Opinion  /  Published 20.12.20

An old obsession: Futility of the ‘stone-ego’

“‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:/ Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’/ Nothing beside remains. Round the decay/ Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare/ The lone and...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.20

Poor timing: The Central Vista project

Sir — The orderly ‘ground-breaking ceremony’ in New Delhi for a new, grand and imposing Parliament complex seemed rather incongruous to the times, as the country is going through unp...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 11.12.20

Democracy mom, mum on farmers

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee questioned the need for the project and the expenditure on it. “Stunt-baji, all the time. Thousands of crores on statues, thousands of crores on a new Parl...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.12.20

Opp: 'Palace' on 'ruins of liberal democracy'

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram tweeted: “The foundation for a new Parliament building was laid on the ruins of a liberal democracy.” CPM leader Sitaram Yechury was blunt: “M...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.12.20

PM at 'bhoomi pujan' of new Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building here at an event that was attended by leaders from various political parties, cabinet ministers and am...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi


India  /  Published 08.12.20

SC frowns on Vista work

The Supreme Court on Monday rapped the Centre for continuing construction and tree relocations for the Central Vista project despite the matter being under its scrutiny, but allowed Prime Minister Nar...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.12.20

Vista: SC says OK, but issues riders

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Centre to proceed with the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the Central Vista project on December 10 after the government assured it that no construction or...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.09.20

Vista: Centre defends plan

The government on Friday defended the proposed Central Vista and bullet train projects as measures to boost public spending and remained non-committal on the Opposition’s demand for the restorat...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.09.20

Drop Central Vista plan, restore funds: MPs

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 20.05.20

Brick by brick: Rs 20,000 crore Central Vista plan

The ruling dispensation of the day is possessed of many illusions. One is that winning an election — or two successive ones — with an indisputable majority gives a party, in this case, the Bharati...
By The Editorial Board


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