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MADHAV NALAPAT
ROOTS OF POWER
MADHAV NALAPAT

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

We need Modivians, not Nehruvians
27th Jun 2015

The world of politics is composed of three groups, (i) idealists (ii) those who mimic idealism to mask the pursuit of self-interest and (iii) realists, who frame policies which reflect the factual sit

Only performance can change perceptions
20th Jun 2015

Some months ago, the commentariat exploded into a frenzy of denunciation against what were termed "Hindutva elements" within the Modi government. Individuals, who had never been the focus of national

To ensure peace, open up the Northeast
13th Jun 2015

In a living organism, either there is change or there is necrosis, a steady destruction of tissue. In the 1950s, Jawaharlal Nehru took the advice of Verrier Elwin to freeze social development in the N

Bring Niti Aayog to takeoff stage
6th Jun 2015

In a battle for territory, first the Air Force flies overhead, spotting targets, and weakening the resistance through well-aimed salvos. Then the tanks move in and take control of the territory. After

IIT ban: This is no longer the India of 1975
30th May 2015
IIT ban: This is no longer  the India of 1975

While the Narendra Modi government has several foes, it most needs to be protected from friends such as the dean of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. The Ministry of Human Resources Develop

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Rahul focuses on strategy for a No NaMo 2019
20th Jun 2015

Sources involved in planning the political strategy of soon-to-be Congress president Rahul Gandhi say that the 45-year-old Congress heir's objective is "to ensure that Narendra Modi become a single-te

Ford Foundation an entity outside law: Officials
6th Jun 2015
Ford Foundation an entity outside law: Officials

Why did Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru allow the Ford Foundation entry into India in 1952 without the complete paperwork and permissions required in law for establishing itself in this country and co

Modi leaps over Great Wall of Mistrust
23rd May 2015
Modi leaps over Great Wall of Mistrust

In just three days in China, high-level policymakers here claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi succeeded in "leaping over the wall of mistrust and doubt" that had clouded India-China relations sinc

Ford Foundation looks at Rajan as saviour
9th May 2015

The Ford Foundation is lobbying to use US economic leverage over India to get the Narendra Modi government to roll back the action taken against the organisation, high-level sources in Washington and

Indian industry to PM: Build giants at home
25th Apr 2015

Now that his year of On the Job Training (OJT) on an "India Model" designed to replicate the success of the Gujarat Model across the nation is getting over, domestic industry is looking forward to Pri

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