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An EU-Like Arrangement With SAARC Nations Could Reinvigorate IndiaR...

The European Union has the largest free trade zone in the world. The EU’s single market has more than 50 ... Read More

Will Hike In Fines Be Enough To Deter Traffic Violators?

Have you ever bunked college or skipped work, perhaps cheated in an examination, or evaded taxes by submitting fake bills? ... Read More

Economic Slowdown Is An Opportunity For Radical Change

Over the last few weeks, we have been reading about the economy slowing down with companies cutting production and piling ... Read More

Animal Spirits Are Comatose

After the Lok Sabha resu­lts were declared in May, equity markets had rallied to all-time high levels with feverish anticipation ... Read More

100 Days Of Decisive Action

While the first 100 days are an important ­milestone for any government, it is never easy to comprehensively evaluate its ... Read More

To Russia, Once More, With Love And Misgivings

The Modi-Putin relationship is, perhaps, the most fascinating of India’s external “affairs”. The reasons for their diplomatic bonding and evolving ... Read More

Lack Of Clarity, Transparency In Kashmir Lockdown Could Lead To ‘...

As the Kashmir lock down enters 39th day, a thought arises if this would eventually fizzle out under international pressure ... Read More

JNU Will Survive Morons, For Resistance To Tyranny, Ignorance Is At Co...

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration is unique. Perhaps even matchless in the history of education. We have heard numerous stories ... Read More

PM Modi’s Vladivostok Visit Strengthens India-Russia Ties Throug...

Early this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Vladivostok in Russia as the Chief Guest for the Fifth Eastern Economic ... Read More

Confessions Of A Failed Comic

I like humour; it makes me laugh. Humour can be funny. I mean look at me; when I was dating, ... Read More

ISRO Chief Dr K Sivan Has Every Right To Cry Over Chandrayaan-2’...

In the last two weeks, we have seen Good Morning America’s host Lara Spencer ridicule Prince George for his special ... Read More

Is It Possible To Redefine ‘Eminence’ Title And Confer It ...

How do the institutes of higher education achieve eminence? Is it possible for an institute to be born eminent? A ... Read More

Opinion: Exploration Of Universe Only Way For Humans To Survive. ISRO,...

If we view life on the evolutionary scale, what are the important milestones? They would be the first appearance of ... Read More

Mousiqi Manzil: Where Music Resides

Imagine a place where the Muse of music, Erato, has her abode. That’s Mousiqi Manzil which reminds one of the ... Read More

Opinion: Risks And Failures Part Of Space Business And ISRO Well-Equip...

The euphoria around India’s first soft landing mission to the moon has ended in disappointment and gloom. The head of ... Read More

OPINION | Why India Must Support Free And Fair Elections In Afghanista...

On September 2, US special envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad revealed details of an ‘in-principle’ agreement between the US and ... Read More

Would BJP Icon Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Have Approved Of Kashmir Lockdo...

In an address to the nation on August 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said abrogation of Article 370 had fulfilled ... Read More

OPINION: Automation With Globalisation Will Only Exacerbate An Already...

Almost fifteen years ago, I was heading the world’s largest franchised pharmacy retail chain (a group company of a fortune ... Read More

Cauvery Calling: A Daring Venture That Must Be Allowed To Succeed

In recent years, the growing misuse of the digital media to spread fake news, irresponsible comment, paranoia and hate has ... Read More

Devika Rani and Bali: Words Weave Magic In Two Plays

When Kishwar Desai started working on her book on Devika Rani, she had no idea of writing a version for ... Read More

Stop Companies From Setting Fire To The Amazon

“The fires have raised the consciousness of people around the world to the importance of saving the Amazon and protecting ... Read More

After NRC In Assam, BJP Will Have To Tread Cautiously In Bengal

What made Dilip Ghosh, West Bengal BJP president and Member of Parliament (MP) from Medinipur constituency, upbeat and say that ... Read More

OPINION | ‘Kalā’: From Geet Vidya To Vaitaliki, The Tradit...

