April 28, 2011
Is your smartphone spying on you?
Rajeev Srinivasan on why consumers must be careful with their powerful mobile devices. Border management: Need for reform
The Madhav Godbole task force recommendations on border management are being implemented in phases. While some action has been taken, clearly much more needs to be done. It is time the report is de-classified and put in the public domain, says Gurmeet Kanwal.
April 27, 2011
Just let the Lokpal panel do its job
We must keep our counsel and let the drafting committee do its best; keep faith in the civil society nominees till they prove otherwise, Mahesh Vijapurkar.
April 26, 2011
The Bhushans are not the issue, the Lokpal is
The ruling dispensation seems to have plumbed the depths of depravity following the constitution of the Lokpal panel. Whatever residual respect that one might have for a 'clean' prime minister was lost once a carefully orchestrated campaign of calumny was unleashed against civil society nominees on the Lokpal panel, says Virendra Kapoor.
April 25, 2011
Why the Kadapa bypoll is critical for the Congress
If Jaganmohan Reddy wins the Kadapa by-election, he may be able to destabilise the Congress state government in Andhra Pradesh. This may also have implications for the UPA government at the Centre, says T V R Shenoy. Why central Asia matters to India
India must create firm ties among the energy exporting states of central Asia, particularly Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and, if possible, Turkmenistan, says Harsh V Pant. Anna's team: A lamentable letdown
In the whole sordid series of happenings after Anna Hazare broke his fast, the only side to emerge with credit is the government. In fact, it is outshining the civil society, says B S Raghavan.
April 21, 2011
Judges must avoid being super legislature
Our code of judicial conduct will meet its goal if a talented, hopeful young person looks in the mirror and sees in the reflection the desire to exemplify the standards of justice and the possibility of doing so, says Justice S H Kapadia.
April 18, 2011
Why the Lokpal Bill alone is not enough
The war against corruption needs to be a three pronged attack: one that addresses personal frailties, rectifies systemic defects and roots out faulty leadership, says Vivek Gumaste.
April 15, 2011
Gandhi doesn't need this defence
Banning books shows insecurity of the political class, says Praful Bidwai. Rana googly leaves PM on sticky wicket
Freezing or calling off the re-engagement process in the wake of Tahawwur Hussain Rana's confession on 26/11 will be an easy option, but that will take both India and Pakistan back into stewing in their past, feels strategic expert B Raman
April 14, 2011
Obama falters in Af-Pak: Where's India's response?
New Delhi will have to fashion a pro-active foreign policy response that relies less on Washington in crafting an appropriate response to the changing dynamic in Af-Pak, says Harsh V Pant.
April 13, 2011
Why is the south indifferent to corruption?
Politically, the north and south are different planets, says T V R Shenoy.
April 12, 2011
Is Tamil Nadu witnessing a silent anti-DMK wave?
On the eve of the elections it is advantage AIADMK, says M R Venkatesh. Are Indian nuclear weapons facilities safe?
Parliament must insist that the government should direct its Department of Atomic Energy to immediately examine and make recommendations to the government on the structure of an independent surveillance and regulatory authority for the defence nuclear facilities, says Dr A Gopalakrishnan. Must university students know English or perish?
Let us not create 1,500 or more institutions, which are world class but disconnected to the socio-cultural milieu, which houses them, says Apoorvanand.
April 09, 2011
If Japan couldn't handle N-woes, how would India?
A 'pause-and-review' approach to nuclear power isn't extreme. Safety is too precious to be sacrificed to appease our nuclear lobby, writes Praful Bidwai PM and his advisers totally misread the situation
What is objectionable is not what the government has conceded to Anna Hazare's demands, but the manner in which it has conceded it, writes B Raman
April 08, 2011
A vibrant people's campaign against corruption
This time it is more of a non-political movement which aims at systemic reform. It does not aim to change the government. It wants to change the system. If Hazare succeeds in this he will make a far deeper impact on the system than JP or VP did.
April 07, 2011
After Fukushima disaster, the IAEA has to change
'The IAEA should be given the authority, resources and technical capability to intervene expeditiously in case of a nuclear emergency.'
April 06, 2011
Why the government cannot ignore Hazare's fast
It is important for the government to address immediately the demand for a Lok Pal and to take note of the growing public anger over the issue of corruption, says B Raman. Why World Cup win was a national catharsis
The World Cup victory has come as a badly needed morale booster for the country. But it is also a warning to the political class that their leadership can be usurped. This apolitical trend can be unhealthy for a democracy, says Neerja Chowdhury. Will the Marans take over the DMK if it loses?
The Marans know for sure that these elections are extremely testing times, more for them than for Karunanidhi or his sons. Given this paradigm, and should the DMK win these elections, it is a matter of time before they attempt to take over the party reins, says M R Venkatesh.
April 05, 2011
Why Indian defence needs to keep pace with China
'The defence capability differential between China and India is rising at an alarming rate. This will continue to constrain India's rise as a major regional and global player of any significance.' Are the Chinese 'better' parents?
'Are we losing this race too? Will the Chinese outstrive us, even if they don't outsmart us?'
April 04, 2011
View: Don't let Afridi rant vitiate Mohali spirit
We must take note of the feelings of hurt and bitterness coming out of Pakistan after the World Cup semi-final loss to India. But we should not allow these to create self-doubts in our mind about the wisdom of the exercise set in motion at Mohali, says B Raman
April 01, 2011
State polls: The Left faces biggest challenge
The Left's decline will adversely change the complexion of Indian politics by pushing its centre of gravity further to the right. This would be tragic, says Praful Bidwai. State polls: The Left faces biggest challenge
The Left's decline will adversely change the complexion of Indian politics by pushing its centre of gravity further to the right. This would be tragic, says Praful Bidwai.
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