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'Modi is taking a big risk'

'When he first came to office, my belief is that the PM's reading of the landscape was that, with a vanquished Congress and fragmented Opposition, he was looking at least at two terms in office.......

When mother tongue is used for political vendetta

Given India’s political scenario, where parties seek votes on the basis of caste and religion, the issue of using mother tongue in schools is more of a political vendetta, says Devanik Saha.......

Return of the Rahul Congress

The Queen has retired, the bosses have left, long live the prince as king, says Shiv Visvanathan. Often, as Narendra Modi turns predictable and his economics sounds as if it appears from a common......

'It is great to focus on the PM's personality and vision, but...'

'We cannot ignore the role of public institutions in driving development... I don't see much focus on institutional renewal.' Sunil Khilnani, director, India Institute, King's College, London, and......

Why it need not be Japan or China for India

Narendra Modi and his government should look at the emerging geo-politics realistically and not get sucked into having to make a choice between China and Japan. India has enough economic space for......

How companies plan to retain the best talent

Moving away from traditional retention schemes, employers are exploring new alternatives to check exodus of talent from their organisations, said ManpowerGroup Solutions. The existing retention......

Oil service firms jostle for India orders amid global spending cuts

Oilfield services firms are scrambling for contracts from India, which has emerged as a rare bright spot for the sector hardest hit by a slump in global crude oil prices that has driven most......

Four lessons of change from Tata Communications CEO

Unlike many of his peers in corporate houses, Kumar doesn't have an MBA but says that hardly matters, as he has been lucky to have got great on-the-job experience, such as during his stint in Asia......

Innovation lessons for India from Isarel

Israel is an incredibly innovative nation. It ranks the highest in the world in the per capita number of patents filed, notes R Gopalakrishnan. One response to my last InnoColumn was......

Success mantras HCL Tech chief follows to get things done

Next month, Anant Gupta, 49, will complete two years as the CEO of HCL Technologies. When Gupta took over from Vineet Nayar, under whose tenure (from 2007) the company's revenues grew five times......

Tabu: The film industry is a trap

'Acting is a very crazy profession to be in. Mentally and emotionally, we have to go into a particular zone and come out of it and keep on doing it. I am sure acting takes a toll on everyone and......

Review: The Hobbit 3 is the most unspectacular film of the series

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will perhaps be best enjoyed by those who have not yet read JRR Tolkien's prequel to the Lord of the Rings series, says Paloma......

Review: Madhuri Dixit dazzles with Dedh Ishqiya

Raja Sen feels Dedh Ishqiya is a genuinely smart film.Public recitation is as fine an art as poetry itself, and -- like in a magic trick -- so much depends on the reveal, on teasing the audience......

Review: Kumki is brilliant

A film about the emotional bond between a mahout and his elephant, Pavithra Srinivasan says that Kumki is an unforgettable ride through the wilds of Tamil Nadu's virgin forests.Director Prabhu......

Ishaqzaade, Wasseypur, Shanghai at the Toronto film fest

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) stopped traffic in the Canadian city last year when it brought Bollywood stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra,......

Chappell's Fierce Focus: 'Fallout with Sachin biggest regret'

India's controversial former cricket coach Greg Chappell claims the biggest regret of his tumultuous three-year stint was the fallout with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar with whom he simply failed......

'When you've played for India everything fades in comparison'

'Anyone who watched me batting in Tests would know that I was up for it. I was ready to fight it out.' Hrishikesh Kanitkar discusses his chequered career in this lively conversation with Haresh......

Leverkusen beat second-string Bayern 2-0 to go third

Bayer Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu (centre) shoots to score a goal on freekick against Bayern Munich during their Bundesliga match in Leverkusen on Saturday. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters......

Dhoni switched to Plan B: Take the pace off the ball and the oxygen out of the game

'For all practical purposes, the game ended at the break. The Irish bowlers had neither the pace nor the skill to compete against the Indian line-up; the lack of swing further blunted any edge they......

Bouchard to focus on support staff after Melbourne mauling

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada wipes her face during her quarter-final on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images Eugenie Bouchard was unable to match the semi-final appearance from her maiden......
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Why is it tough for the BJP to indulge in word-war against Nitish Kumar?

If we try and decode the two major failures Nitish Kumar is accounted for, BJP will have equal or even greater role to play in those failures.... ...

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