To reform education system, provide a level playing field, regardless of caste, sex, or income

Ambassador Marker helmed Pakistan’s embassies at a tough time in its history

Events of 1984 still scar the Punjab mindscape. A People’s Commission, Peace Memorial are needed

It’s time for signatories of Chemical Weapons Convention to re-affirm their commitment

The government has, at the same time, been sensible in leaving the door sufficiently open for negotiations.
Saturday school

Rajasthan proposes weekend sermons in schools. There are better ways to strengthen the moral fibre

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Terms of forgiveness

Individuals like Mariam Khatoon, Yashpal Saxena and Imam Rashidi show the way to a more humane society

The government has, at the same time, been sensible in leaving the door sufficiently open for negotiations.
Death in Munshiganj

Killing of well-known writer, Shahzahan Bachchu, is a grim portent in election year in Bangladesh.

The government has, at the same time, been sensible in leaving the door sufficiently open for negotiations.
The world’s game

Prepare to be riveted by a football World Cup that features a bevy of contenders, all at the peak of their powers

Simona Halep, Anthony Bourdain exemplify the complexity of ‘mental strength’
All Our Inner Battles

Simona Halep, Anthony Bourdain exemplify the complexity of ‘mental strength’

Trump immigration policy
Trump’s disruptions

In the end, what he is doing may have more significance than who he is

The gentle archbishop of Delhi Anil Couto has recently been in the eye of a storm provoked by his letter to all parish priests in the Capital exhorting them to start a prayer campaign for the country and political leaders ahead of the 2019 elections.
Letting the Archbishop Write

The very essence of an open, democratic society is that different groups are allowed to agitate their concerns and demands before the relevant authorities. This is what the democratic ethos is all about.

The inequality within

Adivasi agitation in northern Telangana frames a complex policy and political challenge

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Constructing peace

In Singapore, defying odds and cynicism, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un take a welcome step together

Steel frame, more flexible

Recently announced lateral entry of 10 joint secretaries at the Centre is a remarkable opportunity to rethink the structure of the state and what we want from it.

Going on a hike

Rate increase by RBI highlights conflict between its role as banking regulator and government’s debt manager

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Shillong: Impossible homeland

For those exiled from Shillong over the decades by a xenophobic politics, a willful amnesia has been the only way to move on.

Only Nadal

He fuses dominance and endurance like no other player. But even he will need to pick and choose his battles to go on

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Reading the Singapore Summit statement: Three principles and one political gesture

In the course of one morning in Singapore, US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have begun to loosen a deeply entrenched and hostile relationship.

Sachin Tendulkar retired from cricket in 2014.
Arjun’s Turn

Sachin’s son has had a net-side view of the action. Now he is on the field.

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The Age of Surplus

We have, indeed, entered a regime of “permanent surpluses” in most crops — a reality our policymakers are unable to grasp, stuck as they are in the era of the Essential Commodities Act.

The government has, at the same time, been sensible in leaving the door sufficiently open for negotiations.
A decisive moment

Trump is unravelling world order with energy of a maladjusted infant, could unseat Kim in tinpot tournament.

The government has, at the same time, been sensible in leaving the door sufficiently open for negotiations.
First, stop shouting

Delhi statehood issue requires patient dialogue. Combative politics does not bode well for such a conversation.

Governors can help in ensuring people benefit from central schemes: PM Modi
Polls Are Best Kept Apart

Simultaneous elections will go against Constitution’s basic structure.

The government has, at the same time, been sensible in leaving the door sufficiently open for negotiations.
More open, merrier

Lateral entry into senior levels of bureaucracy is a good idea. Policy-making, implementation increasingly need specialists.

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