By labelling demand for autonomy as anti-national, top BJP leaders undermine NDA government’s initiative in Kashmir
The Under-17 football tournament did the hosts and the participants proud
India owes an immeasurable debt to Sardar Patel’s leadership, vision and pragmatism.
Age doesn’t make everyone weary
JP on Janata Jayaprakash Narayan, in an interview, has said that the Janata Party has done “nothing extraordinary” so far, and wants the Janata Party governments, at the Centre and the states, to do “something which will make an impact on the people, and make them feel that a change has taken place”. He is […]
Traditional boardrooms need to listen to the younger employees, customers.
But Saudi Arabia needs to do much more to convince the world that it is serious about reform
Goa’s scars from coal transportation highlight regulatory deficits. The government must urgently address them
India must negotiate US-China rivalry based on nothing but its self-interest.
To this day, the question, “Why Tunisia succeeded?” is being answered in very different ways by scholars, researchers and commentators.
The curtailment of an individual writer or author’s freedom of speech and expression should never be lightly viewed. Any person who feels that his good name is being tarnished is entitled to vindicate himself by filing for damages. But to gag the press is illogical.
The Kashmir problem must be solved politically. The appointment of Dineshwar Sharma as interlocutor underlines that the government views the state only through the prism of security
Private sector must take the lead in ensuring LGBTI rights. Promoting equality also has real business benefits
The conflict between the judiciary, Opposition and government goes deep
India copied the Soviet model of economic development. Investment was made in machines to make machines, rather than in agriculture or consumer goods, because that was how the Soviet Union had become industrialised in a single generation.
To murder the ones who raise questions or speak up their ideas and thoughts has become commonplace.
Either someone from the Rashtrapati Bhavan media department who wrote the speech’s first draft was ignorant of the confrontation between the BJP and Congress over Tipu Sultan’s legacy, or else, as seems rather unlikely, President Ram Nath Kovind is genuinely appreciative of Tipu’s role in Indian history.
Next week marks the anniversary of one of the worst episodes of politicians colluding with the police and officials to allow the massacre of innocent Indian citizens.
Recapitalisation is a half-reform done three years late, as pointed out by the Chief Economic Adviser on October 25. According to the CEA, it has to be accompanied by — I would say preceded by — banking reforms and tough governance standards. There is no word from the government on these concomitant reforms
The unkind would say that Nitish knows he has lost his stake in national politics, which is why he has to look for issues that can keep him politically relevant. Perhaps, the symbols associated with the Chhath puja can help.
India had cordial relations with all countries and the Soviet leaders understood this. Asked about the Soviet reaction to India’s improvement of relations with China, Morarji Desai said talks in this regard will have to take place between India and China.
China’s Social Credit System, India’s Aadhaar show consumerism subverts privacy
The Weinstein controversy has broken a deathly hush. Film industries in India must confront their own truths
World may need to worry about his pursuit of the ‘China dream’, fuelling of nationalism through military adventure
By its conformity and undue deference to authority, Indian TV does itself a great disservice
The Telgi scam spurred the state to secure and modernise government documents
NPA crisis was accentuated by court judgments cancelling telecom licences and coal block allocations. An overzealous CAG, bloodthirsty media, myopic Opposition hurt India’s progress
The Canadian hostage drama means Pakistan must confront the reality: Haqqani Network is not confined to North Waziristan
In polarised times, Abdur Rahim could be a national icon for his syncretism
Pakistan’s strategic position in the region is being squeezed in an elegant symphony of coordination between the spies and generals that run US foreign policy, the Narendra Modi establishment in New Delhi, and Ashraf Ghani in Kabul.
There is no new US policy towards Pakistan and there won’t be one soon. As long as the US has troops in neighboring Afghanistan, it will be reliant on Pakistan for logistical support, transit, and—perhaps most importantly—Islamabad’s influence with both the Taliban and its affiliated Haqqani Network
Oppressive social norms are behind rising suicides among the youth.
Bank recapitalisation plan is a necessary but not sufficient condition for reviving growth. It must be accompanied by structural changes.
Centre’s initiative on Kashmir will become meaningful if the Hurriyat Conference is involved in the process. Government should take a step further, reach out to Pakistan.
US is reconsidering India’s role in Indian Ocean region. A rejig of US policy in South Asia is in order too
Watching ‘Mersal’ in a Delhi theatre is stressful and amusing for a fan
Photos of the Tianjin Binhai Library's floor-to-ceiling book shelves generated a huge buzz on social media. Unfortunately, though, it seems the photos were all an illusion as the top shelves don't - and can't - have actual books on them.