About an hour after the death of Gajendra Singh, telecast live on national news, 55-year-old Harshu Jatav jumped in front of a train near Alwar. Losses and debt drove Jatav to suicide. There were no politico delegations, no instant cheques. His ... New Indian Express, 2 days ago
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It is that time of the year when the silly season sets in Delhi. As political parties add to the haze and dust—treating incidents as events and celebrating events as achievements—a few observations and comments. Like it would seem the Congress ...New Indian Express, 1 week ago The Many RaGas of Family-run Politico Ventures New Indian Express, 1 week ago
The revival of Indian Railways is one of the lynchpins in the strategy of the Modi Sarkar to deliver Achhe Din. The idea is backed by political logic—the Railways connect India and Bharat. It also has sound economic rationale—the Economic Survey ...New Indian Express, 2 weeks ago Why Suresh Needs to Invoke Political Prabhu New Indian Express, 2 weeks ago
Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas isn't just an attractive poll slogan. It is also a viable model for sustainable development. By aligning the algebra of economics with the arithmetic of politics, regimes can reap economic and political dividends. Despite ...New Indian Express, 3 weeks ago
The tricky thing about luck is that it is easily squandered—one tends to run out of it. Like another four-letter phenomenon, luck is a many-splendoured thing. It must be leveraged and recapitalised. This Sunday, as the Modi Sarkar enters the ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
Conventional wisdom suggests that conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. In India, political wisdom holds that conviction is worthless unless it is convenient. Convenience is indeed the bedrock of political conviction. To ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
Irony dies a thousand deaths. On March 4, 2015—the day MPs were outraged about a documentary on the December 16 gang rape—Baishnab Parida, BJD MP from Odisha in the Rajya Sabha, was informed by the Ministry of Home Affairs that the conviction ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
CHENNAI: Despite soaring unemployment woes, how many students are aware of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Sector Skill Councils under it? The NSDC, a not-for-profit company, set up by the Ministry of Finance in the UPA regime ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago Not Enough Trained Faculty for Skilling Engg Students New Indian Express, 2 months ago
The votaries of big bang reforms—and the middle class expecting dividends on their investment in Elections 2014 —absorbed an important tutorial on Saturday. A political majority does not necessarily translate expectations into reality. Blame ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
Both the BJP and the Congress face a communication gap with the masses, said former Union HRD Minister Pallam Raju, in a heated session on whether the India's education system is nurturing nationalism. When the BJP talks about nationalism, it is ...New Indian Express, 2 months ago
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