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  • 08-Oct-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The man who looked east

    Syamal Gupta, a senior Tata executive, helped change India's perception

  • 11-Sep-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Of lockdown laziness and change agents

    Negligent at the best of times, our public sector undertakings have become even more lazy during these months of lockouts

  • 14-Aug-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    A pandemic of opportunism

    The pandemic could tear aside pieties and posturing and unveil a more authentic India by sparking the kind of economic surge that shaped the Roaring Twenties after the Spanish flu epidemic

  • 17-Jul-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    No democracy without opposition

    What India could learn from Singapore's spirit of democracy

  • 03-Jul-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Learning from Jolly

    As a Kashmiri who made Bengal his field of action, Jolly Mohan Kaul represented the Indian synthesis at its best

  • 19-Jun-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    If India banned Chinese restaurants...

    ...China will flood direct flights to India with wholesale takeaways of the authentic stuff; Indian businessmen will fight for the commission and the consumers for the cuisine

  • 05-Jun-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Devika Balakrishnan & Brajabandhu Rana matter

    We suffer our own domestic Donald Trumps; we mourn our own George Floyds

  • 04-Jun-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Suvarnabhumi's legacies

    It's not often that current news echoes one's reading of events of more than 800 years ago.

  • 22-May-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The Marie Antoinette of Indian politics

    Clearly, the FM, who has emerged in recent weeks as the PM's most articulate spokesman, believes that a farmer is someone who owns a farmhouse in Delhi's Chhattarpur

  • 08-May-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Plight of irregular migrant workers: Who cares?

    No permanent redress can be expected until even casual workers are able to unite and bargain collectively for their rights

  • 24-Apr-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Lockdown or lawless tyranny?

    India faces a human problem of unparalleled magnitude. It cannot be solved without humanity

  • 10-Apr-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Serving the needs of First World economies

    This country's backwardness is exposed when Indians bribe, coax and cajole agents to get back-breaking jobs abroad to save a little money at home

  • 27-Mar-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Namaste is the new "Hello!"

    The bear hug in which the Prime Minister loves to smother Western VIPs might strike as theatrical, boastful and, above all, unhygienic, in these stricken times

  • 13-Mar-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Of rajas and prajas, Aya Rams and Gaya Rams

    What Jyotiraditya Scindia's move means for the Congress and the BJP

  • 28-Feb-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Nationhood can't be built on charity alone

    We can't afford the perception of a righteous judge being punished because he inconveniently refuses to act as guardian of a Hindu Rashtra

  • 14-Feb-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    The beginnings of a genuine welfare state?

    It is up to our politicians to ensure that Kejriwal's largesse for Delhi doesn't result in institutionalising bribery

  • 31-Jan-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    A poor country of very rich people

    Nowhere amidst the efflorescence of the Republic Day parade was there any hint that India was not really that rich country of poor people

  • 17-Jan-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    About public service and private profit

    The BJP's message is that since the past can't be checked, it must be reinvented as creatively as imagination allows

  • 03-Jan-2020 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Need a more mature response to citizenship protests

    Central ministers have been less than candid about NRC, NRIC and NPR, encouraging suspicion about their motives

  • 20-Dec-2019 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    What's the hullabaloo over the citizenship act?

    Whatever the legal position, it is my understanding that in practice, the Indian authorities have always treated Hindu refugees from Pakistan and Bangladesh far more sympathetically than Muslims

  • 06-Dec-2019 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Why little Gurupreet had to pay with her life

    As long as Asian governments are moved only by greed, corruption and callousness, massive illegal immigration, domestic abuse and child labour will continue

  • 22-Nov-2019 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Why India must bother about BRI & RCEP

    Its refusal to participate in the two says that this country of 1.2 billion people and a $3 trillion economy shies away from playing a major part in shaping Asia's future

  • 08-Nov-2019 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Smog is crippling the next generation

    India's future is imperilled. Any government that tolerates that commits a crime against humanity

  • 25-Oct-2019 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Abhijit's Nobel and the challenges ahead

    The fruition of Nobel's hope lies in the response of a caring government that can rise above politics and propaganda

  • 11-Oct-2019 | Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Passport and patriotism

    My Indian passport has many disadvantages. But it's me