Just say moo

Because, let’s face it, some hostels have it easier

Whose foreign policy?

Impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump may or may not unseat him. But they send out disturbing signals

RBI’s choice

Monetary Policy Committee must address growth slowdown even as inflation rises. It should frontload rate cuts in December

Nehru’s Chanakya

India’s first PM was his own vocal critic. That served democracy well, and is something leaders today can emulate

Letting in light

Supreme Court does well to open CJI office to RTI. But transition to greater judicial transarency won’t be easy

Failure to launch

Andhra CM Jagan Reddy needs a governance vision that goes beyond undoing Chandrababu Naidu’s work in office

Winning & losing

In Maharashtra, BJP’s ally trouble carries a lesson and a warning.

A deeper dark

Industrial production contracts again, another pointer that the slowdown is unlikely to reverse on its own, or quickly.

November 13, 1979, Forty Years Ago: Akali Unity

The Janata Party President Chandra Shekhar forecast that the coalition caretaker government would break before the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

Lost in the labyrinth

A vandal has been hiding ‘liberal’ books in a US library. The crime may have a silver lining.

Treat the disease

Helping those with paedophilic tendencies before they harm children is a welcome and necessary move.

The Seshan effect

How he transformed the EC is a lesson for those at the helm of watchdog institutions, more relevant now than ever.

November 12, 1979, Forty Years Ago: Charan vs RSS

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief, Balasaheb Deoras, attacked the critics of dual membership and said this bogey had been raised by some persons with vested interests who wanted to destroy the party.

Slipping down

Moody’s downgrade is a wake-up call: A government with a strong political mandate must press the pedal on reforms.

Pilgrim’s progress

Kartarpur corridor brings a moment of transcendence in a fraught India-Pak relationship. It must be built upon.

Stubble resistance

Persuading farmers to give up stubble burning requires reaching out to them on multiple fronts, not just with cash incentives.

November 11, 1979, Forty Years Ago: Food Reserves

This is the front page of The Indian Express published on November 11, 1979.

India, a temple, and a mosque

All parties must respect, abide by SC verdict on Ayodhya. BJP, in power, has an added responsibility: Make it about future, not past.

The mighty state

It needs to hound and victimise a writer to feel strong and decisive

Let Mona Lisa be

She continues to trigger conversation, and disagreement, five centuries later