When banks are awash with cash

Pulapre Balakrishnan There are many lessons to be learned from the two months of turmoil that we have witnessed since November 8, but one stands out. The government not only underestimated the capacity for inefficiency and wrongdoing of our commercial banks, but also appears to overestimate their ability to turn around a shocked economy. Up

Old age-golden evening of the human life

Wheels within wheels in Uttar Pradesh

Vidya Subrahmaniam Uttar Pradesh has always been riveting theatre, and now magnificently so, with the Samajwadi Party (SP) splitting, uniting and splitting again to the exasperation of commentators, many of whom have been severely tested on their understanding of this complex and politically most-watched Indian State. There have been so many googlies thrown that anyone

Death of a naturalist

Jairam Ramesh Peter Jackson’s death last month in England after a prolonged and sad illness went virtually unnoticed in this country. This is a pity given his lifelong association with India and his two signal contributions to nature conservation, one in Haryana and the other in Gujarat. Jackson came out to India in the early

Separatists responsible for delaying progress works in Valley

The development works in the Kashmir valley were delayed throughout the summer months by Separatists who issued protest calendars after the killing of Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani. Through which state suffers huge loss. This is not the first time when separatists stopped the progress work but instead of taking any remedy the state government put

Old age-golden evening of the human life

All’s not well in the Army

Happymon Jacob A military force with sharp internal divisions and discontent in the ranks has far-reaching national security implications. It’s time the defence establishment got its act together The ‘controversial’ appointment of the new Indian Army chief who assumed office on January 1, 2017 is perhaps the appropriate occasion to discuss the rising uneasiness within

Twists and turns in TN politics

Kalyani Shankar Even Chief Minister Panneerselvam and AIADMK general secretary Sasikala Natarajan put together cannot replicate the aura and charisma of J Jayalalithaa. But if they get into opposing camps, the party will be in deep difficulty. There are winds of change in Tamil Nadu politics, with both the Dravidian parties – the AIADMK and

Blistering attack on opposition

Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Ghani Lone launched a blistering attack on National Conference and Congress saying they were playing politics over dead body of Burhan Wani. This shows the political game plan of opposition leaders to not run the State Legislative Assembly smoothly. Taking a dig at the opposition NC and Congress, Sajjad said, “I

Patients suffers due to snowfall

Obstruction during Guv’s address

The opposition created ruckus and forced the Governor N N Vohra to cut short his speech during address and left the House. As the Governor’s address is the customary and it was sad for the state to face this kind of misbehavior from the opposition parties. It is very unfortunate that opposition parties don’t believe