P.C. Alexander


P.C. Alexander

Rotten to the crore?

The above headline is taken from an article published in the November 27 issue of the Economist about rampant corruption in India. The headline is bound to shock every patriotic Indian as it touches the core of our heart when used for India. The Economist, known for its fair assessment of India’s economic progress, has projected

2010: Year of scams

The rate at which the information about fraudulent business practices involving several thousand crore of rupees is doing the rounds in the media, the year 2010 is bound to go down in modern Indian hi

Patel is indelible

Dr Ramachandra Guha, through his writings, particularly those relating to the history of India, has created a large circle of admirers for the originality of his analysis of historical events and objective assessment of the contributions of the leaders of India in its transition to a sovereign nation. However, his recent book, The Makers of Modern India, has disappointed many of his previous admirers and made them suspect whether the objectivity associated with his reputation is justified in this case.

Permission to defect

I am writing this at a time when politics in Karnataka has been in great turmoil as a result of 11 MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announcing their decision to leave their party, thereby redu

Falling out of line

Eminent lawyer and Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi had received a fair degree of acceptance from his partymen as a successful chief spokesperson of their party ever since his appointment to this post. With his undoubted abilities as a lawyer, sound knowledge of the nuances of the politics of the country today and his

CWG: Centre also culpable

It is with some degree of trepidation that we open newspaper pages these days because of what we have been reading over the last few weeks — the delays and deficiencies in the construction of infrastr

In august company

For the first time in six years, after Dr Manmohan Singh became the Prime Minister, we have begun to hear sharp criticism of his priorities for reform and even his style of functioning, and it’s not j

Give Young Turks a chance

The Conservative-Liberal coalition government in Britain has just completed 100 days in office gathering many laurels to its credit least expected from it in so short a time, and giving indications of more promising reforms to come. Most people believed that the failure of the Conservative party to secure a majority of seats in the

Stooping to conquer

Every Indian feels happy and proud whenever his country is referred to as the largest de­m­o­cracy in the world.

Talking out of line

Those who believe that the parliamentary system of democracy is best suited for a country of our size and stage of development do so not only because of the comprehensive manner in which our Constitut

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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.

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