I waited in the India International Centre for the others to arrive. The day had taken a tragic turn – ... Read More

Amid Despair And Anger, NRC Proponents Are Most Disgruntled Now

What next? It’s a question that should have been asked by those left out of the final National Register of ... Read More

OPINION | Final NRC List: Courts Will Have Final Word On Citizenship S...

The final list of the Supreme Court-monitored updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam published on August 31 has included names ... Read More

OPINION | Final List of NRC Published, What Next?

August 31, 2019 marks the conclusion of another crucial chapter of National Register of Citizens. The supplementary list -- published ... Read More

OPINION | Only A Protective Legal Regime Like In Some N-E States Can H...

The national debate and discussion on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have been focused on the fate of those ... Read More

OPINION | With Lakhs Left Stateless, NRC Will Continue To Haunt Us

A large majority of Assamese, irrespective of caste, class religion or language, is hoping that the final NRC published on ... Read More

OPINION | Shashi Tharoor’s Travails Among Kerala’s Lillipu...

The problem with Shashi Tharoor is that he knows too much. Even worse, he knows much too well to articulate ... Read More

OPINION | Arun Jaitley & P Chidambaram: Tale Of Two Ex-Finance Min...

The prevalent perception in political circles is that the arrest of former finance minister P. Chidambaram on August 21 is, perhaps, intertwined ... Read More

OPINION | To Show Muslims Their Place, A Hindu Rashtra Is Imposing Its...

After the law criminalising triple talaq was passed, home minister Amit Shah wrote that PM Narendra Modi would “go down ... Read More

OPINION | Is A Uniform Civil Code Really Necessary? It’ll Lead T...

A democracy presupposes equality of citizens before the law. As such, since there is one criminal code, there should ideally ... Read More

OPINION | Presented Along The Hindu Code Bill, Muslims Need A Politica...

It is strongly believed that Muslims are deeply religious and the Islamic religious texts—Quran and Hadith—det­ermine every aspect of their ... Read More

Mourning Daryaganj: Memories Of A Used Books Bazaar

Memory is a crucial part of any imagination and the imagination of a city is bereft without memory. Between time, ... Read More

OPINION | No Politics Over Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Bill, Pl...

The Lok Sabha recently passed a bill to amend the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951, which had been introduced ... Read More

OPINION | Should We Encourage Kuccha Receipts? Institutional Cleansing...

Expressions, even technical ones, are often used loosely. The word “recession” has been used for India. What are the real ... Read More

Good Intent Need Not Be So Taxing

Most businesses are suffering from being over-leveraged, causing them to default on payments. When I say over-leveraged, it means you ... Read More

OPINION | ‘Puppets On A Chain, Kashmir’s ‘Pro-India&...

In the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 2, Melisandre, the red priestess, yells out to the gods: “The ... Read More

Ensure Zero Hunger Deaths By 2040

The numbers hit you like a sledgehammer—38.4 per cent of India’s children below five are stunted, according to the National ... Read More

Diversity Is The Challenge

Within the next decade, India will be the world’s most populous country, overtaking China. It will also, for the next ... Read More

Good Nutrition For New India

We are a nation of indomitable spirit and unmatchable potential to show excellence in every field. However, to keep India ... Read More

OPINION | Charter For A Progressive, Peaceful Kashmir

If there were a national issue which should not have attracted opposition, it is the scrapping of Article 370 and ... Read More

Opinion | PM Modi on Man vs Wild: Political Leaders Today Are Trying T...

Millions sat glued to their television screens last night. But that was pretty much expected. How often do we see ... Read More

Opinion | Govt Must Boost Research In Social Sciences To Preserve Anci...

Innovation and research in higher education is one of the most important aspects of the education policy unveiled by the ... Read More

Water Use Efficiency Through Micro Irrigation In India: The Way Forwar...

According to the FICCI-Grant Thornton Strategy Paper, 2016, agriculture accounts for approximately seventy per cent of global freshwater withdrawals and ... Read More

Opinion | By Destroying J&K, The Gulf Between ‘This PartR...

