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'Bad laws make for bad governance'

'As our lives have become more complex, so laws have proliferated, now invading the most intimate interstices of daily life: Food, entertainment, education, health, travel, communication -- all of......

Our institutions are at risk under Modi

'The autonomy of essential institutions is clearly under question as the Modi government seeks to influence them politically.''The credibility of institutions such as the EC, the CBI, the CVC, the......

'In Indian politics you have to find a place for Hindus'

Mark Tully on the India he loves.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel listens in.Photographs and videos: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com Seven words have always lived in the back of my head, never to be......

Rest in peace, Mushir sahib!

Mohammad Sajjad salutes the memory of Mushirul Hasan -- historian, thinker, academic, institution builder, -- who passed into the ages this week. IMAGE: Professor Mushirul Hasan. Photograph:......

'Hindutva forces have a grudge against Nehru since 1952 poll'

'In the first elections, Hindutva forces got only 6% of the votes and won only 10 seats.''It was a great defeat for them.''They have held that grouse against Nehru since then.' On Monday,......

Modiji: Privatise Banks Now!

'Modi wants to reverse everything Nehru did, but is shy of touching his daughter's most unwise policies.''There is no example of this more stark than bank nationalisation,' says Shekhar Gupta.......

An interview with Rama Prasad Goenka

After retiring from active life, the founder of RPG Enterprises reflects on various prime ministers the country's had and the highlights of his relations with them. Rama Prasad Goenka, founder of......

Indian economy on stable growth path

I deeply appreciate the invitation from the ISAS to address this august gathering of policy makers, eminent academics, and market participants of Singapore. Singapore is an important financial......

Management lessons from freedom fighters

Sandeep Kumar Singh is a man on a mission. He chucked his lucrative job as vice president (sales & marketing) at Sahara News and decided to become an author with his book, Business of Freedom.......

'Disassociate Tatas from Nandigram'

The work at Tata Motors' small car project at Singur in West Bengal is not affected by the agitation in Nandigram but hampered by monsoon and floods, Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group said in......

What it's like to have the second-most important job in India?

'Of the 32 captains who have led India in Test cricket, only four have been pure bowlers -- Ghulam Ahmed, Venkatraghavan, Bishan Bedi and myself.' 'The captain must lead with only one idea in mind......

'Legalising betting won't stop cricket corruption'

Legalising betting cannot stop corruption in cricket, feels former India all-rounder Ajay Jadeja, who says there is very little that can be done if an individual "is ready to do something". "I......

'Tendulkar can still attract crowds in Tests'

Cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar can still attract a huge crowd in Test matches around the world, says Robin Marlar, a former president of Marylebone Cricket Club. "Cricketers like (Sachin)......

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