Arjun Sengupta


Arjun Sengupta

Brain before brawn

In my article in The Asian Age of September 21, 2009, Naxal violence is a cry to be heard, I came in full support of the Prime Minister’s statement of 2009 on Naxal violence, calling it one of “gravest internal security problems” the country faces. Indeed, the Naxal problem is much more serious than the external threat of militants from

What ails India

The state of affairs in India has suddenly deteriorated in the last two months. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who came to power a second time with an impressive electoral victory, was expected to dominate the Indian scene. The coalition that put him up seemed to be strong enough to carry his government along for the full term and those who were not fully with him seemed to have lost steam. Those who were against him, especially on the national scale, did not seem to know the ways of their

Art of disinvestment

One of the most effective us­es of government investment in public enterprises is to disinvest them when necessary and aim at an appropriate time sequence allowing maximum raising of resources.

Shades of Congress

Understanding Indian politics is extremely difficult without comprehending the politics of the Indian National Congress.

Form a united front

Changes in the political scene in India, especially after the defeat of the Left in the West Bengal elections, have raised some basic issues that will influence the course of political development in

For richer, for poorer

The United Progressive Alliance-2 government of Manmohan Singh-Pranab Mukherjee has introduced major reforms in economic policies in India, which may have a much more far-reaching impact on our economy than the 1991 economic reforms of Narasimha Rao-Manmohan Singh. The reforms introduced today are clearly with a social purpose. They will stimulate economic growth but at the same time try to look after the social development programmes which affect millions of the poor and underprivileged.

Unite & revive Bengal

The massive victory of the Trinamul Congress in the West Bengal municipal elections has changed the contours of political discourse in India and calls for “out-of-the-box” thinking.

A matter of rights

I apologise to the readers of my column for not writing last fortnight as I was in Geneva presiding over an inter-governmental meeting on the “right to development”.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.