The economy is more affected by spread of rains across region and time,rather than aggregate precipitation.
Without naming the Trinamool Congress,the lead editorial in the latest issue of CPI(M) mouthpiece Peoples Democracy…
After the debacle of Vietnam,the United States could pack up and leave with minimal consequences for its genuine national…
As of June 17,88 countries have officially reported 39,620 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection,also known as swine flu.
The unending turmoil in the BJP is symptomatic of all parties when they lose elections.
In the 90s,the government took the decision not to play around with the overall tax rates in every budget…
The Lalgarh standoff and election results demonstrate that the national security and economic security views…
Wouldnt the Pakistanis have just loved to watch our news channels last weekend? After more than six months…
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government seems to be in a hurry to completely overhaul the education system….
The victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over reformist Mir-Hossein Moussavi in the recent Iranian presidential elections has set the country ablaze….
Sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan was a colossus of Indian classical music.
There are legitimate expectations that the human resource development ministry will now deliver….
The outcome of the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections has been hailed as a triumph of secular forces.
The phrase ‘victory has many fathers,in defeat you are an orphan’ is particularly appropriate for Indian politics.
The editorial Beyond binaries has suggested sustaining pressure on Pakistan but does not give any clue….
The BJP likes to claim: country first,party next and the individual last. But the messy,very public…
A couple of years ago,when the intense tug-of-war over the issue of setting up industry on farmland was gathering…..
Realism has acquired a pejorative meaning in Washington these days amidst Prez Obamas reluctance to challenge Tehrans violent crackdown on peaceful protesters.
Twenty years ago a simple unarmed student protest in the central parts of Beijing began in April 1989…
Is the Congress Party advisory to its members not to use their feudal titles meant as a gentle hint to royals who were….
The government deserves full marks for its appointment of Goolam Vahanvati as Attorney General and Gopal Subramanium as Solicitor General.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee,whose ill-health has rendered him inactive for the past few years,was a deeply contemplative political leader.
When I finished listening to Irans grand Ayatollah express his worldview last week,I felt a profound,immeasurable sense of relief…
Digvijay Singh,Congress general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh,is still fresh from the partys dramatic performance in a state where it was almost written off.
The arrogance and money power of the IPL have made BCCI too brazen. For crickets sake and its own,some self-correction is needed
Early last week,the media was full of images of a faceless domestic servant who had caused a celebrated Bollywood actor to be arrested on charges of rape.
Post-delimitation,urban governance must be seen through a political lens,not just a municipal one
Debating Bollywood,Bengal and Iran
For almost three decades,cinema has been a perceptive mirror to the forces shaping modern Iran
The army has now narrowed down its search instead of going after the Taliban,they are hunting for The Man Baitullah Mehsud….
The protests in Iran over allegations of the rigging of the presidential election indeed spring from long-term historical factors….
Instead of increasing MPLADS,reconsider it entirely
Many of the governments large-scale building projects have visibly foundered. Lets hope they get low-cost housing right
The BJPs problem is ideological drift and lack of leadership. It must affirm its RSS fundamentals.
The meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has not kindled much hope.
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.