Rajasthan hacking: No country for Afrazul

The people of Nepal now await development and stability

New Delhi’s engagement with several nations signals a maturing of foreign policy

Why is PM Narendra Modi obsessed with Muslims?

A benign neglect

There was a lot of fuss about the first 100 days of UPA-2. Now,its 200 days have come and gone and no one has noticed….

The Telangana mess

Creation of a new State by division of an existing State,particularly if that is on the basis of language,religion or caste,is not desirable….

A ready pawn

Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has not given up his dream of becoming chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and is yet to vacate the CM’s camp office at Begumpet in Hyderabad….

Time to put the House in order

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been absent for nearly half the month-long winter session of Parliament.

Not the answer

Shantaram Naik’s outburst in Rajya Sabha was uncalled for. Naik should know that a rape is indeed rape and the fact that the person involved is a foreigner….

Mantras and myths

Food is a macro and not a supply-side inflation

Business as unusual

This session had some lows,but we saw stirrings of Parliament’s reassertion….

Hear him out

As Justice Dinakaran’s plight reveals,judicial aloofness cuts both ways….

On disinvestment,make haste slowly

The UPA’s renewed commitment to disinvestment is significant — but it must be bold….

Leaders,follow us

The messages coming out of Copenhagen are loud and clear. On the one hand,scientists from almost all governments tell us society has to conduct an orderly retreat from fossil fuels or face unacceptable climate risk. On the other hand,the numerous representatives of modern renewable-energy industries here for the summit tell us that their technologies — […]

No exit

A register of reports and views from the Pakistan press

Hitler in Stock Market

And why Yanks are scared of us

Not the answer

Shantaram Naik’s melodramatic outburst in Rajya Sabha was uncalled for. He should know that a rape is indeed rape and the fact that the person involved is a foreigner whose dignity stands violated is no excuse for Naik to sermonise on their easy virtues….

From the bench

The Pakistan Supreme Court’s verdict is a blow to Zardari…

There are no easy answers

Monetary policy would be a blunt instrument to tackle inflation

Pakistan: Zardari falls,Kayani rises

Whether he quits or not,President Asif Ali Zardari has been so severely weakened that he no longer poses a threat to Pakistan’s permanent establishment.

The loneliness of being Hasan Gafoor

After 26/11,Hasan Gafoor became the target of a sustained media campaign inspired and managed by an influential group of police officers.

Shoeless with the Sena

Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam grabbed headlines by accusing Hasan Gafoor of sleeping in his car on 26/11 while “Kasab’s saathi were taking people’s lives”.

Disgrace,Italian style

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is recovering in hospital after an alleged psycho clobbered him with a weighty souvenir replica of Milan’s cathedral on Sunday.

Furore over Telangana

Describing the UPA government’s announcement on the formation of a separate state of Telangana as a foolhardy act of the Congress…

Good and sensible tax

Conceptually,the Goods and Services Tax (GST) model proposed by the 13th Finance Commission has the potential to catapult India…

NREGA and climate change

As the Copenhagen Climate Conference continues,it may be of interest to see how the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act…

When to go

Though the impeachment proceedings against Justice P.D. Dinakaran appear to be a welcome step,whether the cumbersome…

‘At least one terror attack in India has been prevented with German inputs’

Thomas Matussek,the new German ambassador to India,is an old India hand who was stationed in New Delhi between 1983 and 1986.

View from the RIGHT

The editorial in the latest issue of the RSS mouthpiece Organisertitled “Love Jihad: Kerala High Court shows the way”,says…

Five star greenery

There are no self-cleaning weeds in the pool. There are no whirring windmills or glistening solar panels on the rooftop.

Tiger tiger burning dim

“Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.”

For a saner voice

Having made announced Telangana,it was said that nothing will be done “in haste”,and whatever is to be done will be done after a “consensus”….

Disagreeable Congressman

What place for dissent in a high-commandist party?

Sizeable matters

The clamour for smaller states should ignite a debate on the nature of the state

The post-imperial presidency

Even as Obama increases troop levels,he is scaling back American foreign policy

Balkanisation of Nepal

The Maoists are playing up ethnic and regional divides

Too small to fail

What is the ideal size of state governments?

Terror links

While the Trinamool-CPI(M) tussle continues to play out in various forms in West Bengal,the political scene in Left-ruled Kerala is dominated by the arrest of a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant….

Hands to build

The subtext behind the violent protests over Telangana’s statehood was the fear that people from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema would be made to feel like guest workers in a Hyderabad

Shah Bano to Shabana Bano

The many small victories for Muslim women’s rights….