29 Jul 2012
Last month, I had to visit the State of my birth and education, UP. Very little seemed to have changed in the quality of civic life ever since the last trip about two years ago. Same old power cut, dusty and pothole roads, chaotic traffic, growing unemployment, whiling away of time aimlessly on street corners, petty politics, civil insecurity albeit suspected to grow and a sense of despair on the faces of the people.
18 Jul 2014
General budget has focused more on immediate reforms than initiating big changes, says Sanjay Gupta
08 Jul 2014
Sanjay Gupta is looking forward to a bigger change in the nation’s economic condition in the form of Modi-led government’s first budget
04 Jun 2014
Sanjay Gupta is observing a glimpse of foundation of a big change hinted by Modi-led government
04 Jun 2014
मोदी शासन की शुरुआत के साथ ही उभरे सुधार के संकेतों से बड़े बदलाव का आधार तैयार होता देख रहे हैं संजय गुप्त
30 Nov 2011
Things have been moving in a positive direction on the India-Pakistan frontier. Pakistan’s military acted with speed to return to the Indian military a helicopter that had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control on October 23. A few days earlier, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hira Rabbani Khar announced that her country was finally considering granting India Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status. India bestowed MFN status on Pakistan in 1996. Under World Trade Organization agreements, the MFN principle is supposed to ensure that WTO members do not discriminate against one another, allowing all countries in the organization to benefit equally from the lowest possible tariffs.
10 Oct 2012
A CHANCE meeting with BJP chief Nitin Gadkari proved to be very productive. But it has left me confused. I found him saying more or less what the leftists uphold. I wondered whether their ideological differences had got rubbed on him and the BJP after their joint boycott of parliament and joint demonstrations over the past few months.
13 Sep 2012
While India and China are Asia’s two largest neighbors and the most populous nations in the world, their high-level political contact is limited and more so in the defense sector. Thus the visit of a Chinese Defence Minister to India may be deemed a significant event – more so when the last such visit took place eight years ago in 2004.
08 May 2012
There are few politicians who have made the journey from the sublime to the ridiculous in so short a time as West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee. A year ago, as the well-entrenched Left Front Government floundered, the leader of the Trinamool Congress emerged as a Mother Goddess, hell bent on slaying the Marxist demons who had intimidated an entire people for three decades.
04 May 2012
Whether or not unexpected troop movements around Delhi in January, on the same day that the army chief took the civilian authorities to the Supreme Court, spooked the government to the extent that it was deemed a coup in the making is a matter now for the historians to sort out. But what cannot be denied is that the relations between the civilians and the military are at an all time low and the trust deficit is widening by the day.