Sunday, Oct 02, 2022

INS Vikrant sets sail: Why it is key to India’s maritime strategy

September 3, 2022 9:09:37 am

Abhijit Singh writes: Despite rising costs and vulnerability, the aircraft carrier continues to be at the heart of India’s maritime strategy

How a chief minister and a mega star transformed Gujarat tourism

September 2, 2022 5:45:28 pm

The ‘Khushbu Gujarat Ki’ campaign, envisioned by Narendra Modi and starring Amitabh Bachchan, was the first of its kind

Mary Roy, my teacher: She taught me that men can be feminists too

September 2, 2022 5:52:41 pm

Kuriakose Saju writes: She won a landmark victory for the inheritance rights of women. She always spoke up for what she thought was right, and never backed down to societal pressure

What Kerala High Court needs to take on board: Marriage and its place in society are not unchanging

September 2, 2022 4:45:49 pm

Pooja Pillai writes: The idea of family has expanded to include live-in relationships and other kinds of arrangements, including non-romantic ones, that work better for the individuals concerned

On freebies: We are asking the wrong questions

September 2, 2022 9:01:55 am

Neha Shah and Atman Shah write: Measures that benefit the poor are questioned, without considering other wasteful expenses

More than any time in the past, we may be in for a high-order hegemonic contest in Asia

September 2, 2022 9:01:26 am

Raj Shukla writes: Enhance deterrence in the traditional and emerging domains and transit rapidly from a military focussed on India’s defence to one that is also sophisticated enough to sustain its rise


What the first quarter’s GDP numbers reveal: The new growth normal

September 2, 2022 9:01:09 am

Dharmakirti Joshi writes: Maintaining momentum next year could be more challenging, with global growth slowing and lagged impact of monetary tightening in economy

Twitter’s edit button: What social media really needs is a ‘pause’ option

September 1, 2022 9:08:26 pm

Aakash Joshi writes: By allowing people – even encouraging them — to rethink what they say, Twitter might help undo some of the damage it has caused. But if this self-interest, and social value, isn’t enough for Twitter to provide the service for free, there is another solution.


Savarkar, a bulbul and the misplaced metaphor

September 3, 2022 8:06:42 pm

Janaki Nair writes: If we accept that the hero of the Hindu Right riding the bulbul is a misunderstood metaphor, is the rest of the piece, which dwells at length on the miseries and torture that Savarkar experienced, also mere exaggeration?

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On CEO Shantanu Deshpande’s advice to young workers: Know your audience, Mr Deshpande

September 1, 2022 7:10:49 pm

You are not speaking to Gen X or older millennials who are willing to give up their best years to climb up the corporate ladder. This is the era of later millennials and Gen Z


Supertech demolition and the Noida problem

September 2, 2022 8:59:00 am

Fahad Zuberi writes: Urban plans can be made implementable only when they are flexible enough to let a city grow around emerging markets. The solution is not more government control, but less


Electricity Amendment Bill 2022: A mixed bag

September 1, 2022 9:38:39 am

Somit Dasgupta writes: Concerns of states on some provisions of the new Electricity Bill are justified. But the legislation proposes welcome correctives to longstanding problems of the power sector.

CAG report reveals the abysmal state of heritage conservation

September 1, 2022 2:02:06 pm

Nayanjot Lahiri writes: Despite all the public talk of the importance of conserving our national heritage, the budget of the ASI, the primary institutional guardian of monuments, in 2021-22 has been reduced by more than Rs 200 cr.

India’s long road to Olympics 2024

September 1, 2022 9:39:31 am

Shivani Naik writes: Commonwealth Games successes are merely halfway markers to the big event, the Olympic Games

Death of Mikhail Gorbachev: It is too early to judge Gorbachev’s political legacy

August 31, 2022 8:44:55 pm

His abandonment of communist ethos meant that he lost the credibility to address new progressive thinking radicals around the world

Death of Mikhail Gorbachev: The leader the nation was unprepared to follow

September 1, 2022 9:40:00 am

MK Bhadrakumar writes: While Gorbachev had a realistic assessment of Soviet society based on its history, mores and capacities, he failed to elicit in his people a wish to walk alongside him


Faizan Mustafa writes: Let Ganpati come to Idgah maidan, helped by Muslims

September 1, 2022 9:42:15 am

Faizan Mustafa writes: A Muslim initiative to permit pooja at the maidan in Bengaluru would have been a fitting reply to those who want to take political advantage of people’s religious sentiments. Inter-religious disputes are best resolved by the faith communities themselves.

‘Dobaaraa’ does not feel like an Anurag Kashyap film. And that is good

August 31, 2022 5:31:44 pm

Like its self-aware protagonist, played by Taapsee Pannu, the film knows what it is not and does not try to be more

Economist Abhijit Sen believed in power of policy to achieve growth, and alleviate poverty

August 31, 2022 8:40:44 am

Himanshu writes: Abhijit Sen had much more to contribute, especially during the current period when his wisdom is needed to make sense of what is happening to poverty, inequality, employment, and state finance

Mary Kom writes: The Joy of A Podium Finish

August 31, 2022 8:49:36 am

Mary Kom writes: “By the time India turns 100, I want more and more young women, and men, from this country to have that amazing feeling”


On Pegasus, Supreme Court panel failed its mandate, missed an opportunity

August 31, 2022 8:39:44 am

Yashovardhan Azad and Anand Venkatnarayanan write: Technical committee did not probe origin and nature of the malware found on phones, and meekly accepted government’s non-cooperation.

Minding the language of justice: Justice Chandrachud’s comment on simplicity in court couldn’t have come sooner

September 2, 2022 9:00:13 am

Tahir Mahmood writes: Some learned judges of the country’s higher courts have innovated a new style of writing judgments that lawyers and litigants hardly understand

Supreme Court’s modern family: Society needs to catch up with court

August 30, 2022 5:54:26 pm

In a recent order Supreme Court affirmed that ‘domestic, unmarried partnerships or queer relationships’ are as deserving of legal protection and benefits as traditional families


As Gautam Adani becomes the world’s third richest person, a look at the Adani Group’s rise and spread

August 31, 2022 3:40:46 pm

Harish Damodaran writes: The Adani case is interesting, both for the sheer breadth of industries it operates in and how fast this group — unlike the venerable “salt-to-software” Tata conglomerate — has grown.

Shamika Ravi, Mudit Kapoor write: Freebies’ distortionary effects on economy must also be accounted for

August 30, 2022 9:12:53 am

Shamika Ravi, Mudit Kapoor write: Effects on the overall economy would lower growth and productivity and jobs – and hence reduce individual capacity.