Inder Malhotra


Inder Malhotra

Nuclear pursuits

COMPARED WITH the protracted excitement and controversy over the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, the resumption of India-Canada nuclear cooperation that was abruptly ruptured 36 years ago has received

Manipur besieged

As should have been anticipated, the “temporary” withdrawal by the Naga Students Federation (NSF) of the horrendous 10-week blockade of Manipur has meant no relief to the long-suffering people of the

Wishful thinking

ON May 28, during President Pratibha Patil’s visit to China, many newspapers and almost all TV channels gleefully reported that her host, President Hu Jintao, had “declared China’s support” for a perm

Mamata’s tantrums

BACKWOODSMEN of Haryana’s khap panchayats and the Congress MPs from that state raring to support these medieval men are not the only ones needing elementary education in what the Indian Constitution i

A dark money maze

April.28 : QUICK ON the heels of the virtual explosion over the “money maze, dubious deals, and Mauritius and Dubai connection” of that shadowy combination of cricket, politics, big business and Bollywood, otherwise called the Indian Premier League (IPL), has come another depressing event that is no less alarming.

Distressing thoughts

April 14 : DESPITE THE Niagara of words after the horrific massacre of an almost entire company of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) by the Maoists at Dantewada in Chhattisgarh, it is necessary to raise a few questions and offer some suggestions. The most important issue, of

Consumers defy rising car prices

Hyderabad/ Mumbai , April 1: In spite of the price hikes and rising interest rates, Indian automakers have recorded another strong month of growth, mostly double digits.
Consumers continue to defy the rising prices — in this case the post budget hikes as the finance minister had raised excise duty on cars.

Towering infernos

March.31 : BY THE time the catastrophic blaze at Kolkata’s Stephen Court, a heritage building in the heart of the city on the prestigious Park Street, had sent shock waves across the country, almost everyone had forgotten the no-less-disastrous fire at Bengaluru’s Carlton Towers exactly a month earlier. It may seem harsh to say so at this juncture but it is a safe bet that the Kolkata outrage would suffer the same fate in a matter of weeks. Does anyone remember the Dabwali conflagration in Haryana that was mind-boggling in its dimensions?

Set House in order

March.03 : CAPTAINS OF trade and industry, economic experts and media analysts have broadly welcomed Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s Budget. But the overall message emanating from Parliament at the end of the first week of its current session is gloomy. Of various reasons for this, the most important is the government’s dismal display of its helplessness about the spiralling food prices.

In honour of lobbying

Feb.17 : ould be surprised by the widespread criticism of the award of Padma Bhushan to the controversial Non-resident Indian hotelier, Sant Singh Chatwal. It is equally significant that the sole and strident defender of this award is the hotelier himself. Interestingly, the latest salvo he fired in self-defence was during a cruise in the Caribbean on his personal yacht that he reached after flying in his private plane.

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