I am apprehensive about the future. In one stroke, everything is finished. Instead of Jammu and Kashmir, we have two ... Read More

Opinion | Splitting Jammu & Kashmir A Masterstroke, India Has Dera...

August 5, 2019, will go down in history as one of the most momentous days in India’s history. It was ... Read More

The Risks Of Divide-To-Integrate

Repression in Kashmir and Zionist occupation of Pale­s­tinian territories are always considered exemplars of how Muslims are subjected to indignities ... Read More

What Does Ladakh Want?

Ladakh has finally got a political status under the sun, for the region has been long suffering due to the ... Read More

‘One Nation, Many Systems’ – North-East’s Spec...

In April 1970, the autonomous state of Meghalaya was inaugurated in Shillong, the capital it shared with Assam, in crisp ... Read More

Opinion: Abrogation Of Article 370 A Beginning Of J&K’s Seco...

In yet another demonstration of strong political will, on 5th August 2019, the government of India revoked Article 370 and ... Read More

Abrogation Of Article 370 Gives Ladakh Opportunity To Nurture Its Poli...

Ladakh has finally received a political status under the sun. The region had been suffering for long due to the ... Read More

Opinion: Scrapping Article 370 Is Nothing But Road To Self-Destruction...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a man in a hurry. He is in a hurry to demolish the Indian State ... Read More

A $5 Trillion Economy By 2005? Why Kashmir Can Be The Apple Of India&#...

The prime minister’s target of a US $5 trillion economy is ambitious, not audacious. The seeds of this thought were ... Read More

OPINION | The Indignity Of Being Second-Class Citizens At Home CanR...

Even for Kashmir, which is all too familiar with the murkiness that accompanies government activities, the last two months have ... Read More

Race: The Only Scarlet Letter

Donald Trump’s recent “Send them back” comments have ignited a debate here, in Great Britain, about what ‘immigrant communities’ should ... Read More

OPINION | Passage Of Triple Talaq Bill Victory Of Muslim Women’s...

The passage of the Triple Talaq Bill In Rajya Sabha is a welcome development. Although this has been long overdue ... Read More

What It Takes To Re-Enroll School Dropouts From Vulnerable Communities...

While the Right to Education Act, 2009 mandates free and compulsory education for all children between 6 to 14 years, ... Read More

Opinion | Was ISRO Chief Right In Offering Prayers Ahead of Chandrayaa...

It is hard for me to not get reminded of one of the wittiest anecdotes from the history of scientific ... Read More

OPINION | ‘Female’ Beer! Pinkification Of Gender Neutral P...

Perhaps to justify the extra 19 cents a dollar that the men in India earn over their women counterparts, a ... Read More

OPINION | Bureaucratic Hurdles And Mismanagement Of Water Resources Re...

Water in Sanskrit is called jeevan, life itself. A critical ingredient of life, water makes up 90 per cent of ... Read More

OPINION | ‘In Deep Freeze? From Fish To Hydrocarbons, India Have...

India’s interest in Antarctica dates back to 1956, when it raised the issue of Antarctic continent under Provisional agenda at ... Read More

OPINION | ‘The Current Of Destruction Is Strong, Even Holy Gange...

The summer sun in Bundelkhand is unrelenting, especially if you’re making your way across the prickly dry landscape on foot ... Read More

Opinion: By Amending RTI Act, Govt Is Attempting To Subvert PeopleR...

“We the people of India….adopt, enact and give to ourselves this Constitution”. The Preamble of the Indian Constitution articulated the ... Read More

Opinion | Has Amrapali Stumped Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

In a world increasingly bereft of role models, it is heart-breaking to find one of our greatest sportspersons Mahendra Singh ... Read More

Opinion: Instagram To Do Away With ‘Like/ Button. Can We Re-adju...

