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MADHAV NALAPAT
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MADHAV NALAPAT

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

Time to abolish service tax and ensure prosperity
24th Jan 2015
Time to abolish service tax and ensure prosperity

When last checked, service tax accounted for a total collection of Rs 17,500 cr to the national exchequer, or what is being saved in less than two weeks because of the continuing fall in crude oil pri

Jailing the corrupt is BJP’s best defence against AAP
17th Jan 2015
Jailing the corrupt is BJP’s best defence against AAP

Secrecy ought to be the exception in a democracy, but in India it is the norm so far as official communications are concerned. After the AAP's feisty supremo Arvind Kejriwal took over as the Chief Min

It’s time for a Pak-mukt South Asia
10th Jan 2015
It’s time for a Pak-mukt  South Asia

The Congress party made two decisions, which this columnist regards as momentous from the viewpoint of seeking to ensure that the British left a united India behind them, rather than the vivisected en

‘Team Advani’ must deliver for PM Modi
3rd Jan 2015
‘Team Advani’ must  deliver for PM Modi

In 2009, both Manmohan Singh as well as Sonia Gandhi assumed that it was their popularity which fetched victory in the Lok Sabha polls. In reality, it was the antipathy of voters to L.K. Advani and th

Don’t revive the ghosts of 1987 in Kashmir
27th Dec 2014
Don’t revive the ghosts  of 1987 in Kashmir

The hollowing out of the middle class in the US and the fell impact on growth and macroeconomic stability of predatory speculation are consequences of a propensity to look at the future as merely a su

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India and the US: It’s time to inhale
24th Jan 2015
India and the US: It’s time to inhale

In a rainbow world, India's policymakers continue to view situations through a black or white prism. Although — or perhaps because — several within the decision-making fraternity in Lutyens' Delhi

ISIS volunteers in India cross a thousand
24th Jan 2015

After months of soft-pedalling, intelligence agencies have finally accepted that ISIS is spreading across most of India, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Seemandhra, Telangana

Modi’s magic endures in Gujarat
5th Jan 2015
Modi’s magic endures in Gujarat

That Gujarat was transformed during the period when Narendra Modi was CM (2001-2014) has been clear to its citizens, who have beaten back any anti-incumbency feelings to elect and re-elect and again r

Concern over PK sharing stage with ISI ally ARY
3rd Jan 2015

Officials regard reports of Pakistan-based ARY (Abdul Rehman Yakub) television channel being associated with a function connected with the promotion of the film PK in Dubai as "unfortunate", because o

Economics, not politics, key to Modi’s future
27th Dec 2014
Economics, not politics, key to Modi’s future

From 26 May 2014, Narendra Damodardas Modi began working towards an encore to the election victory of his party, a win for which he was solely responsible. Had the BJP gone to battle under any other l

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