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Dealing with the cat's paw as a diversion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to his partymen at the BJP National Executive meet in Delhi to bring the development agenda of his Government back in focus was a timely attempt to prevent the national discourse from getting lost in non-issues. The way Opposition leaders stirred up the intolerance debate, first at the political level and then by involving student groups in prestigious universities like Jawaharlal Nehru University, exposes how desperate they are to retain their brief moments on the TV screen.
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Nehru-Gandhis and poverty

Has dynastic politics kept India poor? This appears to be an unstated assumption of a speech earlier this month by BJP president Amit Shah to the party faithful, and the stated view of many in his party. As the formulation goes, after being ruled by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty for most of the past seven decades India remains poor. Give BJP 25 years and it will turn India into “Vishwa Guru”, or teacher to the world. Take BJP boasts with a large grain of salt, but there’s more than a kernel of truth to the idea...
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Can we stop calling it the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter? It wasn't about her

The Supreme Court was absolutely right to throw out a public interest litigation asking it to stop the trial of the Gujarat policemen alleged to have killed Ishrat Jahan and three alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in a "fake encounter" in 2004. The status of Ishrat and the other three as terrorists or innocents does not make a "fake" encounter any less "fake" if proved conclusively in a court of law with solid evidence.
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Rahul Gandhi's restoration drama

A couple of days ago a few Congress leaders gathered in Uttar Pradesh and held a yagya. Their fervent prayer was to make Priyanka Gandhi the face of assembly elections. Their slogan: "Desh mein Rahul, Pradesh mein Priyanka (Let Rahul lead the country, and Priyanka head the state)." In November when the Congress won the Ratlam by-election with a large majority, its first parliamentary success in Madhya Pradesh in ages, its strength in the Lok Sabha went up a notch, from 44 to 45.
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Budgets - the long view

The flood of commentary that follows the presentation of a Union Budget focuses quite naturally on the immediate numbers. However, it is the long view that often proves more educative. Taking the perspective of the last decade, budgetary numbers present some clear trends. To start with, central tax revenue and GDP will have remained in lock step: GDP (at current prices) is expected to have grown 3.4 times over the decade to 2016-17; so is budgeted tax revenue for next year.
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The best government for fiscal discipline

Budget 2016-17 has met with near universal approval for its commitment to the path of fiscal consolidation (and focus on agriculture). On deeper investigation, the path of fiscal consolidation for the current fiscal year is even more impressive than credited by experts. As is well known, the accounts for any fiscal year run from April to March. Throughout this article, a fiscal year will be represented by the first year — that is, April 2015 to March 2016 is year 2015.
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Why Indians can't write good memoirs

In the land where George Orwell was born, writes Jaspreet Singh in his 2013 book, Helium, “1984 was never imaginary. In India, it was real.” And it was real, in a most vicious and violent manner. That year saw 3,000 Sikhs being massacred in Delhi within three days just because the two assassins of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi happened to be their co-religionists. Even more unfortunate was what unfolded thereafter. Despite setting up one commission of inquiry after another...
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At 88, a master politician , LK Advani  - Indian Express

Uday to absorb coal cess impact , Piyush Goyal, Power Minister  - Economic Times

Budget 2016 maintained a very fine balance between Bharat and India , Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance  - Economic Times

The man who sang to live , Abdul Rashid Khan  - Indian Express

Power sector stress is just short term , Piyush Goyal, Power Minister  - Economic Times

Internet should not become monopoly of a few , Ravi Shankar Prasad, Communications & IT Minister  - Economic Times

Leadership is more important than gender , Archana Ramasundaram, Director General Sashastra Seema Bal  - Economic Times

Narendra Modi is an ascetic, he hasn’t disappointed , Nassim Nicholas Taleb  - Economic Times

Lt Gen JFR Jacob, last of 1971 war trinity, dies at 92 , Lt-General Jacob Farj Rafael Jacob  - Times of India

The Quintessential Statesman , Atal Bihari Vajpayee  - Pioneer

The man who turned political wisdom on its head , Mufti Mohammad Sayeed  - Mint

Modi-Obama hit it off, India can be a Pacific power , Strobe Talbott  - Times of India

This Nehru-Gandhi family is totally Anti-National , Subramanian Swamy  - Swarajya

I have given states an offer they can't refuse , Piyush Goyal  - Business Standard

Poll outcomes will not hit reforms , Nirmala Sitharaman  - Hindu

Thinker and political narrator , Deendayal Upadhyaya  - Pioneer

A self-made hero, and a mentor , Brijmohan Lall Munjal  - Economic Times

A man of endless curiosity , Angus Deaton  - Telegraph

‘BJP alone will win 120 seats in Bihar’ , Amit Shah  - Outlook India

The utterly carefee genius , Virender Sehwag  - Swarajya

‘For Amaravati... sky is the limit’ , N Chandrababu Naidu  - Asian Age

India can lift the world economy , Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister  - India Today

An organ appointing itself, believing it has a monopoly on all wisdom and virtue, Is permanent priesthood , Dr Nagabhairava Jaya Prakash Narayana, founder, Lokstatta NGO  - Swarajya

The Rani of reforms , Vasundhara Raje, CM Rajasthan  - Swarajya

No impediment from BJP to her (Mehbooba) taking over , Mufti Mohammad Sayeed  - Indian Express

Industry must go beyond seminars and invest , Arun Jaitley  - Times of India

Muslims have experimented with everyone, will go with BJP now , Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi  - Indian Express

Most in Bose family junk crash theory , Surya Kumar Bose  - Times of India

Cricket’s game changer , Jagmohan Dalmiya  - Economic Times

Rahul needs a reality check , Amarinder Singh, Former Punjab CM  - Times of India

Bengal BJP’s new face , Roopa Ganguly  - Swarajya

BJP will emerge pre-eminent force in Bihar , Yogendra Yadav  - Times of India

Bagha Jatin, the forgotten hero , Jatindranath Mukherjee  - Pioneer

The spy who led Pak’s deep state , Hamid Gul  - Asian Age

‘Hinduism studies in the U.S. cannot be dismissed’ , Rajiv Malhotra & Richard Fox Young  - Sunday Guardian

The uncrowned cycle king , OP Munjal  - Business Standard

Bihar will be smooth sailing for BJP , GVL Narasimha Rao  - NewsRoomPost

RSS wants corruption-free govt – but it’s easy to make false allegations against BJP leaders , Seshadri Chari, Member of BJP’s National Executive  - Times of India

Oppn is disturbing without homework or exit route , Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi  - Indian Express

11 crore members is no wild claim , P Muralidhar Rao  - Indian Express

‘Digital economy has its own set of rules’ , Paul X McCarthy  - Business Line

India has rainforests from Assam to Western Ghats — prioritise sustainable agriculture , Dominique Gangneux, VP, Markets Transformation  - Times of India

‘Criminal defamation must be abolished’ , Subramanian Swamy  - Sunday Guardian

My aim is to make farming profitable , Sayantan Bera  - Mint

He was not a modernist, but radiated hybridity , Charles Correa  - Economic Times

The Count is dead , Christopher Lee  - Indian Express

We are refining Right to Education Act now , Vasundhara Raje  - Economic Times

PM Modi kept promise on land agreement , Syed Muazzem Ali  - Times of India

The Shakespeare of economics , John Nash  - Indian Express

RBI’s job is to build confidence, not play cheerleader , Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor  - Business Line

Clarity in gas pricing has led to investor confidence , Dharmendra Pradhan  - Financial Express

God’s own civil servant , KC Sivaramakrishnan  - Indian Express

Ordinary muslims paying price for acts of Jihadis , Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi  - Economic Times

Am I taking on Rahul or is he taking me on? , Smriti Irani  - Times of India

Farewell, King of Blues , BB King  - Pioneer

'Cong positioning itself as anti-growth' , Arun Jaitley  - Economic Times

‘We are natural allies’ , Narendra Modi  - Time

Modi is 100% on expectations in his first year term , Kumar Mangalam Birla  - Business Standard

'We are keen on expanding our strategic partnership with India' , Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia  - Hindu

MK Stalin likely to lead DMK in future , Kanimozhi Karunanidhi  - Economic Times

Our greatest progressive writer , Terry Pratchett  - Business Standard

India needs high bandwidth connections , Gurdeep Singh Pall, corporate vice president, Skype  - ToI

Proof of Kudankulam: 4 more units, cheap power , Alexander Uvarov, Russian nuclear expert  - ToI

The 'all's possible' leader , Lee Kuan Yew  - Pioneer

People have high expectations and want change immediately , Shivraj Singh Chouhan  - Economic Times

An Editor from beginning to end , Vinod Mehta  - Pioneer

The comeback king , Jagmohan Dalmiya  - Financial Express

Kerala is on the cusp of change , Oommen Chandy  - Financial Express

From separatist to a mainstream neta , Sajjad Lone  - Times of India

EC brought millions of young voters in – they vote for jobs, not community , SY Quraishi, Former Chief Election Eommissioner  - Times of India

‘We want to be a principled force in national politics’ , Yogendra Yadav, AAP spokesperson  - Hindu

Mistress of texture , Mrinalini Mukherjee  - Indian Express

We will land on the moon, being first will be icing on the cake , Rahul Narayan, Team Indus  - Times of India

Shinkansen will transform India the way it transformed Japan , Masafumi Shukuri, Chairman, International High Speed Rail Association  - Times of India

The man who can't be muffled , Arvind Kejriwal  - Hinhu

India will achieve double digit growth in 3-4 years’ , Rakesh Jhunjhunwala  - Hindustan Times

A passionate yogi of the world , Baba Amte  - Hindu

The man with the Midas touch , Amit Shah  - Mint

From a footnote to the forefront , AR Venkatachalapathy  - Hindu

Creator of the moderate BJP , Atal Bihari Vajpayee  - Hindustan Times

Turbulence in the sky , Kalanithi Maran  - Business Standard

I told Congress MPs the insurance Bill was theirs , Chandan Mitra, Senior BJP leader  - Mint

PM Modi a man on a mission with a clear vision , Tulsi Gabbard  - Economic Times

‘The nerd culture is changing’ , Michael S Malone  - Business Line

Defence backlog needs immediate attention , Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister  - Sunday Guardian

‘We don’t intend to go witch-hunting’ , Manohar Lal Khattar  - Indian Express

Man who rescued Supreme Court from supreme shame , Justice V R Krishna Iyer  - Times of India

The Mahatma I saw , Mahatma Gandhi  - Deccan Chronicle

'Our cooperation can go far' , French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian  - Pioneer

Teflon Man , N Srinivasan  - Mail Today

The nation needs to know , Vinod Rai, Former CAG  - Hindu

Modi's ambassador at large , Ram Madhav  - Business Standard

The historyteller , Tapan Raychaudhuri  - Indian Express

The brightest Kathak star , Sitara Devi  - Pioneer

A Mumbai man, above everything else , Murli Deora  - Business Line

Capitalism is like a wild river , Jagdish N Sheth  - Business Line

Discourse has changed in Kashmir , Sajjad Gani Lone, Separatist leader  - Sunday Guardian

The Man-God , Sant Rampal  - Indian Express

If we didn’t have differences, we wouldn’t need SAARC , Tshering Tobgay, Bhutan Prime Minister  - Hindu

One lesson I have learnt is that I will never resign , Arvind Kejriwal  - Indian Express

