Indian Express Planning for the Commission
No developed country has had a Planning Commission. If it is poverty that planning is supposed to create, we have done a spectacular job in India, says JAITHIRTH RAO
India Together A road through the laws
A coastal tourism development project in Andhra Pradesh threatens the natural environment, puts livelihoods at risk, and quite possibly flouts the laws on several counts. And yet none of this seems to hold this kind of 'development' in check. KANCHI KOHLI reports on the Swarnaandhra Theeram project near Vishakapatnam
Tribune A spark that has become a movement
The focus of the Saarc literary meet was on that irregular triangle that forms the central peninsula of Southern Asia. Here nestle the seven sibling countries in close togetherness yet with a distinct cultural identity, writes NIRUPAMA DUTT
Deccan Herald Where is the road?
But for some confidence-building talk, there is little in the new foreign trade policy to give exports an impetus, writes S N CHARY