Modi government is enunciating a doctrine of high-speed diplomacy.
RBI rules on wilful default are a throwback to the age of khap panchayats.
Now, people of J&K praise army for their rescue and curse the media for publicising it.
Whether Scotland votes for independence or stays with the union, the UK will never be the same.
Delhi must participate in Chinese initiatives in Indian Ocean and shape the agenda.
A new language and strategy is needed to expose Modi’s communal agenda
Top-down approach to making buildings energy efficient has not worked
The party imploded in spectacular fashion, giving Indira Gandhi the chance to rise again.
Restructure the MGNREGS to raise overall efficiency and gains to rural households.
If the outcome is a narrow margin in favour of No, the battle will not end. If it is narrowly for Yes, the game is over.
Social welfare system created by Nehruvian socialist India is supposed to help our weakest citizens. It does the opposite.
The RSS has got their khaki knickers in a twist over what they are calling love jihad.
Mukherjee's visit to Hanoi was scheduled well before President Xi's South Asia itinerary was firmed up.
Many Indian cricketers carry a hookah in their bags and take puffs during their free time.
German process obsession translates to providing outstanding value to end customers when they are paying for it.
It plays no role in the rise and fall of inflation. RBI must junk its inflation expectations survey before it causes more damage to its reputation
Modi government may be triggering irreversible consequences through its environment policies and silence over party cadres stoking communal tensions
Nepal should worry about the Baburam Bhattarai committee missing its deadline
Once more, Pak army shows it does not need to seize power to be most powerful.
The charade of the abolition of manual scavenging plays on.
A forum for states, Centre to learn from each other should replace Planning Commission.
Then, too, politicians showed an inability to engage with the ‘other’. Modi should convene a ‘save UP’ roundtable and bring Mulayam and Mayawati on board.
So far, Modi government has done little to make governance more accountable
Controversy around CBI director’s visitors should not be used to stifle police autonomy.
That’s the kind of news that has the most effect.
The focus has shifted from the nuclear liability act and trade issues to Javelin missiles and Apache helicopters.
So far, those who think attrition would weaken the cults if the standoff is prolonged are being proved wrong.
Muktibodh is unafraid to make the labour contained in the act of imagination palpable.
International experience points to the dangers in moving towards a system of health insurance coverage. Improving government services is the answer.
The debate on criminalisation of politics has been long. Now for some solutions
Floods in J&K are a reminder that the Indus Waters Treaty needs to be revisited
It must be broken. Western strategy could benefit from a vigorous diplomatic effort.
If Modi generates new warmth in relations with China, many of his critics at home will find it hard not to clap.
So far, government has kept the scoreboard moving with singles.
Competence and accountability are bigger issues for the CBI than independence.
Akhtar-Ul-Wasey, former director of Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies spoke to Seema Chishti.
‘Love jihad’ crusade underscores that what was once an extreme perspective has now become party line.
Lifting the self-imposed ban on US oil exports would make America stronger and Putin and IS weaker.
Can a recently retired CJI be appointed governor — is not a legal question.
We need clarity on how the government plans to tackle the deficient monsoon.
More than four years after the RTE was passed, the state has no handle on the numbers of out-of-school children.
Israeli Ambassador Daniel carmon talked to Sudeep Paul about the bilateral road ahead and the Gaza conflict.
Some lessons from the process of passport renewal and police verification.
Even the most organised political parties cannot be micro-managed by the top leadership.
It is time to stop being politically correct, and draw some red lines before it is too late.
CBI Director Ranjit Sinha’s case diaries would make for great reading, but so did his visitor’s book.
Modi is familiar with both musical instruments since RSS recruits as part of their training are taught to play the drums and flute.
Their ability to simplify, to sell an idea differently while understanding the competitive environment have helped Americans scale up business.
A potent mix of nostalgia and unresolved hurt has come to drive world politics.
The ‘long-term’ economic policies initiated in the first 100 days of the Modi government are, like the invisible hand, nowhere to be seen.
India needs to create the bandwidth to absorb the best of the returnees.
The sad irony of the woman who calls the shots at her wedding.
Hurriyat has acted responsibly. It’s Delhi that has backtracked.
Much political work remains to be done on India-Australia cooperation.
CBI move to investigate the disinvestment of Udaipur’s Laxmi Vilas hotel on the basis of an anonymous oral complaint.
Spare a thought for our ill-treated and demotivated teachers when you take the stage on Teachers’ Day.
Modi and Obama are off to a fine start. But New Delhi and Washington must improve habits of interaction even where they have differences.
Vahanvati was the counsel for government in what was probably the most difficult time for any government before the Supreme Court.
Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri lead an attack against representative democracy.
National security management needs a comprehensive review.
Modi government has made tactical changes, not strategic policy shifts, to restart growth.
It needs to learn from the IITs, not impose its outdated norms.
Incumbents in the state have an advantage. But it is difficult to use the results to cull out statewide or nationwide trends.
...Germany is affected too. That’s why its decision to pitch in with military and humanitarian support in the fight against the IS.
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.