Amitabh Pandey
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English   |   Bangla

An alumnus of St Stephens College and the Delhi School of Economics, Amitabh taught Economics for three years, was a civil servant with the Indian Railways for 24 and then moved to the private sector. He now pursues other interests viz: reading and writing.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

Writing on the wall: Only a united Opposition can stop the Modi-Shah juggernaut

With anti-BJP parties looking to gain majority of the votes, by coming together they can unseat Modi in 2019.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

A thriller writer explains why he sets his books in Kumaon

I ensure that despite the odds, the hero does manage to subvert the insidious intent of criminals wanting to use the hills as a base for organised crime.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Why WTO ruling against India's solar cell mission is hypocritical

National self-interest is the only appropriate guiding principle in matters economic and commercial.

MONEY

 |   4-minute read

Another British legacy: Indian Stamp Act still oppressing us

The tragedy is that brown sahibs that took over from Brits accepted not just their laws and systems but also their motives and attitudes.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Why India needs Raghuram Rajan's definition of development

What exactly will the path look like? How full is the glass?

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why Raghuram Rajan is right about India being a one-eyed king

Neither must the Congress lecture on underdevelopment, nor must BJP be blind towards it.

ART & CULTURE

 |   2-minute read

War hero turned private eye is a tried and terrific formula

[Book Review] The Promise by Robert Crais shows that in skilled hands, stereotypes can become enormously entertaining.

MONEY

 |   5-minute read

Don't frown upon our security regulations for e-commerce

The "two factor authentication" is a "good thing" and we must use it to convince more and more customers to buy and pay online.