3 May 2016

Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.

3 May 2016

An investment stimulus, not a trimmer budget, is the need of the hour.

3 May 2016

After failing to keep the peace, the Samajwadi Party now denies Muzaffarnagar victims' plight.

3 May 2016

In the environment ministry, Moily must reset procedures, weed out opacity and bias.

3 May 2016

The 15th Lok Sabha has passed some big-ticket laws. But not enough laws.

3 May 2016

The Ugly Indian and the Ugly American have rediscovered each other.

3 May 2016

3 May 2016

No cause for them. Sensex worries are overdone and India is in a much better position to deal with it.

3 May 2016

This abbreviated winter session has marked one of the lowest points of the 15th Lok Sabha.

3 May 2016

Unlikely alliances and surprising reconciliations mark the politics of the moment.

20 Jul 1951

Our politics is becoming home to intolerance, exclusion, sub-democratic solutions.

27 Jul 1951

The government has chosen the wrong way to address India’s research deficit.

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It’s jobs, stupid

Gujarat diverts attention from the core issue by promising quotas to upper castes.

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Turn the corner

There is a malign irony in the leading investigative agency discovering corruption within its own fold. It must clear the air.

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Why so serious?

What India’s politicians can learn from Obama.

Band-aid solutions

India’s agriculture needs less regulation, greater play of market forces.

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Latest position

IRNSS morphs into Navic, bringing India its very own, completely secure GPS systems.

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Tracking Dutee

She is back on track and Indian athletics has a new spring in its step.


Because today the scheme is helping neither the drought-affected nor the really poor states.

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Terms & conditions

Missing in the political name-calling over Bhagat Singh: Some nuance, an understanding of history.

April 29, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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All in the frame

Odd-even brings on some heartening scenes of cross-party participation.

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Sedition law brings only disrepute to governments that brandish it

None of the celebrated sedition cases of recent years brought any credit to government

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CPM-Congress bonhomie points to a new political turn in Bengal

What was deemed an impossible political scenario until recently is playing to a full house in West Bengal as the state enters the last lap of the six-phase election

April 28, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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The fall guys

Proposal to criminalise ‘misleading’ endorsement unfairly shifts the onus from regulator to celebrity.

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Ashes to ashes

The devastating fire at the capital’s National Museum of Natural History exposes a cavalier attitude to conservation.

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Flying into trouble

AgustaWestland probe must be concluded quickly, and insulated from the political point-scoring

April 27, 1976, Forty Years Ago

Today in history

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Law and disorder

Bangladesh government must see the murders of bloggers as a matter of national security, not politics.

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Don’t give in

Government must not buckle under pressure, should stick to interest rate cut.

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Lest we repeat

Don’t lament flawed investigation of 2006 Malegaon bombings. Need to explore ways to institutionalise police accountability

Blunder on Isa

New Delhi’s missteps on the issue of visa to the Chinese dissident signal a lack of thought-through strategy.

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Waiting for justice

CJI Thakur does some plainspeaking to government. But the judiciary is not blameless.

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If Salman comes

Truth is, Indian sport and its average Olympic achievements could do with a Bollywood celebrity to increase their reach.

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Art of trifling

The National Green Tribunal has been brushed off, and it is its own fault.

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Kashmir Lessons

A development or security prism is insufficient to address the alienation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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His master’s voice

Young commentators are needed, but BCCI is an unlikely mentor

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Reality check

Instead of asking Rajan to sugarcoat the truth, policymakers should ensure India doesn’t trip on growth

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Going on 60

Policymakers and politicians can no longer afford to ignore India’s rising elderly population

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More or less

Population control again seizes the imagination. Hopefully, it will not seize policy, too.

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The right reply

High court scraps president’s rule in Uttarakhand. The Centre must heed the message.

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Grain of truth

Punjab’s wheat payment crisis strengthens the case for direct transfers in MSP operations.

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Not worth it

Getting back trinkets from overseas is now the job of elected government, not the courts.

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Pension Deforms

Government has (mis)handled EPF reforms. One step forward, two steps rollback, shows lack of homework, consultation.

Spurious solution

Prohibition tops poll promises in Tamil Nadu, Kerala. It’s a deceptive shortcut.

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Holds no water

Rational pricing of water for irrigation, not banning new sugar mills, is what Marathwada needs.

Unmade in China

Counter-terrorism capacity and smart alliances — not UN resolutions — can make India safe.