Growth will indeed add to the national output and raise the per capita income but it may — and often does — increase inequalities of income and wealth.
This saddened me because never before has it been so important for educated, moderate Indian Muslims to stand up for our gentler Islam.
Other reports say that the only thing that would now stop a series taking place in mid-December is a refusal to grant clearance to play by India’s Ministry of External Affairs.
The only thing the governments at the Centre and in states need to do is to protect people's right to free speech and save them from violent attacks.
The party has announced its chief ministerial candidate in advance, appointing Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as its state chief.
I further felt that this would be a healthy development, given that it would replace the elite with a feudal, dynastic mindset with an elite with a middle-class mindset.
The main point of his argument is that I was wrong, indeed sinning, in pointing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the principal obstacle to the search for accommodation with Pakistan.
For Indian Muslims, the concerns are far more serious — from their safety to livelihood opportunities
Imran Khan is a politician with a sense of personal destiny, and a divine mission
As they trooped out at the Adelaide Oval for the third Test — the first ever five-day international day-and-night match with a pink ball — Australia and New Zealand turned the game on its head.
True patriotism requires you to be able to say that I am ashamed of my country in certain respects.
Douglass North emphasised institutions at a time when markets were the focus.
As a member of Sandarbh, an artists’ initiative hosting an international artists’ residency supported by the Jaipur Art Summit 2015, I was in Jaipur on the morning of November 21.
Modi’s achievements abroad appear to cut little ice back home. Coming shortly after similarly successful visits to the UK and Malaysia, the Singapore stint has kept to the pattern: Modi-mania abroad parallels Modi-bashing at home.
Union government promised thoroughgoing national security reforms in the wake of 26/11. Little has happened.
O.P. Sharma’s remarks on Alka Lamba are outrageous. They show how political language continues to be mired in sexism.
Ten equations to rule them all turn 100, and they are still the masters of the universe.
Post 13/11 sloganeering at Antalya and Kuala Lumpur won’t be enough.
Can Parliament be insulated from the vagaries of the political climate?
What does Manmohan Singh really think about the Planning Commission?
Environment-friendly alternatives can now match coal in energy production
You don’t always need people or events to make news on TV
Turkey’s shoot-down of a Russian fighter jet exposes the differences within the anti-IS alliance.
Douglass North can be credited for the foregrounding of the role of institutions in the political economy.
Ramnath Goenka had a deep sense of pride that a newspaper is supposed to expose corruption, injustice.
Farmers tend to lose out irrespective of whether crop prices go up or down. Government needs to rectify this.
Delhi HC was right to force oversight on the Delhi cricket administration.
Government has heard him. Now it needs to talk to his concerns.
Modi emphasises the Singapore-India partnership. To reap the benefits, Delhi will have to be more agile.
Why the Lalu-Kejriwal hug became a controversy.
Unless government engages Opposition, Parliament will be about ordinances and obstruction.
On Indian peacekeeping abroad, Samantha Power shows some deft diplomacy.
Tipu Sultan, who inherited his suzerainty of the kingdom of Mysore from his adventurer father, Hyder Ali, lived and died during a time very different from our own.
As countries ranging from Britain to Brunei and Tanzania to Tajikistan jumped on Xi’s Silk Road bandwagon, Japan, the other Asian giant and the world’s third-largest economy, watched warily.
On December 2, 2015, Murugan returned home to Namakkal, after spending a month at the Sangam writers’ residency programme.
For India, a unified Southeast Asian market represents special opportunities — and challenges.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s response to yet another cow row shows the way.
Opposition victory gives Argentina a shot at change. But it will be a long, hard haul.
Within a government, ministers are expected to convey opinions on policy proposals. A second channel is through public representatives (the members of Parliament).
But no past political master can match our present PM, Narendra Modi, in coining new slogans and catching the imagination of the masses.
Whatever Manmohan Singh might have wanted in the matter of making a breakthrough with a visit to Pakistan, someone should share with Akbar the BJP’s official position.
On Saturday, November 14, Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State) claimed responsibility for the attacks on the French capital, indicating that they would be the “first of the storm”.
Every day of the 2015 monsoon session, we witnessed the chairperson of the Rajya Sabha helplessly pleading with MPs to discharge their responsibilities and maintain the decorum of the House.
The tell-tale sign is the flat growth rate: 7.3 per cent in 2014-15, 7.0 per cent in Q1 of 2015-16, and the forecast of 7.3 per cent for the whole of 2015-16.
The first is that this jihad has nothing to do with Islam. And the second is that all religions are the same and can all be misinterpreted by bad people.
It hardly needs stating, also, that the Islamist terrorists are as brutal to those Muslims who aren’t of a hardline Salafi creed as they are to non-Muslim infidels.
After all,there have been terrorist attacks on the West since mid-1990s, if not since the Munich Olympics of 1972. What is different now?
An old adversary of Modi, Sanjay Joshi, is also beginning to flex his muscles. Joshi, an RSS pracharak, was once a power to reckon with in the party, but was eased out of the BJP in 2005 thanks to Modi.
Modi can leverage foreign policy, in political and economic terms, to repair his domestic image
In a perceptive article in another newspaper, Baijayant “Jay” Panda, MP from Odisha, observed that there seemed to be an upsurge in “issues before the electorate” prior to the recent state elections.
You don’t have to read tea leaves to know that he was referring to Pakistan’s nukes. What he expressed was in fact misplaced fear; Obama didn’t challenge Pakistan on its nukes.
President Cristina de Kirchner's handpicked successor, Daniel Scioli, governor of Buenos Aires province, faces Mauricio Macri, mayor of Buenos Aires city, in the run-off.
Uday lacks a strong, accessible monitoring mechanism critical for its success
Why couldn’t Dr Singh visit Pakistan? Why did UPA policy not deliver when he, Khurshid were in charge?
Results of local elections indicate that the BSP is regaining ground in UP.
In this regard, the worst off among the OBCs as well as the Dalits, who are still not with the Mahagathbandhan, need to be brought back into the fold.
In Srirangapatna itself, an initial phase in which the British destroyed the material memory of the sultan for fear of insurrection gave way to monumental respect.
The reality of rural distress is sinking in only now for policymakers.
Congress stand is indefensible — Rahul Gandhi’s UK filings raise questions of propriety that he needs to answer.
Jindal was one of the better GOP candidates. But America couldn’t afford his hostility to immigration.
Why it was necessary for my newspaper to respond to an Assam Rifles notice with a blank editorial.
India is indebted to Shanti Bhushan for undoing Indira Gandhi’s 42nd Amendment.
Now that Bihar’s women have voted, what about their economic rights?
It is difficult to decide where to draw the line but it must be drawn, as far as possible, in favour of free speech.
Indian channels have a lot to learn from the international coverage of 13/11.
Post-13/11 unity among major powers is welcome. But Iran and Saudi Arabia must reconcile if the IS is to be defeated.
The Assam Rifles' diktat to Nagaland's newspapers on how not to report insurgency is overreach.
‘Face with tears of joy’ is the Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year. Word, singular, not words.
It is to keep the European project alive — and to find a political solution to the quagmire in West Asia.
Surrogacy isn’t morally reprehensible. Surrogates should be seen as workers.
There’s only one truly pan-Indian leader, Modi, whether we like him or not. The salvation of India rests with him, provided he reforms himself.
Myanmar’s historic election is the start of a journey to real democracy. Staying the course won’t be easy.