RMS Liberhan

OPEN TO OPINION

Former director, India Habitat Centre and a former civil servant and writes on public issues.

LIFE

 |   6-minute read

No one tells you success is bad

Applause dies as do illusions built by fame.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

How long will it take for India to realise it's not a great country?

Governments must learn to tell the truth and not hype the lies.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

All that India needs to build incredible cities of the future

If all citizens get is a concentration camp akin to living by drains and sewers, it is an unforgivable failure of state duty, besides increasing health and crime hazards.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Post-truth world: Rhetoric and bombast are baffling our brains, drowning reason

Facts are up for dispute, even if they are represented through camera actions or eyewitness accounts.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

What we need to do to get Indians to follow road and traffic rules

Our fine art of rule by exception is the cause of misgovernance.

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Let's make India's cities vibrant, not just smart

The ultimate reality is that they are all about people and not about fancy architecture.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

India's security forces desperately need an overhaul

It is well-known that peace can be sustained with certainty only if the ability to conduct war is well-appreciated by the enemy.