The scandal points to the need for cleansing the IPL culture, but it's no reason to pull down the entire edifice. The IPL is still a platform for talent-spotting, and retains enormous entertainment value that cannot be robbed by a few charlatans.
Want proof of the success of expansionary fiscal and monetary policy? Just check out the length of the skirts of Japanese all-girl bands and the undergarments of lingerie models...
There’s an endearing quality to reports that a CIA spy was arrested in Moscow: he comes across as a bumbling amateur who represents the lost Age of Innocence in the world of espionage.
Indian suspicions about Chinese grand strategems should not be allowed to impede any progress in the Sino-Indian border talks. But it is important to mark the boundary before committing to a freeze on troop and infrastructure build-up.
The "two heads" power arrangement between Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is coming apart at the seams.
Rajiv Pratap Rudy revives an old debate about ending the gridlock in the prevailing system of government by switching to a model that directly elects the Chief Executive. But with all its merits, it may not fly.
The outbreak of unbridled Aman Ki Asha sentiments in India, following Nawaz Sharif's victory, points to unreasonably heightened expectations on the Indian side of the Wagah border.
When it comes to ring-fencing Sonia Gandhi from the taint of corruption that overruns the UPA government, everyone - even the Prime Minister - is expendable.
The Sarabjit-Sanaullah episode shows that for all of India's attempts to project itself as an emerging global power, with a footprint larger than just the South Asian peninsula, it is unable to break out of its hyphenated relationship with Pakistan.
For all the chatter about the "inevitable" rise of the Chinese yuan to global reserve currency status, the reality of the structural weaknesses in China's own economy may mean that that transition may not be accomplished quite so easily.
If there was no wrongdoing in the allocation of coal blocks, why did the Law Minister and officials from the Prime Minister's Office go to such elaborate lengths to doctor the CBI's draft report - and get top law officers to lie in court?
When the BJP reflects on the outcome in Karnataka, it will likely draw the wrong inferences from its handling of the BS Yeddyurappa affair.
With Sonia Gandhi reaching out to Sushma Swaraj in Parliament on Tuesday, the Congress finds itself in a win-win position on the Food Security Bill.
It is perfectly legitimate for citizens who are sick to their stomach of the mountain of corruption scandals of recent times to press for a truly autonomous investigating agency that is free from political interference.
The entire financial system is geared in such a way that the middle-class and the poor exist only to cross-subsidise the crooked and the corrupt, who walk away with risk-free, guaranteed returns.
India and China have backed off from their eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation in the Himalayas. But there is reason to believe that India may have paid a high price by giving China the right to determine what happens on our side of the fence.
There is diplomatic space for India to exert itself against the Chinese incursion without resorting to military adventurism. But to exert the levers of coercive diplomacy, you need to know that you have a spine in the first place.
If we, as Indians, don’t respect our own ‘spies’ enough and send them across without training and at their own risk, how can we expect the Pakistanis to treat them any better?
To the extent that Chinese troops are still in notionally Indian territory and are looking to extract a price for their withdrawal, China is looking to expand its sovereignty map - without firing a single shot.