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May 16, 2011
Look who is falling in love — India and TalibanBy accepting the reintegration of the Taliban into Afghan mainstream politics, India seems to come around to the view that it has to win over the Taliban in order to keep Pakistan from driving India out of Afghanistan.
May 13, 2011
‘Bhadralok’ Buddha, Kalaignar Karuna step down after poll routThe results are mostly on the expected lines. In Bengal, Buddha’s resignation marks an end to the longest Communist rule in India since 1977. What probably did Karuna in is the pent-up anger over 2G controversy.
May 13, 2011
IMF's Lipsky, the 'cheerleader', to step down in AugustAt one point, just before the financial meltdown began, many questioned the very utility of IMF. Things have changed since then. The man who got the lender its pre-eminent position back is all set to hang up his boots.
May 12, 2011
Queen Elizabeth II's crowning glory: 59 yrs and still countingNext year will be the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II. The only living head of state who has served longer is King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. In September 2015, at 89, she would be close to rewriting history by eclipsing even Queen Victoria's record.
May 11, 2011
Plan panel takes Binayak Sen on boardHe may have courted controversy due to his alleged activities against the state. But the Planning Commission has some other plans. His appointment to the panel’s health committee is bound to to raise eyebrows.
May 09, 2011
Introducing Firstpost: Raghav BahlFor over a decade, Network18 has been wedded to News and The Web. The fruits of that stubbornness are now rather sweet...
May 06, 2011
Power play: Delhi, get ready to pay moreThe best way out is to announce a phased hike in tariff. The average cost of power generation has gone up 200% over the past 5 years and regulatory authorities have resisted revising any prices.
May 03, 2011
Ganguly checks in: Why do our heroes do this to us?Sourav Ganguly's return to the IPL has the potential to go horribly wrong. But let's hope that he, as he has many times in his career, can prove the critics wrong.
Apr 21, 2011
Donald Trump: Honest-to-God colonialistIt was refreshing to hear Trump call a spade a spade on Libya, but if Trump's serious about presidency, he should get a filter.