The question of conversion has held up Parliament for some days now.
Lost in Khobragade clamour was plight of migrant workers abroad. It still is.
In SpiceJet case, government must step back, let market take its course
The Pakistani state must find the will to confront not just jihadist fighters, but also their project
It can’t shift the onus of running the House on the Opposition. Or shirk responsibility of finding a way out
Obama’s move to establish relations with Cuba ends a misguided chapter in US foreign policy
Solar power can ease up the availability of these resources to the rural population.
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”.
Post-Partition geography has made Pakistan the most important regional actor in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
Modi govt should also distance itself from the efforts of Hindu groups at home and abroad that want to take back yoga.
Cinema may not have invented kissing, but movies helped make it more essential