Local governments and the problem of development programmes
A government in denial
The battle of the Indian bulge -- I
The battle of the Indian bulge -- II
The nectar poison we drink
Another world is possible
Optimism is a great friend but a bad guide. The Asian Social Forum meeting in Hyderabad, India, deliberately avoided ...
Why should progress be putrid?
What about privatisation, then?
Ordering a new world
True growth is about overcoming hard challenges
IN THE developed world, conducting business today is also about being environmentally accountable. Governments have imposed stringent regulatory measures. ...
The monsoon always catches the government unawares
First there was the mounting suspense. All of India awaited with bated breath the arrival of the south west ...
Can government be its own watchdog?
The Union government has finally set itself free. No longer will it have to perform the dirty, stressful and ...
The virtual reality of being Indian
The remoteness of 190 villages in Orissa's undivided Koraput district is an elegy on governance. Over five decades, living ...
Nidhi Jamwal and Kushal P S Yadav, prosecuted as 'trespassers'
Empowered panchayats make for true liberalisation
A myth actively perpetuated by traditional politicians and a supportive bureauracy is that panchayat bodies are India's lowest ranked ...
Development is not a road
Will the Bodoland council follow the beaten track?
A concept that did not click in the hills of the Northeast has now been prescribed for the plains ...
Can existing constitutional safeguards adequately address the environmental concerns?
The Bill of contentions
Tehri: is it curtains?
The beginning of submergence of Tehri also marked the drowning of anti-dam sentiments. Any strong protest was conspicuous by ...
The finance minister's budget speech has come and gone. As analysts sit down to shred it to bits, ...
Open letter to Prime Minister Vajpayee
Governments are duty-bound to promote open source software
On track to disaster
By ignoring sound technical advice, Konkan Railway jeopardises the fragile Western Ghats environment