We are not Muslim-only party , Asaduddin Owaisi, MIM chief  - Hindustan Times

Can anyone tell me meaning of saffronisation? , Dinanath Batra, Chief, Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas  - Hindustan Times

India most attractive market; Modi key , Christopher Wood, CLSA Ltd  - Mint

We would prefer Indian goods over Chinese , Joon-gyu Lee, South Korea’s Ambassador to India  - Business Line

Style, both subtle and direct , Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister  - Pioneer

People want results and BJP has shown it can deliver , Satish Upadhyay, BJP state chief  - Times of India

The banker politician in NaMo's cabinet , Suresh Prabhu  - Economic Times

Reforms are the art of the possible , Arun Jaitley  - Mint

From womb to tomb, you have to pay bribes , R Vaidyanathan, professor, Capital Market Studies, Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore  - Business Standard

The logical salesman , Amit Agarwal, Amazon India  - Mint

The Empress’s long-term legacies , Indira Gandhi  - Hindu

Have proved our ability to collaborate with any country on equal footing , K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Isro  - Indian Express

If there is voting for majority in Maharashtra, we will abstain , Sharad Pawar, NCP chief  - Economic Times

‘All parties come to me, all get same blessings' , Dera Sacha Sauda’s Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh  - Indian Express

Farmers must get compensation, but development can't stop for want of land , Arun Jaitley, Finance minister  - Times of India

MP will also forge ahead like Gujarat, says CM , Shivraj Singh Chouhan  - Open

The man behind Raje's reforms to bat for Jaitley , Rajiv Mehrishi  - Economic Times

A policy guru who 'speaks his mind' , Arvind Subramanian, Chief economic advisor to PM  - Economic Times

From illiterate grandparents to Booker prize , Richard Flanagan  - Times of India

The children’s man , Kailash Satyarthi  - Mint

‘There must be clarity on rules’ , Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland  - Business Line

‘Karyakarta’ who never stops working , Devendra Fadnavis  - Indian Express

More Indians will discover the fun in philanthropy , Melinda Gates  - Times of India

Important to honour Indians working for the greater good , Thorbjorn Jagland, Nobel Committee chairman  - Hindu

An idol to the world but outcast at home , Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winner  - Indian Express

'A Marcel Proust for our time' , Patrick Modiano, Winner Nobel Literature Prize  - Guardian

'Connectivity Must Be A Fundamental Right' , Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO  - Times of India

Enough! No allying with Congress again , Sharad Pawar  - Economic Times

Pawar will be in the Modi govt soon , Raj Thackeray  - Economic Times

Jayalalithaa can’t be written off , Cho S. Ramaswamy, Political analyst and Journalist  - DeccanChronicle

'PM used Thackeray as pretext, it won’t help' , Raj Thackeray  - Indian Express

Those objecting to Modi's campaigning are scared of him , Prakash Javadekar  - Business Standard

Digital India plan is a game-changer , Ravi Shankar Prasad  - Financial Express

She's is a mystery wrapped in an enigma , Jayalalithaa  - Hindustan Times

No political activity can ever be built on hate , Gajapathi Raju, Civil Aviation Minister  - Indian Express

Magnificent, yet again , Mary Kom  - Mint

Modi has a road map to execute his vision , Ajay Banga, President and CEO (Mastercard) &Chairman (USIBC)  - Economic Times

Convicted in power makes her angry , Lily Thomas  - Times of India

Xi, Modi reached consensus on handling border issue , Le Yucheng, Chinese ambassador to India  - Times of India

The everything man , Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder & CEO  - Times of India

BJP has a good chance to fill vacuum in TN , Subramanian Swamy  - Business Standard

First generation fortunes don't believe in dynasties , Bill & Melinda Gates, Co-chairs, Gates Foundation  - Business Standard

She wanted to study…a film role changed her life , Jayalalithaa  - Indian Express

Forthright and unassuming as ever , Naseeruddin Shah  - Business Standard

Success of mission will help us compete globally , K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Isro  - Business Standard

Isro’s agent Mars , S Arunan, Project director  - Times of India

The man who unearthed coal scam , Hansraj Ahir  - Economic Times

We are facing multi-dimensional problems , Omar Abdullah  - Economic Times

‘US wants to move on & boost ties’ , Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary & Ex-ambassador to the US  - Asian Age

The legacy of Chief Justice , RM Lodha  - MailToday

Incomparable, irreplaceable , Mandolin Shrinivas  - Hindu

Crony capitalism delayed projects , Vinod Rai, former CAG  - Asian Age

In J&K floods, army only thought Indian citizens needed help , Lt General D S Hooda  - Times of India

Woman in a hurry , Vasundhara Raje, CM Rajasthan  - Business Standard

The man behind possibly the biggest IPO ever , Jack Ma, Alibaba founder  - Economic Times

The Tamil queen looks for more , J Jayalalithaa  - SundayStandard

My priority is prohibition; I'm making women my informers , Anandiben Patel, CM Gujarat  - Times of India

The one-handed economist , Raghuram Rajan  - Economic Times

Captain playboy as playboy politician , Imran Khan  - Indian Express

There is a complete reversal from paralysis , Arun Jaitley  - Economic Times

‘I’m no Bond. I’m a banker on the move’ , Raghuram Rajan  - Times of India

In step , Raghuram Rajan  - Mint

There is evidence of fairly strong recovery , Pronab Sen, chairman of the National Statistical Commission  - Business Standard

If India unleashes its full potential, it can grow faster than China , Hans-Paul Bürkner, Chairman BCG  - Economic Times

FCI should serve its mandate at a low cost , Ashok Gulati  - Financial Express

I want to rekindle British love affair with India , Nick Clegg, British Deputy Prime Minister  - Economic Times

Courts should be dealing with serious criminal offences, not with petty cases , Justice AP Shah, Chairman of the Law Commission  - Hindu

The yogi who became a global brand , B.K.S. Iyengar  - Hindu

BJP will win Bihar despite Lalu, Nitish and Congress alliance , Syed Shahnawaz Hussain  - SundayStandard

The Congress's torchbearer in Uttarakhand , Harish Rawat  - Business Standard

The musical, magical number theorist , Manjul Bhargava  - Economic Times

Bangabandhu, the liberator , Sheikh Mujibur Rahman  - Indian Express

A hero's last defeat , Jaswant Singh  - Dawn

An improvisational genius , Robin Williams  - NYT

The man whose brain worked faster than Chacha Chaudhary , Pran Kumar Sharma  - Times of India

The sanitation Santa Claus , Bindeshwar Pathak  - Mint

Immortal Chacha Chaudhary loses his Pran , Pran Kumar Sharma  - Pioneer

A different kind of CM , Vasundhara Raje  - Business Standard

Need to break the artificial barriers in IT , R Chandrashekhar, President, Nasscom  - Financial Express

An unloved billionaire , Mukesh Ambani  - Economist

Daughter springs to defend Manmohan's legacy , Daman Singh, Manmohan Singh's daughter  - Times of India

The swadeshi PM , Narendra Modi  - Business Standard

I felt very happy going to India , Nawaz Sharif  - Sunday Guardian

Nobody credits Singh with a spine , K Natwar Singh, Former External Affairs Minister  - Hindustan Times

NCERT books are dotted with disgraceful words, distorted history , Dinanath Batra, Chief, Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas  - Deccan Chronicle

RJD-JD(U) tie-up is an unnatural alliance , Sushil Kumar Modi  - Economic Times

Milk marketing is not a challenge, processing is , T Nanda Kumar, Chairman, NDDB  - Financial Express

The Shrinking of a CM , Omar Abdullah, CM of Jammu & Kashmir  - Indian Express

Fighting the 'womb lottery' , Girindre Beeharry  - Business Standard

Hands that talk , Kutiyattam exponent Gopal Venu  - Indian Express

‘Dreamer’ who revels in the limelight , Himanta Biswa Sarma  - Indian Express

Strongman who frequently attacks those in power , Narayan Rane  - Indian Express

‘No one guides us in Parliament’ , K Kavitha, Anupriya Patel & Pratap Simha  - IE

I would meet Hafiz Saeed again , Ved Pratap Vaidik  - Hindustan Times

Cong thinks it is meant for peacock throne, but the peacock has long since flown , Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Former Bengal Governor  - Indian Express

Who is he? , Ved Pratap Vaidik  - Business Standard

I want NCW on par with NHRC , Maneka Gandhi, Women and Child Development Minister  - Times of India

Supreme Court’s verdict for Muslim women — and against misogyny , Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Founder-member, BMMA  - Times of India

‘Polls an option only if no possibility of any govt’ , Najeeb Jung, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi  - Indian Express

A perpetual India bull , Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Google India  - Bus Std

Modi's Chanakya , Arun Jaitley  - Business Standard

I have a file on you , MK Narayanan  - Business Standard

The man and his conviction , Syama Prasad Mookerjee  - Pioneer

Women should progress without being told they’re bossy , Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO  - Times of India

Women empowerment, more than just symbolic , Anandiben Patel  - Pioneer

Will frame transparent mining system for lease approval, auctions , Narendra Singh Tomar  - Business Standard

Public-purpose projects our priority , Prakash Javadekar  - Business Standard

India can get $15-20 bn in FII flows annually , Tai Hui, MD & Chief Market Strategist for Asia, JP Morgan Funds  - Business Standard

We need to corporatize the railways , Rakesh Mohan  - MoneyControl

The constant contrarian , Madhu Kishwar  - Times of India

Indian cos may see 20-year bull run in US , Stephen M Chipman  - Times of India

Sushma has told us Mamata positive on Teesta water deal , AH Mahmood Ali , Bangladesh Foreign Minister  - Indian Express

'Animal spirits' vanished under UPA , Rahul Bajaj  - Business Standard

Sensing loan waiver, farmers stop payment , Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman SBI  - Times of India

There’s no power politics, customer is king , Piyush Goyal  - Times of India

Modi can do much more, because he is a stronger PM , Gowher Rizvi, Adviser, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina  - Indian Express

The man who courted controversies , Dinesh Singh  - Hindu

There has really been no reform of the Planning Commission , Ajay Chhibber, Director General, Independent Evaluation Organisation  - MoneyControl

Budget will bring a simpler tax system for businesses , Nirmala Sitharaman  - Business Standard

The dollar’s dominance will continue , Eswar S Prasad, Economist  - Business Line

'Pak politicians want to resolve Kashmir — military won't allow this' , Arif Jamal, Pakistani journalist  - Times of India

Ministering health to the nation , Harsh Vardhan  - Hindustan Times

Governor cannot demand reason for his removal , Subhash C Kashyap  - Business Standard

Last edu policy came in '86,India needs a new one , Smriti Irani  - Times of India

Sadananda Gowda's back on track , D V Sadananda Gowda  - Business Standard

Restoring confidence in the economy will be our first priority , Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister  - MoneyControl

We have to be fair in tax practices , Nirmala Sitharaman  - Times of India

The recluse who makes tech tick , Baburaj Pillai  - Economic Times

Create more jobs for inclusive growth , AM Naik, L&T chairman  - Economic Times

'It's too soon to proclaim death of coalition politics' , Milan Vaishnav  - Business Standard

With India hosting U-17 WC and a new football league, these are exciting times , Sunil Gulati,President of us soccer federation  - Times of India

The counsel of defendants , Mukul Rohatgi, Attorney General  - Business Standard

I am pessimistic about Pakistan , Robert Blackwill  - Mint

India needs a Reforms panel instead of a bunch of advisory bodies , Arun Shourie, Former Telecom Minister  - Economic Times

