It is Banerjee who decides the fate of the week-long festival’s inaugural ceremony and almost announces the line-up of Bollywood stars for the next year’s inaugural event.
Coup in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe could lead on to a democratic transition — or intensify authoritarianism
Those trying to make an issue of consensual sex to taint political opponents reveal how out of touch they are
Big lesson for India from sovereign credit rating upgrades: Stay the course on macroeconomic stability
The Shah Commission was officially stated that in the absence of any such intimation for which no time limit has been fixed by the commission, it is presumed that Mrs Gandhi will present herself for examination
Being radical and rebellious has never been this easy
For all its ‘Congress-mukt’ talk, in its desire to capture public institutions, BJP is inspired by a Congress PM
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.
The Malcolm Turnbull-led government did not take the legislative route to bring about social change, even if such a law would have reflected the will of the people.
The Padmavati story, like many others, has undergone several mutations. Ramya Sreenivasan has traced the wide circulation and mutation of the story from North India and Rajasthan to Bengal from the 16th to the 20th century in her magnificent book, The Many Lives of a Rajput Queen.
All the same, when you study the statements this article stands upon, it is a great example of poorly researched, unfair journalism that uses unverified findings to zoom into what’s not happening in India.
The state claims the monopoly over the legitimate use of violence on the assumption that it will assure citizens’ right to live and speak freely, without fear.
Thomas Chandy, the NCP’s nominee to the ministry, could have quit as transport minister when the Kerala High Court reprimanded him for challenging a government report earlier this week.
An official announcement about Swaraj’s dismissal did not divulge the reasons. It only disclosed that the portfolios held by her — housing, jails, architecture, printing and stationery and cultural affairs — have been taken over by the chief minister.
One may argue that the tendering process doesn’t discriminate between Dalits and non-Dalits. But here’s the catch. The tender document allows bidders to accommodate a partner. But Kain hasn’t been able to find one because he is a Dalit
In Manila, PM signalled commitment to a rules-based order. India must bridge gap between promise and performance
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?
After a bitter inter-state food fight, West Bengal celebrates its equivalent of the return of the Kohinoor diamond
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.
The former Lt-Governor of Delhi, Kishan Chand, told the Shah Commission that he had ordered the requisitioning of Vishwa Yuvak Kendra during the Emergency on instructions from Indira Gandhi.
Technology can be a great learning tool for kids, but only if parents use it right.
I am tired of blame games. I have drafted a private member’s bill on an issue that concerns us all
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”.
In Delhi’s pollution crisis, National Green Tribunal again ventures into policy-making, undermines its own authority
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?
National Human Rights Commission must live up to its mandate in letter and spirit
Italian football, though, is far from dead. History shows that they recover fast. Ask Pele. By the time he played his last World Cup, in 1970, they had recovered briskly enough to reach the finals
Election presents an opportunity for participation, representation — but not for Gujarat’s Muslims
Deepika Padukone, Janhvi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh: Fashion hits and misses of the week ( Nov 12 - Nov 18)
The biography traverses the predictable path of recounting Hema’s childhood years, strict Tamilian upbringing under the watchful eyes of her mother Jaya Chakravarti and her rigorous Bharatnatyam training.