Rajya Sabha passing the right to education bill is a revolutionary step towards inclusive education….
The legal philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham produced The Theory of Legislation in the first half of the 19th century. It propounded the great principle of utility…
Mayawati over-reached by criminalising Joshis disgusting speech….
Gangubai Hanagal took Hindustani music to new places while remaining a keen critic
The lead editorial in the latest issue of CPM mouthpiece Peoples Democracy focussed on the recently held G-8 summit and argues that all the apprehensions that the Left have been voicing regarding…
As the American military surge in Afghanistan puts the Taliban on the defensive,Washington has explained the linkage between the short term and the long in the Obama administrations Af-Pak strategy.
Deducing anything about India from the publicity arranged for a reality show called Sach ka Saamna is probably a bad idea.
Some encouraging signs have been visible recently of the power ministry taking steps towards creating a market for the besieged power sector.
Shekhar Guptas Babuji dheere chalna has rightly captured the Indian slowness syndrome. However,the roots of this malady…
Our generation,mercifully,has little sense of what it means to philosophise as if the very existence of civilisation depended on it.
President Obama was right to give his recent address in Ghana,highlighting an African success story rather than casting his speech against…
Boy,are there differences in perception between India and the US. Sunday morning,we saw Hillary Clinton on Indian news channels wreathed…
Some may wonder: Could there be a bad picture of Halle Berry or George Clooney? Just visit Wikipedia. There youll find a fuzzy shot of Berry from the mid-1980s…
Yes we are global ma’am,well almost. Maybe not fully the way they told you so,but we are.
It used to be pesky salesmen on the phone but now they are pestering you at lunch.
The de-linking of terror from bilateral talks with Pakistan is shocking. One wonders if the UPA has just made a Himalayan political…
In doing the capitals political circuit today,Hillary Clinton enjoys a big advantage that none of her predecessors at the US state department have had.
For several decades now,population and family planning programmes have attempted to bring about harmony between population growth and sustainable development.
My column last week (An ideal village,an inspiring leader) about how one idealistic and determined grassroots leader….
India will not talk to Pakistan as long as its government continues to nurture and shield those who attack India….
Karl Marx called it commodity fetishismtreating people as if they are commodities to be bought and sold….
Pakistan hails the joint statement as its victory because resumption of dialogue is not specifically linked to terrorism and Mumbai 26/11 attacks….
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azads lighthearted remark on World Population Day that TV was the best birth control device….
Whether it is global trade,climate change,or nuclear non-proliferation,our mandarins and talking heads think glory lies in imagining pressure and standing up against it.
The role of Indian soldiers in building political stability in Europe,the Indian Ocean region and the Far East has been significant….