The return of boundaries
The return of boundaries

Nativist sentiments and a growing tendency towards looking inwards imperil globalisation.

Basics First
Basics First

Poor infrastructure — not outdated syllabi — is what ails Indian universities.

Cities at Crossroads: A looming crisis
Cities at Crossroads: A looming crisis

India will have to get its act together on urban water.

A death foretold
A death foretold

Qandeel Baloch’s murder is yet another reminder that men craft, interpret and adjudicate over family laws in the subcontinent.

Edit- Targeting NGOs
Edit- Targeting NGOs

Overregulation will stifle the voluntary sector. The lokpal act provisions need a relook.

Edit- The fear of history
Edit- The fear of history

India needs a policy that allows scholars to access primary documents and archival material.

Edit- Rising sun
Edit- Rising sun

Solar Impulse 2 has touched down in a new reality, where clean energy is no longer a pipe dream.

Beyond the numbers
Beyond the numbers

The BJP was not dependent on Dalits to win in Gujarat. But the apathy may cost it in other states.

Sisterhood Across Parties
Sisterhood Across Parties

Jayalalithaa and Mamata defend Mayawati, recast politics on gender lines.

The Worship of False Gods
The Worship of False Gods

To understand the jihadists of the Islamic State, step back in time to Europe of the medieval period

Raja-Mandala: Frontrunner’s dilemmas
Raja-Mandala: Frontrunner’s dilemmas

As Trump’s support cuts across traditional lines, Hillary Clinton has a tough task

S H Raza’s journey
S H Raza’s journey

He was the last of Progressive Artists’ Group titans. Only the Bindu remains

Edit- ending fences
Edit- ending fences

Platitudes aside, the Centre must take meaningful steps to reach out to people in Kashmir.

Edit- The right choice
Edit- The right choice

Kerala CM’s pick as economic adviser marks a departure from CPM dogma.

Edit- Video deleted
Edit- Video deleted

Funai hits the stop button on the VCR this month and finally, magnetic media is history.

Oppression’s new face
Oppression’s new face

The recent violence against Dalits in Gujarat is a fallout of the Sangh Parivar’s diktats on food.

Dabbling In Doublespeak
Dabbling In Doublespeak

Media is the new battleground in the conflict zone

No proof required: Black Knight and other myths
No proof required: Black Knight and other myths

The Congress’ huge and unexpected defeat in the 2014 general election may contain the foundations for some popular myths

A ‘Naik’-mare in Pakistan
A ‘Naik’-mare in Pakistan

Zakir Naik is ‘protected’ as an Indian citizen but he considers himself a Muslim first

Aiming it wrong
Aiming it wrong

Untrained personnel firing pellets responsible for eye injuries in Kashmir

Edit-Trump disruption
Edit-Trump disruption

His divisive agendas have divided the Republican Party and American politics

Edit-A first, but big step
Edit-A first, but big step

Maharashtra’s decision to end APMC monopoly in fruits and vegetables should be emulated by other states

Edit-Brand Rajini
Edit-Brand Rajini

A Rajinikanth film release is no more about cinema, but about the economy built around the actor

Client state’s dilemma
Client state’s dilemma

Pakistan’s dependence on Saudi Arabia stands in the way of the two working against Islamic terrorism.

The Battle Within
The Battle Within

Protest over the demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan reveals a divided Dalit community.

Drugged to denial
Drugged to denial

Punjab’s drug problem is a national security issue. But the nation has neither understood nor acknowledged its full extent.

Why simultaneous elections make sense
Why simultaneous elections make sense

It will allow governments to devote four years for governance and reduce the huge economic burden of frequent elections.

Edit- Mayawati’s moment
Edit- Mayawati’s moment

BJP will have to recalibrate its political strategy to win over the Dalits.

Telescope: Grace and the lack of it
Telescope: Grace and the lack of it

Spunky Sania, indecorous Melania and the stiff upper-lipped Brits.

Edit- Beyond capital
Edit- Beyond capital

Recapitalisation of banks should be matched by structural reforms in the sector.

Edit- Led by the fringe
Edit- Led by the fringe

Gujarat unrest is a reminder to the state to clamp down on vigilante groups.

Edit- Mohammed Shahid: The wizard of hockey
Edit- Mohammed Shahid: The wizard of hockey

Mohammed Shahid was an artist and the best representative of a game that was once played with wrists.

The coming revolution in Indian banking
The coming revolution in Indian banking

Increasing penetration of smartphones, Aadhaar-linked bank accounts and a host of powerful open and programmable capabilities is set to create the ‘WhatsApp moment’ for Indian banking

Why Kashmiri media is muzzled
Why Kashmiri media is muzzled

Local newspapers are often the only source of news during curfew and the record of state violence

Securing the code
Securing the code

The endeavour for a common civil law must be to end discrimination, and not stamp majority might

A Turning Pitch
A Turning Pitch

Navjot Sidhu’s revolt has complicated the Punjab pre-poll scene

Between the studio and the street
Between the studio and the street

Every hour of prime time TV news aggression pushes Kashmir a mile westward from India. There is an urgent need for India to reclaim “national interest” from its national media.

A strong foundation
A strong foundation

India has institutionalised its monetary policy framework in two years; this has to be taken to its logical conclusion

Triumph of the fringe
Triumph of the fringe

Donald Trump has shaken the core principles of both the Republicans and the Democrats.

In The Shadow Of Terror
In The Shadow Of Terror

The carnage in Nice leaves the French in a state of vulnerability.

Face the disillusion
Face the disillusion

In its new phase, the ‘azadi’ struggle in Kashmir is leaderless, and has a strong death wish.

For Muslims, Primarily
For Muslims, Primarily

AMU founder intended it to cater to the community’s educational needs.

A law unto itself
A law unto itself

Supreme Court has shone much-needed light on the dark underbelly of the operation of the AFSPA and the effects it has had on governance and civil liberties.

Raja-Mandala: Drawing a line in the sea
Raja-Mandala: Drawing a line in the sea

China’s rejection of international arbitration raises questions. Delhi’s reaction must focus on need to de-escalate conflict in South China Sea.