Congress-NCP alliance has ruined Maharashtra , Vinod Tawde  - Business Line

Obama will have to hold candid talks to engage Modi , Robert Blackwill, former US ambassador to India  - Economic Times

The forgotten Gujarati Prime Minister , Morarji Desai  - Hindustan Times

'Will work to free state media' , Prakash Javadekar  - Mail Today

China stands by you in pursuit of dreams , Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister  - Hindu

From 'suit-tie' to 'kurta-pyjama' , Jayant Sinha  - Business Standard

India allows expats to be creative , David Lau, Singapore Airlines GM  - Business Line

A speaker who has charm & graciousness , Sumitra Mahajan  - Economic Times

He has the last laugh, and a state , K Chandrashekar Rao  - Business Standard

Mild-mannered Mahajan has few detractors , Sumitra Mahajan  - Indian Express

Man who tilled the ground for BJP in Maharashtra , Gopinath Munde  - Economic Times

Shrink FCI, use more futures, warehouse receipts… , Ashok Gulati, Chair Professor Agriculture, ICRIER  - Financial Express

‘Wahan mat jao policy must end, border needs to be accessible’ , Kiren Rijiju, Chinese Foreign Minister  - Indian Express

Motorcycle diaries: Vaghela recalls journeys with Modi , Shankersinh Vaghela, Former Gujarat Chief Minister  - Hindu

His death leaves Maha vacuum , Gopinath Munde  - Mail Today

First, get the investment mood right , KV Kamath, Non-Executive Chairman, ICICI Bank  - Economic Times

The mass leader from Marathwada , Gopinath Munde  - Hindu

BJP's Maharashtra strongman , Gopinath Munde  - Business Standard

Rising from the flames , Maya Angelou  - Guardian

‘This is India’s moment’ , Andrew Holland, CEO, Ambit Investment Advisors  - FE

I spy a spy , Ajit Doval, IPS officer of the Kerala cadre  - Outlook

It’s going to be an interactive govt, led by PM. It won’t be a govt for, of and by GoM , Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law and Telecom Minister  - IndianExpress

Parenting isn’t about raising a child, it’s about raising a parent , Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Clinical Psychologist  - Times of India

The accidental banker , KC Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor RBI  - Business Standard

Faltering steps of a giant killer , Jitendra Singh  - Business Standard

Modi keeping his enemies close to him , Ram Jethmalani  - Economic Times

Once you build reserves, rupee appreciation will follow , Indranil Sengupta, Chief Economist, Bank of America Merrill  - Financial Express

Modi's leadership: Bigger, bolder, better , Uday Kotak, Executive Vice-Chairman & MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank  - Times of India

It’s a bull market, it’ll continue , Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton Investments  - Economic Times

Miss India contender to Saaa-Bahu to minister , Smriti Irani  - Economic Times

India’s strongman , Narendra Modi  - Economist

Can easily work with PM Modi , Nawaz Sharif  - Hindustan Times

NDA may not reverse FDI in multi-brand , Arvind Panagariya, Columbia University professor  - Times of India

‘Inviting Saarc leaders shows keenness to improve relations’ , Ravi Shankar Prasad  - Deccan Chronicle

Discoveries of India , Bibek Debroy, Economist  - Business Standard

The compulsive campaigner , Narendra Modi  - CNN-IBN

Narendra Modi is the first PM who has clarity on many subjects , Power Suresh, Former Union Minister  - MoneyControl

'Modi proves BJP has no caste ceiling' , Udit Raj  - Times of India

‘Little bit of judicial overreach is bound to happen as judges have to interpret laws’ , K S Radhakrishnan, Supreme Court judge Justice  - IndianExpress

We will begin recovering this moment onward , Arvind Panagariya, Columbia University professor  - HindustanTimes

'King of Jamshedpur', passes away at 95 , Rustomji Hormusji Mody  - Times of India

Managing water has to be a national priority , Suresh Prabhu  - Business Standard

Modi can rewrite ties , Lan Jianxue  - Hindu

‘Chaiwallah’ to dream merchant , Narendra Modi  - Hindu

Driven by a desire to be different , Narendra Modi  - Mail Today

Modi’s man on Friday, and forever , Amit Shah  - Times of India

Only a resolute FM can help state-owned banks deliver , PJ Nayak, Head, RBI panel on bank governance  - Economic Times

All govt banks violate Sebi listing norms , PJ Nayak, Head, RBI panel on bank governance  - Business Standard

The making of the political leader , Narendra Modi  - Mint

Worst over, we’re seeing beginning of green shoots: Aditya Puri , Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank  - Times of India

The NDA will cross 300 seats. You wait and see , Ravi Shankar Prasad  - Business Standard

Top 1% in India owns 8-9 % of national income , Thomas Piketty  - Times of India

Modi's sets objectives and gets the job done , Dr Walter Andersen  - Times of India

Honourable finance minister? , Arun Jaitley  - Business Standard

We will form strongest, govt since Rajiv's , Narendra Modi  - EconomicTimes

Should have taken on Vadra earlier , Arun Jaitley  - FirstPost

Special 301 investigations by US are in violation of WTO norms , Biswajit Dhar, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries  - Financial Express

The first economic imperialist , Gary Becker  - Mint

A reluctant politician battles for the ballots in Garhwal , Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri  - Business Standard

Economics loses a creative thinker , Gary Becker  - Mint

I’m an outsider to Delhi and to politics as well , Narendra Modi  - Times of India

I am no know-all leader , Narendra Modi  - IANS

Muslims want Narendra Modi for inclusive growth , Chandrababu Naidu, TDP chief  - ET

India’s growth model is a disaster , Sam Tranum, Author  - Business Line

We select students only on merit , Ramdas M Pai, President, Chancellor, Manipal University  - Business Standard

India's MIT basks in Nadella-Suri glory , Manipal Institute of Technology  - Business Standard

The adjustment PM , Manmohan Singh  - Times of India

Want to save the environment? Then shut down the MoEF , Ramesh Agrawal  - Times of India

We will erase this sense of fear among minorities , Rajnath Singh  - Times of India

Delhi’s most famous unknown other half, passes away , Rajkumari Kaul  - Indian Express

We will instil confidence in minorities , Rajnath Singh, BJP President  - Hindu

I am a mazdoor, I am used to hard work , Narendra Modi  - Mail Today

No reservation benefits for the fourth generation , Sanjay Paswan, President, BJP's Scheduled Caste Morcha  - Business Standard

Money for nothing , Anshu Gupta  - Business Standard

I'm here to fight Cong, not its B team , Smriti Irani  - Times of India

US needs to understand unilateral actions don't work any more , Hardeep Singh Puri  - Business Standard

Congress has done dis-service to people , Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri  - Hindu

The man everyone loves to hate , K Chandrashekhar Rao, Chief of TRS  - Bus Std

Hey, Big Thinker , Thomas Piketty  - NYT

Suri a fun-loving guy but serious about goals , Rajeev Suri  - Times of India

Modi is above reproach, for clean govt , Jagdish Bhagwati  - Times of India

We'll do all it takes to defeat communalism , Ahmed Patel  - Times of India

I am the most accessible politician in India , Arun Jaitley  - Business Line

New government will boost ties with China , Wei Wei, China's ambassador to India  - Economic Times

The magician in his labyrinth , Gabriel García Márquez  - Economist

The downward journey , Vijay Mallya  - Business Line

If petroleum is out, it's not GST , Parthasarathi Shome, Advisor to finance Minister  - Business Standard

PM in control, Sonia Gandhi never interfered , Ahmed Patel  - Indian Express

The dream catcher , Ruskin Bond  - Pioneer

I have not thought of my role. Party will , Amit Shah  - Times of India

Had to remind Cong about its skeletons , Arun Jaitley  - Times of India

The interpreter of 'communal' maladies , Shazia Ilmi  - Business Standard

The 4 men who drive the Modi machine , Kuniyil Kailashnathan & Others  - ET

If NPAs are high, everybody is responsible , KC Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor RBI  - Mint

A man in full , John Wayne  - Economist

Judicial overreach should be avoided , P Sathasivam, Chief Justice of India  - Hindu

How offence can be the best form of defence , Raj Thackeray  - Indian Express

People’s man , Sunil Gupta  - Indian Express

From 'go-to man' in YSR govt to Interpol's wanted , KVP Ramachandra Rao  - Business Standard

Modern Don Quixote minus the innocence , Arvind Kejriwal  - Pioneer

Muslims needn’t fear me , Narendra Modi  - Times of India

My Hindutva face will be an asset in foreign affairs , Narendra Modi  - Indian Express

Why is BJP's most vocal leader quiet these days? , Sushma Swaraj  - Business Standard

Policy tunes play on vote hunt , Arun Jaitley  - Business Standard

Criminal politicians to be punished in a year , Narendra Modi  - Hindustan Times

Got no favours in land deals , Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group  - Economic Times

Reversal of FDI policy in multi-brand retail would have an adverse impact , Amitabh Kant, Secretary, DIPP  - Business Standard

Payment banks aren't financially inclusive , KC Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor RBI  - MoneyControl

Relieved I won gold at the World Cup final – it was tough , Manavjit Singh Sandhu  - Times of India

CJI-designate draws activism line , Justice RM Lodha  - Mail Today

She wears the pants , Manjit Kaur, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal’s team  - IndianExpress

Muslim leaders in the BJP , Syed Shahnawaz Hussain  - Business Standard

Magic and Marquez , Gabriel García Márquez  - IndianExpress

Meet the man Modi calls his local guardian , Saurabh Patel  - Economic Times

Disruption as a political agenda , Arvind Kejriwal  - Business Standard

The man who reined in Bengal's books , Amit Mitra, West Bengal Finance Minister  - Business Standard

Groomed by Ahmed Patel, now with Modi , Asifa Khan  - Indian Express

I am above caste politics, though Vanniyar Sangam gives us a base , Anbumani Ramadoss, Former Union Health Minister  - Indian Express

My father too has become Stalin’s slave , MK Alagiri  - Indian Express

I am victim, but Govt won't be vindictive , Narendra Modi  - Pioneer

We need Narendra Modi to save India , Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena President  - Economic Times

Why should Narendra Modi apologise when he tried to stop riots , Rajnath Singh, BJP President  - Economic Times

From Harvard to Hazaribagh , Jayant Sinha  - Business Standard

Bihar's lone ranger , Nitish Kumar  - Business Standard

It is fundamentalism of the people who wear liberal mask , Joe D'Cruz, Sahitya Akedami Award Winner  - DNA

If I am guilty, the Prime Minister is too , PC Parakh, Ex-Coal Secy  - Indian Express

The professionals behind BJP’s Internet campaign , Santosh Gupta & Others  - Indian Express

In Delhi Jammu, Haryana, Odisha, Cong will be 3rd , Arun Jaitley  - Times of India

Solitary crusader for Naya Bihar , Nitish Kumar  - Hindu

Reserve Bank of India must end discretionary regulation , KC Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor RBI  - Economic Times

'Corruption is India's reality' , Rahul Gandhi  - Mail Today

Don who stared at defeat and quit , Mukhtar Ansari  - Pioneer

Active or inert?: The two lives of PM , Manmohan Singh  - Business Standard

Sun Pharma's behind-the-scenes chief , Dilip Shanghvi  - Business Standard

Political donations should get tax breaks , Ajay Shriram, CII chief  - Times of India

From Infosys to politics , V Balakrishnan  - Financial Express

A secondary market in spectrum is needed , Marten Pieters, Managing Director & CEO, Vodafone India  - Business Line

