Narendra Modi's Davos speech: Land, labour reforms are key to nudge investors to put money on the table
Modi was more a salesman than a statesman at the world stage, telling the big business leaders about the changes his government has brought about in the last three and a half years to make India the best business destination
One year of demonetisation: Narendra Modi tried to do an Indira Gandhi but ended up being another Morarji Desai
Indira Gandhi could make bank nationalisation the biggest plank of her Garibi Hatao slogan. But Narendra Modi failed to replicate it with demonetisation
Rohingya crisis: Modi must take a cue from Merkel, recognise humanitarian needs over security concerns
Can anything be of greater shame for a country of 1,300 million people that it wants to push out of its territory just 40,000 Rohingya who have fled from the terror unleashed by the Myanmar authorities?
Petrol, diesel prices in India higher than most countries: Why govt taxes are extortionist in nature
When Narendra Modi was attacking the erstwhile Manmohan Singh government in April 2014, tax petrol was 34% and on diesel 21.5%. In July 2017, they are 58% and 50%
Shinzo Abe in Gujarat: Will bullet train be a win-win for Japan and a no-win for India?
Forget Narendra Modi's praises for Shinzo Abe. A closer examination of the details of the bullet train project shows, it may not be what it is projected to be
Gorkhaland demand: BJP's about-turn exposes party's hypocrisy; will people give a fitting reply?
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which has been spearheading the movement for a separate Gorkhaland for the last 50 days, on Monday gave the BJP-led government at the Centre an ultimatum: Concede to our demands in 10 days or face the consequences.
Govt must not fear litigation, it's justified in stopping free ration for defence personnel in peace areas
The government has taken a well-thought-out decision to retain the ration in conflict areas which is what it should be.
Amarnath Yatra attack marks crucial turn in Kashmir militancy: What will govt do to assert relevance in Valley?
If Kashmir as a melting pot of cultures, religions and beliefs has to be protected, then the Amarnath yatra attack on pilgrims must be condemned.
Nitish will break away from Lalu to enjoy absolute power, not because of his aversion to corruption
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids at properties of Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family in 12 locations over alleged corruption charges have revived speculations of a possible break in Bihar's grand alliance.
Sikkim standoff: Media must advocate futility of war, not play agent provocateur
India has shown great restraint in the Sikkim standoff but the media has been unnecessarily provocative.
GST rollout on 1 July: Comparing it to India achieving freedom is a travesty; here's why
The biggest democracy in the world, believe only in the wisdom of our public representatives. Most of these representatives would themselves be GST-illiterate but they raised hands in their respective legislatures to endorse a taxation system created in the ivory tower by the bureaucracy
Nitish Kumar breaking ranks with Lalu, Congress to support Ram Nath Kovind could set off political realignment in Bihar
Nitish Kumar sees the distinct possibility of a resurgent political future by collaborating with Narendra Modi, decidedly the most popular political leader in the country today
The problem with exit polls: Why can't Indian pollsters achieve accuracy, like BBC does in UK?
In India, we don't have any professional organisation which can match the degree of accuracy and consistency that the BBC-sponsored exit polls have achieved in predicting the outcome of the general elections in UK
Ramachandra Guha's resignation must make SC harden stance against conflict of interest in cricket
Guha, in his letter to the chief of the CoA, Vinod Rai, has drawn attention to how the latter refused to take any action on a series of ‘conflict of interest’ issues that he had flagged in the last four months, leading to his resignation last week.
Narendra Modi in Russia: After OBOR boycott, routine agreements don't portend well for New Delhi
Narendra Modi showing courage by backing out of OBOR wasn't enough. It is also necessary to initiate countervailing measures to make up for the loss of economic benefits that would have accrued from OBOR
Babri Masjid demolition case: Uma Bharti need not resign as political morality is a thing of past for BJP
With the CBI court framing charges against senior BJP-RSS leaders in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case on 30 May, it is now clear that veterans like LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katyar, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya etc. will now stand trial in the case.
GM mustard row: Hasty call on genetically modified crop could spell disaster; govt must consider long-term effects
Government needs to go slow on the issue of rolling out GM mustard, in order to take a considered view based on both domestic and international concerns.
Coal scam: HC Gupta’s conviction is in order but Manmohan Singh's acquittal can be questioned
The CBI court was perhaps wrong to hold that the country’s top political executive – in this case Manmohan Singh – should be let off completely on the pretext that he was misled by the civil servants
GST rates finalised: Here's the bad news - despite the big reform we are the most-taxed people globally
We have happily created a GST regime with a taxation structure that is highest in the democratic world. Here's a brief comparison
Where are the 10 Pakistani heads? BJP must realise chest-thumping doesn't square with astute diplomacy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's Pakistan policy is as ineffective as that of the Manmohan government but it appears worse because of the BJP's false bravado in and out of power.