A False Divide

Dhiraj Nayyar

South India isn’t necessarily richer than North India

The Local Fix

Why some states force their regional languages onto signboards

The Vernacular Vibe

The enduring aura of architecture without architects

The Price of a Promise

Congress’ five election guarantees damage Karnataka’s reputation for fiscal prudence

Karnataka: Office Perks

Why a cash haul in Karnataka, with the money allegedly meant for the Telangana polls, raises uncomfortable questions for the Siddaramaiah government

Welfare Without Populism

The Modi government resists economic appeasement even as Opposition-ruled states revel in it

Paying the Price

The Congress government in Karnataka hikes borrowing and excise duty and slashes capital expenditure to fund its five poll guarantees

Rahul’s Hard-Left Gamble

Is Congress misreading the national mood?

Freebies Fetish

Every time the Indian economy seems capable of sustaining high growth, welfare populism makes a comeback

Banning Bajrang Dal?

The hasty visits of Congress leaders to various Hanuman temples did indicate their concern about the ill-considered manifesto promise


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