Sunday, Dec 04, 2022

Arvind Kejriwal is framing a Hindu identity that is not anti-minority — so far

October 29, 2022 8:27:09 pm

Neerja Chowdhury writes: Asking for pictures of Lakshmi and Ganesh on currency notes is part of AAP’s strategy to upstage the BJP

Dear Elon Musk, five reasons why you can’t run Twitter like Tesla or SpaceX

October 28, 2022 4:45:31 pm

As you put yourself in position to manage the trajectory of public conversation, debate and disagreement, don’t just be a CEO

Killing of Kashmiri Pandits: Reviving composite culture is the best way to defeat terrorists

October 28, 2022 10:29:07 am

While the iron-fisted policy of the Centre has brought the number of militant attacks on the security forces down, it has not made any difference to Kashmiri Pandits, who again became soft targets

An income tax lesson for GST

October 28, 2022 8:45:25 am

Rajesh M Kayal writes: Faceless regime for direct taxes has delivered benefits. GST’s drawback is that it remains face-to-face

Mission LiFE: India’s action plan for the world to shun mindless consumerism

October 28, 2022 8:44:36 am

Bhupender Yadav writes: It believes in the individual’s capacity to change the world. It is the mantra to reverse historical and cultural wrongs wreaked upon the environment. Mission LiFE is the call to action for citizens and governments to save the planet

Why we need to focus on nutrition, not hunger

October 28, 2022 8:43:11 am

Shailaja Chandra writes: The sensational use of the word hunger is abhorrent given the facts. But there is no denying that in India, nutrition, particularly child nutrition, continues to be problematic. Unlike the GHI, the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) does a good job of providing comparative state-level data including the main pointers that determine health and nutrition


What a look at academic books available in India reveals about the translation and language debate

October 28, 2022 8:37:35 am

Hriday Kant Dewan writes: Volume, variety, nature of books in English for any discipline are many times more than those in Hindi or any other Indian language


What a Dalit president brings to Congress

October 28, 2022 9:45:34 pm

Badri Narayan writes: A strong organisation is needed to translate Mallikarjun Kharge’s election to votes. Social media politics and events-based mobilisations may multiply the impact of any political act but to maximise the outcome, there is no alternative to having a strong organisation at the grass roots.

India’s first woman cricket captain writes: I know the difference pay parity can make

October 29, 2022 8:34:32 am

Shantha Rangaswamy says: BCCI giving equal match fees to men and women is a positive step — hopefully, the first of many

Ashutosh writes: This is not the Arvind Kejriwal I knew

October 31, 2022 4:15:34 pm

By taking the Lakshmi-Ganesh route to power, Arvind Kejriwal has betrayed the promise and hope the AAP once held out

Promise of marriage, Tinder and rape: How the law may be punishing innocent men and patronising women

October 31, 2022 9:17:49 am

Linking the legitimacy of sexual intercourse between consenting adults to their future marriage may have outlived its utility in the wake of the growing sexual liberation of young Indians

With the Surrogacy Act, the judiciary has the chance to expand scope of reproductive rights

October 27, 2022 9:18:41 am

The Surrogacy Act and the Assisted Reproduction Technology Act miss out on addressing some crucial aspects. The SC and Delhi HC now have the opportunity to assess the Acts through the framework of reproductive rights and justice, and extend recent constitutional jurisprudence on the right to privacy, reproductive autonomy, and recognition of non-traditional families

The climate crisis and the urgent need for global cooperation

October 27, 2022 9:17:30 am

Ugo Astuto writes: Climate action has become a central feature of the strategic partnership between the EU and India, for a green and a resilient future. But we need to do more. We must demonstrate success through actual and effective implementation.

The architect and the construction worker

October 27, 2022 9:16:26 am

Fahad Zuberi writes: Architects must do more to ensure safety, welfare of construction workers. They cannot pass the buck in the name of contract or scope of work


Pakistan’s exit from FATF Grey List and India’s challenge

October 28, 2022 6:05:35 am

Ramanathan Kumar writes: Under the circumstances, India will have to continue mustering all available instruments and options to deny Pakistan operating space to wield the jihadi weapon, till such time as there is convincing evidence of a consensus among the generals in Rawalpindi that the weapon has outlived its utility and needs to be renounced once and for all.

Why states should utilise fiscal room to ramp up capital spending

October 27, 2022 9:14:46 am

With the global economic environment taking a turn for the worse, with demand slowing down in advanced economies and continued aggressive monetary tightening by central banks, how effectively states ramp up their spending will have a critical bearing on the pace the Indian economy grows at in the second half of the year

What is worth more, art or life? — is not the question

October 26, 2022 4:54:58 pm

“Art-or-life” is a choice we shouldn’t have to make. Ironically, if we pay heed to climate change activists, like the ones who threw a can of tomato soup on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, we won’t have to in the future

India@75, Looking@100 | A teacher writes: From my origin story to my students’ sequels, a reason to hope

October 26, 2022 9:07:36 am

With each new batch of students, the potential for new ideas is explosive


A reign with no reins: China of, by and for Xi Jinping

October 29, 2022 3:51:57 pm

Xi Jinping is putting in place ideological, constitutional and coercive instruments that will keep him in power for the foreseeable future. India will have to deal with him from a long-term perspective

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s first job: Develop a political persona, steady the ship

October 26, 2022 9:06:47 am

It is a matter of pride that a person with ancestral roots in India is now the prime minister of the UK . But he will be no more Indian than Barack Obama was Kenyan


Rishi Sunak, the accidental prime minister of a nation in chaos

October 26, 2022 6:20:43 pm

It took an economic meltdown, two prime ministerial resignations, lack of an electoral mandate, and severe economic privilege on Sunak’s part for multiculturalism to succeed

Mallikarjun Kharge can succeed only if he builds a broad social coalition

October 25, 2022 10:03:32 am

Kharge comes to the top job with many qualifications, yet he can aspire to be a moderate success only if he builds a broad social coalition within the party that looks at cultural, political and electoral questions independently, and harmonises them to fight the BJP.

Andheri East bypoll: The battle for Mumbai

October 25, 2022 10:05:44 am

Andheri East bypoll is a rehearsal for BMC elections, exposing much about Mumbaikar politics. The welfare of Mumbaikars, though, figured nowhere in these calculations made by parties


How the new edict about switching the medium of instruction will make teaching more complicated

October 26, 2022 12:32:09 pm

Medical translation involves understanding nuances of language and intricacies of super speciality fields. A hasty political decision could do more harm than good


Oil and the dollar: India’s twin challenges

October 25, 2022 10:02:49 am

Policymakers have little control over the dollar and crude oil. It is impossible to take a call on how these prices will move