Delhi and Tehran must now sit down with the new government in Kabul to negotiate trilateral trade.
A leader is not considered powerful or important unless he has a gunman in tow.
BJP success hinged crucially on winning over leaders from other parties.
Maharashtra verdict is snub to parochial politics. Regional parties need a new plan.
Caste played a diminished role in Haryana and Maharashtra. BJP must seize the opportunity, make its own politics more open.
Deregulation of diesel prices isn’t enough. Now open up to all players, address LPG subsidy
The creation of the ‘love jihad’ frenzy has little to do with fact or religion, writes Subhashini Ali.
BJP’s success shows that there is no alternative to Congress-style politics. Or that it is yet to emerge.
Modi’s political strategy for the states is daring. For now, his opposition also makes it look irresistible.
The modern harmonica of ten holes and two metal reed plates was invented by an European named Richter around 1825.
The latest arsenal of fireworks comes with some interesting variations. Here are the more popular ones.
Democratic feudalism has reduced our smaller states to fiefdoms over which a handful of families lay claim.
The Congress seemed to have conceded defeat even before the results of the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra were announced.
The last time he came to London was in 1931 for the Second Round Table Conference.
In this Idea Exchange Hamid Mir, Shafqat Mahmood talk about why the army won’t intervene against Nawaz Sharif.
CPM adopts civic activism in Kerala to spread influence. Other parties could take note.
An incurable romantic, poetry suited Begum Akhtar’s temperament.
RSS crafted the ‘Love Jihad’ campaign but will find it difficult to revive it.
With Hudhud failing to strike as hard as predicted, TV channels scrambled from coast to coast looking for a scoop.
The low idealist recoils from any movement that promises new beginnings.
Spread of Ebola in US illustrates how difficult it is to contain. Is India prepared?
There are anti-competitive practices in drug industry. But bringing back price controls is not the answer.
Religion doesn’t need reform, its followers do.
It has given 100 million work with dignity. What more could a government want?
A terror warning unleashes a frisson ahead of the SAARC summit.
A column on high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.
Hong Kong protesters have relied on pop culture to get their message across.
Why, for many in Pakistan, it is safer to think of Malala as an American spy.
Election rallies are less about hope, more about hype — and hate.
We need to rise above the left-right divide to investigate the menace of ‘love jihad’ with thorough precision.
What Swachh Bharat could learn from a port town in Kerala.
Facebook, Apple make it attractive for women to delay having kids. What of those who don’t want to?
Punjab government’s flip-flop in the Sidhu episode points to the continuing scandal of VIP security.
A promising start has been made on labour reform. It is a reminder of the work undone.
An Indian family This refers to ‘Intermarriage is not jihad, it is India’ (IE, October 15). I would like to congratulate the writer and The Indian Express for the brilliant article. We need more such voices to be heard. I am from a Christian family and my wife is a Hindu. My brothers and sisters […]
Most coastal cities are becoming boom towns and the resultant pressure on land and infrastructure could lead to unplanned urbanisation.