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October 20, 2005

The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty forever
'Are we, who constitute the nation, the Congress's keepers for eternity?'

July 18, 2005

A world of anomalies
'Why have US immigration officers moved into Indian ports?'

March 09, 2005

Nepal: Grim alternatives
'Can New Delhi build non-destructible dikes against the tide of history for ever?'

June 04, 2004

Enemies of the mandate
'It is an absurd situation: the prime minister of such a great country has to look back every instant and take the cue from someone else. No efficient administration can be run on such a basis.'

January 15, 2004

Viva Brazil!
'Why is Brazil alone in protesting against American racism?'

May 8, 2003

The Great VAT Robbery
The substitution of the sales tax system by VAT is an outrage, says Ashok Mitra.

March 25, 2003

Iraq: Collateral damage
'The Anglo-American alliance will be confronted by a phenomenon increasingly assuming the form of a permanent insurrection.'

February 17, 2003

Passport to Privilege
'The most pliant policies may not encourage NRIs to invest in India,' says Ashok Mitra.

January 14, 2003

Back to the gamble
'We are today back in the morass India was in the early 20th century. In spite of liberalization, the Indian economy has to rely on rains.'

April 13, 2001

The great surrender
'The nation is being told that, for the sake of its survival, it is essential to globalize, never mind if such globalization, in its turn, as good as liquidates the nation.'

February 12, 2000

Is it not time to prick the NRI bubble?
'The dispensations, tailor-made for them, are apparently still not fully satisfying the NRIs. They are Oliver Twists of a very special genre: those who have more insist on being given even more.'

December 22, 2000

Starvation amidst plenty
'Our poor consumers, who include the overwhelming majority of landless peasants and small cultivators, would starve while foodgrains would be stockpiled in government godowns in record quantities.'

November 16, 2000

Courting animosities
'If India's foreign policy is to be built in the image of the BJP's domestic policy, it is going to be darkness at noon.'

October 30, 2000

Judiciary to the rescue?
'The prime motor force of proliferating corruption is the claque of politicians at the helm of administration who are devoid of both conscience and morality. The highest judiciary in the land has the awesome responsibility of convincing the citizenry that all is not yet lost.'

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