Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

Soumya Kanti Ghosh writes: Rupee will bounce back strongly

September 26, 2022 8:40:17 am

The Indian currency has weakened because the dollar has strengthened, not because economic fundamentals have worsened


How to fix India’s broken police forces, CBI and IB

September 26, 2022 2:10:29 pm

Prakash Singh writes: The future of India is linked to police reforms. If the country is to progress and emerge as a great power, there is no alternative to radical reforms in the police

Gorkhas as Agniveers: Politics threatens to hurt regional security

September 23, 2022 4:07:48 pm

Arun Sahni writes: Apprehension over the Agnipath scheme in Nepal is political, needs to be addressed by Indian government

Humayun Khan (1932-2022), the man who stood for India-Pakistan dosti

September 29, 2022 8:30:06 am

Amitabh Mattoo writes: As High Commissioner to India and Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, he believed the two nations can resolve their issues if India has a larger heart and Pakistan develops more thoughtful head

Message from Moscow

September 23, 2022 9:28:23 am

M K Bhadrakumar writes: The obfuscations in the Western narrative — this is about aggression, national sovereignty, UN Charter, democracy versus authoritarianism, etc — are no longer sustainable.

Freeing the caged parrot

September 23, 2022 9:25:58 am

Vineet Narain writes: CBI,ED must be reformed if they are not to be used as instruments of intimidation, blackmail by governments

What ails Indian higher education: Government’s licence-permit raj

September 26, 2022 8:42:59 am

Sukanta Chaudhuri writes: The licence-permit raj has not fled the land but migrated to academia. Add to this the restrictions on free speech and writing (in the IITs, anything causing ’embarrassment’ vis-à-vis the government). Only the demented would expect freedom of teaching, research and publication in this degrading milieu

The cow and the city: How Maldharis challenge Gujarat’s ideas of urbanisation

September 23, 2022 9:00:09 am

Mona G Mehta writes: The Maldharis are not arguing that stray cattle are desirable on city roads. What they are bargaining for is a viable and empathetic solution to their livelihood predicament


Badri Narayan writes: Congress’s anti-RSS campaign undermines Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra

September 23, 2022 12:37:58 pm

Congress is trying to project Hindutva and RSS as being divisive. But those who understand the public psyche know that this perception is changing fast

How China can be held accountable

September 23, 2022 8:55:34 am

Upendra Baxi writes: China has escaped tough international censure over its human rights violations, including that of the Uyghur. But there is precedence in international jurisprudence that can make it see reason.

After Cyrus Mistry’s death, a look at the blind spots on India’s highways

September 21, 2022 8:11:10 pm

Traffic safety reform also needs to look at trucks taking up the wrong lanes, blind spots in cars and driver fatigue


Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: From Leicester to New Jersey, the diaspora is reflecting the divisions of Indian politics

September 24, 2022 7:47:00 am

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: A Vishwaguru wearing a robe of Hindutva cannot but export all the fault lines that come with it

Raju Srivastava breathed life and humour into the mundane

September 21, 2022 3:22:13 pm

Even though his jokes didn’t age well as a new crop of comedians came of age, he helped define a generation of comedy

Are women in business families in the background by choice? Perhaps not

September 22, 2022 8:56:56 am

Radha Goenka writes: While it might appear that most of these women voluntarily choose the back seat, it is often involuntary pressure that forces their decision, pressures that arise from their responsibilities, upbringing and societal expectations about the role they must play


Sriram Panchu writes: Are our liberties tied to retirement dates? Why the SC roster is key to justice

September 22, 2022 8:52:08 am

Sriram Panchu writes: It’s time attention was focused on the role of the Chief Justice of India as Master of the Roster – deciding which cases should be heard or not heard, deciding the numbers on the Bench, and crucially its composition, especially in momentous matters

A better world: India and the world are now more congenial to women and their success

September 21, 2022 8:30:04 am

Padma Desai writes: Young girls today are growing up in a different world. They have role models in every field they could aspire to

Christophe Jaffrelot writes: Weighing Quad against SCO

September 21, 2022 8:28:37 am

India may give up its strategic balancing of China and West if the Ukraine war weakens Russia and Moscow is unable to provide for its defence needs.

Tahir Mahmood writes | Reservation for Muslim, Christian SCs: Why a new commission when the old one was ignored

September 22, 2022 8:53:37 am

The BJP, when in Opposition, called the Ranganath Commission’s recommendations ‘anti-national’. The surprise move to set up another similar body defies comprehension

At Gyanvapi, the law feeds into BJP’s political imagination

September 21, 2022 8:29:21 am

Hilal Ahmed writes: It is important to remember that the Gyanvapi dispute is not going to recreate any new secular-communal type political binary. It will be accommodated as a part of the ruling party’s ongoing narrative.

How I escaped Ukraine: The ordeal of an Indian medical student

September 20, 2022 4:32:12 pm

The journey was terrifying, exhausting and testing. But for many students, the trauma continues with uncertainty over the future of their education

Why we need to build a framework for global digital governance

September 20, 2022 9:14:07 am

Mansi Kedia writes: India’s G20 presidency is a chance to address common challenges of regulating Big Tech

Can Indian universities and colleges take up the task of producing workers for the knowledge society?

September 20, 2022 9:13:09 am

Rohit Kansal and Dipankar Sengupta write: Higher education institutions are set to lead India’s transformation to a knowledge economy, but they need to restructure themselves into modern educational services providers to carry out mandate


With Russia’s declining influence, India needs a new strategy in Eurasia

September 21, 2022 8:58:33 am

Whether Delhi likes it or not, Russia is locked in an unwinnable war with the West, is increasingly beholden to China, and struggling to retain its traditional primacy in inner Asia

The downslide in federal relations

September 19, 2022 7:52:00 pm

The ongoing controversy over the Vedanta-Foxconn project as well as the mass defections in Goa seem like a throwback to the 1970s and 80s, when the Congress used to ignore constitutional and institutional propriety to further its political goals.


On reservations for Dalit Christians and Muslims, a question of government’s intent

September 21, 2022 8:30:45 am

Satish Deshpande writes: A fresh study on caste among Christians and Muslims is needed, but the existing evidence already shows that the Dalits among them suffer from the same kind of social discrimination as Hindu or Sikh Dalits