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R Jagannathan

R Jagannathan

R Jagannathan is the Editor-in-Chief of Firstpost.

Aug 4, 2015

Monsoon washout: How Modi sarkar has lost the plot, and what it needs to do now

The Modi government has made too many elementary mistakes and lost the narrative to the opposition, as the monsoon session washout showed. It has to rethink strategy and tactics

Aug 3, 2015

Why the Nilekanis are always left out in the political cold

The semi-retirement of Nandan Nilekani from Congress politics is a message to all technocrats who want to seek an entry to the portals of power laterally. #Arvind Kejriwal #Congress #India #Manmohan Singh #Nandan Nilekani #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi

Aug 2, 2015

Leave FTII to Rahul Gandhi: Why BJP should yank funding and create its own institutions

Institutions of higher learning, especially those dealing with the social sciences and the creative arts, tend to be political. If the BJP wants to refashion them in its own mould, it would be better off creating its own institutions #BJP #Film and Television Institute of India #Pune #Rahul Gandhi

Jul 31, 2015

Why Uber’s $1 bn bet on India is unlikely to be its last; app-based taxis are hot

Uber's $1 billion proposed investment in its India ops is unlikely to be its last as app-based taxi services are bound to explode. #app-based taxi services #Meru #Ola #TabCab #Uber

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

All said and done, there is a case for retaining the death sentence in the rarest of rare cases, provided the phrase "rarest of rare" is defined clearly and transparently. What is worrisome about capital punishment is its occasional arbitrariness. #1993 Mumbai blasts #Capital punishment #CriticalPoint #Democracy #ideas #India #Jammu and Kashmir #Life #Maqbool Butt #Right to life #Terrorism #Yakub Memon's Death Sentence

Jul 30, 2015

Yakub Memon hanged: Four lessons India can learn from the execution

The nation needs to take lessons from the Yeakub Memon hanging. The real test for Indian democracy begins now. #Afzal Guru #BJP #InMyOpinion #Mumbai blasts #UPA #Yakub Memon

Jul 29, 2015

HDFC’s low profit growth signals problems ahead; may hasten merger with bank

Even though HDFC's low profit growth is due to the blip of not receiving dividends from HDFC Bank in this quarter, the overall trajectory is downwards. #HDFC Q1 Profits #HDFC-HDFC Bank Merger #Realty Sector Slowdown