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Rakesh Khar

Congress-NC divorce opens new window of opportunities

They say in a marriage you disagree all the time while in a divorce you genuinely agree to break the relationship to seek independence.

(Budget)ing for a new life @84!

Budget is an annual event conducted with great fanfare with all the melodrama associated with the launch of a Bollywood blockbuster.

The man, the moment & the big momentum!

Narendra Modi, sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India, has several firsts to his credit.

Good bye GoMs! Welcome super Modi Cabinet!

India has finally got a government that it long deserved. It is time to move from mere action to defining accomplishments and from an era of outlays to firm outcomes.

Is it time to write Dr. Singh’s political obit?

As octogenarian politician LK Advani forces his way back into national headlines, his arch rival who not long ago humbled the ‘lauh purush’, is quietly receding into oblivion.

9-phase Lok Sabha polls: Will young & restless stay excited?

The nine phase poll schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC) on March 5 might prove to be a dampener for the young who hold the key to the outcome of the polls in 2014.

Future of Facebook-WhatsApp marriage lies in hands of young & restless in India

The future of the $19 billion buyout deal of WhatsApp by Facebook in many ways lies in the hands of the young and restless in India among other emerging economies of the world.

Chidambaram’s Interim Budget an exercise in self congratulation

P Chidambaram did whatever he could to pat himself and his government in his interim budget.

In poll season retail FDI is a political hot potato!

The anti-FDI retail sentiment espoused both by newbie Aam Aadmi Party and main opposition BJP has yielded them immediate political dividend.

NaMo-RaGa duel: What is in it for you and me?

The NaMo versus RaGa battle is getting bigger and bigger.

Nitish & Modi as JV partners in rewriting India story?

Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar share many similarities between them.

Mr Chidambaram, where are the big strokes?

Chidambaram chose neither to be populist nor reformist.

Let us not make Afzal Guru a martyr!

Did the UPA govt err gravely in shutting the Valley post the hanging of Afzal Guru?

Give Kashmir a break!

The killings of two sarpanchas have shocked the Kashmir Valley.

Blog your way into politics!

The advent of smartphones has changed the way India accesses the Net.

At Home: Merit or Birth Certificate?

Does India deserve Sushilkumar Shinde to be the home minister?

Who is the ‘Ravana’ in the Maruti story gone wrong?

Talk of work culture differences-genuine and imaginary-often got blown out of proportion climaxing now into a full-fledged armed conflict earlier this week.

India Positive

The all round negativity has not only persisted but also got worse.

Old is gold?

This is a story of helplessness and being overwhelmed by an unwanted feeling.

An open letter to God

I must say with a heavy heart that our God has been compromised.

Verdict 2012: Damn Development!

Has development acquired a touch me not tag?

A ‘Wah Taj’ moment for India & Pakistan!

The Taj magic has worked setting India-Pak on a new path.

‘Yeh Geet Amar Hain’

Jagjit Singh did to Ghazal singing what Kapil Dev and M S Dhoni have together done to Indian cricket: made it a household passion cutting across socio economic criterion.

Global or Indian?

Why is it that a global MNC holding a board meeting in India makes top news?

An open letter to Anna!

An ardent supporter of Anna's cause dares to raise 10 questions to civil rights activist.