Articles by Mark Tully
All three fake reports in my name supported the BJP and attacked the Congress ... I got a large number of e-mails asking me about the reports ... The fact that people could believe such obvious fakes were genuine indicates their power
Updated on Nov 26, 2016 08:21 PM IST
If Trump the plutocrat is seen as being in the hands of those who benefit from neo-liberalism — his own business community — he will alienate the people who have brought him to power. It is therefore possible he will feel the need temper neo-liberal economics
Updated on Nov 12, 2016 09:15 PM IST
To prevent cancerous growth, which feeds on the smaller towns and the villages of India, it is essential to encourage an alternative way of living to the automobile-centric life of the high-income countries
Updated on Oct 30, 2016 07:48 AM IST
There is no reason why progress should not have taken place in India if it were not for the heavy hand of the British Raj and Indians’ willingness to believe the Western singularity myth imperialists peddled
Updated on Oct 01, 2016 09:24 PM IST
There will be Indians of all faiths who will rejoice in India’s new saint
Updated on Sep 03, 2016 10:31 PM IST
Until voters become aware of the dangers of unreformed administrative institutions and force reforms onto the political agenda India will face the threat of chaos, turbulence, and serious unrest
Updated on Aug 07, 2016 01:13 AM IST
The nation should find a path between radical socialism and rampant capitalism and hold in balance the nationalism and globalisation tension
Updated on Jul 09, 2016 09:50 PM IST
If Britain exits the European Union, one of the casualties could be the unity of the United Kingdom
Published on Jun 11, 2016 11:15 PM IST
This obsession with university education leads to job-seekers being assessed by the number of their degrees
Updated on May 15, 2016 12:46 AM IST
At this time of religious conflicts, there is an urgent need throughout the globe for a greater understanding of the phenomenon we call religion. There is perhaps no country where this is more important than India
Updated on Apr 24, 2016 11:21 AM IST
We can’t just blame the professionals for being spineless. We the people are spineless because we put up with governments abrogating power to themselves
Updated on Mar 26, 2016 10:59 PM IST
Hatred is an inevitable outcome of political patriotism. Politicians create enemies to fuel the patriotism by providing someone to hate.
Updated on Feb 28, 2016 02:21 AM IST
If technology succeeds, we may well think we can continue our present lifestyle with a clear conscience
Updated on Dec 06, 2015 07:37 AM IST
The brutal lynching of Mohammed Ikhlaq and the severe injury caused to his son were instigated by a rumour, one of the most powerful weapons in the hands of those who want to provoke hatred between communities. A PM who has cultivated so assiduously the friendship of world leaders must be aware of the threat to his reputation that rumour-mongering poses.
Updated on Oct 10, 2015 10:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMark Tully
Private versus public, should the private sector or the market provide services — that hoary debate emerged again last month in two sectors of the economy, health and education. These are crucial sectors if India is to correct its lop-sided growth and grow inclusively writes Mark Tully
Updated on Jun 10, 2017 05:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMark Tully
The arguments in the run-up to the Paris conference indicate that once again the chance to use the climate crisis as an opportunity will be lost — an opportunity to get people to at least think that maybe they would be happier if their lifestyle did not consume so much of nature’s resources, if they became her friend rather than her enemy.
Updated on Aug 16, 2015 12:53 AM IST
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Religion is still a powerful force in this country but secularisation is also becoming more and more influential. India needs economic growth but the more it follows the neo-liberal economic model to achieve growth, the greater is the danger of secularisation clashing with religion.
Updated on Jul 19, 2015 09:30 AM IST
In all the heat being generated by the government’s amendments to the land acquisition law, the tribals are being left out in the cold.
Updated on Jun 21, 2015 12:41 AM IST
Because of its size India is feared in the neighbourhood. It must remove that fear if South Asia is to reap the rewards of regional cooperation because the burden of responsibility lies on its shoulders, writes Mark Tully.
Updated on May 23, 2015 10:07 PM IST
With Delhi’s air being declared the most polluted in the world and one of the causes of that pollution being massive migration from the countryside, should we really agree with Ambedkar when, in reply to Gandhi’s assertion that India lives in its villages, he asked, “But must it continue to do so?” Most economists are on the side of Ambedkar because in their view urbanisation is essential for development.
Updated on Apr 25, 2015 10:40 PM IST
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The pictures this month of young men clinging like leeches to the wall of an examination centre in Bihar, feeding answers to examinees, symbolised a dilemma of Indian governance — the problem of matching plans and policies with ground realities. All was well on paper. The carefully planned schedule of exams took place, but the reality was that they were a fiasco.
Updated on Mar 28, 2015 10:45 PM IST
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Events in Britain this February indicate that voters are not protesting sufficiently strongly against the role of big money in their democracy, and when it comes to the press, the old question ‘who will guard the guardians?’ has still to be answered.
Updated on Mar 01, 2015 10:29 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi has another feather in his turban. The management of the Obama visit was superb. Inevitably one or two questions were raised but they were comparatively minor matters, writes Mark Tully.
Updated on Feb 01, 2015 12:27 AM IST
There is the danger that with all the emphasis on the usefulness of science, the value of humanities will be forgotten, writes Mark Tully.
Updated on Jan 04, 2015 02:05 AM IST
When those self-styled moralists take the law into their own hands — burning books, threatening artists, attacking bars, and harassing young couples — they should be punished. Sadly all too often they are not — another example of the government seeing it as PC to disobey its own laws.
Updated on Dec 13, 2014 10:46 PM IST
To win votes on a religious basis voters have to be convinced that their religion is threatened or they are being discriminated against because of their faith, whether they are the majority of an electorate or a minority, writes Mark Tully.
Updated on Nov 16, 2014 09:50 AM IST
Reclaimed wastelands could more than compensate for land lost to mining, industry and infrastructure. The pulses produced would go a long way in combating malnutrition, writes Mark Tully.
Updated on Oct 19, 2014 02:23 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi has come to remind me of an old-fashioned headmaster. He reportedly treats his ministers as schoolchildren, telling them what to wear, who to meet, and what to say, writes Mark Tully.
Updated on Aug 31, 2014 07:52 PM IST
Even if a middle road is followed India won’t make a success of looking East if it’s governance is not effective. Can Modi provide the strong government managing an Eastern economy requires asks Mark Tully.
Updated on Aug 03, 2014 01:26 AM IST
NRIs are a pampered lot. Even though they have taken up foreign citizenship, they have their own minister and many other privileges. But does this special status give them the right to interfere in Indian affairs? Mark Tully explores.
Updated on Jul 06, 2014 02:24 PM IST