Planning Commission is dead. Its successor must focus on ideas over implementation.
In its determination to politically destroy Indira Gandhi, the party succeeded in hastening her return to power.
But will a nodal ministry at the Centre solve all issues in a federal structure such as ours?
Rajasthan government’s decision to ‘target’ free medicines and diagnostics is contrary to the recommended role of government in healthcare
For IITs, UGC should go back to its earlier practice of only listing names of degrees.
Chandra was a passionate historian, but he never let political affiliation get in the way of personal and professional ties.
Bipan Chandra’s life celebrated the virtues of revisionism.
It is not about size, scope or ideology. Rather, it is about getting things done.
Unless the licence raj goes, India will never build the institutions of higher learning that we so desperately need.
We have war crimes as a new category in international law, for which there is an international court.
Congress persons are unanimous that Vinod Rai was a disastrous choice as the Comptroller and Auditor General.
Shah Rukh Khan has spearheaded the trend, but others are not far behind. Here are the nominees.
To establish their supremacy, French kings wanted control over nature too.
Modi can draw from history as he renews India’s engagement with Japan.
How well a film does at the box office has nothing to do with its intrinsic worth.
Can it demonstrate that its persistent counsel to the Hurriyat has advanced the cause of peace in Jammu and Kashmir?
U.R. Ananthamurthy was a writer who possessed two ways — his own and that of the other.
Creative talent in Hollywood is learning to sneak artistry and individuality into studio tentpoles.
Recent economic logjam underlines need to remake the state for the 21st century.
President need not disclose reason for dismissing a governor, but a cause must exist.
Since Modi has centralised power, the buck rests with him
Disturbing new trends have emerged in rape judgments
The problem is not with ministers’ foreign education but with their attitudes towards society
For now, he has reason to smile. But does Nitish model need rescuing from Nitish?
For U.R. Ananthamurthy, literature, at all times, was a satyagraha.
In its orchestration and inflammatory appeal, the current campaign shares similarities with Hindu revivalist projects in the 1920s in UP.
If there is to be Israeli-Palestinian peace, Gaza must be its foundation.
Exposure to television and digital media grew by leaps and bounds between 2005 and 2012.
Under the UGC Act, the HRD ministry has the power to declare any institution a “deemed to be university” (DU).
The change of mind in Pakistan via-a-vis India is real. But foreign offices of both countries remain addicted to deadlocks.
No one loves an Arab vacuum like jihadi extremists, and a bloody vacuum was precisely what Obama allowed Syria to become.
A government shorn of Western educated ministers could change the status quo.
Why it may be time to revoke the AFSPA in areas like Manipur.
The priority ought to be to collectively deliberate on how to confront the present and clear danger posed by the IS.
Some Nepalese leaders, unhappy with Modi’s new approach, are preparing to raise the ‘ek madhes, ek pradesh’ demand.
Gandhi (1982), an epic but intimate biographical film, was Richard Attenborough's greatest triumph.
Families have a preferred number of sons at any given fertility level as well as a preferred fertility level.
From Pakistan to Japan, China to US, he will be tested on ability to stick to them.
Flexible Asian coalitions that don't include America or China should become a critical element of India’s strategy.
‘Neo-liberals’ emphasise sewers, sanitation and toilets, not ‘neo-communists’.
Citizen groups are chipping away at Bangalore’s urban chaos, one street corner at a time.
The noir moment seemed to perfectly illuminate Lauren Bacall.
The JD(U), RJD, Samajwadi Party, BSP, JD(S), BJD, fragments of the old Janata could come together and form a party.
Originally scheduled for July 3, Modi’s trip was re-scheduled for August 4. The visit has now been fixed for August 31.
The Prime Minister had to select his team from the ranks of his own party but he is now making a serious effort to change the way his party thinks.
The appeal to provide them Pampers has been rejected, but there are some suggestions worth considering.
Americans see everything big, from them I learnt about how important it is to design industrial products for mass scale manufacture.
No evidence to show labour laws are the only, or even main, constraint to growth.
A new international cinema, of gentle fantasies of post-colonial harmony.
The gap of learning between India and Pakistan is significant because it goes beyond the argument of population ratios.
Survey data confirms perceptions of a trust deficit between Muslims and the police.
Three months is a short time, but government has emphatically regained control of its turf.
Why TRS supports Modi government’s decision to suspend dialogue with Pakistan.
So far, ideology has not been the defining feature of Modi’s tenure.
Products matter less than the narratives that surround them.
The impact of social media on electoral outcomes in the Lok Sabha polls was marginal.
Farahnaz Ispahani's forthcoming book is on Pakistan’s religious minorities.
Police attitudes towards Muslims will not change unless there is political recognition of the problem.
America needs its president to illuminate and lead, not sink into petulant aloofness
Modi’s gamble won’t work unless Delhi gets act together on J&K, border management.
CSAT questions address students from urban and privileged backgrounds.
Modi is a seasoned politician but the rising tide of expectation poses a big challenge to his popularity.
For more than a decade, African-American gains since the 1960s have been undergoing a reversal.
Janmashtami was on our screens this week. Will other Hindu festivals follow?
India’s response to the meeting between Pak envoy and Hurriyat is misplaced.
A small start has been made. Technology could show the way forward.