Ranjit Bhushan
New Delhi
My Stories
Fifth Columnist: Mahalanobis junked

Rarely has a country been at the economic crossroads as India is. In military or party dictatorships, economic policy runs a course dictated strongly by political logic.

Fifth Columnist: History as politics

For one of the fastest growing economies in the world, it is not a bit surprising that money does not dominates

India’s Weinstein effect

For those looking for the Harvey Weinstein effect in India, have been surprised, even though they shouldn’t be.

Fifth Columnist: NGO blues

The civil society constitutes a motley assemblage: voluntary activists, PIL lawyers, media persons, general do-gooders, public spiri

Fifth Columnist: Battle of ideas

Whatever the interpretation offered by eminence grise in this country, and of which there are many, the Constitution of India is clear on one aspect: each institution i

Fifth Columnist: Pride & Prejudice

In India’s federal structure, a politician derives his essential power base from his or her state before he or she aspires for

Fifth Columnist: Leftist dilemmas

Historically, relations between the Congress party and the Communist parties in India can be described as polemical.

Fifth Columnist: Strangulating Soccer

A few years ago, the then Portuguese ambassador to India, in a rare fit of undiplomatic candour, wondered aloud at a gathering at the India International Centre why a c

Fifth Columnist: Candid admissions

Suddenly, there is a change of priorities in Pakistan. Or is the shift tactical?

Fifth Columnist: Lucknow tales

There are many ways to propaganda, but none more ingenious than that devised in where else, but Uttar Pradesh.