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Is that a novel inside you or a short story?

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan reveals the trick to writing a successful book.   Three years ago, after I had finished extolling the virtues of those who write in newspapers, a particularly......

Modi will pay for note ban blunder

It would be a miracle if demonetisation doesn't extract a political price from the BJP and Modi, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. A myth has developed in India since May 2014 that Prime Minister......

Why Mr Modi may have missed the bus

Narendra Modi promised to be A B de Villiers but has batted like a Geoff Boycott, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan Over the last couple of weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ministers have been......

Made for each other

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan tells why books on politics by journalists are so fascinating and sell so well The first books on politics that I read were Kuldip Nayar's Between the Lines, which was a......

Did you know? Indian politics changes every 20 years!

Indian politics has been subject to a roughly 20-year cycle for the last 100 years, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan Whichever way one looks at it, there is no denying that Arvind Kejriwal and......

Governments must listen to voices from the past

'In economic matters governments should not take sides based on religion and caste,' says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. There is nothing more satisfying than re-inventing the wheel. Economists......

Privatisation, India style

Over the years India’s governments have turned several public goods into private ones, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. A friend of mine is appalled that the Modi government has asked private......

Tax, spend and be doomed: A lesson from France

GST will make it easier for governments to spend more, says T C A Srinivasa Raghavan. Image: A labourer pushes a handcart loaded with sacks containing tea packets, towards a supply truck at a......

Why this obsession with the fiscal deficit target?

Don’t waste the money on politically motivated social programmes, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. This column perks up its ears when it encounters economic illiteracy caused by what I......

RBI vs the government: Who's the boss?

The Reserve Bank of India is not a free agent. It never has been, nor should it ever be, explains T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.  Raghuram Rajan says we must distinguish between what is de jure and......

Bollywood autobiographies are the best!

'Bollywood's 'no prisoners taken' honesty comes as a big surprise.''I cannot think of a single judge, politician, sportsperson or bureaucrat being so forthright in their opinion of their......

Readers on where India has gone wrong

M KRISHNANAND:Dear SirI appreciate your efforts in getting valuable feedback from people on the reasons for India's poor form in ODIs and how we can improve it . Now that the Pakistan series is......
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Can Rahul be PM in 2019?

'If on the back of the resentment against the Modi government, on the very outside chance that the Congress emerges as the single largest party in... ...
How the Supreme Court became 'lions under the throne'

The Supreme Court of India became 'lions under the throne' when Jawaharlal Nehru brought in the Fourth Amendment in 1955, says T C A Srinivasa... ...
What makes for a good autobiography?

As cricketing ability goes, there is no comparison between Sanjay Manjrekar and Sachin Tendulkar. But while the former has produced a wonderful... ...
Why Modi should call the Lok Sabha poll in May 2018

'It will take the Opposition by surprise and catch it in total disarray.''By waiting for a year Mr Modi will only give it time to unite,' says T C... ...
Judgment time for Mr Modi

'Mr Modi, unless he changes his approach, may further legitimise the idea that it is perfectly all right for Hindus to dictate terms to the... ...

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