IPA Special

Shourie Says Opposition In Last Chance Saloon

By Sushil Kutty   BJP discard Arun Shourie is painting a black picture for the Opposition: Forget old arguments, grudges, get together, field one candidate against BJP in each constituency or kiss democracy goodbye. Scaring the pants off bhakt-baiters and #UrbanNaxals, who will do full shashtang before any god...

Sep 3 · >

Urban Naxals: Real, or a convenient Government fiction?

  By Amulya Ganguli   The second hearing by the Supreme Court of the case against the so-called “Urban Naxals” will not only determine whether they pose a genuine threat or whether the police charges against them are an attempt by the government to create a smokescreen of terror...

Sep 3 · >

Rupee Slide Poses Big Pressure On Economy, Government

By Nantoo Banerjee   A two rupee fall in its exchange value with US$ — say, from Rs. 69 to Rs. 71 for a $ — may cost the country an additional external payment burden of nearly Rs.1,50,000 crore, in Rupee terms, on account of this year’s total import...

Sep 3 · >

Emergency-Like, Retired Babus Return

By Aditya Aamir   Who says the sarkari babu doesn’t have spine? Wait till he retires and watch him show backbone. And it doesn’t matter if an Emergency-like situation prevails, which is worse than Emergency. Ask the 48 retired civil servants who have written an open letter to the...

Sep 3 · >

Left Democrats Gear Up For Mid-Term Elections In November

By Mark Gruenberg   Labor and its allies in the Democratic Party in United States have built ground operations through which they plan to turn out record numbers of voters this November to take Congress out of the hands of the Republicans.   In 2018, they may be right,...

Sep 3 · >

Smog: Time To Act And Save Health Is Now

By Dr Arun Mitra   For the last several years dense smog engulfs large part of north India, including Punjab, Haryana, western UP, parts of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and NCR Delhi. This happens during the months of October and November when summer has ended and winter is about to...

Sep 1 · >

Jaitley Deserves A New Portfolio To Excel

By K. Raveendran   Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s portfolio must be redesignated as minister for defence of Modi. This is what he does mostly these days either because he has not fully got over his sabbatical mood or he has nothing much else to do in the finance ministry....

Sep 1 · >

Terrorists Not Militants Go After Families

By Aditya Aamir   Things have slipped so far out of New Delhi’s hands in four and a half years, Srinagar has become the frontier. It’s as if the LoC has shrunk and today cuts through Lal Chowk. A change of Governors made no difference. Terror has taken on...

Sep 1 · >

Four State Elections And Two Political Parties

By Gyan Pathak   In the midst of the BJP’s ridiculing Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi and his becoming stronger day by day, one thing is obvious – greater the ridicule, stronger he becomes. Ridicule has become BJP’s weakest weapon against Rahul, while the Congress president is increasingly resorting to...

Sep 1 · >

Modi Government Caught In Its Own Whirlpool

By S. Sethuraman   Signs of desperation for the majoritarian Modi government, as the country moves closer to the May 2019 Lok Sabha poll, are becoming manifest at both political and economic levels. The abrupt manner of taking into police custody a group of civil rights activists, noted scholars...

Sep 1 · >
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