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Without Amma

AIADMK may need to reinvent itself to maintain its preeminence in Tamil Nadu politics.

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One month later

RBI had limited leeway in terms of changing rates. Focus must now shift to quickly regaining growth momentum.

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140, not out

Virat Kohli wrote 2016’s most influential tweet — and helped social media keep it real.

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The ghosts of history

Shinzo Abe visits Hawaii at a time when the world order inaugurated by Pearl Harbour attack is changing.

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Amma

For the people of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa was the mother, the giver. The adulation she received was hard-won.

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After the toppling

Navy must fix accountability for the accident in Mumbai. Much depends on it.

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Rape aforethought

The world is reacting in shock to Bertolucci’s revelations, but it is no surprise.

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Case for consensus

Centre needs to address concerns of the states post-demonetisation to ensure smooth GST rollout.

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The churn in Europe

Verdicts in Austria and Italy show that the Continent is still an open battleground.

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Cutting edge

Post demonetisation, the RBI has a tricky choice and a consolation.

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December 3, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Art treasures 

The government has taken this step under the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act to curb the export of art works of these four artists.

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Big man

The inventor of the Big Mac had deserved international fame in his lifetime

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Cracks on show

The root of the problem in Nepal has been the leadership’s top-down approach to writing a new constitution

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Conspiracy politics

Mamata Banerjee makes herself, rather than demonetisation, the issue

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Fantastic, terrific

Dynamic Trump-Sharif duo have fruity intercontinental chat. There will be consequences.

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Broken promises

Nalanda University was meant to serve as an example. Now, lessons must be drawn from its failures.

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Bhojpuri in Delhi

National capital is a melting pot of communities. It is welcome that political parties are recognising it.

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Field of scandal

Football must face up to the crisis brought on by revelations of rampant child sex abuse.

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Mourn, and learn

The attack in Nagrota raises serious questions about security measures taken, warnings heeded. They must be answered.

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Jana gana mana

Forcing someone to play — or to hear — the national anthem is an insult to its very idea and promise.

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Bitter pills

Indian pharma industry must put its own house in order. It must be monitored stringently.

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A little less stiff

Britain’s princes rework their relationships, including with the media.

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The contest is on

Mamata’s demonetisation politics signals recognition of opportunity in national Opposition space, her bid to seize it.

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By Toutatis!

A school board has finally turned against the current and embraced popular literature.

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Missing mojo

The Nabha jailbreak highlights a larger Punjab Police syndrome.

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Nitish & Naveen

Their stepping out of the Opposition box to support demonetisation is a welcome reminder of political complexity.

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Going ahead

Challenge for government: To earn back trust, not brush warnings under black carpet.

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Walking with history

Fidel Castro represented both the highs and lows of twentieth century Left politics.

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Let them have candies

ICC is isolated in its repressive moves against so-called ball tampering. It’s not without reason

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Nowhere people

Myanmar leadership’s failure to address the problems of the Rohingyas is glaring

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House truths

Stonewalling Parliament and calling critics corrupt undermines the government’s big idea

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November 26, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Lok Dal statement

Continued denial of civil liberties and democratic rights of the people is the cause of the present unrest among the people, Charan Singh said.

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November 25, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Deng posters

The report said Canton authorities were retrieving all the documents criticising Deng.

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Pro compassion

Pope Francis has not changed church dogma on abortion. He has signalled women who make the choice deserve empathy.

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Pale green

NGT’s directive for environmental audit of government buildings can achieve little in a country with weak norms.

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The new chief

As General Raheel Sharif retires, Nawaz Sharif has a challenge and an opportunity.