Meet the NDA's low-profile dealmaker , Naresh Gujral  - Mail Today

Banker of poor goes mainstream , Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Bandhan  - Business Standard

Congress’ local man against Modi, Kejriwal , Ajai Rai  - Indian Express

CV of an Anti-Establishment 'Underdog' , Yogendra Yadav  - CentreRightIndia

34 years if BJP: Rise & Rise of Modi , Narendra Modi  - Economic Times

The man who coined BIMARU tried to make things simple , Ashish Bose  - Business Standard

We'll cross the 272-mark , Arun Jaitley  - Economic Times

Modi is seen as a decisive leader , Ravi Shankar Prasad  - Hindustan Times

Modi will move towards centrist politics but his record is not good , Lloyd Rudolph & Susanne Rudolph  - Times of India

Behind the build-UP , Amit Shah  - Indian Express

Manmohan Singh has failed us as the Prime Minister , Fali Nariman  - Indian Express

Not quite the common man , Nandan Nilekani  - Business Standard

Dr Much Maligned Singh , Manmohan Singh  - Business Standard

Will cut rates if inflation target is met , Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor  - Mint

The man who knows how to plot a comeback , N Srinivasan, Former BCCI Chief  - Business Standard

She is BJP’s Sushma Swaraj-II , Smriti Zubin Irani  - Hindustan Times

‘It was Nehru, not the Chinese, who declared war’ , Australian journalist Neville Maxwell  - Times of India

Rahul incompetent, Vishwas unworthy of description , Smriti Irani  - Economic Times

Right now, the policy is appropriately set , Raghuram Rajan  - Business Line

Pakistan's image now is being identified globally with terrorism , Husain Haqqani, Former Pakistani Ambassador to US  - Indian Express

Gandhi is Congress, Congress is Gandhi , BK Hariprasad, General Secretary, Congress  - Economic Times

‘In 2002, people from two communities were killed. In 1984, from only one. It was murder’ , Sukhbir Singh Badal, President Shiromani Akali Dal  - Indian Express

Poll guru who answered the call of politics , Yogendra Yadav  - Times of India

Tour of duty , Ashok Gulati, Former Chairman, CACP  - Business Standard

This govt has failed the people of India , Nirmala Sitharaman  - Mint

India will not use compulsory licence as ‘Robin Hood tool’ , Rajeev Kher, Commerce Secretary  - Business Line

A banker you just could not ignore , KC Chakrabarty, RBI Deputy Governor  - ET

The reclusive value investor , Radhakishan Damani  - Economic Times

The man behind AAP's rise , Pankaj Gupta  - Business Standard

The Pakistani who made perfect bombs for IM , Zia-Ur-Rehman alias Waqas  - ToI

This is what feminism looks like , Gloria Steinem  - Indian Express

The rebel who preferred ideas to ideology , Khushwant Singh  - Times of India

In Varanasi, Kejriwal will be inconsequential , Aflatoon Desai  - Business Standard

The lost letter , Bhagat Singh  - Hindu

Rogue elephant, pliant mahout , Simon Denyer  - Pioneer

The IT factor , Nandan Nilekani, former CEO, Infosys and V Balakrishnan, former CFO, Infosys  - Indian Express

A Fallen Stock , Jignesh Shah  - Indian Express

Dad's not running scared, he just needs a break , Karti Chidambaram  - Times of India

Spiller of a 'top secret' , Neville Maxwell  - Business Standard

Vikram Seth's tribute in verse , Khushwant Singh  - Hindustan Times

Thank the Lord he is dead, this son of a gun , Khushwant Singh  - Indian Express

The main opposition to the AAP is Modi , Yogendra Yadav  - Hindu

A Lonely Summer for the Patriarch , LK Advani  - Economic Times

The Indian space programme is people-centric , K Radhakrishnan, ISRO Chairman  - Indian Express

Seemandhra or Telangana, where will the Power Star rise? , Pawan Kalyan, Telugu Film Industry Adores  - Business Line

Rahul will lose heavily in Amethi , Kumar Vishwas  - IANS

His company's $20bn investment in India , Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Resources  - Mail Today

Scent of identity politics , Perfume King Maulana Badruddin Ajmal  - Hindu

BSP has emerged as our main rival in UP , Varun Gandhi  - Economic Times

AAP will win 100 LS seats , Arvind Kejriwal  - Economic Times

Look at Parliament now, it is a joke , Simon Denyer, Journalist  - Business Line

Mahabharat sites continue to have the same names even today , BB Lal, Former ASI Director General  - Hindu

A shrewd mind who inspires and intimidates , Jaganmohan Reddy  - Times of India

Ted: 30 years & still talking , Chris Anderson  - Economic Times

Our industry doesn't value tradition, only innovation , Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO  - Times of India

The unfinished makeover of Nandan , Nandan Nilekani  - Indian Express

I'm a marathon man, not a sprinter , Nandan Nilekani  - Times of India

India has potential to create world-class mining industry , Tom Albanese, Vedanta Resources  - Economic Times

Congress and RJD kicked us around like a football , Ram Vilas Paswan  - Economic Times

AAP is feeding on revulsion and giving simplistic solutions , Jayaprakash Narayan, Lok Satta founder & President  - Business Line

The referee who has everyone's attention , VS Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner  - Business Standard

Telangana's sole spokesman , K Chandrasekhar Rao  - Times of India

In Didi’s seat, Netaji’s kin from Harvard , Prof Sugata Bose  - Indian Express

Tax reform won’t be enough, we need expenditure, governance reforms too , Rathin Roy, Director, NIPFP  - Financial Express

Rajan breaks into big league , Raghuram Rajan  - Economic Times

Calling bizmen thieves will hurt investment & growth , Shivraj Singh Chouhan  - Economic Times

At least D K Joshi has stood up and been accountable , Jaswant Singh  - Business Standard

‘AAP can’t just say rule is wrong, won’t obey.' , Justice, Mukul Mudgal  - Indian Express

Meeting the book ban man , Dinanath Batra  - India Today

Man of high conviction , Admiral DK Joshi  - Economic Times

Lost to internal sabotage and false AAP campaign , Sheila Dikshit  - Economic Times

If there is a dada in the area, it should only be the police inspector , Rakesh Maria, Mumbai's New Police Commissioner  - Hindu

Unmissable Modi wane in Uttar Pradesh , Yogi Adityanath  - Economic Times

Matriarch in patriarchal parivar , Sushma Swaraj  - Economic Times

Getting prices right was my priority , Ashok Gulati, Chairman,Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices  - Financial Express

Politburo members are dalals, not of grassroots , Abdur Rezzak Mollah, CPM Rebel  - Indian Express

Didi's makeover more than skin-deep , Mamata Banerjee  - Economic Times

Neemrana's Wacziarg was pioneer of heritage hotels , Francis Wacziarg  - Mail Today

Federal Front will form next govt , Mamata Banerjee  - Times of India

‘It’s a geographic division, not people’ , KT Rama Rao  - Outlook India

Delhi’s last empress , Sheila Dikshit  - Mint

BJP poised to win 50-55 seats in UP , Kalyan Singh, BJP  - Economic Times

'Andhra gave Cong 41 even after Emergency; now no chance' , N Kiran Kumar Reddy  - Indian Express

I'm not toilet paper that can be used and thrown , Virbhadra Singh  - Business Standrad

Do we need to produce so much rice? , Baldev Singh Dhillon  - Financial Express

The lodestar of Indian liberalism , Gopal Krishna Gokhale  - Mint

I have no love or hatred for Gandhi and Modi... , Arvind Kejriwal  - Economic Times

'Mukesh Ambani represents crony capitalism' , Arvind Kejriwal  - Times of India

Man in a hurry , Arvind Kejriwal  - Times of India

Translating Hanuman Chalisa was tough , Vikram Seth  - Pioneer

Congress stage-managed lower house violence , Jaganmohan Reddy, YSR Congress  - Economic Times

AAP fooled aam aadmi, wasted chance to govern , Harsh Vardhan  - Times of India

Our paths have changed. After Kejriwal became CM , Anna Hazare  - Indian Express

A tale of two brothers , N Srinivasan and N Ramachandran  - Tehelka

India aviation grounded by high taxes , Tony Tyler, IATA chief  - Business Line

Betting should be legalized , Mukul Mudgal  - Mint

No one but Narendra Modi will be our prime minister , Rajnath Singh  - Business Standard

Super rich MP has no control over his temper , Lagadapati Rajagopal  - ToI

Do not dismiss the Congress just yet , Digvijaya Singh, General Secretary, Indian National Congress  - Business Line

Nitish soft on maoists, Jehadis , RK Singh  - Hindustan Times

People are tired of the economic suffering, BJP is only alternative , Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister  - Economic Times

We need to get rid of retrospective amendments , Parthasarathi Shome, Adviser, Finance Minister  - Financial Express

Industry has been ruined by FTAs , Baba Kalyani, Chairman, Kalyani Group  - Business Line

Mining is a ‘govt business,’ not judiciary’s job , Manohar Parrikar  - Business Line

LS poll will demolish old assumptions , Amit Shah  - Times of India

Modi and party our next target , Yogendra Yadav  - Times of India

The Indian-American angst , Anita Raghavan, Journalist & Author  - Bus Std

India has potential to emerge as global defence production hub , Yves Guillaume, President (India), Airbus Group  - FinancialExpress

I want Microsoft to be a do-more company , Satya Nadella  - Business Standard

An insider’s view, an outsider’s eye , Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph  - IndianExpress

There is goodwill for Modi, that we must accept , Chandrababu Naidu, TDP chief  - Indian Express

The Delhi rape was a moment of learning the world over , Gloria Steinem, Writer & activist  - Indian Express

There seems to be at least 40% leakage in our targeted PDS system , Ajay Chhibber, Director General, Independent Evaluation Office, Planning Commission  - Business Standard

BJP's vision is to create an enabling environment , Ravi shankar Prasad  - Bus Std

We are not in the same circumstances that we were in July-August , Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor  - Business Standard

Hyderabad to Seattle via Manipal , Satya Nadella  - Times of India

'We are neither doves nor hawks, We are Owls' , Raghuram Rajan  - Economic Times

‘The best way to sustain growth is to bring inflation down’ , Raghuram Rajan, RBI Governor  - Business Line

The reluctant game-changer , Mikhail Kalashnikov  - Mint

'I am not a weak CM' , Arvind Kejriwal  - Mail Today

Everyone sat and watched as Air India plummeted , Jitendra Bhargava  - Tehelka

Afghanistan is expecting a lot from India , Mozammel Shinwari, Afghanistan deputy commerce minister  - Mint

I haven't seen any good Indian government for a long time , Jim Rogers, US investor  - Economic Times

We need closer security ties , Shinzo Abe, Japanese PM  - Times of India

Ambitious, combative and prone to cross lines , Somnath Bharti  - Times of India

India needs a business-like government , Jeffrey Sachs, Economist  - ET

The ‘man on the street’ who stole every film fan’s heart , Akkineni Nageswara Rao  - Indian Express

'AAP is in self-destructive mode...' , Arun Jaitley  - Economic Times

Law minister must know that no one can be held without warrant , Genet Zewdie, Ethiopian Ambassador  - Economic Times

'People are happy with Modi in Gujarat' , Salman Khan  - India Today

Four miles to freedom , Group Captain Dilip Parulkar & Wing Commander MS Grewal  - Indian Express

