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Why did Holbrooke visit India on poll eve?

Two millennia ago, the Arthashastra of Chanakya and Panchatantra of Vishnu Sharma enjoined extreme caution on a ruler when suddenly emissaries from another country descended upon him flattering him......

Does Swamy think of himself as Kautilya reborn?

Trying to guess Subramanian Swamy's motives or next step has been a rather difficult exercise for decades, says Archis Mohan   "I am inspired by Chanakya, who upon being insulted by Nanda......

Why the battle for Sanskrit needs to be joined

'It is a great misfortune that the Nehruvian Stalinists of India have colluded with the grand project of demeaning and destroying Sanskrit.' 'Today, the number of Sanskritists in India is low, and......

Campaign for 2019 starts in Maharashtra

'The BJP believes it has little to lose from a loss of alliance with the Shiv Sena. Fighting alone gives the BJP the chance to test its troops today, and then rework its tactics if necessary,......

Can corruption ever be contained?

'The main ploy of the BJP's pre-poll proclamations on corruption was so cacophonous and resounding that it unexpectedly worked out to its greatest advantage. But there seems to be a lull after the......

How cow slaughter ban is hurting Indian economy

Deepak Lal looks into the economic origins of cow slaughter bans and their questionable utility In the mid-1960s I and a group of friends from Oxford rented a house from Robert Graves, the poet......

Modi launches gold schemes, coin with Ashok Chakra

India has surpassed China as world's largest gold consuming nation with 562 tonnes of buying so far this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched three ambitious schemes to reduce......

Modi govt's big economic mistakes

It is odd how governments don't learn from their predecessors' mistakes, says T N Ninan. It's a favourite term with editorial writers: "bite the bullet", they say, when advising the government of......

Direct selling agents, RIP

Seema Gupta, a resident of Thane in the outskirts of Mumbai, was hugely successful as a direct selling agent of a large private sector bank. But all that she has now is a huge service tax......

Parthasarathi Shome to be advisor to FM

Eminent economist Parthasarathi Shome will be the new advisor to Finance Minister P Chidambaram. He succeeds Vijay Kelkar, whose term ended on August 31.Kelkar was appointed in the rank of a......
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For Chanakya, a thousand times over

By Deepa Gahlot| Posted 1 hour Nearly 26 years on, Manoj Joshi's take on the historical character continues to grip audiences with the... ...
Payback must for armed forces

Dinesh Kumar At the very core of all anomalies and grievances of the Armed Forces is that they are finding their extant status and parity... ...
Dasara past glory not only in palace but also at art-gallery in city

One could watch the past glory and grandeur of the famous dasara festivities as it was celebrated during the regime of Mysore Maharajas not only in... ...
Strategy lessons from scriptures

The recent surgical strike by the Indian Commandos in PoK to destroy the terrorist camps in a classic example of strategic warfare. A much-awaited... ...
De-escalation imperative for India, Pakistan

While many would argue that surgical strikes have increased the possibility of escalation, the recent telephonic conversation between National... ...

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