Arun Nehru


Arun Nehru
Chairman, Gujarat Ambuja Cements Ltd

India caught in a ring of terror

The September 7 bomb blast outside the Delhi high court, which killed 13 people and left more than 90 injured, has shaken the entire nation. I don’t really know how to react but, as a former internal security minister, I can only express my extreme disgust at our politicians’ attitude towards those who are guilty of terror and death.

Bihar shows anything’s possible

The first bout for the Lokpal Bill has been won by the people and Anna Hazare, but it is still early to guess what shape the bill will eventually take.

The future has arrived early

The future has arrived a little ahead of schedule. On the 12th day of Anna Hazare’s fast, the Lok Sabha debated the Lokpal legislation and unanimously agreed to the three points that Mr Hazare insisted on — the law should ensure that every state has a Lokayukta, all government departments should have a

Political accidents are not always bad

Events have been unfolding rapidly since the early morning arrest of Anna Hazare on August 16.

Political accidents are not always bad

Events have been unfolding rapidly since the early morning arrest of Anna Hazare on August 16. First, a few irresponsible statements were made by senior ministers on the integrity of Mr Hazare and his associates. These utterances reeked of desperation, even vendetta. The Congress realised its mistake by evening and went into damage control, but it was too late.

Political crises, motives and polls

There are signs of panic and financial chaos all around. The US has got a credit downgrade, European countries are struggling with recession and Japan is yet to recover fully.

Will political storm end in mid-term polls?

India faces a challenging situation in 2011. It cannot thrive in isolation because lack of growth in the Western world will eventually affect all the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries. A GDP growth rate in excess of 7.5 per cent will not be easy to achieve for India. The global doom and

The 2G octopus will continue to feed

The land acquisition issue continues to fester. There is chaos in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Binge & purge

Forced to shut down his tabloid, the largest selling in the UK, and back down from a bid to take control of the satellite broadcaster BSkyB, the woes of Rupert Murdoch continue. Father, son and their News International CEO have already deposed before a parliamentary committee where the 80-year-old Murdoch Sr was saved from an embarrassing plate-load of shaving foam by his wife Wendi’s impressive right hook.

Old game, new players

The much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle has taken place. After two years in governance, this is at best a “mid-way” correction for the Congress Party.

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