Opinion/Editorials
What happened at Koodankulam? - G Balachandran, Indian Express
The prime minister’s recent comments to the journal Science on the foreign funding of Indian NGOs and the deportation of a German national, Sonntag Reiner Hermann, has generated much heat, with newspaper reports feeding further analysis and comment.
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The last hurrah of (Indira) Gandhian socialism - Meghnad Desai, Financial Express
Hunger games - Financial Express
Govt needs to let go of the 1970s mindset on FDI - Financial Express
Hidden costs of Food Security - Business Line
Himalayan blunders - Sunita Narain, Business Standard
The wrongs of rights - Devesh Kapur, Business Standard
India is unique in almost destroying the Telecom business - Sanjeev Aga, Economic Times
Giveaways wreck states' fincnces - Economic Times
Intelligence suffering, Manmohan Singh should stop fight immediately - VG Vaidya, Economic Times
Easy money's over - Times of India
On the road to 2014 - Arun Jaitley, Hindustan Times
National interest can wait; Congress's interest cannot - Kanchan Gupta, Pioneer
When Chulbul Pandeys shoot first and whistle later - MJ Akbar, Times of India
Where public services fail - Tavleen Singh, Indian Express
If China needles us, try respond in kind - Asian Age
The way out: reforms without political intervention - Subramanian Swamy, Pioneer
Eyewash, not autonomy - Pioneer
Food for politics - Hindu
Failed by the lawyer - Nick Robinson, Hindu
Handouts or jobs: Does 'inclusion' translate into govt charity? - T N Ninan, Business Standard
How global investors are reviewing their India exposure - Srivatsa Krishna, Times of India
Indian aviation hit by cronyism charges - Times of India
Manmonia's food bill: 3% of GDP - Surjit S Bhalla, Indian Express
Body politics - Shekhar Gupta, Indian Express
New Delhi's Hunger Games - Sadanand Dhume, WSJ
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Several things emerge from Jusitce Katju's revelation. The first is the cravenness of the Congress, which chose to favour power over probity in public life. Keeping a few crooked judges in hock was apparently a small price to pay to serve a full term in office. Second, Katju's allegations, if true, cast the three successive chief justices — Lahoti, Sabharwal and Balakrishnan — in very poor light. At least two of them knew what the IB's findings said about the crooked judge, but chose to overlook it, presumably to curry favour with the ruling government. So much for the independence of the judiciary from the executive. After this episode, it is clear that this independence exists mostly in the breach, and serving judges facing retirement are prone to lean the way of the government to ensure plum post-retirement posts for themselves.
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