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Meet Amit Khare, Modi's New Advisor

His career as a bureaucrat has been somewhat colourless, which suggests his current elevation is simply a matter of being at the right place at the right time.Aditi Phadnis and Shikha Shalini......

Punjab govt shunts out chief secy considered 'close' to Amarinder

The Charanjit Singh Channi-led government in Punjab on Thursday shunted Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan and appointed Anirudh Tewari in her place.   IMAGE: 1987 batch IAS officer Vini Mahajan......

Reach out to Taliban, don't allow polarisation: Eminent citizens to govt

Expressing concern over the situation in Afghanistan, a group of eminent persons, including former ministers K Natwar Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Mani Shankar Aiyar, on Wednesday urged the government......

Modi's Surgical Strike

Modi seems to have an innate faith in his capabilities to handle the myriad challenges confronting the nation and would rather manage the affairs of the nation as a CEO would of a large......

Heads Rolled, But Buck Stopped

The BJP ignored the principle of the Cabinet's joint responsibility and the adage of the buck stopping at the top, observes Amulya Ganguli. IMAGE: Dr Harsh Vardhan was asked to resign as India's......

Bring petrol and diesel under GST NOW!

Steep taxes on petrol and diesel add to the cost of economic activity and reduce the Indian economy's competitiveness.The two fuels must be brought under GST's purview, suggests former IAS officer......

Economists in India: Endangered species?

The pipeline for well-qualified and experienced policy economists at senior levels of government has broken, leading to a growing dearth of suitable candidates for top economist positions, says......

How effective will be PM's high-powered team in Paris meet?

India has suffered previously, especially from having small teams at the talks India’s team of negotiators for the United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris comprises officials drawn......

After IOC, govt to sack directors of other oil cos

After sacking four independent directors of IOC, the Narendra Modi-government is now seeking to remove nine similar Congress-appointees from the board of ONGC, HPCL and MRPL. The National......

How HPCL's dream of a refinery in Rajasthan turned sour

The Congress government during its reign between 2008 to 2013 under Ashok Gehlot as the chief minister offered several sops to the people by way of subsidised food grains, pension, free medicine......

Satellite Shankar Review

Satellite Shankar is a fun, time-pass, film, feels Prasanna D Zore. If the audience can somehow cope with the first half of Irfan Kamal's Satellite Shankar, the second half rewards are sweet. It's......

One star, multiple personas

Almost 50 years ago Sivaji Ganesan played nine roles in Navarathiri (Tamil). A few years later the same film was remade in Hindi (Naya Din Nayi Raat) with Sanjeev Kumar. He pulled it off......

The best of Johnny Depp

He's 46, and widely considered one of the best leading men in world cinema. He balances the quirky with the commercial, and can play anything from a mad confectionary maker to a pirate with equal......

Jonas Hellborg trio stuns Mumbai

If you want to see supersonic formation flying, forget Kalaikunda in West Bengal, where the Indian and American top guns are having mock battles. Go watch the Jonas Hellborg trio instead.Hellborg,......

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