'Indian' angel flies high in Silicon Valley , Naval Ravikant  - Business Week

Value investor goes long on India growth story , Prem Watsa  - Economic Times

The witty seducer behind a French farce , Francois Hollande  - DNA

‘There’s no facility in India for lessons learnt’ , Adrian Levy, Co-auther, The Siege  - Business Line

Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi is in chaos , Sheila Dikshit  - Business Standard

By banning FDI, what message is AAP sending? , Captain G R Gopinath  - Business Standard

Will contest LS polls if party wants , Arvind Kejriwal  - Hindustan Times

The idea exchange: ‘The common man has 2-3 powers… one is vote, second RTI, right to sting is another’ , Manish Sisodia, Delhi Education & Urban Development minister  - Indian Express

A life and death under the media spotlight , Sunanda Pushkar  - Times of India

Dawoodi Bohras’ spiritual leader, dies at 102 , Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin  - Times of India

The essential feminist , Gloria Steinem  - Business Standard

Aam Aadmi Party's barb, Rahul's challenger , Kumar Vishwas  - Business Standard

The constant rebel , Vinod Kumar Binny  - Mint

Kung fu fight king , Run Run Shaw  - Economist

Friends and foes in equal numbers , Sushil Kumar Shinde  - Economic Times

A beacon for the youth , Swami Vivekananda  - Telegraph

An enduring telecom connection , Abhishek Singhvi  - Economic Times

Energy crisis brewing in India , Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS  - Financial Express

Music is on for social media, says biz wizard , Aswath Damodaran  - Deccan Chronicle

‘China more unequal than India’ , Pankaj Mishra  - Business Line

‘Banking is a reflection of what's happening in the economy’ , Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO, ICICI Bank  - Business Line

AAP does not believe in '-isms' , Yogendra Yadav  - Mint

For motherland and stalin , Mikhail Kalashnikov  - Economist

I admire the BJP's approach towards national security , Hardeep Singh Puri  - Business Standard

Subsidy is a very costly form of social policy , Daniel Yergin  - Times of India

Man who reshaped Middle East , Ariel Sharon  - Indian Express

US good competitor to India in corruption , Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate & Economist  - Times of India

Indian news sometimes borders on the hysterical , Peter Horrocks, Director, Global News Division, BBC  - Mint

Emerges from the shadows , Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra  - Mint

'Humanitarianism is as culpable as war’ , Anila Daulatzai, Anthropologist  - Hindu

'Ma is being raped, mati encroached, manush cheated' , Somen Mitra, TMC MP  - Indian Express

‘CAG is not entitled to go beyond Govt entities’ , Abhishek Manu Singhvi  - Business Line

We’re 14 yrs late in developing cryogenic tech , Nambi Narayanan, Former ISRO Head  - Economic Times

The poet who would take on Rahul Gandhi , Kumar Vishwas  - Indian Express

AAP did what CPM wanted to do , Prakash Karat  - Economic Times

Demystifying money , George Goodman  - NYT

The man who saw the future , Sri Aurobindo  - Pioneer

Bengal is in dire need of industrial development , Partha Chatterjee  - Business Standard

The almost man , Manmohan Singh  - Indian Express

An uncommon life , Arvind Kejriwal  - Yahoo

AAP's water, energy concerns admirable — but not best way , RK Pachauri, Director, The Energy Research Institute (TERI)  - Times of India

The battle for deeper democracy has begun , Ashutosh Varshney  - Mint

Speedy green clearances, review of PPP model needed to revive investment cycle , Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra  - Financial Express

What is there to learn from Arvind Kejriwal? , Akhilesh Yadav  - Economic Times

Govt should create better investment environment , C Rangarajan, Economic adviser to Prime Minister  - Times of India

Bihar to Britain: a unique journey , Dame Asha Khemka  - Hindustan Times

The person behind the headlines , Devyani Khobragade  - HuffingtonPost

UK patients are not overconcerned about Indian drug quality , Gerald Heddell, Director, Inspection, Enforcement and Standards Division, MHRA  - Economic Times

Congress using AAP to stop Modi from becoming PM , Nitin Gadkari  - Economic Times

'Delhi was a deliberate choice' , Yogendra Yadav  - Indian Express

Kejriwal, according to his friends , Arvind Kejriwal  - Indian Express

The many dreams of Odisha CM , Naveen Patnaik  - Business Standard

Aam admi of Indian cinema , Farooque Shaikh  - Times of India

Stamping his mark @ Tatas , Cyrus Mistry  - Hindustan Times

The power of the commonplace , Arvind Kejriwal  - Asian Age

AAP ka chief minister , Arvind Kejriwal  - Economic Times

'RBI's mandate is to be practical, not theoretical' , Raghuram Rajan  - Business Standard

'I'm a believer in God again' , Arvind Kejriwal  - Mail Today

India in stagflation, not crisis , Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard Economist  - Economic Times

‘As home secretary, I was disillusioned’ , Raj Kumar Singh  - Outlook India

Delhi's Don Quixote , Arvind Kejriwal  - NewIndianExpress

Beyond oil and gas: The methanol economy , GK Suryaprakash  - Business Standard

RBI has no legal right to ban use of bitcoin , Na Vijayshankar  - Times of India

A real maker of modern India , Madan Mohan Malaviya  - Pioneer

'Tejas performs well as an integrated weapons' platform' , PS Subramanyam  - Business Standard

A man of some of the people , Narendra Modi  - Economist

Food processing will help farmers, buyers alike , Ashok Gulati  - Financial Express

A shrill negative narrative based on half-truths is hurting the India story , Anand Sharma, Commerce and industry minister  - Hindustan Times

Those who made AAP possible , Arvind Kejriwal's friends  - Indian Express

Racism is alive and well in America , Arsalan Iftikhar  - Times of India

Fiction as a truth-telling device , Abraham Verghese  - Hindu

Inconvenient truth-teller? , Gajendra Haldea: Advisor to Planning Commission Deputy Chairman  - Business Standard

The man who may run Delhi , Najeeb Jung  - Business Standard

Mysore prince Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar dies , Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar  - Mint

Navy lessons from Gorshkov , Sergey Georgiyevich  - Mint

India is a difficult place to do business , Dominic Barton, McKinsey  - Economic Times

I am not in politics for office , Arvind Kejriwal  - Times of India

He was a man with a mind of his own , RC Majumdar  - Pioneer

Magsaysay winner metes out capital punishment to Cong , Arvind Kejriwal  - Times of India

Curtains for the matriarch , Sheila Dikshit  - IANS

Iran can be a hub of energy and transportation , Gholamreza Ansari, Iranian Ambassador  - Indian Express

A conscientious soldier , Gen VK Singh  - Pioneer

The Supreme Court has lived up to its reputation , Indira Jaising  - Business Standard

Ban cash spending and anonymous donors , VS Sampath, Chief election commission  - Outlook India

I am not minister for Air India , Ajit SIngh  - Business Standard

Bali decision ring-fences us completely , Anand Sharma, Commerce and industry minister  - Business Standard

From prisoner to President , Nelson Mandela  - Hindu

Life and times of Gill , Rahul Chandan  - Hindu

The life of a Supercop , KPS Gill  - Hindu

He walked the long road to freedom , Nelson Mandela  - Pioneer

The man, the talisman , Nelson Mandela  - Times of India

Madiba’s Indian connection , Nelson Mandela  - Indian Express

'People can go to court against candidates filing false affidavits' , VS Sampath, Chief election commission  - Indian Express

The Aam Aadmi story , Arvind Kejriwal  - Mint

The Man in the Mirror , Tarun Tejpal  - Mint

Indian position on Food Security at WTO flawed , Jagdish Bhagwati  - Business Standard

Kejri and I were a good team. Sad it fell apart , Anna Hazare  - Times of India

'His is a case of life imitating his own fiction' , Tarun Tejpal  - Indian Express

"Dharma has prevailed. Truth has won. That is what matters" , Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal  -

Centre should stay away from the UP sugar mess , Ashok Gulati, Chairman, Commission for Agriculture and Prices  - Financial Express

'Modi’s focused decisiveness, it will solve many problems overnight' , Jim O’Neill, former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management  - Economic Times

'The opposition to GM crops is not based on science...' , Mark Lynas, Environmental activist  - Indian Express

Iran nuke deal has an Indian-American architect , Puneet Talwar  - Hindustan Times

The Muslim who bats for Modi , Zafar Sareshwala  - Times of India

The grey square , Viswanathan Anand  - Indian Express

Rahul's Test , DK Singh  - Indian Express

This government has turned us all into cynics , Express Adda  - Indian Express

‘China should be told not to cross certain red lines’ , Harsh Pant, Reader, King's College London  - Tehelka

Not the best mascot , Malala Yousafzai  - Hindustan Times

The literary renegade , Saadat Hasan Manto  - Indian Express

Next Google can be from India , Eric Schmidt  - Economic Times

‘Mars Orbiter tests have shown our ability to predict ...’ , K Radhakrishnan, ISRO Chairman  - Hindu

Indian markets going up because of Modi , Christopher Wood, Chief Equity Strategist, CLSA Asia Pacific Markets  - Economic Times

India needs institutional reforms , Mint Conclave  - Mint

Uttarakhand was not just a Met disaster, but combination of many things , LS Rathod, Director General, India Meteorological Department,  - Indian Express

The man pioneering the next wave of nanoscience , Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao  - Business Standard

I feel in my soul that I am an Indian architect , Mario Botta, Swiss architect  - ToI

Al-Qaeda's chosen one , Mullah Fazlullah  - Indian Express

‘Spot exchanges should create a national market for agri produce’ , R Ramaseshan, IAS, Former MD And CEO of NCDEX  - Business Line

A not-so-sweet ending , Yogesh Agarwal  - Business Standard

Britain and India can achieve a lot more together , British Prime Minister David Cameron  - Times of India

I don't compete with Narendra Modi , Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan  - Times of India

This is not a book for only policy wonks , Adil Zainulbhai, McKinsey’s India chairman  - Mint

‘Tax havens are all but over’ , Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, Centre for Tax Policy and administration at Oecd In Paris  - Business Line

Retrospective legislation sent very negative signal to investors , James Bevan, Britain's high commissioner to India  - Times of India

“I am here as a chess tourist,” , Garry Kasparov  - Mint

India is a fundamental growth story , PepsiCo Inc.’s chairman and chief executive officer, Indra Nooyi  - Mint

Mixed influences , Gowri Ramnarayan  - Pioneer

Coaldust on them whites , Dasari Narayana Rao  - Outlook India

Walmart-ising healthcare , Devi Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health  - Indian Express

Ranking does not justify our potential , M Damodaran, Former Chairman, SEBI  - Business Standard

Magnus opus , Magnus Carlsen, Grandmaster  - Business Standard

The other Master , Viswanathan Anand  - Business Standard

Tourism can help end India’s forex shortage , Anand Mahindra  - Economic Times

Reaching for the stars , K Radhakrishnan  - Business Standard

We're not expressing any preference for any party , Timothy Moe, Goldman Sachs  - Mint

A leader who can't be ignored , Ajit Jogi  - Mint

‘The Great Akbar’ of Independence struggle , Maulana Abul Kalam Azad  - Hindu

We do not let communal riots happen in our state , Shivraj Singh Chouhan  - Times of India

Cabinet minister had the audacity to reverse the PM's decisions , PC Parakh, Former Coal Secretary  - Economic Times

