, half in jest, that India has migrated from ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
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