In the many speeches and statements on the Children’s Day last week,no one talked of millions who have died in infancy.
Bal Thackerays outburst against Sachin Tendulkar underline the reason behind his partys stunted growth: his refusal to understand the mood….
Judicial and educational reform will be high on Parliaments agenda….
By giving up on a legally binding deal,everyone can salvage something
The idea that we must choose between science and humanities is false
A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region,the fulcrum of global power play in Indias neighbourhood ….
In the light of the rebellion in the Karnataka BJP waged by the mining barons of Bellary,CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat talks about the larger issue of the invasion of business….
The proposed reforms in Indias premier university,Delhi University,shed interesting light on the institutional challenges of reform in India and offer wider lessons.
It seems that the Monsoon Session of Parliament was over only yesterday,and already preparations for the Winter Session have begun.
It is indeed naïve to delight each time a terror attack takes place in Pakistan. As Shekhar Gupta has rightly noted,the US…
The Mandor Express mishap and other recent accidents have caused great concern about the safety of Indian Railways.
Last week,Aaj Tak declared that God would descend to earth. Wrong: he is already in our midst. Short with bright eyes,curly hair,an ever-ready smile…
A few years ago we came up with the term Chimerica to describe the combination of the Chinese and American economies…
Manu Sharmas parole has,understandably,triggered great outrage. He was granted parole by the Delhi government,despite valid objections raised by Delhi Police.
Professor Sheldon Pollock has just announced scholarships for Dalit students who wish to study Sanskrit at Columbia University.
Even as Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee enters his tenth year as chief minister of West Bengal,the CPM leader is confronted with a big question mark on his legitimacy in power.
Bibek Debroys Maps for lost parties is well-written. They report a refrain among Trinamool cadres…
There was a half-page advertisement celebrating Rahul Gandhis success in UP (a specific reference to Firozabad,where Raj Babbar defeated…
One year in,it seemed obvious what would define this decade. After 9/11,everyone could see that we were living in the age of terror.
In a bit of uncharacteristic hyperbole on the eve of his 2005 meeting with President Bush,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared…
There are 45 days left in 2009,which means it is just about time to commence the beloved and enduring parlour game known as Name That Decade.
Count your liver(s),watch the birds….
Democracy lovers,wake up. What you and I value highly is being increasingly devalued. What you and I cherish and pride in is endangered….
How fortunate for us that Manu Sharma cannot stay away from bars. And,bar brawls. Were it not for this inexplicable lure of Delhis nightlife,this murderer would have probably used his undeserved parole to disappear,with the help of Daddys money,to some sunny spot for shady people and live happily ever after. Ever since he was arrested […]
November in London is the month of remembering the millions who died in the two world wars and the many since. There is Rememberance Sunday and on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m. there is a two-minute silence on Armistice Day. All Europe observes some ritual or other. All government and […]
To look alike is a major crisis,especially when people have money. For industry,differentiation in deliverables is essential to increase net worth….
The political buzz in Karnataka is that the temporary patch up between Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and the Bellary brothers was brought about not by the BJP high command in Delhi….
For years now Delhi had cautioned Washington against the policy of isolating Burma.
The fall of the Berlin Wall is historys most dramatic and poignant act of a spontaneous surge by the people. The will of the people united East and West Germany….
Gloating over every terror attack in Pakistan and outsourcing our future to the Americans is delusional
As a prime minister,Nehru remains unsurpassed. As a foreign minister,his record is mixed.
What is your caste is a complicated question,and a census can never address its ambiguities….
Americas army increasingly relies on remote drone warfare
Ruskin Bond in his new book "Till the Clouds Roll by, Beginning Again" captures Bond's growing up years where he is seen dealing with the loss of his father, reacquainting himself with his mother who now has a new husband and discovering his love for books.