Friday, Sep 30, 2022

In a patriarchal society, the question is: Does wearing hijab indicate free will?


Hindu-Muslim violence in the UK: Revisiting Leicester

The timing of and ambiguity around communal tensions that flared recently are a by-product of the convergence of geopolitical processes


How dreams of freedom are shattered for working women in small-town India

Neetha N. writes: Women moving from away from villages for economic and social mobility often end up without agency in urban areas. And with every incident of violence against them, there is a fresh wave of anxiety and fear in the minds of young women and their parents


Macroeconomic environment calls for flexible currency movement

The RBI seems to be in favour of using the FX reserves to gradually depreciate the rupee range in a lock-step manner, while the MPC is likely to increase the repo rate by 50 basis points in the September policy, with a terminal rate of around 6.25 per cent.


Retail therapy

April 20, 2009 12:49:10 am

Indian multinationals are now integrating India with global financial markets


The Prime Minister’s ersatz bravado

April 19, 2009 12:36:26 am

For a conscientious politician,honour is a greater adornment than power. He values honour more than the office he holds…..


Vote for governance

April 19, 2009 12:32:03 am

This week I meant to bring you tales of horror from India that is Bharat. Tales that urban hacks like me garner only when there is a general election…..



April 19, 2009 12:29:27 am

One more IPL. The WWF of cricket,except that it’s not fixed (hopefully). The equivalent of a soccer game reduced to five penalty kicks for each side….


His own script

April 19, 2009 12:28:29 am

Manmohan Singh addressed four press meets within a week,after the Congress election strategists decided that the prime ministerial candidate had to be more visible….


Politicians the problem,people the solution

April 19, 2009 12:27:07 am

The bell has sounded and the voters are voting. Now at last we can breathe a sigh of relief and think about wider issues. It is quite clear that politics….


The glorious certainties

April 18, 2009 10:24:01 pm

Four things you can be sure of in an election that is too uncertain to call


The labourer’s manifesto

April 18, 2009 10:21:58 pm

Most political parties woo labourers as voters but seldom think of them as a target for technological development and empowerment.


In case of attack

April 18, 2009 12:54:56 am

In his characteristically reticent manner,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh admitted on Friday that India had “not been very successful in warding off terrorist attacks…



April 18, 2009 12:52:31 am

Legal education in India is at a crossroads. The emergence of a new type of law graduate…


Groundhog evening & the Frequent Five

April 18, 2009 12:49:28 am

After weeks of election talk TV,last evening could have been fun.


Peace or desolation

April 18, 2009 12:48:29 am

The much-hyped Nizam-e-Adl Regulation 2009,better known as the “Swat Deal” and erroneously generalised as ‘Shariah…


Dead end

April 17, 2009 10:11:27 pm

Of the many things wrong with our electoral politics is the sacrifice of economic priorities for votes.


Pakistan & friends

April 17, 2009 10:09:59 pm

As donors meet in Tokyo,don’t expect too many stern conditions on Islamabad


Thai tug o’war

April 17, 2009 10:08:31 pm

Protesting in Thailand has become a seasonal affair. Demands remain unclear,the outcome shadowed,the damage immense.


All the prime minister’s men

April 17, 2009 12:28:48 am

For Jawaharlal Nehru the road to the first general elections,on which he was very keen…


West side story

April 17, 2009 12:27:21 am

The latest peace deal signed by Pakistani President Asif Zardari with Taliban,ceding control of the Swat valley…


Manifestos galore

April 17, 2009 12:25:56 am

Delhi-based Hindustan Express,in its editorial entitled ‘waadey hein,waadon ka kya’ (these are promises,what of promises?) on April 10 says…


Of shock and schlock

April 16, 2009 11:48:16 pm

Provocation can score important cultural points. But the Akshay-Twinkle act was a damp squib by any measure


A seat of her own

April 16, 2009 11:47:02 pm

Around the world,women are much less likely to participate in politics than men.


EC goes easy on Lalu

April 16, 2009 11:45:46 pm

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled “Why is EC silent on Lalu and his ilk?


Laws of origin

April 16, 2009 10:02:43 pm

• What an individual does is invariably tied to the environment that has nurtured him or her. Our actions are a function of how we connect to the world. Kasab’s mother may throw light on how and when things went wrong and her son was transformed into a terrorist,although one cannot be too sure about […]


Liquidity self-traps

April 16, 2009 9:59:59 pm

India’s growth story in the last 15 years has ridden on the back of the middle income group and the affluent.


If Mayawati were PM

April 16, 2009 9:58:31 pm

BSP’s founding strategy could limit her potential. But can she still surprise?


An Unconscionable Act

April 15, 2009 10:09:27 am

The news reports of the Supreme Court appointed SIT’s charges against a leading activist,Teesta Setalvad are truly disturbing.