26/11: 'A whole lot more of the threat was known' , Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark  - Outlook India

I'm not above the law of the land , Manmohan Singh  - Business Standard

Broken trust , Jignesh Shah  - Economic Times

House of BJP takes to the Bahu of TV , Smriti Irani  - Economic Times

Bridging corporate-civil society divide is critical , Rohini Nilekani, Chairperson, Arghyam  - Financial Express

An unrestricted, open auction is the best way , Rahul Khullar, Trai Chairman  - Business Standard

A committed jihadi and a slippery customer , Tehsin Akhtar  - Times of India

The gold-gazing seer of central UP , Shobhan Sarkar  - Times of India

State powers have been taken over by Centre , Parkash Singh Badal, Punjab Chief Minister  - Indian Express

Is he a mama's boy or a leader in his own right? , Rahul Gandhi  - Hindustan Times

‘India a bigger rail engine market than China’ , William P Ainsworth, President and CEO of EMD and Progress Rail Services  - Hindu

People are in distress. They have decided to drive out the Congress , N Chandrababu Naidu, Telugu Desam Party  - Asian Age

'I have sung my heart out' , Prabodh Chandra Dey (Manna Day)  - Pioneer

The man who invented the USB , Ajay Bhatt  - Economist

I place ‘seva’ over self and was never in race , Harsh Vardhan  - Times of India

Transparency, accountability here to stay , CAG Vinod Rai  - Indian Express

It is not good for India to push your application for permanent membership of the UNSC , Zhou Gang, Former Chinese Ambassador to India  - Hindu

Flying without wings , Akhilesh Yadav  - Hindu

I feel equally at home in UK & India , Lord Karan Bilimoria, Member, House of Lords; and Head, UK India Business Council  - Indian Express

​'India is committing selective genocide in healthcare' , Dr Yusuf K Hamied  - Times of India

Several Gujarat Congress leaders were involved in 2002 riots , Mahmood Madani, General Secretary, Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Hind  - Sunday Guardian

Man who pushed US to the brink of debt default , Ted Cruz, Senator from Texas  - Hindustan Times

Champion of the common man , Arvind Kejriwal  - Mail Today

‘Indo-Pak tensions may escalate after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan’ , Husain Haqqani, Former Pak Ambassador to the US  - Hindu

EBay's Omidyar and his 'Next adventure in journalism' , Pierre Omidyar, Founder EBay Inc  - Reuters

Deliverer by default , Raman Singh  - Business Standard

Most corrupt govt, and a PM with a dismal record , Prakash Karat, CPM General Secretary  - Business Line

‘Muslims believe in Modi now.' , Vasundhara Raje  - Financial Express

‘If I am wrong, what about PM?’ , PC Parakh, Former Coal Secretary  - Hindu

This Prez goes by the book, and turns a new leaf , Pranab Mukherjee  - Economic Times

Amazing Benzos , Jeffrey Bezos, Founder  - Business Week

The travails of Kiran Kumar Reddy , Kiran Kumar Reddy  - Business Standard

The closing bell? , Jignesh Shah  - Business Standard

Of the many titans, Sachin is a dazzler , Sachin Tendulkar  - Pioneer

I have lived my dream , Sachin Tendulkar  - Pioneer

Nuclear liability law no hurdle for France , Francois Richier, France's Ambassador to India  - Economic Times

'Small lady with a large IQ' to head Fed , Janet Yellen, Nominee to chair the US central bank  - Times Of India

Growth, low inflation to be RBI's priority , Raghuram Rajan  - Economic Times

Things will get better for India , Raghuram Rajan  - Mint

Pakistan-India trade will be a positive sum game , SM Muneer, President of India-Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry  - Hindu

Keep Andhra Pradesh united, I will develop Telangana , Jagan Mohan Reddy  - Economic Times

Modi's one-man brains trust , Prashant Kishor, Former UN Mission Chief  - Economic Times

The crafty caliph of Kerala , P K Kunhalikutty, Leader of Indian Union Muslim League  - NewIndianExpress

​Increasingly migration to Gulf is not from Kerala but Bihar, Punjab , Dilip Ratha, World Bank Economist  - Times of India

Split with JD(U) 'blessing' for BJP , Sushil Kumar Modi  - Mail Today

Communication between India and US is very poor , Romesh Wadhwani, Chairman, Symphony Technology Group  - Business Standard

Man who threw US out of Vietnam dies , Vo Nguyen Giap  - Indian Express

Air India never had a culture of speaking up , Jitender Bhargava, Former Air India Executive Director  - Mint

Birth of an icon , Mahatma Gandhi  - Hindustan Times

The culture of newsrooms in UK is still un-diverse , Charlie Beckett, Founding Director, POLIS  - Business Standard

The man who felled a giant , Amit Khare, IAS officer  - Pioneer

Why onion will singe you again and again , M Rajshekhar  - Economic Times

His own worst enemy , Lalu Prasad Yadav  - Hindustan Times

The prime redeemer of India , Narendra Modi  - India Today

The leader who isn’t , Rahul Gandhi  - Times of India

The unpopular messenger of truth , Seymour Hersh, Journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner  - Guardian

'Recruit students, not just select them' , Ashish Nanda  - Business Standard

We must focus on manufacturing to grow , Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group  - Business Line

India-US trade should again rise five-fold , India Nancy J Powell, US Ambassador to India  - Economic Times

Govt compromised national security , VK Singh  - Hindustan Times

I prepared IEDs inspired by Hollywood , Yasin Bhatkal  - Indian Express

Richest, savviest guy you've never heard of' , Prem Watsa  - Times of India

Revamp of Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar is one of the most unique projects. , Bohri community trustees  - Indian Express

Robust agri sector will revive growth , Sharad Pawar  - Business Standard

In search of the punjabiyat , Rajmohan Gandhi  - Pioneer

It is essential for our democracy that convicts be kept out of office , Gopal Subramanian, Former Solicitor General  - Hindustan Times

Repo will return to being effective policy rate , Raghuram Rajan  - Business Standard

There's more to UP than caste and religion , Varun Gandhi  - Mail Today

Beyond liberal or conservative , Pope Francis  - Economist

In search of a new role , Nandan Nilekani  - Business Standard

Nintendo chief Hiroshi Yamauchi who built gaming empire , Hiroshi Yamauchi  - Economic Times

'Why don't you make SLR 27%?' , Pratip Chaudhuri, SBI, Chaudhuri  - Economic Times

BJP's crisis manager gears up for mission' 14 , Ananth Kumar, BJP General Secretary  - Mail Today

Food comes first , Pushpesh Pant  - Hindu

India a regional superpower, we must be mindful of that , Mohamed Nasheed, Ex-President, Maldives  - Economic Times

Trai hasn't given telcos Rs 70k-cr SUC bonanza , Rahul Khullar, Chairman, Trai  - Business Standard

A swift and unforgiving rise , Narendra Modi  - India Today

Supply bottlenecks stifling growth , Anshu Jain, Co-CEO, Deutsche Bank  - ET

'Modern diplomacy is bringing civil society together through music and culture' , Michael Steiner, German Ambassador  - Indian Express

The man in the muddle , Akhilesh Yadav  - Indian Express

From humble tea vendor to PM candidate , Narendra Modi  - Times of India

'People think Modi will create a Dubai or Singapore' , Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab  - Business Standard

Ray Dolby, who put moviegoers in the middle, is dead at 80 , Ray Dolby, Founder Dolby Laboratories  - NYT

A 'Warren Buffett of Indian origin' , Prem Watsa  - Hindustan Times

Market hopes Modi is BJP's PM nominee , Christopher Wood, Chief Equity Strategist, CLSA Asia Pacific Markets  - Economic Times

A lonely man , P Chidambaram  - Asian Age

Guilty Congressmen being shamelessly protected by Soina , Harvinder Singh Phoolka, US lawyer  - Hindu

Manipulator of Arab destiny , TE Lawrence  - NYT

India has the strength to handle volatility , Sonjoy Chatterjee, Chairman, Goldman Sachs, India  - Economic Times

Rajan’s dad proud, but says task before Governor is a challenge , R Govindarajan, Father, Raghuram Rajan  - Business Line

The worst is over for the Indian economy , Deepak Parekh, Chairman, Housing Development Finance Corp.  - Mint

From a farmer's scholarly son to a jailed encounter cop , Dahyaji Gobarji Vanzara  - Indian Express

‘Our ties with Pak can’t be at the expense of friendship with India’ , Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan President  - Asian Age

Hinduism’s openness will carry it through present danger , Wendy Doinger, Professor at the Divinity School, University of Chicago  - Times of India

'We give too much importance to hero worship' , Girish Karnad  - Indian Express

RTI activist who keeps officials on their toes , Subhash Chandra Agrawal  - Mail Today

The other big 'A' , Gautam Adani  - Economic Times

'If political parties are not NGOs, are they government?' , Satyananda Mishra, former Chief Information Commissioner  - Indian Express

Playful Rajan excels no matter what the Pitch , Raghuram Rajan  - Economic Times

Rajan's forte is connecting the dots , Viral Acharya, CV Starr Professor of Economics  - Economic Times

Leaky PDS and high subsidy will test FSB , Ashok Gulati, Chariman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices  - Financial Express

Indian Idol Junior is over the moon , Anjana Padmanabhan  - Times of India

Govt insider-turned-rebel , Duvvuri Subbarao  - Mint

Pakistanis believe they have been betrayed by the US, India can't be trusted , Stephen P Cohen, Political Scientist  - Indian Express

Interviewer who snared tricky dicky , Sir David Frost  - Economic Times

The leadership is weak and NGOs are instigated , Sajjan Jindal, JSW Steel  - Economic Times

Naidu non-committal on a tie-up with BJP , N Chandrababu Naidu, Telugu Desam Party  - Economic Times

You will have to be reboot institutions , Pratap Bhanu Mehta  - Mint

Our food law better than Centre’s , Raman Singh  - Hindustan Times

I can end manual scavenging in three years , Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh International  - Business Standard

Wiring in the Mahabharata , Grant Morrison, Scottish comic book writer  - Hindu

Bill will push acquisition costs, affect industrial projects , Chandrajit Banerjee  - Financial Express

It’s a tight balance for the Supreme Court , Zia Mody, Co-founder, AZB and Partners  - Mint

Another China syndrome , Rana Mitter, Historian  - Business Standard

Education, not caste politics , Kanwal Bharti  - Hindu

He left a trail of terror from Delhi to Kerala , Yasin Bhatkal  - Times of India

The mind behind the blasts , Yasin Bhatkal  - Indian Express

Indo-U.S. space ties ready for take-off , Charles Bolden, NASA chief  - Hindu

Markets can bottom out in 48 hrs if elections announced , Ramesh Damani  - Business Standard

‘World isn't going to wait for elections, we need to act today’ , Naina Lal Kidwai, President, FICCI  - Times of India

‘Robert Vadra is a small farmer’ , Bhupinder Singh Hooda  - Hindu

Absolute bans are destroying India , Manohar Parrikar  - Economic Times

The audacious pragmatist , Ben Bernanke  - Mint

Why we need , Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebook  - Mint

This is not the time to roll out populist schemes , Sharad Pawar, Agriculture Minister  - Indian Express

'A Ram temple must be built' , Rajnath Singh  - Mail Today

'India looks better from Washington than Delhi' , Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist, World Bank  - Times of India

France believes in India — and in growth plus justice in Europe , Francois Richier, France's Ambassador to India  - Times of India

