TN Srinivasan’s work will continue to enrich the discipline of economics

Current forms of urban politics construct a new aam aadmi

Raja Mandala: New ripples in Andaman Sea

India slips in global RTI ratings. But is the ranking system flawed?

Talking to Taliban
Shadows on the field

Cricket needs to look at itself honestly in the mirror, shine the light on its blind spots

Talking to Taliban
Moon, made in China

A ‘celestial’ body with Chinese characteristics will shine over Chengdu by 2020. It’ll be the city that never sleeps

Talking to Taliban
Small bang theory

Supreme Court’s time limit on firecrackers is welcome. But the problem calls for sustained action, wider ownership

Forty Years Ago, October 24, 1978: West Asia talks

The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty is likely to be initialled under strong pressure from the US.

Recycle and build

A proactive effort from municipalities and citizens towards recycling of construction and demolition waste will go a long way in curbing pollution.

sabarimala protest, women not allowed to enter hill shrine in kerala
The Party vs society

CPM’s handling of Sabarimala issue indicates its antagonism to religion, tradition.

Forty Years Ago: October 23, 1978

Indira campaign Indira Gandhi made her first major speech of the election campaign in Chikmagalur, not only defending herself in familiar terms against the charge of Emergency excesses but also attacking the Janata Party government. Addressing a modest gathering for nearly 75 minutes, Mrs Gandhi joined issue with the Centre on its China policy, gold […]

Elgaar Parishad Case: Top Maoist leaders concerned about evidence seized from activists, claims Pune police
The law will not hold

Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) is susceptible to heavy police misuse. It must be repealed.

An agenda for energy

India needs to bring structural changes, reset targets, influence global policy and choices.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy, Indian Time, IST, scientists, Indian scientists, CSIR-NPL, express editorial
Translator and writer

Anthea Bell infused her work with an effervescence that enhanced the writer’s voice while making space for her own.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy, Indian Time, IST, scientists, Indian scientists, CSIR-NPL, express editorial
They too

Women are speaking up. Now institutions must listen and respond.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy, Indian Time, IST, scientists, Indian scientists, CSIR-NPL, express editorial

Its past record shows that it is incapable of resolving its own problems. The Supreme Court should step in.

From Akbar to Ayyappa

Reactions to both the #MeToo movement and the Sabarimala verdict signify profound contempt for — or fear of — the female body.

Turkish sources say the authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi's murder inside the consulate but have not released it.
Raja Mandala: The great Sunni divide

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder bares the sharp differences between Saudi Arabia and Turkey. US has its work cut out in resolving the conflict.

Failing the girl students

The Supaul incident highlights the decline of the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya — an education scheme that has waited in vain for a long-term policy to guide its progress.

Pakistan govt approves Rs 1,700 crore bailout package to keep PIA afloat
View from the neighbourhood: Citizenship vs rights

Sarah Hyder, an International relations and law researcher, argues in Dawn that granting them citizenship “will not solve the problems of refugees”.

In Good Faith: To believe, or not to believe

No belief system is worth veering to the extremes for. The political history of countries like Russia and Saudi Arabia bears testimony.

NPR journalist accuses MJ Akbar of rape
Just Say Sorry

Offence is not always the best form of defence.

Forty Years Ago: October 22, 1978

Pakistan’s Chief Martial Law Administrator and President, General Zia-ul-Haq, speaking at a news conference in Peshawar, dismissed a reported suggestion that visa between India and Pakistan be abolished.

A Moment Of Rupture

Women are speaking and they are angry. There’s a new language of dissent.