Test Match Fantasy Cricket

Many cricket fans and aficionados consider themselves to be expert selectors – who should be in the team and who should not be. One of the favourite pastimes is to select an all time national and international Dream XI. Let us play selectors. The narrative will be as follows. As a first step, I would … Continue reading

TH: Moment of victory as moment of doubt

Shiv Visvanathan, June 04, 2014 He is a professor at Jindal School of Government and Public Policy — THE LINK Narendra Modi can no longer be validated by the weakness of the Congress. He has to be judged not on critique but on the constructive nature of what he offers Excerpts The victory of Mr. … Continue reading

The New Game in Town

Sometime ago, the online news portal – FirstPost – introduced a policy of pre-moderation of comments, the ostentatious reason given out was to prevent filth, personal attacks and uncivilised language. All very welcome and noble per se. Wait a minute though. This policy is being very “cleverly” used by it to stop any anti-Modi and … Continue reading

IE: One problem is The Dynasty

Ashutosh Varshney, December 12, 2013 The writer is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences at Brown University, where he also directs the India Initiative at the Watson Institute. He is a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’. THE LINK Excerpts Congress’s secular nationalist narrative has lost its vigour. Internal elections must … Continue reading

IE: National Interest: Disarming Kashmir

Shekhar Gupta, December 07 2013 THE LINK Excerpts First, a disclosure. Narendra Modi’s call for a fresh debate on Article 370 is not the provocation for this week’s ‘National Interest’, though it could very well have been so. My inspiration, on the other hand, was more personal. At breakfast in a hotel coffee shop in … Continue reading

TH: The quiet achiever

Nahla Nainar, November 22, 2013 THE LINK Excerpts With the drums of electoral war being sounded, every political party in the fray is on the hunt for a leader who, even if posthumously, can endorse them to the voters. The tussle over the ‘legacy’ of Sardar Vallabhai Patel is one such example. On the other … Continue reading