Sunday, Oct 02, 2022

The courtier’s rebellion

Tavleen Singh writes: If the Congress Party could not defeat the BJP in Uttar Pradesh after fantastical untruths, ineptitude, and communal polarization, it was proof that the Dynasty had lost its magical allure.


Neglect duty, start controversy

P Chidambaram writes: The FM’s claim that there is hatred toward Hindi or that people who learn Hindi are mocked at or abused was never true and is not true now.


Moonlighting when the sun shines

Since contradiction is encoded in human DNA, what was considered subversive and unethical just five years ago is now verging on mainstream approval.


The need to listen to those we disagree with

Perhaps there is a lesson to be learnt from past leaders who have been successful in winning political power and ushering in democratic regimes.


Are you married? And other probing questions

One can only imagine why not-so-privileged young girls try to terminate their pregnancies with unscientific DIY methods because they could not find a doctor who could end their suffering with a simple procedure just because they are unmarried


The curious case of Manish,Vanish and ICICI: Or,why we need more competition in banking

October 9, 2009 4:58:46 pm

ICICI has a Do Not Call registry too. But that applies to tele-marketing alone. We clearly have a grey area in the law.


The Nobelity of 2009

October 9, 2009 2:37:11 am

Each year this time,the Nobel prize announcements capture news headlines bringing the world of science to public attention.


An ounce of prevention

October 9, 2009 2:33:54 am

The unusual floods in the Krishna and Tungabhadra basins bring out the frailty of man vs nature and man in society.


Enlarge it first

October 9, 2009 2:30:45 am

I am not in full agreement with Ashwani Kumar’s article ‘Make NREGA new’. NREGA suffers from bureaucratic control…


Reign of terror

October 9, 2009 2:21:51 am
By: RK Vij

The inhumane and merciless murder of Inspector Francis Induwar of Jharkhand Police,by those claiming to operate hefty schemes like…


‘I condemn the beheading… but we have to see it in the background of state violence’

October 9, 2009 2:18:59 am

Chhattisgarh-based doctor BINAYAK SEN was arrested in May 2007 for his alleged links with Naxalites. Following a public campaign for his release,he was granted bail by the Supreme Court in May 2009.


At the mercy of the state

October 9, 2009 2:15:32 am

The home minister recently said that he would consider afresh the cases of 28 convicts awaiting the death sentence,whose mercy petitions have been lying with the president for years.


The Madrasa Board controversy

October 9, 2009 2:11:14 am

There has been much apprehension about the proposed Central Madrasa Board (meant to introduce a touch of modernism in these institutions for religious education).


The liberal paradox

October 8, 2009 3:30:47 am

There is an abiding paradox in Indo-US relations that calls for deeper reflection. From India’s point of view,those whom we think of as liberals…


Make NREGA new

October 8, 2009 3:22:55 am

Much of the public imagination on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been focussed on stories of corruption and conspiracy theories…


To what end?

October 8, 2009 3:14:48 am

Apropos Jaithirth Rao’s article,I want to make sure I understand. The unique ID project is a plan that does not actually have a purpose?


Operation Green Hunt and its challenges

October 8, 2009 3:06:56 am

As the Central and state governments initiate a major campaign — Operation Green Hunt — against the Naxalite movement,two challenges stand out.


View from the RIGHT

October 8, 2009 3:02:08 am

A news item titled “Don’t copy the West: Mohan Bhagwat” in the latest issue of the Organiser says: “Addressing his maiden Vijayadashami speech…


Cricket without cheat codes

October 8, 2009 3:00:34 am

This time,it was different. This time,they had to fight for it. Over the last eight years,Australia had blown Pakistan away for 132 at Lord’s…


Lost in comparison

October 7, 2009 2:24:05 am

The Human Development Report (HDR) for 2009 (with data till 2007) has been published. Too often,there is fixation with India’s rank…


Rebel reasons

October 7, 2009 2:21:30 am

Sunil Deshmukh,Sushil Kumar Indora,Laxman Jagtap,Sampat Singh,Tukaram Gadakh,Pradeep Jaiswal. The list seems endless.


Do protest

October 7, 2009 2:16:02 am

The editorial ‘Wake up Mumbai’ about hooliganism in Mumbai perpetrated by politicians,and the need to protest against such,is welcome.


Steering our own path

October 7, 2009 1:57:53 am

In a recent speech in London,President Asif Ali Zardari stated that a solution for Afghanistan lay with regional actors.


The Great Game Folio

October 7, 2009 1:52:18 am

A curious little storm made its way through Pakistan recently without much notice in India. It was about an alleged decision by Islamabad to let India move goods to Afghanistan through its territory.


View from the LEFT

October 7, 2009 1:44:55 am

CPM mouthpiece People’s Democracy splashed out on the Chinese revolution’s 60th anniversary. What stands out,however…


Technology is the easy part

October 6, 2009 1:56:42 am

What history tells us about the slow and cumbersome adoption of new energy systems….


How the pictures got smaller

October 6, 2009 1:54:18 am

Yesterday’s movie stars have moved to reality TV


Cities of difference

October 6, 2009 1:47:35 am

Slums are hives of small-scale industry,and pushing poor people to the peripheries is a bad idea


Lessons for Left

October 6, 2009 1:43:59 am

Communism has never owed loyalty to anything other than its ideology. To communists,pure nationalism has been an anathema….


Peeling the onion

October 6, 2009 1:40:59 am

Mumbai has not,thankfully,totally swallowed Bombay