The campus needs gender sensitisation as the proportion of female students rises

Supreme Court judgment banning the sale of firecrackers this Diwali is a call to action

As US recalibrates ties with Pakistan and Afghanistan, India must intervene in the new strategic spaces

Silence on questions of caste could make them complicit in oppression of Dalit-Bahujan

Lest IITs go the Air India way

The Indian Institutes of Technology ( IITs) are undoubtedly crown jewels in India’s system of higher education. Their contribution to making India largely self-reliant in top-notch manpower needs in diverse areas of engineering in the pre-liberalisation era,and to India’s emergence as a powerhouse in the knowledge economy in the era of liberalisation and globalisation is […]

India’s missing rank and file

There are many theories on how the British conquered India,but perhaps the one on which there is credible evidence is about the role of a well drilled army….

Moonshine for water

Last week as I watched Indian scientists crow with glee over having found ‘water on the moon’ and TV anchors burst with unconcealed pride….

Anti-doping regulations & privacy

Doping in sports is unpardonable. It is the worst form of cheating. Doping is a scourge which has afflicted sports,including cricket….

A hack’s job

Pakistani ambassador Shahid Malik has encountered the same problem that Mani Shankar Aiyar recently faced….

Studying to tell the tale

Disabled children need to be educated in the same schools as others…

Twice shy

The recent ruling on maintenance rights and bigamy strikes a blow for womens’ dignity….

Cigarettes and biscuits

China’s army,US GDP,India’s history….

By merit only

To stand for elections is a democratic right that should be enjoyed by every citizen….

The insurgent’s mind

Rebels like Kobad Ghandy fudge on the Naxals’ brutality,but hear them out….

Smile please,shake hands

Obama,Netanyahu,Abbas met,but it was mere protocol….

‘Dadasaheb Phalke’s passion,Indian cinema’s foundation’

Paresh Mokashi,director of India’s Oscar entry ‘Harishchandrachi Factory’,tells ALAKA SAHANI why things are…

Explosive disclosures

The latest disclosures in the Sunday Times by British correspondent Simon Henderson (September 20,2009),quotes excerpts from…

Austerity: at what cost?

Jamaat-e-Islami’s Daawat,in its editorial on September 19,writes: “Highlighting the need for austerity is nothing new.

Over the moon

It’s official – India’s maiden moon mission,Chandrayaan has found clinching evidence of water still being formed on the lunar surface. Professor Yash Pal tells us why this finding is such a significant turning point in space research….

Lunar worries

A register of reports and views from the Pakistan press….

Local adjustments

Will the revised education bill deliver? It’s definitely a step in the right direction….

Minutes on death row

SC’s concern about sitting on mercy petitions is long-held and nuanced….

In a shadowy fray

Explore the vacuum of ideas in the Maharashtra campaign to understand MNS

The Congress’s five-star hypocrisy

One man’s cattle class is another man’s idea of supreme luxury. Which is why the Congress austerity drive has a hollow ring.

Wanted: A story

After a long time,there is excitement at the movies. Salman Khan shows his badass side in Wanted and the audience can’t get enough of this gun totting,brawny,no nonsense hitman.

The China chill

Now that the dust has somewhat settled on the “China hype”,with the government going the full distance to scotch half-truths…

Serving notice

India’s triumphant return to the Davis Cup world group after years of futility is momentous not just for what it entails literally…

Local adjustments

An appropriate question has been raised by the editorial ‘No child left behind’. But will the revised education bill deliver?

What a difference the one-day made

The movement started again about three months ago,at first in a whisper here and a murmur there.

Saying no to the wrong drugs

The Drugs and Cosmetics Act (DCA) was recently amended to mandate significantly enhanced penalties for those trafficking in…

View from the RIGHT

In an article titled “Austerity is a good idea. But the Congress is faking it” in the latest issue of Organiser,R Balashankar writes…

What’s in a name?

Anoushka Shankar’s saga of harassment sent a shudder down many spines,simply because we know that you don’t have to…

He’s not playing golf

Like poltergeist former General-President Pervez Musharraf won’t go away.

Merit matters

Fali S. Nariman’s suggestion about an ombudsman over the Supreme Court collegium deserves to be examined by the government in the…

Action replay

October 13 is a critical day for most of the players in Maharashtra politics. The MNS may finally find a place in state…

The great Game Folio

In scrapping the plans to deploy missile defence systems in Poland and the Czech Republic last week,US President Barack Obama…

View from the LEFT

The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy rejects outright the claims of a turnaround in the…

G-20 hope and prayer

America consumes less,exports more. China consumes more,exports less. The US dollar smoothly transits from being a…

Urban limits

Over the last five years,Mumbai has been in the news more for all the wrong reasons than the right ones. The two horrific terror attacks…

Don’t panic

I’m grateful to Shekhar Gupta for reminding us that scare-mongering is very damaging to us.