Trade talks are crucial to normalising bilateral ties. Kashmir can wait.
Documentaries are held to a different standard than Bollywood films.
To enable infrastructure investment, financing bottlenecks must be removed and bankruptcy procedures created.
For rural India, trust, empathy, aspiration and empowerment are as important as toilets
The government seems to be missing the larger picture in the reconstruction efforts.
But tinkering with labour materials ratio or its coverage is not the right medicine
Game the system for love, money and a Bollywoodesque happy ending
Opening accounts and issuing cards create numbers but amount to little.
Obama’s strategic failures in dealing with the IS indicates how far US hegemony has been eroded.
Partly due to election fatigue, TV news’ coverage of the assembly election results was less than riveting.
Beijing is likely to restore order in the short term. But does it have a long-term solution to the crisis of governability?
There are good reasons why Prime Minister Narendra Modi should start paying serious attention to the new Indonesian president.
France is battling a bad case of collective despondency.
An editorial says that Modi, in his first Independence Day speech, had spoken about making India an industrial hub.
A new generation of Indian entrepreneurs is looking to leaders like Murthy, Nilekani and Gopalakrishnan on how to do it right.
Experience and government statistics show that machismo has never worked as a plan against Pakistan.
Mexico and India have enjoyed a close bilateral relationship for decades. It is set to gain a new impetus now.
Go on, complete the joke. It’s time someone declared open season on ‘love jihad’, writes Altaf Tyrewala.
Modi has a map for the future. Regional chieftains only have a Tughlaqesque politics.
From patent pools to platform pricing, his wide body of work resonates.
Caste played a diminished role in Haryana and Maharashtra. BJP must seize the opportunity, make its own politics more open.
BJP’s success shows that there is no alternative to Congress-style politics. Or that it is yet to emerge.
Maharashtra verdict is snub to parochial politics. Regional parties need a new plan.
BJP success hinged crucially on winning over leaders from other parties.
The creation of the ‘love jihad’ frenzy has little to do with fact or religion, writes Subhashini Ali.
The last time he came to London was in 1931 for the Second Round Table Conference.
Democratic feudalism has reduced our smaller states to fiefdoms over which a handful of families lay claim.
The latest arsenal of fireworks comes with some interesting variations. Here are the more popular ones.
The Congress seemed to have conceded defeat even before the results of the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra were announced.
The modern harmonica of ten holes and two metal reed plates was invented by an European named Richter around 1825.
It has given 100 million work with dignity. What more could a government want?
Religion doesn’t need reform, its followers do.
RSS crafted the ‘Love Jihad’ campaign but will find it difficult to revive it.
An incurable romantic, poetry suited Begum Akhtar’s temperament.
A terror warning unleashes a frisson ahead of the SAARC summit.
The low idealist recoils from any movement that promises new beginnings.
What Swachh Bharat could learn from a port town in Kerala.
Election rallies are less about hope, more about hype — and hate.
We need to rise above the left-right divide to investigate the menace of ‘love jihad’ with thorough precision.
Why, for many in Pakistan, it is safer to think of Malala as an American spy.
Hong Kong protesters have relied on pop culture to get their message across.
He honed in on the yearning to defeat defeatism. How do you lock horns with that?
Imagine the majestic Kim hobbling around, looking a little worse for wear. It would humanise him for his audience.
The prohibition against inter-community marriages is not an invention of Hindutva. But Hindutva articulates and disseminates it most systematically, writes Tanika Sarkar.
Moves to dilute labour-material ratio in MGNREGA and focus exclusively on select backward blocks will adversely impact rural poor.
TV channels competed to provide edgy coverage of Cyclone Hudhud.
In Maharashtra and Haryana, a BJP strategy to reshape local identities from above
Our municipal corporations suffer from a lack of expertise
India is a mix and to deny this is to cheat ourselves of our inheritance, writes Saif Ali Khan.
Urban planning and flood management must be woven into India’s growth story.
Abbas Ali, INA veteran and social stalwart, lived a life of pragmatic idealism.
It is incumbent on experts, policymakers to construct models that stand up to the tests of reality
Kailash Satyarthi’s relative inconspicuousness in public life thus far speaks of a larger social failure
We need to reconsider our strategy for containing Ebola
Shiv Sena’s journey has culminated where it began — on an anti-Gujarat plank. But the context of state politics has changed
The Nobel prize winner will find it difficult to return to the country she wants to serve
As the Red Army crossed into the land of the Afghans, for the US Pakistan turned almost overnight from a pariah country into a ‘frontline state’ in the war on ‘godless Russians’.
