While it is true that the Planning Commission needs some reform in a post-planning era,as has been initiated by the current…
Bollywoods latest message laden script is certainly big on numbers. Within the first week alone,it grossed 175 crores…
There is much debate in Nepal what China is up to. One line of speculation is that China,after the abolition of monarchy…
The editorial in the latest issue of RSS journal Organiser titled Sheila and her city of Djinns,says: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit it seems,is building the eighth capital in Delhi.
Surely,the most important,interesting and,yes,heroic figure in the whole Christmas Day Northwest airliner affair was..
The air is thick with schemes that will enable the state,and its agencies,to identify every resident,and to track what they are doing.
Thanks to George W. Bushs failed gamble in 2003 on ousting Saddam Hussein to promote democracy in Iraq,the idea of…
It is not new for Indian Left leaders to visit China and eulogise about the rapid progress being made by the Communist country.
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….