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'This government is LYING to the common man'

The global crisis has presented India with a historic opportunity to grow faster, but according to Pratap Bhanu Mehta, head of a leading independent think tank, the country is unable to capitalise......

'Rahul Gandhi is making the biggest mistake'

In the first part of his interview, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, president, Centre for Policy Research, the New Delhi think-tank, had spoken to's Sheela Bhatt about the 2G spectrum scandal that......

Interview/Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President, Centre for Policy Research

In New Delhi's shrinking world of intellectuals, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, president, Centre for Policy Research, stands out with his lucid thinking on a wide range of subjects that includes State......

Congress, not Modi, has lowered political discourse

'A false narrative is being created, that Narendra Modi is a habitual offender when it comes to lowering the political discourse in the country.''Nothing can be farther from the truth,' argues......

'Rest of India needs to listen to what the Kashmiris have to say'

'The most significant consequence of the Burhan Wani killing can be the emergence of more Burhans.''Another is the induction of Kashmir-born insurgents into armed resistance.'This means greater......

'Mumbai needs a CEO to become a global financial hub'

There is a need to have a 'CEO for Mumbai' in order to realise the ambition of making it a global financial centre, says a report. "Mumbai needs a much simpler and more empowered governance......

Over half of Plan panel staff to be farmed out

The think tank that will replace the 64-year-old Planning Commission might retain only 40 per cent of its 1,000 staff members. The rest are expected to be sent back to their parent cadres. Among......

Modi's economic strategy fails to address India's problems

Narendra Modi's strategy in Gujarat was to run the state as a business entity. But it will be difficult to turn the country around since India is far removed from the salubrious environment that......

Maharashtra businessmen want Ajit Pawar to step down

The businessmen in the Maharashtra have given a cry of 'remove Ajit Pawar' against the high tariff of electricity and announced an agitation against him.The agitation will include protesting by......

Column: Is India LOSING its way?

Is India losing its way? That was the question that The Economist magazine posed to Shashi Tharoor and me to debate. After two rounds of sparring, this is how I concluded. For every cheery......

PIX: Aishwarya, Tiger Shroff at an awards show

The awards season is in full swing. We saw the Lux Golden Rose Awards, the Screen Awards and the Stardust Awards, and Bollywood was looking smashing! The 23rd SOL Lions Gold......

PIX: Indraneil Sengupta, Barkha Bisht at an award function

The Zee Gold awards were held on June 9 at Filmcity, Goregoan, in western Mumbai. The well-attended event was hosted by Jay Bhanushali and Gauahar Khan. Check out the arrivals. Indraneil Sengupta......

PIX: Sargun Mehta, Monica Bedi at Zee Rishtey awards

Television actors celebrate themselves, and their work, at an awards night over the weekend. Quite a few telly stars walked the red carpet at the Zee Rishtey awards 2014, held over the weekend. A......

From YMC's Jessie to Indu

Samantha Ruth Prabhu stormed her way into filmdom with a breath-taking performance as Jessie in Gautham Vasudev Menon's Telugu film Ye Maaya Chesaave (YMC). She stole hearts as the simple Jessie......

Waking up to Ranbir, Konkona

Coming from a filmi family, movies were an eventuality for Ayan Mukerji. Cousin to Kajol and Rani Mukerji, Ayan's grandfather owns Filmalaya Studios in suburban Mumbai. His father Deb Mukerji was a......

Readers on whether Ganguly should play

Vikram Shah: Can someone from your organisation lead a discussion on the validity of this penalty, please?Let us not talk about Saurav's form as a batsman as that is not the issue here.Do the rules......

Readers wishes to John Wright

Name:satya Message:Dear John, Thank You for doing a terrific job with the Indian Team. I hope you continue the good work and see the team achieve even greater laurels. You are without doubt the......
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Govt asks banks to 'name and shame' wilful defaulters

Tightening the noose around wilful defaulters, the government has asked banks to name and shame such borrowers by publishing their photographs and... ...
30 young Indians the world should know about

Meet the new class of Forbes India 30 Under 30. In case you missed it:The desi entrepreneurs who made the global Forbes 30 Under 30 cut 2017,... ...
National Law University Jodhpur hosts eleventh convocation

Eleventh convocation ceremony of National Law University Jodhpur was organized at the NLU Campus on Sunday. Professor Bhanu Pratap Mehta, Vice... ...
Judicial crisis out in the open

“It is discharge of debt to the nation which has brought us here”, said Justice Gogoi sitting alongside justices Chelameswar, Lokur and Kurian... ...
Retd Justice on judges' mutiny

Responding to the press conference held by four judges of the Supreme Court earlier in the week, Justice (Retd) RS Sodhi claimed the credibility of... ...

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