Saturday, Oct 01, 2022

The RBI's playbook: Further interest rate hikes are expected, albeit more calibrated

The expected narrowing differential with US interest rates is one of the reasons the rupee is likely to remain volatile for some time. This will require the MPC to use specific instruments for targeting multiple objectives in order to achieve desired outcomes at minimum economic cost


Swachh Bharat 2.0: Moving forward together

Public-private partnerships are building on successes of the first phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission and setting more ambitious goals for the next phase


Why MS Dhoni doesn't carry his phone and what we can learn from him

We are losing our ability to live in the present moment, amid the email checking, iPad viewing and smartphone-picture-taking


Let The Land Heal: Why minimising chemical farm input has become an urgent necessity

Pests and diseases have developed resistance to the existing pesticide applications, requiring stronger, more toxic responses every passing year. Thankfully, there are four interventions that will reduce farm chemical input usage by a third


Let the RSS chief and Muslims search for the middle ground

One meeting between Mohan Bhagwat and prominent Muslims cannot resolve issues that plague the two communities. But in an age of majoritarianism, the RSS chief is one person who can initiate and lead Hindutva’s perestroika


From MJ to Maniben

June 30, 2009 3:38:59 pm

We first watched MJ on videotape. It was the eighties,a one-channel,VCR India before satellites brought the entire world to the flat TV screen.


When will we end the budget hype?

June 30, 2009 1:42:17 pm

Annual budget-making exercises are characterised by hype and media and other attention.


Reading rains

June 30, 2009 4:22:38 am

If the met department swings from hope to despair,sounding uncertain about the monsoons,it greatly inconveniences farmers…


Don’t ban it,question it

June 30, 2009 4:14:52 am

With the burqa back in the news,only one thing can be safely stated: the garment intended to render Muslim women…


Waking the Higher Ed Elephant

June 30, 2009 4:07:49 am

The enormous significance of the Nehruvian vision for higher education in India is now coming home to us,as India earns…


The art of peace

June 30, 2009 3:40:52 am

History may have passed Marx by but not his guru Hegel. The Hegelian dialectic remains a powerful tool to explain societal change.


Questions for Mr Sibal

June 29, 2009 4:38:15 pm

There is considerable excitement at the prospect of reform initiated by the HRD Minister.


Trading across the Radcliffe and Durand lines

June 29, 2009 2:59:32 pm

Few in New Delhi might have noticed a memorandum of understanding signed by the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan during early May in Washington about regional trade and transit.


Educating our ministers

June 29, 2009 2:58:36 pm

‘It is also not practical to invite foreign universities here when our own universities are in bad shape.’


Make it simple

June 29, 2009 3:18:28 am

Kapil Sibal’s proposal to alter the structure of education through making…


Unfinished business

June 29, 2009 3:15:18 am

Inder Malhotra — that superb chronicler of old times,good and bad — has reminded us of the Internal Emergency of June….


Bangalore to Raisina

June 29, 2009 3:11:19 am

Nandan Nilekani’s appointment to head the Unique Identity Authority (UIDA) of India has been received positively….


Remember the Time?

June 28, 2009 4:02:08 pm

We’ve been hearing stories of Michael Jackson’s shady lifestyle for so long that we had almost forgotten what made him famous in the first place.


Get serious

June 28, 2009 2:21:27 am

We are back taking a gamble on the monsoon. Sixty-one years after independence,the rains matter….


First,free education from licence raj

June 28, 2009 2:15:55 am

The best thing that has happened to Indian education in recent times is for Kapil Sibal to be appointed Minister…


Securing his place

June 28, 2009 2:12:50 am

Mamata Bannerjee is not the only union minister who views Delhi as a stop over and not her main destination.


Why Nilekani needs a broader mandate

June 28, 2009 2:10:29 am

Dr Manmohan Singh’s government deserves kudos for appointing Nandan Nilekani as the head of a super-ambitious national…



June 27, 2009 3:38:25 pm

I woke up to this sad news. I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t believe it. It’s as if we are all having a bad dream. Why him and why so soon?


Who ate his homework?

June 27, 2009 5:23:55 am

The HRD ministry’s 100-day plan has provoked the academic community out of its stupor.


Duped by IPL

June 27, 2009 4:16:37 am

The IPL gave the Indian team a false sense of security,particularly at a time when they should have been preparing for the T20 world…


The audacity of pop

June 26, 2009 11:56:57 pm

Michael Jackson was the Barack Obama of pop music. Or perhaps it should be put the other way round….


Cop ethics

June 26, 2009 4:19:01 am

Most of the problems faced by governments,whether in the states or at the Centre…


Ruined by options

June 26, 2009 4:12:29 am

Though I believe in equity of opportunity for all,I do not think parity between students from different education…


Monsoon matters

June 26, 2009 4:11:46 am

Weather just isn’t what it used to be. Calcutta winters aren’t as sharp; Kashmir’s snowfall not as regular…


Remembering Emergency,34 years on

June 26, 2009 3:39:44 am

Americans of a certain age still remember what they were doing when John F. Kennedy was shot dead.