Is the Congress now entering a time when it will not be dominated by the Gandhi family? Is the period of the family's domination of the party – as Narasimha Rao had predicted in 1998 – coming to a close?
What’s most important is we learn from our many experiences of battling for change, and bring those learnings to bear on the work we will need to do in the next 25 years to make it to the horizon we wish to reach
A consumption tax based on concrete aspects of sustainability, and its local devolution, would create the right incentives for a scientific analysis of garbage and the logistics of its disposal.
Market based economic dispatch system may help governments to save revenue, but Centre needs to bring states on board
Abdul Khaliq writes: It was a meeting of unequals and an example of propitiation of the oppressor who calls the shots. But these luminaries should know that appeasement never works
Tavleen Singh writes: India’s journey as a modern nation state has been damaged by our inability to end extreme poverty and by other economic and social failures. But through it all, if there has been one thing that we can be rightly proud of, it is our democracy.
Khalid Anis Ansari writes: While Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany were the inspirations for RSS-BJP ideological ancestors, Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore, a development State with no Opposition and significant un-freedoms, seems to be an aspiration for the New India project.
Arun Janardhanan writes: Was Raja’s speech indicative of a broader scheme, or was it merely political posturing in a polarised polity? After all, why would a ruling party leader discuss an idea that borders on separatism?
Leher Kala writes: At this depressing time of beheadings, war and mass shootings, we could all do with a little levity.
Narendra Taneja writes: India’s PM spoke on behalf of energy-poor, from Lima to Hanoi to Nairobi. Powerful platforms like the G-20 and the BRICS need to focus more on energy access, poverty and security
In the visuals of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s wedding to Gurpreet Kaur on Thursday, there was a sense of heavily-painted curtains parting to offer a heartening glimpse of normal life backstage.
Kinjal Sampat and Arun Singh write: For every day that a payment is delayed for credit-starved MSMEs, there is an erosion of value. If this issue is not addressed now, it will only add to the burden on these firms
Narendra Modi writes: Even when he was not the prime minister of Japan between 2007 and 2012, and more recently after 2020, our personal bond remained as strong as ever.
The installation of the Bhajan Lal government by the Haryana governor and the alleged misuse of government machinery to bolster the Congress-I candidate Zail Singh’s campaign rocked both Houses of Parliament.
Nirupama Subramanian writes: Shinzo Abe was driven by the mission to help Japan find its true identity, and return it to its pre-World War II status, which he said was not to revive Japanese militarism
Menaka Guruswamy writes: There is a legal and constitutional framework for when a party splinters and rival factions assert themselves as the recognised political party, which is likely to come into play in the battle between Uddhav Thackery and Eknath Shinde
Abe will be recalled for his bold leadership that actively sought to shake Japan out of its post-War political passivity and turn it into a “normal nation” ready to pursue its national interests unapologetically and reclaim regional leadership.
Bengalis are congenital social scientists and cricket lovers. The two streaks blended to make Sourav a veritable signifier of all that ails us and all that keeps us afloat
Opposition parties will press for the introduction of an anti-defection bill during the forthcoming monsoon session of the Lok Sabha. At a meeting of representatives of nine opposition parties, it was agreed that there would be proper floor coordination of opposition parties in the Lok Sabha.
Amarjeet Sinha writes: The time has come to enforce minimum wages. Master Plans must factor in the housing and welfare needs of the working class.
Shamsul Islam writes: For the Supreme Court, constitutional issues should not be confused with minority issues.
For the entire first quarter, the deficit was more than double the level observed last year, and many analysts are now expecting the current account deficit to widen beyond 3 per cent of GDP this year.
Till the end, Boris Johnson tried to cling to power and office, insisting on staying on as caretaker PM, defying the clamour within the party and Parliament that he should make an immediate exit.
Whether cops have matched or missed the pulse of today’s youth, will be revealed by the sales figures, but the attempt to reach out is laudable.
Twenty-one more members of the opposition were suspended by the Bihar Assembly for four days and later carried out of the House one by one. This was in pursuance of the order of the Speaker, Radhanandan Jha, to the marshal following a second day of the uproar over the Monghyr killings.
The crisis in the SP goes well beyond organisational issues and it will need to be addressed more fundamentally
Ashima Goyal writes: India has achieved higher growth and lower inflation than most countries in these difficult times. It is dangerous to apply textbook economic theory based on perfect markets without taking contexts into consideration
Tarun Majumdar’s films tapped into the everyday yearnings of people in Bengal. But his craft slipped in the 1980s
G N Devy writes: Bajrang Dal’s disruption of the performance of a play in Shivamogga cuts short the journey of a story — transcending a span of a millennium, a distance of several continents
Head coach Rahul Dravid has pointed out that India have been unable to maintain their intensity and fitness levels over the five days of these three Test reversals.