A single empowered agency is needed to fix accountability for Delhi’s pollution crisis

Forest Rights Act is not an obstacle to growth. Its non-implementation will be politically counter-productive

The Hawking paradox: How are we to be moral in an indifferent universe of big bangs and black holes?

By undermining judiciary, PM KP Oli has indicated his totalitarian ambitions

Bush and Obama

Free democracies look forward—with ardent hope and expectation—to Barack Obama’s Presidency.

Being a sovereign nation state

Life would be so much nicer if the whole world just agreed with India on everything.

Young princes versus sulky old men

Before writing this week’s column I looked up blogs on columns past and noticed that since the attack on Mumbai…

Let’s stop this poverty tourism

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Discovery of India’ is following such bizarrely unconventional ways that it is impossible not to subject it to public scrutiny.

Letter to the editor

It is assumed that children going to private schools come from rich families.

The India Diary

UK foreign secretary David Miliband blogs on his visit here

Sorry Harry

Prince Harry’s derisive remarks towards a classmate of Pakistani origin drew flak from the press.

Shining the light

Depth,perspective and the curious chiaroscuro of studio backdrops

Arresting facts

Augustus Caesar’s advice to make haste slowly was evidently not on the minds of our Lok Sabha MPs when they recently cleared eights bills…

Satyam’s asatyam 

Rashtriya Sahara in its editorial (January 9) says; “the biggest problem is that because of this scam,not only is the future of capital investment endangered but even outsourcing and information technology services…

Someone to watch over you

The information technology act was amended in a tearing hurry — and it shows

Prachanda and the temple of doom

Despite his recent retractions,popular opposition to the PM is at an all-time high

No quarter

The idea of private school funding for the education of 25 per cent of economically weak students appears noble,but there are certain inherent flaws…

Clinton’s smart power

As she sailed through the first round of Senate confirmation hearings on Tuesday,America’s top diplomat to be,Hillary Clinton,stuck to a formula that has been perfected by President Elect Barack Obama…

Temple outrage

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser titled “Maoist outrage on Pashupatinath” says: “The Maoist onslaught and occupation of Holy Pashupatinath in Kathmandu has outraged the Hindus all over the world.

And then they came for me

Lasantha Wickramatunga,editor of the Sri Lankan newspaper ‘The Sunday Leader’ and known for his principled opposition to the government,was assassinated on his way to work by two gunmen,on January 8. The paper carried this posthumous editorial

Dissociate from Israel

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy says it is incumbent upon the government of India to immediately cease all military cooperation with Israel….

The dream merchant

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a story often told by our cinema,but it has a joyous heart…

Shantytowns of the mind

I have not yet seen Slumdog Millionaire,Danny Boyle’s film that has picked up four Golden Globe awards…

Strike out

Is India the richest country in the world if employees earning a gross salary of more than Rs 16 lakh can go on strike demanding increases?