On China, the minister said that based on the old five principles (panchsheel), we must have as our goal the forging of beneficial bilateral relations as is appropriate between two large Asian countries.
Those who grew up with J.K. Rowling’s works have not had a chance to grow out of them
After the Delhi 2012 gangrape, outrage and breast-beating became the substitute for thoughtful analysis and policy-making. Let it not happen again, after the lynchings
In a notable departure, the police in Giridih have foiled a lynch mob
It could be a mere Akhlaq echo. Or it could be a beginning
Solar power may be price competitive, but it is subject to vagaries of weather
GST Council’s confusion on solar power casts doubt on its commitment to renewables
We need to nurture skills, encourage children to engage with environment
New Delhi had tilted too far towards the US, been too aggressive with China
One year after the Una flogging incident which became a defining moment in Dalit self-awareness, Gujarat’s Dalits are eyeball-to-eyeball with a state which prefers symbolism to taking hard decisions on their uplift.
Do I support it? Yes, I do. Warts and all. Some people (and, an admission: most of my “ideas” about the “rest”, and the rest there appeared many, were formed from social media posts. So I apologise if I am missing you out, dear reader) had questioned the nomenclature.
Among the most wanted stone pelter in the Valley is a seven-year-old. If the average age of stone-pelters in J&K is from 7-17 years, the Indian state is sitting on a volcano that is belching lava.
As Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi’s travels to the AfPak region demonstrate, the US may even feel relieved that China is stepping in because the US has exhausted its strategic options in Afghanistan.
The incident at Delhi Golf Club illustrates unreformed colonial attitudes. One can see the stone-etched names of such contractors while moving towards the Viceregal Palace, now renamed, as the Rashtrapati Bhawan. They and their children inherited the membership of elite clubs like Delhi Golf Club.
The Modi-Trump meeting, in detail: Not bad for two gentlemen whom we saw perched rather uncomfortably on the edge of their seats in the White House where Times Now had claimed they would meet for “5 hours, one to one”.
Unlike earlier initiatives, ‘Make In India’ is addressing the constraints to manufacturing sector growth
A constitutional amendment is possible to create a state without bifurcating an existing state
India-US relations in the age of Trump are becoming more transactional, less strategic
Fifty years after the first ATM, a cashless economy beckons
For the BJP, the statehood demand of the Gorkhaland agitation presents a new dilemma
The fining of Google by EU’s competition commissioner is not just about the money
But the reason people gave the BJP a clear majority was because they believed the party’s promise to bring about change. But what we see today are a minority forced to become refugees in their own land.
The joint statement reaffirmed US-India strategic convergence, but didn’t resolve the question of whether the two countries similarly look at the China challenge – without which US-India defence cooperation could eventually wane
The US terrorist declaration against Salahuddin is a diplomatic win for India. But it will not create any problems for Pir sahib. He isn’t interested in visiting the US or having assets there
Underlining the structural changes the GST requires, the editorial in Organiser stresses that “not only the government agencies but our traditional business houses will have to adapt to the new regime”.
The lynching of Ayub Pandit must make people of the Valley pause and ask: Is the Kashmiri soul being brutalised ? Kashmiri leaders will have to talk to their people frankly like Gandhi did after Chauri Chaura.
Saudi Arabia’s ultimatum to Qatar threatens to deepen conflict in the region.
A new rapid bioremediation process that can remove garbage hills and end their ill effects, promises a low-cost solution to waste management and disposal. It is very important that alternative technologies are carefully evaluated on their merit.
Government needs to hand-hold small businesses through the initial transition to the GST regime.
India-US move forward on defence, but there are disturbing signals on the economic relationship.
The Election Commission announced the programme for the election to fill the office of the president.
But the presidential contest invokes a hollowed-out caste identity, distanced from its ground realities.
India needs to legally reclassify hate crimes as acts of terror.
Love will find a way even in communally sensitive Bijnor, where the Hindu Jagran Manch is up in arms about a young couple who recently decided to get married.
The symbolism of Prime Minister Modi embracing Donald Trump is matched by the substantive direction of the India-US relationship, on terrorism, Pakistan as well as the economy.
The crown prince’s appointment comes at a time when the kingdom is mired in number of crises like drop in oil price, the Arab Spring, war in Yemen and more recent crisis with Iran and Qatar.
There are no wars to be won through poetry, no great intentions behind a poem's composition and it is more of a compulsion for self-motivated souls than a mere hobby, says Kiriti Sengupta, a gifted Indian poet, who has more than 17 books of poetry to his credit.