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Narendra Modi has lots in common with Indira Gandhi in style, populism and opposition

Narendra Modi and Indira Gandhi are in contrasting contexts, yet there are striking similarities in their style and populism

Madhavan Narayanan | Sep 17, 2018, 11:41 AM IST

Making a sense of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) elections

For an outsider, the JNU election is all about ‘laal salaam, comrade, hum ladenge saathi’ and of course, Kanhaiya Kumar.

Pavan Chaurasia | Sep 16, 2018, 10:19 AM IST

Other Blogs

Oscars 2018 were predictable and boring, and overlooked true winners

Would Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri been a better choice than The Shape Of Water?

Subhash K Jha | Mar 06, 2018, 15:52 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Not just Sridevi, many of Bollywood's screen queens have died too early

Before Sridevi, it was Meena Kumari, Nutan, Madhubala and Geeta Bali who left us too soon.

Subhash K Jha | Feb 27, 2018, 12:01 PM IST

The Sultry Sanskari: Sridevi’s iconic screen persona merged the heroine and the vamp

A premature death at 54 is not one would have wished for her, but one look at her filmography in Hindi and four southern languages show that she had packed more into her life and career in those years than many of us would perhaps wish in lifetimes.

Madhavan Narayanan | Feb 26, 2018, 18:25 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Fabulous cook, accomplished painter Sridevi no more — Lesser known facts about the screen icon

The writer has picked top 10 lesser known facts about the late actress.

Subhash K Jha | Feb 25, 2018, 21:03 PM IST

Let us give Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi companies to their employees, make them cooperatives

Let’s learn from Amul. It is a romantic idea for a corporate rescue but one that may deserve attention.

Madhavan Narayanan | Feb 22, 2018, 13:44 PM IST

AAP govt has many flaws, but it has dramatically improved Delhi’s landscape in politics and governance

Kejriwal-bashing is a fashionable pastime in the upper reaches of the middle class in India, and certainly in its capital.

Madhavan Narayanan | Feb 14, 2018, 20:10 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Valentine’s Day Special—10 Most Romantic Hindi Films Of All Times

The writer has picked top 10 Bollywood romantic films of all times.

Subhash K Jha | Feb 14, 2018, 18:51 PM IST

Vantage Point: Stop gig-gling! It is time India took a serious look at Pakodanomics

Those who derided Modi's terming of pakoda-selling as employment are stuck in a mindset where employment means 9 to 5.

Madhavan Narayanan | Feb 08, 2018, 17:45 PM IST

LTCG to be taxed at 10%: What choice do investors have now?

Is investment in stock markets still a better idea over investment in real estate and gold?

Reema Sharma | Feb 06, 2018, 14:41 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood - Swara Bhaskar, Padmaavat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and jauhar: Old rage, new bottle, misplaced

It's a film set in the 14th century. Questioning johar in its story is like asking why Deepika and Ranveer were not wearing jeans and jackets.

Subhash K Jha | Feb 03, 2018, 12:04 PM IST

Opinion: Budget 2018 was more than just about elections, it may lead to long-term growth

We may be looking at the Budget from the wrong angle.

Madhavan Narayanan | Feb 03, 2018, 11:48 AM IST

Paying premium to insurance companies is not universal health care

The budget placed by the Finance Minister has only shown that the government has practically run out of ideas.

Subhanil Chowdhury | Feb 02, 2018, 13:16 PM IST

Union Budget invested in Railways without giving in to populism

Amidst all the “last budget” euphoria and the high expectations from the general public of it, the budget outlay details for the Indian Railway went relatively unnoticed. And possibly this was the prime reason for merging the Railways budget with the Union budget. Significant reforms are needed in Indian Railways whilst keeping populism at bay.

Harish Rao | Feb 02, 2018, 13:03 PM IST

Union Budget 2018: Circle rate announcement to boost real estate transaction

Announcement on circle rate would reduce hardship to sellers as they would not be compelled to pay higher capital gains tax if the difference is within 5 percent of circle rates.

Reema Sharma | Feb 02, 2018, 12:48 PM IST

Since the debacle of 1962, Indian defence gets lowest budgetary allocation

India’s Defence Budget FY 18-19 registered only a marginal increase.

Col Danvir Singh | Feb 02, 2018, 12:23 PM IST

In terms of job creation, Union Budget has little to offer

Amidst the clamour of commentary around the Union Budget yesterday and today, one issue is conspicuous by its absence: jobs.

Amit Basole | Feb 02, 2018, 12:15 PM IST

Budget 2018 implies enough had been done for corporate India

There were sufficient hints in recent months and so nobody can claim surprise over the Union Budget 2018-19 offerings. The Gujarat Assembly election result had demonstrated that rural voters were upset with the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP had fared less well than it had expected in village local body elections in some states. 

Rajesh Singh | Feb 01, 2018, 19:40 PM IST

Arun Jaitley talked of a 'paradigm shift' in India's agriculture. Can Union Budget 2018 make it happen?

Though Jaitley made his government's goal clear, there was little clarity on how to get there.

Madhumita Saha | Feb 01, 2018, 19:25 PM IST

Union Budget 2018 should ensure long-term investment to boost Indian economy

Finance Minister may think of putting some concessional rate on the long-term capital gains but maybe an exception could be made for small investors.

Prashant Agarwal | Feb 01, 2018, 11:01 AM IST

Vantage Point: Narendra Modi vs Donald Trump at Davos: Is global diplomacy at an inflection point?

US is beginning to sound like India of the 1970s while India is beginning to sound like America of the 1990s.

Madhavan Narayanan | Feb 01, 2018, 08:50 AM IST

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