Monthly Archives: March 2017

Unique distinction – The Hindu (March 29, 2017)

Unique distinction – The Hindu (March 29, 2017) The Supreme Court’s oral observations on Monday regarding the use of Aadhaar numbers by the government are significant, for they alter the narrative and potential scope of the ambitious unique identification programme. … Continue reading

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Powered by a pause – The Hindu (March 28, 2017)

Powered by a pause – The Hindu (March 28, 2017) Ever since it was announced in 2005, the Indo-U.S. civil nuclear agreement has faced one obstacle after another. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with … Continue reading

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A timely step – The Hindu (March 27, 2017)

A timely step – The Hindu (March 27, 2017) The Finance Ministry’s unequivocal missive to 10 state-owned lenders to submit time-bound turnaround plans, or forsake any further capital infusion from the government, is a small yet timely step in the … Continue reading

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Cloak of invisibility – The Hindu (March 25, 2017)

Cloak of invisibility – The Hindu (March 25, 2017) Well before financial year 2017-18 begins, the Lok Sabha has signed off on the Budget with the passage of the Finance Bill of 2017. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This … Continue reading

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Power of a symbol – The Hindu (March 24, 2017)

Power of a symbol – The Hindu (March 24, 2017) In the face of competing claims from the two factions of the AIADMK, the Election Commission did the right thing in denying both the use of the party name and … Continue reading

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Superpower dreams – The Hindu (March 23, 2017)

Superpower dreams – The Hindu (March 23, 2017) India’s rank of 131 among 188 countries on the UNDP’s Human Development Index for 2015 and its ‘medium’ performance pose the uncomfortable… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here … Continue reading

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Growth by merger – The Hindu (March 22, 2017)

Growth by merger – The Hindu (March 22, 2017) The Vodafone Group’s decision to merge its India unit with the Aditya Birla Group-controlled Idea Cellular is a classic case of… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is provided here with … Continue reading

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Mandate for Renewal – The Hindu (March 21, 2017)

Mandate for Renewal – The Hindu (March 21, 2017) Heading into Assembly elections in Uttarakhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party had a clear edge after months of political turmoil in the State, that… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This preview is … Continue reading

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Wag the dog – The Hindu (March 20, 2017)

Wag the dog – The Hindu (March 20, 2017) When the tail wags the dog, the dog risks losing control of it altogether. The national leadership of the BJP may or may not have been… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This … Continue reading

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Gauntlet at Sukma – The Hindu (March 16, 2017)

Gauntlet at Sukma – The Hindu (March 16, 2017) It would be tempting, but dangerous, to see the deadly ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Saturday as just a desperate act of a fading insurgent group. For further reading, … Continue reading

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