It has taken more than 60 years to make this mess. It will take time to fix it.
The violence of the Taliban has been internalised. Religion has been twisted beyond recognition.
December 16 attack is the result of a sustained national policy gone wrong.
Disciplinary action must be taken against MPs for disrupting the work of other public servants.
RuPay debit cards could be the Jan Dhan Yojana’s undoing
Lima failure was foretold. A robust climate change regime must be based on equity
One-year ban on Sarita Devi is also an indictment of the backroom boys of Indian boxing
Russia’s economy is on the brink of collapse. Could this bring a change in Putin’s policies?
Delhi and Islamabad must acknowledge the need to come together against terror
The CPI(ML)’s ML Update has said the campaign is “intended to demolish the dignified existence and rights of religious minorities in India”.
The big picture points to the need for significant monetary easing.
The Planning Commission has increasingly become an anachronistic behemoth, although it did play a crucial role in the initial years.
A cess on petrol/ diesel to bankroll infrastructure projects is an idea for this moment.
A railway university would promote synergy between operations and academia.
Its project is long dead. Tamil nationalism has moved on.
The world mourns the children killed in Peshawar. This is a moment to strengthen the resolve against terror.
The call to ‘shun drugs, not addicts’ makes little sense as the narcotics law criminalises drug use.
Abe faces domestic challenges, but his big electoral victory is good news for India.
Shiv Sena member Chandrakant Khaire called upon Modi government to build a temple at disputed Ayodhya site.
When journalists are kept away from the frontline, propaganda and disinformation can rush in.
Failed intelligence The arrest of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, who allegedly handled the Islamic State’s Twitter account from Bangalore, following his outing by Britain’s Channel Four, is significant for many reasons. His arrest is a grim pointer to the growing influence of the IS among misguided Muslim youth. It should serve as a wake-up call for […]
The disagreements conformed largely to the rich versus poor nation faultline in climate diplomacy.
The Saradha case features a Ponzi scheme in which an estimated 1.7 million people stand to lose money.
The second conceptual breakthrough was in framing sexual assaults as expressions of power, not crimes of passion.
Interventions that address ‘masculinity’ seem more effective than those that ignore influence of gender norms in sexual violence.
Imran Khan had to reschedule his plan to shut down Pakistan on December 16.
For the most part, certainly in most STEM disciplines, good research often requires expensive infrastructure — labs, equipment, libraries etc.
Cinema may not have invented kissing, but movies helped make it more essential
If a nuclear deal remains uncertain, future military cooperation between Iran and the US is even harder to expect.
US-based doctor and writer has written his most recent book, ‘Being Mortal’.
It is time to tackle this problem with more alert policing and conscientious law enforcement within a liberal democratic framework.
Public sector bank stake sale proposal is a welcome first step. Centre must push further
Falling crude prices offer an opportunity: for a fixed levy to help finance infrastructure projects
Five challenges the Centre needs to address before GST can be rolled out.
Repeal of the inhuman provision criminalising suicide is long overdue
Washington should let conditions on the ground determine US policy and presence in Afghanistan, not the electoral calendar in America