India comes across as trying to compete with China by being China. It’s not a winning strategy.
The more interesting question to ask is: Why is the BJP pushing itself so aggressively to appropriate Ambedkar now, and not five or 10 years ago?
Cervantes had invented two characters, Don Quixote and Sancho, who would become a universal pair representing opposing yet complimentary approaches to the dilemmas of modern existence.
Indian software companies can and do patent their inventions abroad, thus actively competing in the market for government monopolies maintained in other countries.
Missing in the political name-calling over Bhagat Singh: Some nuance, an understanding of history.
Because today the scheme is helping neither the drought-affected nor the really poor states.
She is back on track and Indian athletics has a new spring in its step.
While on the domestic front, what Obama has accomplished is fairly impressive, abroad, his record is mixed, although he did make a studied effort to emerge as a forward-looking world statesman.
India’s jobless growth is undermining its ability to reap the demographic dividend.
They may harm rather than preserve religious freedom.
In this article, we argue that the actual well-being of the household will be higher than what is indicated by the poverty line, if we take into account public expenditure along with private expenditure.
CPM-Congress bonhomie points to a new political turn. But its durability is still in question
Sedition law brings only disrepute to governments that brandish it, be it against Kanhaiya Kumar or Hardik Patel.
Odd-even brings on some heartening scenes of cross-party participation.
It is a poor policy option. Alcohol abuse is a public health, not moral, problem.
It is clear now that Pakistan generals are unimpressed by the Modi initiative
Governance in Kerala is superior to that in Bihar. But after that, state rankings are a fraught exercise
Constructing HSR lines in the country should be seen as a nation-building exercise rather than a standalone project justified only on transport demand.
Politicians divided by Agusta unite on odd-even
AgustaWestland probe must be concluded quickly, and insulated from the political point-scoring
The devastating fire at the capital’s National Museum of Natural History exposes a cavalier attitude to conservation.
Proposal to criminalise ‘misleading’ endorsement unfairly shifts the onus from regulator to celebrity.
Judiciary is part of the problem of judicial vacancy and case pendency. It must also be part of the solution
Those who pay exorbitant surge prices for buses for 13 days should not object to occasional surge pricing by taxi aggregators.
Democracy in India, affirmed through elections, is pushing Muslims to the margins.
Don’t lament flawed investigation of 2006 Malegaon bombings. Need to explore ways to institutionalise police accountability
Government must not buckle under pressure, should stick to interest rate cut.
Bangladesh government must see the murders of bloggers as a matter of national security, not politics.
Stories of greed, vaulting ambition and inability to see the big picture in election-time Bengal.
A neat separation of poverty estimates and entitlements won’t pass muster.
NDA has kept its promise to make local self-government more meaningful. Time for states to do their bit
Delhi must not let commonsense with Beijing turn into a policy of self-denial with Washington
Putin’s intervention has brought Russia back in a prominent role in the region
CJI Thakur does some plainspeaking to government. But the judiciary is not blameless.
New Delhi’s missteps on the issue of visa to the Chinese dissident signal a lack of thought-through strategy.