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The situation in Delhi vis-a-vis the electricity sector is signaling the awakening of the Indian consumer and this needs to be applauded. We have, for far too long, passively accepted the very poor quality of services provided. As such, it is wonderful that the 'civil disobedience' movement led by the RWAs in Delhi have found a reverberation in...

In his address to the nation on the eve of Independence Day, President APJ Abdul Kalam emphasised the need for 'energy independence' wherein 'energy security' is a strategy in transition only. He stated: "The strategic goals for energy independence by 2030 would thus call for a shift in the structure of energy sources... The most significant...

The past few weeks have been a hectic period for Indian diplomacy, with forays into territory not traversed so intensely in previous years.

The city of Mumbai has been through a frightening trauma with the cloudburst that took place on July 26 and incessant rains on several days since. The population of the city is understandably angry with the breakdown of services and drainage systems and failure of power supply in large areas in and around the city. Two questions arise from this...

The Iran-India pipeline has been in the news. As one of the two co-authors of this project way back in 1989, I feel gratified by the movement forward, even though impediments continue to dog its prospects. The risks attached to the project have been highlighted in these columns, but the fact is that our energy future is itself fraught with risks...

We create institutions. Then we develop a deep intolerance for them. Further we make demands for those very institutions in different areas. That sums up the story of independent regulation in India. When the economy was liberalized and reforms introduced in the early 1990s, the power and telecom sectors were gradually thrown open to private...