August 28, 2014

Politics and criminality

The Supreme Court’s reminder that the executive needs to observe “constitutional propriety” while appointing people to ministerial posts, and essentially suggesting that the elected head of governm... »


August 28, 2014

The economics of superstardom

Sudipta Sarangi / Chandan K Jha

It isn’t surprising that Lionel Messi, the Golden Ball winner for the 2014 World Cup and probably one of the greatest footballers of all time, is the world’s most-valued player. But what i... »


August 28, 2014

How to make our roads safer

RK Shenoy

The tremendous increase in the number of vehicles on Indian roads has also led to an increase in road accidents. India accounts for 10 per cent of the global road crash fatalities. Statistics show... »


August 27, 2014

Business Line Twenty Years Ago Today

SEBI bid to steady grey market Trading of new issues may be allowed as soon as the prospectus is filed with the Securities and Exchange Board of India. SEBI is considering this mov... »


August 28, 2014
Business Line - Twenty Years Ago Today

Pilots plan to quit; crisis in IA

Indian Airlines has once again been pushed to the brink with 14 senior pilots, including three commanders, planning to quit the airline in the next two days. The development may fo... »


August 28, 2014

Power sector reforms gridlocked

What a tangle With only half-hearted efforts to sort it out V GANESAN

VS Ailawadi / Sangeeta Singh

This July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked scientists from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to make sure that India’s nuclear power capacity by 2024 is tripled from the present capacity of... »


August 27, 2014

Wedlock deadlock


Sounds like a soap opera...Well, this one can beat anything in that genre. I’m talking about a divorce suit which can be called the mother of all such legal tangles — and the whole drama sur... »




Better safe than sorry

Watch it There could be a global crisis coming Mopic / RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan seems alert to uncertainties on account of growth, inflation and capital flows »



Time to bury the ownership issue

On the go: The great retail experiment. - GRN Somashekar The rise and rise of Flipkart holds some important lessons for our policymakers »


A new normal for inflation?

Inflation still hurts Has RBI become complacent? - A Roy Chowdhury Accepting high prices is not just a problem per se; it also complicates exchange rate management »

Ashoak Upadhyay

Still smug about the high growth years?

Many shades Poverty is not just a number; its a general sense of bleakness Drop the euphoria for a moment – a third of India is seriously poor. And urban poverty has risen sharply »


August 28, 2014

Peace carries a price

G Parthasarathy is absolutely correct that peace with Pakistan through dialogue in the present context is a fantasy (“Fantasising about peace with Pakistan”, August 28). Unless the cost of (non-pe... »
August 26, 2014

No time to rest

This is with reference to your editorial “BJP, interrupted” (August 26). The by-election results were not in favour of the BJP and the top-brass of the party needs to introspect as its Bih... »
August 24, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Time for change With reference “What Ravi Shastri will never say” by A Srinivas (August 23), IPL has its pluses and minuses. The biggest plus is that it gives a real chance for making mon... »
August 21, 2014

He will be missed

With the sudden death of BKS Iyengar, an epoch has drawn to a close. Always the perfectionist, the yoga guru and scholar elevated the discipline to an art form. He was honoured with the Pa... »
August 19, 2014

Tough call

The abrupt cancellation of the foreign secretary-level talks has demonstrated the difficulties involved in the process of normalising relations between India and Pakistan. Given the fragil... »
August 27, 2014

Mostly welcome

This refers to your editorial “Coal Truths” (August 27). While we welcome the decision of the Supreme Court in deciding the coal block allocations as arbitrary and illegal, we hope the Court will... »
August 25, 2014

Repeal AFSPA

It is an enlightened opinion that a democratically elected government cannot claim or exercise arbitrary powers to commit acts that amount to gross violations of human rights and fail to s... »
August 22, 2014

Boo to boos

Close on the heels of Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan being booed at, at functions attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is unf... »
August 20, 2014

Go for it, Guv

With reference to your editorial, “Take five” (August 20), if our governor thinks the RBI needs a COO we should support the move. To ask for transparency in every appointment in the RBI is... »
August 18, 2014

Towards a vibrant India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address was unusually different. There was that stamp of authority, diligence, assertiveness and a strong urge to make the people wholly res... »

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