Box office considerations cannot be allowed to besmirch memories of a hero
Organiser’s cover story for the week also talks about Saudi Arabia, including its stand on yoga. Yoga, it claims, was considered “deviant behaviour” in the country as it wasn’t in tune with Islam, but after “persistent struggle and conviction,” it has now been accepted as a sports activity
Government’s reluctance to share data on the price of the aircraft has raised several scenarios, none of them flattering to it
The city will need to be reinvented, which calls for identifying people who care for its future and who don’t mind carrying on with duties of despair
In Jharkhand, ABBA was first made compulsory for PDS users in Ranchi district in August 2016. By June 2017, it was mandatory in about 80 per cent of the ration shops across the state. This meant, of course, that Aadhaar itself was compulsory — no Aadhaar, no food.
S Rangarajan vs P Jagjivan Ram, considered a landmark judgment in the history of censorship in India, is relevant again in the context of the controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’.
Looking beyond the traditional areas of high-technology and defence cooperation, and the more recent focus on global mitigation of climate change, Delhi and Paris appear ready to lend a strong regional dimension to their strategic partnership.
Budhi Gandaki project has become a battleground for Indian, Chinese interests.
Often, traffic violation has little to do with being in a hurry. It’s about the opportunity to leave the fellow traveller behind.
Onion farmers have suffered even in a bumper crop year. Needed: Scientific storage facilities, a judicious trade policy.
It is too early to say whether this will yield results, but in Gujarat, the Congress cannot lose. This is because though the BJP will win, it is unlikely to do better than Modi did in 2012
Mukim, Additional Chief Secretary, Gujarat will follow in the footsteps of a string of Gujarat-cadre officers who have been accommodated in powerful posts in Delhi
At the risk of sounding a little like a chippy, Hindutva type, I have to point out that there has been much more ignorance and prejudice about India evident in The New York Times since Narendra Modi became prime minister
A similar sense of disappointment prevails in Gujarat which goes to election in December. The much-touted ‘Gujarat Model’ is being dissected and examined. Even before 1995, Gujarat’s growth rate was higher than the national average and Gujarat has maintained that edge
Kunwar Narain’s passing is also the loss of a whole literary world. He was of a generation of Hindi writers that confidently understood that in genuine culture and thinking there cannot be any boundaries.
Breathing has certainly become injurious to health in Delhi. Yet, those of us who live here and have vocalised our breathlessness, struggle to acknowledge that we too have somehow contributed to what the social media has termed an “apocalypse”.
Saudi money funded to power the South Punjab madrasas of the anti-Shia Sipah-e-Sahaba that also sent proxy warriors to Afghanistan. When the founder of Sipah-e-Sahaba, Jhangvi, was killed his widow revealed that she was being maintained financially by Osama bin Laden from Saudi Arabia.
Rashtriya Sahara (editorial, November 9) writes: “Many eminent economists, including the former governor, RBI, Raghuram Rajan, have expressed their disapproval of demonetisation.
A sense of justice and fair play demands that unskilled workers are paid at least as much as their counterparts in the organised sector.
Whether in Bengal or Odisha, the rosogolla is a product of artisanal inventiveness. An authenticity debate, a GI tag, spoil the taste.
New report addresses need for data on the country’s disease burden, identifies challenges for policymakers
Question ahead of Gujarat polls: Isn’t Hardik Patel entitled to privacy?
Draft rules in subordinate courts have either not been adopted or are not implemented in the right context.
It would be unwise to rely on the US to counter China. India must build tools to protect its own interests.
One article in Organiser mentions that after the revelation that 714 Indians named in the documents, the government “swiftly” switched into action, and “ordered a multi-agency probe, within hours of the eruption of names of 714 Indian entities”.
Government continues to be in denial, but demonetisation has met none of its stated, and shifting, objectives.
The Gudiya and Pradyuman murder cases should be a wake-up call for the entire IPS leadership of the country. We need to ask ourselves: Who do we serve and who do we protect?
On Ryan International murder case, middle-class reveals deep-set prejudices.
Delhi discards the ambiguities of the 1970s, appears ready to do business on the basis of enlightened self-interest.
We have lost what made his ‘discovery’ possible — a spirit of nuanced dialogue, decolonised cosmopolitanism and cultural syncretism.
Elections are no guarantee of an end to the prevailing political uncertainty.
Lack of education is a pressing problem in the Muslim community. The PM, ever since his stint as Gujarat CM, has sought to address the issue.
Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Chennai frame the failures of conventional thinking on urban issues. The choices are many, but they need to be made now, and by a single authority.
When I arrived in Delhi, I suddenly felt that I have been banished from a raga. When I saw the last tree of my village diminishing away, the absence of that raga made its home within me.
Demonetisation was a thoughtless and rash decision that turned out to be a colossal mistake and imposed a huge cost in terms of denting economic growth and heaping misery on millions of ordinary people.
Some of us know where black money really exists in abundance. It oils the wheels of India’s election machinery.
When models fall: From Victoria's Secret recent show to New York Fashion Week