The BJP is trying hard to make inroads in Tamil Nadu. This is the land where the magic of movies, the fandom of superstars, and the political charisma of politicians coalesce into an inimitable mix.
Distrust and partisanship among top leaders cast a pall over upcoming polls.
Once upon a time, the love of wisdom was not just something confined to the realm of academia. It was a way of life.
India must curb intellectual property rights violations, like the one on herbicide tolerant Bt cotton, in order to become an innovation hub.
It will be a long battle, will require multi-pronged solutions.
US Secretary of State speaks of converging interests. Delhi must focus on practical cooperation with Trump’s Washington
Kerala HC warns against hate campaign on inter-faith marriages, points out that love is intertwined with freedom
Soviet chief Leonid Brezhnev was understood to have made it clear that the change of regime in Peking had not changed Moscow’s suspicions.
The old narrative about India’s Prime Minister is not dead, but a new one is emerging
While a systematic, professional investigation is being carried out by the Karnataka SIT, with as many as 121 policemen at its disposal, the element of luck that enables the convergence of multiple angles of investigation at a common `Eureka’ point still eludes the Gauri Lankesh murder investigation.
Several elements of the PM’s speech tells us that the government has learnt no lessons. Many analysts have shown that the current unscientific and indiscriminate road building practices in Uttarakhand have contributed to significantly increasing disasters in the state.
The Gujarat elections should be the one worth watching. It will be the first test of the newly packaged Congress with Rahul Gandhi leading the campaign.
‘I cannot recall the Prime Minister making food security a mission, nor did the government propose an alternative to the NFSA.’
If the PM is sincere about his desire to build a ‘new India’, he must sack officials who tell lies about starvation deaths and chief ministers who allow them to do this
The announcement of Rahul Gandhi’s name as Congress president could be sooner than most in the party assume.
“The BJP leadership had captured power on the slogan of putting an end to corruption, bribery and black money. But within three years of its rule, a ring of corruption is rising around BJP leaders,” Daily Siasat, in its editorial on October 12
Reddy’s statement comes in the wake of reports from certain states that Mrs Gandhi’s supporters are pressurising AICC members to sign the requisition.
Graded Response Action Plan lends urgency to Delhi’s efforts to curb pollution. But ban as policy instrument is problematic
An authoritarian, assertive China is a challenge for India. But it is premature to conclude that US will be its saviour
Corporate governance reforms must succeed. There is much at stake
Google Maps now lets you go where no man has gone before
Surveys on hunger suggest that like poverty, it is more a relative, than absolute, concept. The best policy to increase nutrition is via sanitation and clean water
US backing of the IS draws upon strategies once deployed by Pakistan
Bans are wonderful, because they provide immediate action to people long inured to real change. But in the long run, they put people off and add to a sense of general despair and lead to the question, ‘Now What?”
India and Australia must become stakeholders in each other’s development.
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan is synonymous with the AMU. But his contribution and relevance goes much deeper.
Price fluctuation and low and unremunerative prices for farm produce can be addressed through competitive markets, and much-needed reforms.
It was the latest in the series of attacks on Indian government staff in Australia, attributed to the Anand Marg.
Poll outcome offers lessons for both the victor and the vanquished
A public campaign to educate people on the framing of the living will is necessary
Wagh’s poetry, written with all the angst of a class oppressed in his “chosen” dialect of Konkani, calls for the restitution of an older order, a culture where nature and not stone idols was worshipped, before the forced appropriation of land, natural resources and culture took place
It cannot be news that President Trump shoots from the hip on Twitter, and his tweets can and sometimes do contradict declared US policy. Just look at his tweets on North Korea.
The #MeToo campaign allows women a rare experience of public solidarity. Hope the men are listening in
The football field is proving to be sport’s great leveller
His willingness to be won over by baubles offered by Pakistan’s generals will have significant consequences for the region
The three leaders of the Baader-Meinhof guerilla gang committed suicide in their prison cells a few hours after commandos thwarted an attempt by skyjackers to have them freed, officials in West Germany said
Photos of the Tianjin Binhai Library's floor-to-ceiling book shelves generated a huge buzz on social media. Unfortunately, though, it seems the photos were all an illusion as the top shelves don't - and can't - have actual books on them.