Arun Nehru


Arun Nehru
Chairman, Gujarat Ambuja Cements Ltd

Playing with fire

The Railway and Union Budgets were swiftly forgotten when the events in West Asia and North Africa took a violent turn. After a deceptively calm regime change in Tunisia and Egypt and movements towards freedom and democracy across the entire region, we are witnessing a bloody civil war in Libya.

Tyranny and reform

Even as internal and international pressure mounts on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his country continues to implode. Pro-democracy protests and the government’s retaliation, which began on February 15, have already left hundreds dead and thousands wounded.

It’s all about cricket

The year 2011 has begun on a turbulent note with the first two months witnessing revolution in West Asia. The first phase of the struggle for freedom and democracy is already over in the land of the Pharaohs. The Supreme Council of the armed forces has been handed over the power to govern Egypt by former President Hosni Mubarak. The council, now in charge of Egypt’s peaceful transition, must act in a positive manner and announce elections within the next six months.

Fear no factor

It is time for jubilation in Egypt as President Hosni Mubarak departs. After being in office for almost 30 years, was finally defeated by the desperate desire of the people for freedom and democracy. This historic episode is not only a lesson for the Army Council in Egypt but also serves notice to other absolute rulers in West Asia —that change is, indeed in the “air”. First Tunisia, then Egypt, and now the focus will shift to Yemen and Jordan. The United Stated (US) — which has democracy at home but supports dictators abroad — has much to ponder about.

A battle for survival

West Asia is in turmoil. It is a tragedy beyond words as we witness events on the streets of Cairo. There are signs of increased violence and bloodshed as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak fights for his survival after ruling for 30 years.

An unholy nexus

I had written last week that it is time to take a deep breath, exercise restraint and think of the future. A number of issues exist and one thing we do not want is to be bogged down by negatives.

The mood is blue

The Cabinet reshuffle has come and gone but has done little to restore confidence in the Prime Minister or give a positive indication for the future course of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

Future belongs to clean, strong leaders

The New Year has not started well for the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government: Food inflation is spreading from onions and tomatoes to eggs and other daily essential items despite the

Coalition politics

The New Year has started with the usual sermons but things have changed. Often political parties get into trouble when they think they are invincible.

Reputations will count at the ballot

In the year to which we just bid farewell, we had a scam a month from every party, every region.

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