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MADHAV NALAPAT
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MADHAV NALAPAT

M.D Nalapat is the Editorial Director of The Sunday Guardian.

Raghuram Rajan is the best hope for UPA
30th Aug 2014
Raghuram Rajan is the best hope for UPA

The uptick in economic growth has been because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fast-tracking of decisions, and has taken place despite RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's obsessive focus on dampening econ

Is Kerala now Taliban’s own country?
23rd Aug 2014
Is Kerala now Taliban’s  own country?

In 10 years' time, Kerala is to be an alcohol-free state, following in the footsteps of Gujarat and Nagaland, which share with Kashmir the distinction of being states where officialdom frowns on tippl

Do not ignore India’s past, celebrate it
16th Aug 2014
Do not ignore India’s past, celebrate it

A visitor to Europe would not fail to be struck by the pride that is shown in showcasing the past. In Vienna, a favourite of tourist guides is a dwelling designed by an architect who disliked flat sur

President Obama, pay heed to Tulsi Gabbard
9th Aug 2014
President Obama, pay heed to Tulsi Gabbard

This columnist was among the billions worldwide who exulted when Barack Obama beat overwhelming odds to become the US President. From a dysfunctional family background to living in a distant corner of

The big three ministers should fulfil Modi’s promise
2nd Aug 2014
The big three ministers should fulfil Modi’s promise

Within the Bharatiya Janata Party, there are four individuals seen as being the core team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These are Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari. Of the fo

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Modi, Abe bid to break China monopoly in rare earths
30th Aug 2014
Modi, Abe bid to break China monopoly in rare earths

The formal and informal meetings scheduled to take place between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India have (inter alia) the ambitious aim of breaking B

Manmohan did not correct map error to protect Nehru name
23rd Aug 2014
Manmohan did not correct map error to protect Nehru name

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rejected an August 2013 request by senior officials in his government to correct a serious error, dating back over 50 years, in India's official maps. In effect, this ove

ISI plans to use US, UN to tar Modi
9th Aug 2014
ISI plans to use US, UN to tar Modi

Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, in a series of meetings held in late July and early August, decided to "fire on the shoulders of the US and the UN" to tarnish the reputation of Pri

China gifts Pak mega nuclear power plants
2nd Aug 2014
China gifts Pak mega nuclear power plants

China is about to operationalise a 1 GigaWatt (GW) nuclear power reactor at Karachi in Pakistan, highly-placed sources within the scientific community warn. Two more are in the pipeline in Karachi and

PM Modi fast tracks government, silently
26th Jul 2014
PM Modi fast tracks government, silently

Two months since taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has effected significant changes across the spectrum of governance at the Centre, almost always without media attention. While experts on t

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