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Saturday, August 20, 2022

At 75, battles won and losing

Two foundational projects in India – national integration and commitment to democracy – have been weakening

What India@75 owes Rajiv Gandhi

From Panchayati Raj to youth empowerment and technology revolution, Rajiv Gandhi laid many foundations in his short tenure

University entrance tests cannot be Kaun Banega Crorepati

Vice-chancellors, teachers and students must come together, and say 'no' to the multiple choice question format and the CUET

Panch prans for a better India

PM Modi’s Independence Day speech outlined agenda for a radical transformation of society and nation

How Serena Williams dominated tennis and transformed it

She is the greatest tennis player of all time not just for how she played but because she inspired people of colour to enter what had been essentially a white sport

Border sense

May 13, 2009 12:10:12 am

As mammoth civilisational states,China and India have for long lived with imprecise borders. After they re-emerged as modern states during the last century….

Truth and reconciliation in Ayodhya

May 13, 2009 12:02:52 am

Kalyan Singh’s not the only actor in Babri Masjid’s long history of political collusion

The Af-Pak turnaround

May 12, 2009 11:59:04 pm

After stepping up the heat,the Obama administration assures Zardari and Karzai that it feels their pain

The countdown to counting

May 12, 2009 11:58:01 pm

Well,everybody’s doing it,so why don’t we? In the silly season of numerology,who has the numbers?

Heart of the matter

May 12, 2009 10:42:54 pm

Shekhar Gupta’s advice to the BJP to switch from its sectarian “Hindu Right” mode to a centre-right mode will be endorsed by everybody looking for a viable two-party….

And forgettable

May 12, 2009 10:09:31 pm

The reasons why it’s hard to develop a story round this campaign

The other Lankan war

May 12, 2009 9:57:15 pm

The LTTE is beaten. But will Colombo stop attacking its journalists?

Why Nepal will stay democratic

May 12, 2009 12:07:43 am

All the warring groups stand to gain more from democracy than any alternative

Can improved stoves improve health?

May 12, 2009 12:01:54 am

Indoor air pollution is a serious health threat. Across India,72.3 per cent of households use the traditional fuels of firewood.

Nowhere to hide

May 11, 2009 3:30:43 am

In tennis’s world order,Australia are clubbed with countries in the Asia zone,they refer to their home Slam as the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific.

More black money

May 11, 2009 12:50:10 am

Lately a lot of excitement has been created by a political party wanting to bring back Indian black money deposited in Swiss Banks.

When the Supreme Court rules

May 11, 2009 12:48:09 am

Illegal demands for dowry and cruelty against women are persistent evils in our country.

Kindling great expectations

May 11, 2009 12:46:20 am

How will e-readers change the way we read and write?

Two big parties,one big number

May 10, 2009 8:51:26 pm

One of these two parties has to go wrong on that fateful day.

Dynastic democracy is fashionable

May 10, 2009 3:32:26 am

When Priyanka Gandhi’s clothes became a major political story last week,I realised sadly that it was time for me to stop being a conscientious objector to dynastic democracy.

From tu-tu-main-main to tu and main

May 10, 2009 12:41:20 am

This election saw me perform a new task for my party’s campaign.

Brighter than a thousand netas

May 10, 2009 12:38:46 am

At Los Alamos,when the first atom bomb was tested,Robert Oppenheimer recited the verses from the Bhagavad Gita…

Election gimmicks

May 10, 2009 12:37:37 am

The low electoral turnout in Mumbai,41.24 per cent,was shameful.

Confusion confounded

May 10, 2009 12:35:33 am

There is a story behind the usually reserved Rahul Gandhi agreeing to hold an open press conference for the entire Delhi media last…

Not without Prachanda

May 9, 2009 11:03:47 pm

Nepal’s former Maoist PM Prachanda mismanaged his coalition from the start.

Forgetting something?

May 9, 2009 10:59:51 pm

Parties are silent about India’s fastest-growing group’s needs

My pseudo-elitist fantasy

May 9, 2009 1:40:45 am

Next Saturday,thanks to the people of India,TV news will be compelling viewing,even allowing for the anchor/panelist…

A fine balance

May 9, 2009 1:38:38 am

How long can India get away with a Middle East policy that pleases all?

Full-blown war

May 9, 2009 1:37:03 am

Over the current week,Pakistan’s military defensive going to do to appeared to merge seamlessly with Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi’s…

Now playing,Dilip Kumar at a theatre near you

May 8, 2009 1:22:53 pm

I spoke to a few tweens in my neighbourhood,and was shocked to know that their idea of “old classics” was films like DDLJ and KKHH.

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