‘Thought is the seed of action’ , APJ Abdul Kalam  - Hindu

Political parties lack courage. No party opposes a populist measure , Yashwant Sinha, Senior BJP leader  - Asian Age

The slow march of Shivraj , Shivraj Singh Chouhan, CM, Madhya Pradesh  - Indian Express

India is making a big noise about five soldiers who died at LoC , Beena Sarwar, Filmmaker & Journalist, Pakistan  - Indian Express

Allies will be important for NDA in 2014 , Raman Singh, CM, Chhattisgarh  - Hindu

'Modi apologising for 2002 riots will play into Congress's hands' , Abdul Rasheed Ansari, National President, BJP Minority Morcha  - Times of India

Govt's policies a disaster, rating downgrade likely , Marc Faber, Managing Director, Marc Faber Limited  - Economic Times

‘RBI’s concern about speculation is misplaced’ , Jamal Mecklai, CEO, Mecklai Financial  - Business Line

Congress trying to make food a bargaining tool for votes , Murli Manohar Joshi  - Economic Times

I have no national ambitions , Shivraj Singh Chouhan  - Economic Times

A Chief Minister stoops to conquer , Shivraj Singh Chouhan  - Hindu

The master of the land game , Bhupinder Singh Hooda, CM, Haryana  - India Today

Governance niyat ki baat hoti hai. It needs only integrity, some ordinary intellect , Ashok Khemka, IAS officer, Haryana  - Indian Express

The PM must resign , Yashwant Sinha  - Business Standard

Delusions of greatness , John F Kennedy  - WSJ

Haryana land scam will be a deciding factor in next elections , Rao Inderjit Singh, Congress MP, Haryana  - Hindu

Government has not come back to us on RTI , Satyananda Mishra, CIC  - Hindu

‘Pakistan Army is the guide, mentor and monitor of militants’ , Ravi Sawhney, Former deputy Army chief  - Asian Age

The other Mrs Gandhi , Priti Gandhi  - Times of India

We have paid a price for delayed decisions , P Chidambaram  - Business Standard

Achievements matter more than attention , Shivraj Singh Chauhan  - Mint

Indian tax laws are a source of frustration for US companies , Nancy J Powell, US Ambassador to India  - Business Standard

Why should Durga be rebuked for doing her job , KM Chandrasekhar, Former Cabinet Secretary  - Economic Times

To RBI, via MIT & Booth School , Raghuram Rajan  - Indian Express

'We need a public sphere of the digital world' , Homi K Bhabha  - Indian Express

Warrior, pilot, strategist, scholar , Jasjit Singh  - Hindu

Engineer-turned economist with a rockstar’s appeal , Raghuram Rajan  - Times of India

Soldier, scholar, institution builder , Jasjit Singh, (retired) Air Commodore  - IE

The changing face of Tamil Nadu’s Muslim politics , Kalanthai Peer Mohamed  - Hindu

BJP can choose whoever it wants as PM , Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab  - Hindu

People feel Modi is the right man , Sushil Kumar Modi  - Mint

Amit Shah, BJP's master strategist , Amit Shah  - Business Standard

Chief Upsetter of Government , Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General, India  - Business Standard

'Fixing PDS leak biggest challenge for govt' , Ashok Gulati, Chairman, Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices  - Times of India

We want states reorganisation panel , Rajnath Singh, BJP President  - Economic Times

'I am a little worried that we might see 1991 again' , Arvind Panagariya, Economist  - Indian Express

'Vested interests in AMU... they resent tough moves' , Zameeruddin Shah  - Indian Express

The straight-shooting woman taking on the 'boys' club' of French politics , Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French Politician  - NBC News

Not pleading for Modi's visa — but i'm sure US feels it needs to rethink , Rajnath Singh, BJP President  - Times of India

The Planning Commission should wind up , Ashish Bose, Economic Analyst  - Business Standard

Ascetic who became a warrior , Banda Bahadur  - Pioneer

'I may benefit from discussions with Narendra Modi' , Amartya Sen, Economist, Nobel laureate  - Indian Express

Money won't materialise by wishing for it , Jagdish Bhagwati, American economist  - Business Standard

The billionaire from Nepal , Binod K Chaudhary  - Mint

The astute aide who fell out with Rajiv , Arun Nehru  - Indian Express

'I'm accused of being the father of the food bill' , Amartya Sen  - Business Standard

India's 'bullion king' , P Kothari  - Economic Times

'Manmohan has no power now. I think it's because of 10 Janpath' , Sukhbir Singh Badal, Punjab Deputy CM  - Economic Times

US welcomes India's rise , Joe Biden, American Vice-President  - Times of India

Mid-day meal monitoring is almost defunct , N C Saxena  - Business Standard

India, Bhutan share unshakeable friendship , Tshering Tobgay  - Hindustan Times

India has weak intellectual property rules , Michael Froman  - Business Standard

Man who revolutionized sound goes silent , Amar Gopal Bose  - Times of India

Now, racism in Britain is more well-hidden , Nitin Sawhney  - Times of India

The man Bofors sleuths chased world over , Ottavio Quattrocchi  - Hindustan Times

We will never join hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal , Sushil Kumar Modi  - Business Standard

Acoustics pioneer and inventor dies at 83 , Amar gopal bose  - Business Standard

A cool and consummate finisher , Mahendra Singh Dhoni  - Hindu

'For me, secularism is India first' , Narendra Modi  - Indian Express

Villain who was Pran of every movie , Pran Sikand  - Pioneer

The remaking of Narendra Modi , Narendra Modi  - Reuters

This is the worst period for auto industry , RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki  - Economic Times

'Small current can’t shake Indo-Bhutan ties’ , Sonam Tobgye, Chief Justice, Bhutan  - Times of India

Situation now is same as the one in '91 , Yashwant Sinha  - Business Standard

His flight in the corridors of power , Naresh Goyal  - Economic Times

The country urgently needs to shift focus from finance to commerce , Uday Kotak, Managing director, Kotak Mahindra Bank  - Economic Times

We have been dismantling our organisations, be it IB or RAW , R P N Singh, Minister of State for Home Affairs  - Indian Express

Rahat is the biggest rescue operation by air force helicopters , Rajesh Isser, Air Commodore  - Times of India

Mouse inventor who foresaw the modern internet , Douglas Carl Engelbart  - Hindu

Retired judges must not head inquiry panels , P Sathasivam  - Times of India

Judiciary not untouched by corruption , P Sathasivam  - Hindu

‘Modi is a symbol of hope’ , Varun Gandhi  - Deccan Chronicle

Outlaw comes home , Ranjan Daimary  - Indian Express

Justice Sathasivam first judge from Tamil Nadu to become CJI , P. Sathasivam, Chief Justice of India  - Hindu

The quiet subversive , PV Narasimha Rao  - Outlook India

'Need steps from govt to better market confidence' , Bimal Jalan, Former RBI governor  - Indian Express

'There is no plan to look for allies for a pre-poll tie-up' , Rajnath Singh, BJP President  - Indian Express

How Gupta fell from a CEO to an apprentice , Rajat Gupta  - Economic Times

Govt should encourage enterprises, not particular entrepreneurs , Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General, India  - Outlook

India will be a critical ally in Afghanistan , Dr Ami Bera, California physician  - ToI

One can’t survive by being anti anyone. We don’t restrict ourselves to any one grouping , Sharad Yadav, National president, JD(U)  - Indian Express

The night Tony Soprano disappeared , James Gandolfini  - GQ

I'm not Dick Cheney & Syria isn't Iraq , Barack Obama, US President  - Economic Times

A brother’s tribute to a brother , B Raman, India’s First External Intelligence Agents  - Business Line

Indian city infra is clearly under-invested , McKinsey’s Woetzel  - Mint

The rational rebel , Satyananda Mishra, Chief Information Commissioner  - Mail Today

Expect India to witness acceleration in economic growth , Mark Mobius, Executive Chairman, Templeton Emerging Market  - Economic Times

India could become SUV hub for world , Alan Mulally, CEO, Ford Motor  - Economic Times

From IAS to MoS, via suicide bid! , Jesudasu Seelam  - Pioneer

India's youth is disillusioned with Congress's yuvraj — Modi's their icon , Anurag Singh Thakur, President BJYM, Hamirpur MP  - Times of India

A Kao-boy till the end , B Raman, India’s First External Intelligence Agents  - Hindu

America is at the precipice of turnkey totalitarianism , Julian Assange, founder, WikiLeaks  - Hindu

India’s nuclear expansion not targeted at Pakistan but at China , Phillip Schell, Researcher, SIPRI  - Times of India

The halo slips , Aung San Suu Kyi  - Economist

For Arvind Kejriwal, it's a now-or-never situation , Arvind Kejriwal, Social Activist & Politician  - Business Standard

Why Amit became Shah of Uttar Pradesh , Amit Shah  - Economic Times

Steely Jindals' rise to power , Naveen Jindal  - Mail Today

Minister, networker, BCCI mandarin and businessman , Rajeev Shukla  - Economic Times

A politician's coming of age , Aung San Suu Kyi  - Pioneer

Emergency 'propagandist' who banned Kishore Kumar songs , VC Shukla, Former Union Minister  - Indian Express

From leader to rebel in last eight years , LK Advani  - Economic Times

No truck with BJP, Congress; 3rd front my choice , Naveen Patnaik  - Economic Times

For the record: We are doing this to bolster political parties , Jagdeep Chhokar, Founder, Association of Democratic Reforms  - Times of India

The banker who left Wall Street , Vikram Limaye, Managing Director and CEO, IDFC  - Business Line

Bunny & lady long legs , Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty  - Telegraph

Happy birthday, Mr Karunanidhi , M Karunanidhi  - Times Of India

The 'helicopter' man from nowhere , Mahendra Singh Dhoni  - ToI

Ask Amartya Sen why he will not engage in a debate with me , Jagdish N Bhagwati  - Economic Times

King of comebacks , Jagmohan Dalmiya  - Times of India

‘BCCI president’, ‘Srini Sir’, ‘psychopath’ , Narayanaswami Srinivasan, BCCI President  - Open

Take advantage of Israeli innovation and Indian jugaad , Alon Ushpiz, Israeli Ambassador  - Pioneer

India did not get anything wrong , Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft  - Outlook

Criminals will be able to crack UID system easily , Jacob Appelbaum  - Business Standard

A sense for silence , Rituparno Ghosh  - Indian Express

The talented Mr Ghosh , Khalid Mohamed  - Asian Age

Treat naxalism as a national problem , Raman Singh, CM Chhattisgarh  - Hindu

Defence production needs FDI , Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Scientific Advisor, Defence Minister  - Hindu

The betman of T20 League , Gurunath Meiyappan  - Hindustan Times

N Srinivasan’s controversial innings , Narayanaswami Srinivasan, President BCCI  - Mint

‘Be prepared for Chinese incursions’ , TCA Rangachari  - Asian Age

Inside man , Goolam Vahanvati, Attorney General  - Caravan

Racial factors are not causing white flight , Prof. Eric Kaufmann, Birkbeck College, London  - Times of India

The mathematician who could be a movie star , Yitang Zhang, Chinese mathematician  - Mint

Board’s reputation is the mud , AC Muthiah, Former BCCI President  - Hindu

China’s Ramanujan finds prime number gap , Yitang Zhang, Chinese mathematician  - Hindu

Long on promises, short on deliverance , Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM  - Pioneer

'We have killed the economy, not just oil firms' , Kirit Parikh, economist  - Times of India

