Shailendra Tyagi

The State-versus-Reliance Saga

With Reliance’s output only half the planned level, the Centre also gets less by way of earnings

08 December 2011
Doomsday Scenario

What makes Iran important for global crude oil markets is its geo-strategic location, not its volume of exports

18 November 2011
For a Greater Say at the IMF

BRIC countries have agreed to provide the Fund with money to bail out Europe’s crisis-ridden economies. Here is why

12 November 2011
An Open South Asian Market

72 per cent of the region’s trade potential—placed at $65 billion in 2010-11—was lost due to poor connectivity

26 September 2011
Opec in Disarray

Saudi Arabia’s bid to push Opec to up oil production was thwarted by seven members led by Iran

22 September 2011
The Rare Earth Scare

Crunch time: China, which controls 97 per cent of rare earth supplies, has restricted their exports

18 August 2011
Alas, Someone Has to Pick up the Tab

S&P had many valid reasons to downgrade US sovereign debt, the latest being an ugly political wrangle in Washington DC

11 August 2011
Shale Gas in Deep Trouble

Current methods of shale gas extraction can pollute ground-water, say protestors in France

01 July 2011
Find the Rich, Feed the Poor

According to the Economic Survey, 40-55 per cent of PDS stocks are diverted to the open market

09 June 2011
The Long View at Long Last

Inflation can distort investment and the overall allocation of resources in an economy

05 May 2011


Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.

TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle


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