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Five More Years India Will Be Truly Cowed

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By Aditya Aamir Vigilantism remains the focus. Talking of the cow vigilante, RSS honcho Indresh Kumar speaks like he owns not only the cow but also the human being, those with Indian citizenship – lock, stock and stomach. He consigns the bovine to the idiot ca... More »

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Indian Railways A Prisoner Of The Past

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By G. Srinivasan Being the world’s largest rail network with 67,368 km of route length spread across the continental-sized country of ours, the Indian Railways (IRs) today is on the threshold of a challenging phase ahead, as it has taken multiple tasks on hand... More »

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Same Old Political Rhetoric till 2019?

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By Amulya Ganguli Indian elections are generally boisterous affairs with the atmosphere of a carnival. However, the chances are that the zing will be absent during the forthcoming state assembly elections and the general election next year. The excitement will... More »

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S&P Unhappy With Pace Of Indian Banking Reforms

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By K. Raveendran Global ratings agency Standard & Poors has expressed disappointment over the pace of reforming the Indian banking sector as part of the programme to address the system’s non-performing assets. The agency noted that although a few initiatives h... More »

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Why Arun Jaitley is right on the oil taxes

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The Financial Express Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Finance minister Arun Jaitley is quite right to dismiss the chorus for a cut in central excise duties on petrol/diesel and to characterise this as a “trap” designed to “push India into an unmanageable debt.” ... More »

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India needs Jan Dhan, and not just Jan Dhan accounts

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  Even after giving the BJP the benefit of doubt on intent, there is much to be said about the direction and magnitude of the progress. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint In the run-up to the 2019 general election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started its media ... More »

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What Karnataka polls tell us about divide-and-rule politics

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  Bowing their heads in temples ahead of Karnataka polls, party leaders resembled pilgrims more than politicians. Photo: PTI It was a sticky afternoon in August 2011. I got a call from one of my senior associates: “Sir, in case you are free, a few of my classm... More »