It’s the economist, Stupid!

The Indian economy was held up as a beacon of hope in the time that the international crisis began but it looks like we have manufactured our very own crisis. This post argues that the Indian economy’s problems arise out of the Congress’ leadership dichotomy and a fanatical obsession with retaining power – even at the expense … Continue reading

That emergency, and this.

 Just as we prepare to remember the 25th anniversary of the draconian event in free India’s history, a series of events and the government’s responses guided by 10 Janpath indicate what everyone always feared but never dared to suggest – the Emergency is back, it’s just in different colours. How do we commemorate what we … Continue reading

Advantage : BJP

The measured and strategic positions that the BJP has taken on various issues lately and for some time on some issues have now come full circle and as recent developments have shown, the BJP is looking more and more like the party you can trust to govern at the centre. Three developments in quick succession … Continue reading

Masala Post: Version 1.0

A gallimaufry of events, notices and breaking [broking!] news of the past month –  from the hot spots of New Delhi, Karnataka, Parliament and Bihar – not forgetting Radiagate – in a freshly packaged pocket edition of views and counterviews that attempt to aim for the soul of brevity – with or without the wit. The Dalal … Continue reading

UPA. In other words, you pay.

Something just doesn’t add up. Governmental gobbledygook tells us we’re doing fine. Big media bleats the same message most obediently while economist spin meisters do rounds of TV studios and trammel us with data. Nobody knows what to think. Are we in the grip of a recession or a recovery? Is the inflation good for … Continue reading