Jairam Ramesh

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When a US president wanted Indian minister sacked!

When a US president wanted Indian minister sacked!

Rediff.com21 Jan 2020

'Galbraith had a powerful ally in Washington -- not as blunt and direct as the ambassador -- but committed to see Krishna Menon go.' 'This was President Kennedy himself.'

In lieu of a haircut, will banks go bald?

In lieu of a haircut, will banks go bald?

Rediff.com29 Aug 2018

'I suspect the recovery that the banks are going to get out of this IBC is not going to be more than 30 per cent.' 'If you leave the steel industry aside, the recovery rates are not looking very, very healthy,' Jairam Ramesh tells the Rajya Sabha.

Could India have solved the Kashmir problem in Simla?

Could India have solved the Kashmir problem in Simla?

Rediff.com18 Jul 2018

'Indira Gandhi and P N Haksar did not want Pakistan to leave as an embittered foe hell-bent on taking revenge for being humiliated so comprehensively.'

The Man Who Changed India Forever

The Man Who Changed India Forever

Rediff.com21 Jun 2016

'Without doubt, Narasimha Rao confronted huge challenges. Yet, in the very brief period I saw him at the closest of quarters, I have to say that he was simply magnificent. A lifetime of circumspection gave way to courage.'

Jairam Ramesh rebuts Amit Shah's defence of land bill

Jairam Ramesh rebuts Amit Shah's defence of land bill

Rediff.com20 May 2015

Jairam Ramesh, architect of the UPA's 2011 land acquisition bill, reacts to Amit Shah's interview to Rediff.com in which he defended the NDA government's land bill ordinance.

Jairam Ramesh: 2014 land Act will take us back to 1894!

Jairam Ramesh: 2014 land Act will take us back to 1894!

Rediff.com5 Mar 2015

'Give time to the 2013 Act to work. I not only think that the 2013 law is workable, I believe that the 2013 law is a compromise, a balanced middle path and protects the interests of land owners and livelihood losers.'