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Indira Gandhi … as we knew her

It is time to remember Indira Priyadarshini Nehru Gandhi. As we recall the horror of her assassination thirty one years ago, we recall too the strength and wisdom she brought to her leadership in the years she guided India as Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Wanted: A balanced view of militancy

It is least assuring to us to hear from our law enforcement bosses that the dreaded Jihadist group, Islamic State, had no role in the recent killings of two foreigners and the blasts at the preparation of a tazia procession Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Staring at political abyss

Things are going from bad to worse for the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of Khaleda Zia. The party is in more trouble than one can think of. Its leaders need to be worried as allegations of killing foreign nationals against Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Ah, the Boss

You are feeling relaxed, know things are in control and so you lean in your office chair. Just then your boss enters and barks out an order. Very reluctantly you leave your desk and your ginger tea. You feel like Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Sixth Sense

How do we need to define news? It is a question we actually asked and answered time and again during our university days. To come up with this question at this age of information technology sounds a bit ridiculous. Why Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Khaleda’s declining political fortunes

Begum Khaleda Zia has been in London, UK for more than a month. Through this visit the leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, the main opposition to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s governing Awami League, has had an emotional reunion with her Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Dev Anand died close to four years ago, in December 2011

To the end of his life, the thespian demonstrated a flair not many of his generation or of later ones have been able to emulate. The years were surely creeping up on him and yet they were unable to hold Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

A rot from the top

Chanakya was one of India’s greatest philosophers and political thinkers.  He served as Emperor Chandragupta’s teacher, helping the first Mauryan emperor to consolidate his power.  In an advice to his young king some two thousand years ago, Chanakya once said, Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Good governance in 21st century

“Good governance” is a term that has become a part of the lingo of a bulky range of institutions, development or else, and other actors within the cupolas of local, national, regional and international magnitudes, although what it means unerringly, Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Chasing success

‘Success’ is an addictive word, similar to gambling or alcohol. If caught in its sweetness, we keep adding sugar to it. Too obsessed, it can lead back to square one. The Chinese story of a runner creeps into memories. It Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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