Sandeep Dwivedi writes: That world of chess boards made from cloth, hand-carved ivory pieces, paan-chewing players and their hookah gurgling opponents has no resemblance to the present-day chess ecosystem of sophisticated supercomputers that serve as “seconds” to both ethical and unethical players.
The public flogging sends many messages and all of them are disturbing. The most important of these messages is that too many Indians seem unaware that the foundational pillar of democracy is the rule of law.
When the UPA demitted office, at the end of 2013-14 the CAD had been brought down to 1.7%, CPI inflation had been contained at 9.4% (which declined furtherto 5.9% in 2014-15), foreign exchange reserves had increased by $15.5 billion and the exchange rate was Rs 58.4. That is a slice of history for those who want to read history
Recent remarks by General Manoj Pandey on redistribution of Gorkha vacancies to other army units could have been avoided
Deepak Nirula, who died this week, was a pioneer in the fast food industry. Nirula’s is a brand that gave people choices when they didn’t have many
Prashant K Trivedi writes: There is an excellent opportunity before the Supreme Court and the Government of India to decolonise the understanding of caste
There is only so much room to modernise and reinvent a character rooted in the imperialism and sexism of the 1950s
A fiscal council can help the government streamline disbursement of freebies
Ram Madhav writes: There is a vested interest in creating the narrative of ‘minorities in danger’ and besmirching the image of BJP and RSS. Newly emerging Muslim leadership should reject this cacophony and seize an opportunity that is being offered
Sunny Jose writes: The coast is more than a mere dwelling place for the fisherfolk. It is as much a lived space as well as an occupational space. The state government should not dismiss their concerns
India’s problem is not jobs but wages. Wages will not rise without balanced targeting of policy-induced price distortions. State governments must restore policy balance by combining targeting poor people with transforming poor places
Nimai M Mehta writes: Rapidly changing demographics and socialisation of alcohol consumption in India requires that each of us take seriously the wider impact of our drinking
Twenty-five years after the single-screen theatre was abandoned, the popular film is not willing to let go of the memory of the less sanitised, less exclusive experience. What had become undesirable is now being missed — only too late perhaps
India is a country capable of making independent foreign policy decisions. Why must it sacrifice its interests for somebody else’s?
Anastasia Piliavsky’s article exhorting Indians to support Ukraine and the West presents a biased picture. Russia’s position is a response to the aggressive moves by the US, NATO.
The fact is that KCR, unlike the DMK in Tamil Nadu or the Left in Kerala, has no story to tell. The TRS also has no access to the political legacies of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh – the national movement, peasant struggles – which could have provided the party with the cultural resources to battle Hindutva
Raja Menon writes: The Ukraine conflict reshapes battlefield, challenges understanding of victory and defeat.
Poornima Varma writes: Unreliable rice export policy and precarity of production among other factors, will have long-term impact
Provision of breakfast in government schools is part of a decades-long vision in the state to ensure holistic education
Girish Kuber writes: Both rallies underlined the same point — the political narrative revolves around one party: The BJP
The ECI must not lose sight of its broader remit to enforce rules of the game. It must remain monitor, not become player
The foundational frameworks iconically represented by Madison, Mao, Maududi and Mandela are floundering.
Sameena Dalwai and Asmita Singh write: Ultimately, the issue pertains to citizenship. Are women citizens of India? Or are we waiting to be enrolled?
Making financial disclosures a part of the Model Code of Conduct may eventually put the onus of assessment of proformas submitted by political parties on the poll watchdog. Does the Election Commission want to extend itself thus?
The principles of victory of dharma over adharma, truth over falsehood, and humanity over the demonic are fundamental to our culture