Our capacity to put up with corruption was going beyond bounds. Now the line has been drawn , Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General, India  - Times of India

Nitish Kumar is a toy in the hands of RSS , Lalu Prasad Yadav, Former CM, Bihar  - Hindustan Times

A very sharif Nawaz , Nawaz Sharif  - Hindustan Times

‘A really serious playwright’ , Girish Karnad  - Hindu

He blew the whistle on Ranbaxy , Dinesh Thakur  - Times of India

Crash landing , Gorur Ramaswamy Gopinath  - BusinessStandard

I've always stuck to mandate , Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General, India  - Economic Times

The boy who never grew up , S Sreesanth  - Hindu

From fashion to AirAsia, Chandilya takes a flying leap , Mittu Chandilya, AirAsia India CEO  - Financial Express

Pakistan’s comeback kid , Nawaz Sharif  - Brookings

The man who blew the whistle and walked away with $49 mn , Dinesh Thakur  - Business Standard

‘We have a lot of love for India’ , Nawaz Sharif  - Hindu

From die-hard anti-Congressman to Cong CM , Siddaramaiah, CM Karnataka  - Indian Express

Raman's run through Bastar, 'the road to government' , Raman Singh, CM Chhattisgarh  - Indian Express

‘Run healthcare with digital systems, not mountains of data’ , Kenneth Clarke, British Cabinet Minister & Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy  - Business Line

Rich are widely hated in China , John Osburg, Professor, Rochester University  - Economic Times

Once was king , Manmohan Singh  - Business Standard

Changing his stripes , Nawaz Sharif  - Hindustan Times

Diageo's man for emerging markets , CEO designate, Diageo  - Business Standard

Some ideological shift was needed , Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’  - Deccan Chronicle

The force behind Dhrupad’s revival , Zia Fariduddin Dagar  - Hindu

Halo on Manmohan Singh doesn't work anymore , Ravi Shankar, Cartoonist  - Pioneer

Two contrasting Union ministers from same region, each under a cloud , Pawan Bansal & Ashwani Kumar  - Indian Express

The law minister had no business calling the meeting , Harish Salve, lawyer Supreme Court  - Deccan Chronicle

Vijay Singla: Kin of fortune , Vijay Singla  - Business Standard

Man who blew lid off coal scam , Hansraj Ahir, BJP MP,Chandrapur, Maharashtra  - Mail Today

In the hands of the govt, CBI probe can be denied, delayed , Arun Bhagat, former CBI, AD  - Business Standard

Debate the quantum but don’t deny there’s been a loss , Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General, India  - Hindu

News is to the mind what sugar is to the body , Rolf Dobelli, Swiss writer  - Times of India

From being a ‘social butterfly’ to a bombing suspect’s widow , Katherine Russell, wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev  - Indian Express

Whose the blackest hand in the charcoal till , Goolam Essaji Vahanvati  - Outlook India

'Difficult to put a time-frame on monetary transmission post a policy rate cut' , D Subbarao, Reserve Bank Governor  - Indian Express

Bilawal caught in irons , Bilawal Bhutto  - Mail Today

How Nepali Maoists chose democracy , Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Maoist chairman  - Hindu

India and Taiwan could have the perfect marriage , Chung-Kwang Tien, Representative, Taipei  - Times of India

The secular milkman , Nitish Kumar  - NewIndianExpress

‘Success is the freedom to do what I want’ , Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon  - Hindu

If cover-up happens in JPC, we cannot remain party to it , Yashwant Sinha, Senior BJP leader  - NewIndianExpress

Engaging India, again , Strobe Talbott  - Business Standard

The man behind the Saradha Group , Sudipta Sen, Chairman & managing director  - Business Standard

There’s no delete button on the Internet , Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen, Google  - Mint

The day the music died , Shamshad Begum  - Business Line

Deconstructing Nitish , Nitish Kumar, Bihar CM  - Business Standard

'Only to help the poor and the needy' , Sudipta Sen, Chairman, Saradha group  - BusinessStandard

A brave judge , Justice JS Verma  - Indian Express

The man who flew through all storms , Naresh Goyal  - Times of India

'Why should allies interfere in BJP's choice of PM candidate?' , Sukhbir Singh Badal, Punjab Deputy CM  - Indian Express

To my guru, with love , Lalgudi Jayaraman  - Hindu

PM, Sonia responsible for 'damaging' JPC , Yashwant Sinha  - Business Line

The brothers Tsarnaev , Tamerlan and Dzhokar Tsarnev  - Hindustan Times

Off the beaten track, and in a pickle , Ashwani Kumar  - Business Standard

Steady rise, sudden death , Deepak Bhardwaj  - Mint

Why Sharad Pawar hasn’t given up on his hunt for big power , Sharad Pawar, Agriculture Minister  - Economic Times

Prime Minister must be secular, not just popular , Sharad Pawar, Agriculture Minister  - Economic Times

Could Hillary Clinton be America’s Margaret Thatcher? , Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State  - Bloomberg

We want tradition of NDA to be followed , Sharad Yadav, President, JD(U)  - Business Standard

Trying to lead the party of growth , Bobby Jindal  - Economist

Most loved villain ever , Pran Sikand  - Pioneer

Gandalf and his flo chart , Narendra Modi  - Outlook

Gaffe-prone maverick , Ajit Pawar  - Business Standard

Google's $100 million man , Neal Mohan  - Business Insider

Decoding the mind of a leader , Rahul Gandhi  - DNA

Little man’s big PM , Margaret That­cher  - Deccan Chronicle

Chouhan hard sells innovative governance , Shivraj Singh Chouhan, CM , Madhya Pradesh  - Mail Today

Credibility is the biggest challenge that India faces , Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys  - Economic Times

The candidate , Narendra Modi  - Asian Age

The most formidable woman in 20th century politics , Margaret Thatcher  - Washington Post

Masterclass in political seduction , Narendra Modi  - Times of India

Architect of new age capitalism bids adieu , Margaret Thatcher  - Pioneer

The Ratan I admire , Ratan Tata  - Economic Times

UP govt filed false hate speech case , Varun Gandhi  - Times of India

Change of role, anyone? , Smriti Irani  - Hindustan Times

'Vadra was used as a shield for other land deals' , Ashok Khemka, IAS officer, Haryana  - Times of India

How to compete in India , Stefano Pelle, Vice-President & COO, Perfetti Van Melle Group  - Business Standard

Greatest threat to poor is socialism , Arthur C Brooks, President, American Enterprise Institute  - Mint

Did Muslims vote for Modi-led BJP out of fear? , Asifa Khan & Zafar Sareshwala  - Manushi

Team is mine, but i took others into confidence , Rajnath Singh, BJP President  - ET

NSE’s new CEO a music-lover, perfectionist , Chitra Ramkrishna  - Hindustan Times

Novelist, screenwriter with satiric voice , Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  - Indian Express

Indian Patent Law will be emulated by many nations , C Chandrasekaran, Ex-patent Controller General, India  - Economic Times

Rise and rise of the other Gandhi scion , Varun Gandhi  - India Today

Southern steel that severs ties , MK Stalin  - NewIndianExpress

We will not withdraw support; UPA themselves will hold elections in November , Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP President  - NewIndianExpress

India's medicine men , Anji Reddy & Yusuf Hamied  - Business Standard

Meet the teenage multimillionaire , Nick D'Aloisio  - Business Standard

An American at large , Strobe Talbott  - Economic Times

MP has shown growth rate of 11.98 per cent , Shivraj Singh Chauhan  - Outlook

Beginning of the endgame? , Subrata Roy Sahara  - Mint

A quieter Alagiri returns where he once reigned , MK Alagiri  - Indian Express

Mulayam, enigmatic as ever , Mulayam Singh Yadav  - Indian Express

Giving people the gift of life , K Anji Reddy  - Hindustan Times

Tryst with dynasty , Sonia Gandhi  - Economist

Faces corruption charges, again , Veerappa Moily, Petroleum Minister  - Business Standard

The angry optimist , Surjit Bhalla, Economist  - Business Standard

The stalinist Dilemma , MK Stalin  - Economic Times

Brazen, blunt and blessed by Rahul , Beni Prasad Verma  - Indian Express

Remvoe barriers, develop funding ecosystem for start-ups , Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Google Inc  - Mint

The horizon chaser , Francisco D’Souza  - Mint

The Chrome of a man , Sundar Pichai  - Business Standard

Beni Prasad ko gussa kyun aata hai? , Beni Prasad Verma  - Economic Times

The most important star is the story you are telling. It's not who you put in the movie , Steven Spielberg, Iconic Hollywood Film Director  - Indian Express

Pharma’s free radical , K Anji Reddy  - Business Line

Mister clean up? , Manohar Parrikar, CM, Goa  - Hindustan Times

Elder statesman of India’s pharma industry , Kallam Anji Reddy, Founder-Chairman, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd  - Mint

A woman of independent means , Rajshree Pathy  - Economic Times

From hero to ground zero , Akhilesh Yadav, CM, Utter Pradesh  - Economic Times

Early to talk of a turnaround, but numbers point to it , Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance  - Indian Express

A conservative with a common touch , Jorge Mario Bergoglio  - Business Standard

'Wharton made a mistake in disinviting Modi' , Prof Aseem R Shukla, University of Pennsylvania  - NYT

Argentina's Bergoglio elected Pope , Pope Francis  - BBC

At 66, I still feel like a student , Steven Spielberg, Iconic Hollywood Film Director  - Economic Times

May support 3rd front or UPA, certainly not NDA , Vijaya Lakshmi Reddy, YSR's widow  - Economic Times

Return of the Patriarch , LK Advani  - India Today

An overrated lightweight artist , MF Husain  - Hindu

I don’t think she deserved the Nobel , Genevieve Chenard  - Outlook

Politicians, journalists should never be friends , Vinod Mehta, Editorial chairman, Outlook  - Mint

Food for thought , Vikram Mehta, Chairman, Brookings India  - Business Standard

India does not have a flexible labour policy , Paul van de Kerkhof, Chairman, Randstad India Ltd  - Business Line

Economy on way up, but risks linger , Raghuram Rajan  - Mint

India must help us before Nasheed is murdered , Ahmed Naseem  - Times of India

My book will be valuable for Indian army officers , Gen Shahid Aziz  - Indian Express

We’ll fight under non-dynastic ruler , Yashwant Sinha  - Asian Age

'Pakistan is not a jehadi state' , Husain Haqqani, Former Pakistani Ambassador to US  - Indian Express

The man who must change China , Xi Jinping  - Business Week

The Maldives is a keg today , Mohamed Nasheed, President, Maldives  - Times of India

The people of Kashmir instigated the dispute , Christopher Snedden, Australian Scholar-historian  - Mint

The small reforms are the easiest, but make the big picutre , Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance  - Economic Times

Cauterizing the wounds of 1971 , Farah Ghuznavi  - Hindu

If you lose consumer trust, there will be no industry left , Hari Narayan, Ex-Chairman (IRDA)  - Mint

Teacher, thinker, he opposed quota , PV Indiresan  - Indian Express

Doing business is painful , R Thyagarajan  - Hindu

Of course, we must look into environmental factors, but not by stopping development , Adi Godrej, Godrej Group chairman & CII president  - Indian Express

The Chaudhuri Effect , Arindam Chaudhuri  - Business Standard


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I believe a national mood is forming to put the BJP in power and Modi as PM - Manohar Parrikar, CM Goa, NYTimes
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