Socialisation into patriarchy begins early in life. The necessity of mutual respect and gender equality must be taught in schools.
Socio-political and economic realities do not favour the prospects of renewables. Policy-makers need to think out of the box.
RTI Act needs to be protected against attempts to dilute it. RTI activists must be made less vulnerable
His plain-speaking with Pakistan may not have the desired results in Islamabad. His own unreliability makes matters worse
RJD-led rally in Patna showcased a political ideal in need of rescue and rehabilitation
Nirmala Sitharaman’s elevation is dramatic. But PM Modi’s third ministerial reshuffle sends out other interesting messages too
Modi isn’t waiting for anyone in the BJP to breach the governance deficit that has been staring India in the face in recent months. He believes that former bureaucrats who have handled the ropes of governance for nearly 40 years of their lives can pull the government out of its present morass.
The buzz is that Nirmala Sitharaman, elevated to Cabinet rank, could be BJP’s face in Tamil Nadu, where the party is seriously trying to make inroads
Two things are particularly important if you are meeting people: You should have sufficient time, and you should know local people… It can be extremely interesting to visit places and countries not usually frequented by people.
The Dera Sacha Sauda is a bigger problem for the BJP than it would be for other parties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wary of journalists. The moment he took over as PM, he stopped the media, other than Doordarshan, from accompanying him on his aircraft within India and abroad. Now that BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind is President of India, the same rules apply.
So if Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘New India’ is to ever materialise, he will need to first acknowledge that his chief ministers and his own ministers have not understood that a new kind of governance is the most essential ingredient of all.
Since demonetisation, quarterly growth (and hence annual growth) has settled at between 6 and 7%. The CSO numbers for Q1 of 2017-18 are worse: GDP 5.7%, GVA 5.6% and manufacturing GDP 1.2%. Is that not a catastrophic blow to the economy?
The situation from the demand side is equally disturbing. GDP growth is on a secular declining path from October-December 2015. All components of final demand, whether private consumption, government consumption, investment and net exports, are on a declining trajectory
Musharraf was allowed to leave Pakistan again in 2016 by the Nawaz Sharif government and the PPP remained silent. The anti-terror court summoned Musharraf many times to appear but he never appeared
West Indies and Bangladesh give a glimpse of the magnificent possibilities of cricket
GDP figures spell out government’s challenge: It must find ways to revive demand and investment
India must carry to the BRICS summit the self-assurance and pragmatism that marked Delhi’s approach to Doklam
As PCB chairman, Najam Sethi is making nationalists and opponents eat their words
India should not overestimate its own military strength, and the support of other powers, in a conflict with China
Unreliability of IMD, lack of planning, absence of ecological sensitivity. A sensationalist TV didn’t help
Financial inclusion of the underprivileged is an article of faith for the NDA government
The voice of craftspeople must not be silenced in the transition to GST
The Blue Whale challenge which has claimed the lives of a number of children worldwide, is a game that preys upon young impressionable minds and eventually leads to their death.
Mumbai rains: Celebrated architect and visionary Charles Correa would often bring up the parable of a frog in water – if you drop a frog in hot water, it will immediately jump out. But if you drop it in tepid water and slowly raise the temperature, it will swim around unawares, adjusting itself to the heat till it dies…Will Mumbai ever be able to leap out of the boiling water?
Undoubtedly the Doklam stand-off reflects a deep strategic mistrust between India and China and a lack of mutual understanding. However, against this backdrop, something positive is also happening
Was the demonetisation disruption worth it? It’s a question for the government to answer
US conservatives made Trump denounce hate. RSS can learn from them
Objectives of demonetisation could have been served better by doing a cost benefit analysis
Gujarat’s refusal to part with Gir lions is churlish. MP’s decision to introduce zoo-bred lions into forests is unwise
First steps to restructure army are welcome. Follow them up with reordering of higher defence management
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh overshadowed the resolution at Doklam
The monsoon will always be sporadic. Leave alone big cities like Bengaluru and Mumbai, Assam, which faces flood almost on a yearly basis, has not found a mechanism to manage the floods and reduce the loss, both of human lives and public property.
Diplomats say General Zia-ul-Haque is weighing the pros and cons and only after he is satisfied that Bhutto’s arrest would not lead to further complications would he take the fateful step. Bhutto has warned that if he is arrested, the consequences for the country may be unpredictable.
The death of children in BRD Hospital was not just due to inadequate oxygen supply. It is also because of a system collapsing under severe financial strain
Article 35A protects the unique identity of Dogras. Its repeal will test the relationship between J&K and the rest of the country