A new politics, anchored in execution and keeping promises, is taking shape
The RSS has hated Gandhi but has had no option but to praise him in public, especially after his assassination.
Prachanda stepping in to take charge of the peace process does not inject any fresh hope.
The BJP’s problem is a severe shortage of capable people at the top.
The Congress dream has always been only to “alleviate” poverty.
Pakistan decides that India must pay the penalty, and so the shootout begins, as in the final.
But he developed two complications in quick succession — a stomach infection and then a lung infection.
There once were 10,000 megalithic stone dolmens scattered across the island depicting prehistoric architecture.
He’s made his US debut. Now Modi needs to get himself a diplomatic GPS.
But the IMD’s monsoon predictions are too wide to be useful to farmers.
It is better to show higher world poverty by raising the poverty line than to distort history by using obsolete and questionable data
The ‘eminent persons’ on the judicial appointments commission must be well versed in judicial processes.
Indian universities will not figure in global rankings unless there is a structural overhaul of the research system.
In choosing Modiano, Nobel Committee shrugs off criticism that it favours obscure Eurocentric writers.
Our fascination with surveillance-based discipline stems from a culture of control.
Jan Dhan Yojana would be better off without aggressive deadlines.
If Pakistan is going through one of its typical convulsions, simply blame the CIA, Mossad, RAW, the US.
The BJP, no longer a bit player in Haryana, is relying heavily on Modi in a multi-cornered contest.
India does a poor job of caring for its elderly. Government can start by introducing a midday meal scheme.
Modi brings five new emphases to the way India deals with the world.
For judicial office to attract the best talent, raise judges’ salaries and their age of retirement.
In Gujarat, as always, Muslims were present at garbas as organisers, entertainers and participants.
From Bhiwani to Bhiwandi, TV channels are riding pillion with political leaders.
The first challenge for new Afghan government will be keeping itself together.
Alteration in the electoral landscape had a larger impact on BJP’s UP bypoll performance than its Hindutva campaign.
Benefits of a personal relationship between leaders of nations are exaggerated.
The reference says more about India’s changing political attitude under Modi.
It won’t be easy. First, revisit the General Financial Rules.
State response to attack on Africans in Delhi has been ineffective and perfunctory.
By re-discovering Gandhi as only an icon of cleanliness, government has taken the first step towards dismantling his legacy.
Ill-thought-out assertions about the efficacy of monetary policy can unhinge private expectations of inflation.
Having helped create the IS, Ankara has reasons to fear a Taliban-like blowback.
The trademark austerity of southern India’s billionaires is fast disappearing.
Unlike so many past communiques, the India-US vision document is granular in content and far-reaching in aspiration.
It is critical to conclude the US-Iran nuclear deal so that a bust-up does not add to the mayhem in the Middle East.
Adityanath belongs to a distinct ideological tradition that is growing more assertive.
Sensible principles have become a casualty in the noisy pricing debate.
A diversified banking sector can help promote viable businesses, further social goals.
They will have to be integrated with the existing rail network.
Civil servants on their holiday gingerly handling a jhadu to satisfy the PM will not be enough.
Most children who die in India before they get to their fifth birthday die of preventable diseases like diarrhoea and malaria.
With ministers and bureaucrats and those who wield clout now wielding a broom, we are in for some sweeping changes.
His visit to the US fell between two important Jewish festivals, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Scientists here were working on Apple Mac computers, their screens exposing high-tech scientific sense; but all of that was overshadowed by her Italian design touch; even in a scientific lab.
Modi intuits link between communication and change. There’s no other game in town.
Private spending will resume when expectations on the future change, when the economy resumes growth, when incomes and wages stop falling.
If India has communal riots, Pakistan is brutal to Hindus in Sindh.
‘Haider’ is a befitting new step in a long tradition.
Children actually outgrow their mothers, no matter how much Narendra Modi may tell us otherwise.
The government has made sanitation a priority in important symbolic ways, and has stirred a level of enthusiasm never seen before.
‘Make in India’ must not be heard as ‘Make emissions in India’.
Northeast policy should dispense with archaic systems like the inner line
India-US rhetoric is promising. Now we need policy shifts in India and concessions from America
Last year alone, almost 5,700 lives were lost after a cloudburst caused floods in Uttarakhand.
Modi brings much-needed clarity, assurance to Delhi’s strategic calculus on US.
Bombay HC order on disclosure of religion expands individual’s freedom to choose.