Category Archives: The Hindu

A hand from Hamas – The Hindu (Sep 19, 2017)

A hand from Hamas – The Hindu (Sep 19, 2017) Hamas’s decision to dissolve the Gaza administrative committee and hold talks with Fatah is the strongest signal yet from the Islamist group that it is ready to cooperate in finding common ground with … Continue reading

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A partisan ruling – The Hindu (Sep 19, 2017)

A partisan ruling – The Hindu (Sep 19, 2017) The disqualification of 18 dissident AIADMK legislators by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker is a partisan decision aimed at securing a majority for the seven-month-old Edappadi K. Palaniswami government after a rebellion reduced … Continue reading

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Confrontational path – The Hindu (Sep 18, 2017)

Confrontational path – The Hindu (Sep 18, 2017) Bangladesh’s Parliament raised the stakes in a stand-off against the judiciary last week by passing a unanimous resolution to take “proper legal steps” over a Supreme Court verdict nullifying the Constitution’s 16th amendment. For … Continue reading

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Time for caution – The Hindu (Sep 18, 2017)

Time for caution – The Hindu (Sep 18, 2017) India’s external balance sheet may have improved significantly since the infamous taper tantrum of 2013, but there are now signs that warrant more caution from policymakers. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. … Continue reading

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Know Your English: Start at the very beginning – The Hindu (Sep 17, 2017)

Know Your English: Start at the very beginning – The Hindu (Sep 17, 2017) What is the meaning and origin of ‘start from scratch’? (K Rajender, Gulbarga) “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” This … Continue reading

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The arc to Tokyo – The Hindu (Sep 16, 2017)

The arc to Tokyo – The Hindu (Sep 16, 2017) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India, part of annual summits between the two countries, has set strategic ties on a fast track. This is best symbolised by the Ahmedabad-Mumbai … Continue reading

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A peculiar order – The Hindu (Sep 16, 2017)

A peculiar order – The Hindu (Sep 16, 2017) The rationale for the Madras High Court’s interim order that there be no floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly until September 20 is hard to fathom…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. This … Continue reading

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Fourth time lucky? – The Hindu (Sep 15, 2017)

Fourth time lucky? – The Hindu (Sep 15, 2017) Elections to the German Bundestag on September 24 come down to a simple question: will Angela Merkel, Europe’s most influential politician, win her bid for a fourth term as Chancellor?… For further … Continue reading

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Good and simple tax – The Hindu (Sep 15, 2017)

Good and simple tax – The Hindu (Sep 15, 2017) India’s goods and services tax regime is nearing the end of its first full quarter since roll-out this July. Revenue collections from the first month appear robust,….. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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Cambodian slide – The Hindu (Sep 14, 2017)

Cambodian slide – The Hindu (Sep 14, 2017) The crackdown in Cambodia is taking the form of criminalisation of the opposition and the media by Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of the 2018 national elections. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. … Continue reading

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