Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Columns

19 Dec 2014

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

19 Dec 2014

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

19 Dec 2014

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

19 Dec 2014

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

19 Dec 2014

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

19 Dec 2014

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

19 Dec 2014

19 Dec 2014

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

19 Dec 2014

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

19 Dec 2014

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.

Leave well alone

In SpiceJet case, government must step back, let market take its course

Government’s burden

It can’t shift the onus of running the House on the Opposition. Or shirk responsibility of finding a way out

Cuba libre

Obama’s move to establish relations with Cuba ends a misguided chapter in US foreign policy

Discredit where it’s due

One-year ban on Sarita Devi is also an indictment of the backroom boys of Indian boxing

Rouble rubble

Russia’s economy is on the brink of collapse. Could this bring a change in Putin’s policies?

After Peshawar

Delhi and Islamabad must acknowledge the need to come together against terror

A deep cut

The big picture points to the need for significant monetary easing.

Who’s scared of LTTE?

Its project is long dead. Tamil nationalism has moved on.

A special kind of evil

The world mourns the children killed in Peshawar. This is a moment to strengthen the resolve against terror.

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A stronger mandate

Abe faces domestic challenges, but his big electoral victory is good news for India.

Lima stand still

The disagreements conformed largely to the rich versus poor nation faultline in climate diplomacy.

Now you see her

The Saradha case features a Ponzi scheme in which an estimated 1.7 million people stand to lose money.

Chequing out

Public sector bank stake sale proposal is a welcome first step. Centre must push further

A cess for India

Falling crude prices offer an opportunity: for a fixed levy to help finance infrastructure projects

2014, by Facebook

The frame may not be all-encompassing, but here’s a snapshot of what the world talked about

Art of persuasion

On GST, to get states on board, Centre needs to be more generous, more transparent

New road to Moscow

Bilateral ties look reinvigorated. But much work needs to be done to cement the economic partnership

The 3As

Congress seems to have caught the awkward alliterative acronym bug from the BJP.

Off with Section 309

Because those driven to attempt to take their own lives deserve the support of society and government.

The bigot within

Modi government must ask itself if it is spending too much time in covering up, firefighting.

Dangerous whims

Apex court’s questioning of Section 66 of IT Act casts onus on government to explain its necessity.

Now showing

By sharing its art collection, Rashtrapati Bhavan sheds a little more of its aloofness.

In a dark place

Senate report on CIA torture shines the light on a shameful chapter in US history.

Justice served cold

L.N. Mishra case is a reminder of how judicial processes lose their way.

A fragile future

Nato’s combat role in Afghanistan has ended. India will have to deal with it.

Kim’s whim

Like a rare vintage, North Korea’s maximum leader has achieved a state of uniqueness

Uber illusion

The rape in Delhi points to glaring lapses. Both Uber and the state authorities must be answerable

State to state

Sunday’s retreat pointed the way to making the slogan of ‘cooperative federalism’ more meaningful

Freeing the Net

A new report finds India has improved its online freedom ranking. But self-congratulation is not in order.

When Moscow calls

Modi and Putin must have a candid dialogue on adapting bilateral ties to a changing world.

Exit, the inbetweeners

Indian cricket’s generational shift triggers nostalgia, not outrage

Plan B

Reimagining the Planning Commission, instead of shrinking it, is the challenge

Discounted crown jewels

Government needs to live up to its reformist claims, frame a strategic vision for PSUs

A common enemy

Iran,US may not acknowledge collaboration against IS, but distance between them is slowly closing.

Thirty years later

Bhopal 1984 lives on. India still has much to learn on industrial safety.

From the Urdu Press

A Rashtriya Sahara editorial on November 30 claims that the future of the Saarc does not seem very bright.