Why are we reading Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights instead of taking him somewhere and forcibly finding out where…
Isnt Dubai in the midst of a real estate and debt crisis? Isnt the world in the midst of a real estate crisis?
In Philip Pullmans His Dark Materials Trilogy,Oxford city more than just the University was a centre of dust: swirling particles of human consciousness.
This refers to Caught partying with gangsters,five Mumbai cops suspended. The deep and unholy nexus between the Mumbai police…
With Montek Singh Ahluwalia acknowledging that the Planning Commission is losing its relevance,its time his idea is taken to its logical conclusion.
The Working Group on Centre-state relations headed by Justice Sagheer Ahmad that the prime minister appointed in 2006 is the…
This refers to the pertinent editorial Zero vision. As a nation,we display a lack of vision with disaster and crisis management.
Four thoughts cross my mind as I contemplate the evolution of the petroleum industry over the past decade.
It had to come to this: Amitabh Bachchan stared us in the eye,and spoke of H1N1 with all the authority of an expert…
At 55,Deepa Mohan has to deal with it quite often. The lively and voluble Bangalorean,an avid birdwatcher,wildlife enthusiast and traveller…
Hoi An,Vietnam After the war and failed flight overseas,after her fathers persecution and the knowledge of hunger,it was the miracle of the crispy pancake that changed things for Trinh Diem Vy.
A calculation was made that with a nine per cent growth rate in the meltdown years,China would overtake Japan and become the second largest economy of the world next to the US.
China has put the world on notice that it is considering the acquisition of a naval base in the Arabian Sea.
The consensus on food price rise in the government appears to be moving towards the view that this is not a problem that interest rate hikes can solve.
The Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee has come out with a white paper which attempts to refute many of the claims of her…
It is indisputable that wide-ranging reforms are needed in order to ensure that Indias growth becomes truly inclusive in the decade ahead.
From a Nobel Prize winner and an Olympic champion to a former President,from leading politicians to successful professionals,from actors to writers,the Idea Exchange programme showcased talent,intellect and power. Facing a barrage of questions from Express staffers,they did not falter: they spoke freely,expressing their thoughts and ideas,leaving us with a year of memorable quotes. Here is the pick of 2009
In the 60 years after World War II,consumerism started with marketing,the organised selling of mass scale products….
Let me begin by admitting that the reason why I have rarely written about Rahul Gandhi in this column is because I find it hard to take him seriously….
This was the year the world finally changed. You may not think it haswhat with prices so being high,the Telangana riots and the Ruchika Girhotra case….
Many a rapist escapes punishment for his heinous crime for manifold reasons. Firstly,the victims fear of going to the police station where she would most likely be insulted….
IT seems so distant,1999. Bill Clinton had survived impeachment,his popularity hardly dented,Sept. 11 was just another date and music fans were enjoying a young singer named Britney Spears….
Institutional incentives are palliatives with little long-term effect. We forget that politicians are not a separate institution or entity but a component of civil society,a reflection of our social norms….
The trial of a prominent dissident highlights this decades decisions for Beijing….
For food inflation,blame underinvestment,not bad weather or the supply chain
The devil,in Gujarats compulsory voting law,is not in its politics but in its details
The Chinese trade policy is predatory. Someone needs to say it….
Breaking news: Justice has been done
The subject requires careful study and discussion. The sections in the CPC,from 155 to 160,lay down the rules regarding handling of complaints and initiating investigation by the police….
The world watched in surprise when an unknown,fragile girl from Mumbai transformed into a Cinderella at the Oscars in one dazzling gown after another,being hailed as the next Salma Hayek…..
Welcome to a new decade,in which opinion will be irrelevant
Biotech could well be Indias growth sector in the coming decade. But can it move from low-cost manufacturing and service to innovation?…
The proposed changes to the Copyright Act may be exciting,but wait for the actual amendments….
Tamilian author Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"). It speaks of the period when the writer was fighting a battle, both internally as well as with the external forces.