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T N Seshan: The man who would never back down

Ignoring threats and entrenched interests, the admired and controversial T N Seshan helped clean up India's elections. T E Narasimhan meets the changemaker in retirement It is with some......

'Democracy is not a lollipop'

In the third part of an extensive interview, former chief election commissioner T N Seshan tells Shobha Warrier that terrorism arose once upon a time by a minority thinking that they are being......

'Nothing will break the country'

Politicians and leaders are a reflection of the society, says former chief election commissioner T N Seshan on the quality of India's polity, in the final part of his interview with Shobha Warrier.......

The T N Seshan interview

When I spoke to T N Seshan, the former chief election commissioner, in 1998, he was very cynical about India. Almost a decade later, as we prepare to celebrate the 60th anniversary of India's......

'Good govt is not an accident'

It didn't actually come as a surprise when former Chief Election Commissioner T N Seshan announced his decision to start a school of governance in Pune. The MIT School of Government will train......

'Banking sector needs a T N Seshan!'

'Today, three areas give banks a big headache -- steel, power, infrastructure.' 'Three Cs are very critical in lending -- character, capacity and collateral of the borrower.' R Vaidyanathan,......

Budget is populist, aims to transform lives of the masses

The latest Budget of the Government of India is heavily welfare-oriented, says A Seshan. The various schemes of social security, especially for the unorganised sector, and the enhancement of the......

'As a manager, Rajan hasn't been very good for the RBI'

'From where prime ministers sit, it makes no difference at all who occupies the governor's post.''Literally anyone with a decent education or work experience can be appointed to the job, which is......

'There are companies with larger liabilities than Mallya'

'What about Air India, which has exceeded a liability of Rs 40,000 crores to 50,000 crores? Who is responsible for that?' IMAGE: A Kingfisher Airlines employee at Mumbai's domestic airport,......

'RBI must take the blame for banking mess'

'What was the RBI doing when infrastructure projects were stalled?''When the large corporates were taking loans, what was the RBI doing?' 'The entire system acted as cheerleaders for Vijay Mallya.......

'Actors these days don't have unique voices like Amitabh'

'Dubbing for Rajiv Gandhi was very challenging.' 'Amitabh Bachchan told me, "I don't appreciate other people doing my voice".' Midway through Rediff.com's interview with Patcy N, Chetan Sashital......

'The way I was sacked smacks of goondagardi!'

Like the upright citizen that he played in his debut film Saraansh, Anupam Kher is currently fighting abattle against political forces that he thinks are out to disrupt our society's moral fibre.......

French Open: Will Nadal wear the crown again?

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal look likely to contest the title at Roland Garros, says A Seshan. The second Grand Slam event of the year commences at Roland Garros, Paris, on May 25. The French......

US Open: Will FedEx be dispatched?

The US Open begins on Monday. With Nadal out, the big battle this time is between Federer, Djokovic and Murray. A Seshan rates the chances of the tennis giants. The Grand Slam season of 2012 in......

Who will make it to the last four at Wimbledon this year?

Will Roger Federer prove he's 'King of Grass' once more, or will it be Rafael Nadal yet again? Or will Novak Djokovic come good? asks A Seshan. The world awaits the 126th edition of Wimbledon,......

The business of cricket

The performance of the Indian cricket team in Test series played abroad continues to make its fans reach out for antacids. To the average cricket fan, it is incomprehensible how a team that can......
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How to fool a nation and get away with it?

After successfully convincing the nave among the Indian electorate in 2014 that he would usher in "Acche Din", the campaigner-in-chief is now in... ...

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State funding of elections can take place in stages, with electoral...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advocacy of State funding of elections, though laudable, is an idea that can be worked upon only in stages. That is... ...

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Ahead of polls in Maharashtra, demonetisation will remain in the news

Since the evening of November 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his big decision, every politician in the state is obsessed with only... ...

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Madurai Today

RELIGION Selva Vinayagar Temple: Pradosha puja, Railway Colony, 4.30 p.m. Ramakrishna Mutt: Discourse on Nalvazhi by Dr. Aadhalaiyur Soorya... ...

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Relevance of China policy today

Chinese hostilities, about which Sardar Patel warned 65 years ago, are still rampant. They remind us of the need for an iron man like him.... ...

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