Agricultural growth in Uttar Pradesh can be achieved by putting dairy in the lead role. State’s new chief minister has his task cut out for him
Rural India is woefully under-informed of how it can both transform sanitation and earn money
Adityanath’s long opposition to the ‘red revolution’ has many takers in Nepal
New NITI Aayog recruitment rules should trigger a revamp of the Indian state’s human capital
Past efforts at out-of-court resolution of Ayodhya dispute have been non-starters
The Batmobile, which may have more fans than the Bond cars, has an identity crisis: it bristles with guns
UP governor’s note to CM on accused minister amidst elections was uncalled for
The Aadhar is no solution to the problems of the Midday Meal Scheme
In recent weeks, steps introduced by some major banks have betrayed one of the key purposes of demonetisation–large-scale adoption and sustained use of banking services to move India’s cash driven economy to a digital economy.
Tradition and society dictate that marriage and biological parenthood should coincide. However, a physically and mentally stable adult who has the wherewithal to take on the responsibility of a child, should be allowed to become a parent
It appears that New Delhi wants to play the whole thing in a low key; the elections are close and relations with Washington have been on the mend.
Attempts to integrate it with the rest of India will lead to violent after-effects
Sportspersons attuned to binaries of victory and defeat can’t appreciate pacifism
The Indian judicial system observes leniency and avoids death penalty except in cases of extremely gross and intolerable offences.
The Supreme Court’s recent reading of the law of contempt comes as a welcome relief
The BJP’s demand to screen burqa-clad voters is inconsistent with Election Commission protocols
RBI should ask banks to rethink decision to charge customers for cash transactions at branch
India’s Constitution gives great respect to each citizen. Its values must be safeguarded
The latest collection of P. Chidambaram’s articles is an indictment of India’s evolution as a liberal democracy
India has one of the world’s highest demographics of children suffering from malnutrition. The government’s responsibility should be to feed them, not arm-twist them into getting an Aadhaar Card.
Narendra Modi showed courage in launching the drastic move but even more in sticking to his choice despite a lot of complaints.
Dimple has proved to be a big hit among young voters and women. Her smart repartee, often directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi has drawn much applause.
In India our political leaders have in 70 years of glorious independence not been able to provide the vast majority of our citizens with the most basic public services.
While the GVA/GDP data may have sprung a surprise, many other indicators point to an economy that is not investing more, not producing more and not creating more jobs
With millennials all grown up, super-hero films are maturing too.
The president has spoken, his underlining of free speech and what a university should be couldn’t have been more relevant.
Politics has to be a civil activity. The RSS leader who announced a price on Kerala CM’s life violated its norms.
The Janata Party, she said, had acquired new supporters who were past masters in the art of deception.
The Sehwan killing by IS only reaffirmed what Pakistan formally believes in.
Benefits of products from the cow are now being validated by research
The DU controversy holds a vital lesson for students, politicians and media.
GDP estimates are advance figures, but by the time they are revised only staid economists will be interested in them
The defeat of the Congress and NCP can be ascribed to lack of leadership, weak cadre, corruption and an adversarial relationship with the state government.
Financial institutions should incentivise digital transactions, not charge them
Chandrawat: “We sent 2000 to the graveyard”. It’s been over 24 hours since the RSS leader made the disconcerting claim regarding the Muslim deaths in the Godhra riots. Chandrawat however, hasn’t been arrested, yet.
Lately, attention has shifted away from the understanding that diversity of expression (in speech, language, lifestyle, religion, caste, class etc) is at the heart of the idea of India and is inevitable to being a nationalist in the true sense.
Opposition parties, some economists and rating agencies question the GDP data. The reality of GDP growth will come out in the figures of the coming quarters.
Chhattisgarh’s adivasis are seen as the main obstacle to huge private profits
Royals don’t fly economy anyway, but the House of Saud is determined not to constrain diplomacy with frugality.
Maharashtra must not contest the Bombay HC order against govt circular making Marathi compulsory for auto permits.
President Trump’s State of the Union address made the perfect pitch. But will he stay the course?