The "like" button did not exist a few years ago. And now, it is so deeply embedded in our lives, ... Read More

The Baby Dinosaur

The August I joined Presidency College to study English literature, hoop earrings had just made a comeback in Calcutta. The ... Read More

A Warm, Epistemic Caress

As students move from Class XII to college, they face radical shifts in the way disciplines are taught. The ‘difficulty’ ... Read More

University Of The Future

One of the major challenges that India faces in today’s time is its need to truly enable its large youth ... Read More

En Route To Rank Peak

I was in Kiev last year as part of my European tour to ­attend the Interna­tional Yoga Day celebrations organised ... Read More

ICJ Verdict On Kulbhushan Jadhav May Further Stall India-Pakistan Ties

The International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav is unlikely to pave the way for an early resumption ... Read More

Google: The Nemesis of Socrates

The cab hailing app says Harinder will be there in three minutes. And he is. He taps his phone smartly ... Read More

Opinion | FM’s Decision Restricting Access To Journalists A Remi...

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s reasons on the ministry asking PIB-accredited journalists to make prior appointments before entering the North Block ... Read More

Budget 2019: Focus On Agriculture Sector A Welcome Move, But Better Im...

Discussions and debates on the agricultural sector in the political economy of India have intensified over the last few years ... Read More

87-Year-Old Cheering For Indian Cricket Team Shows Why We Need To Take...

Age they say is just a number. But it is a number that carries a lot of weight. Lively pictures ... Read More

OPINION | Budget Arithmetic For 2019-20 Reveals The Potential Concerns...

Some of the important figures in Union Budget for 2019-20 would seem a little too ambitious if one takes a ... Read More

OPINION | Union Budget 2019: The Good And Bad For You And Me

The cat is out of the bag – the Indian Union Budget for 2019-20. For the last several weeks, many ... Read More

OPINION | ‘In A Climate Of #MeToo, Films Like Kabir Singh Are Re...

I am astounded to see a film like Kabir Singh in 2019. Many films in the past decade have broken ... Read More

Opinion | Budget 2019 Is Lacklustre With No Mention Of Meaningful Goal...

Union Budget 2019, Modi’s government first budget after re-election, was lacklustre. We had expected the government to give a roadmap ... Read More

OPINION | It Was Only A Job Zaira Wasim Quit, Be Gracious And Wish Her...

Haven’t you ever had a job you hated? Chances are the answer is yes. Eight of ten employees in India ... Read More

Opinion | Turning Around Indian Economy: Challenges

Indian economic growth has slumped, and questions are being raised over rising unemployment. Former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian recently ... Read More

Recurring AES Outbreaks Demand Preventive Measures

The World Health Organisation defines Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) as a constellation of symptoms like acute onset of fever and ... Read More

A New Recipe For Sabka Vikas

Now that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved his mastery over politics and his ­excellent grip on electoral strategies, his ... Read More

Fast Road To Nowhere

Even before the new Lok Sabha started functioning, the PM called an all-party meeting on June 19 to discuss, among ... Read More

OPINION | Mahua’s First Lok Sabha Speech Is Commendable, But It&...

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra's maiden speech in the Lok Sabha has rightly drawn national media and people's attention for ... Read More

Opinion | Unless You Stand Up, There Is A ‘Kabir Singh’ Ju...

A WhatsApp group of 20 girls, including myself, discussed what’s wrong with recently released movie Kabir Singh and why we ... Read More

Opinion | Why India Doesn’t Need NSG Membership

Unlike Groucho Marx, who refused to join any club that would make him a member, India is eager for membership ... Read More

To Do What Thatcher Did To Our System’s Source

Long years ago, when I was ambassador to the World Trade Organi­sation in Geneva, a foreign colleague expressed his open ... Read More

Different Strokes! Why BJP’s Contrasting Gameplan Against Naveen...

Why West Bengal is on the boil while Odisha is experiencing a bout of relative political bonhomie make for an ... Read More

OPINION | It’s Easy To Blame Doctors. Who Cares About India̵...

Who would have thought that being a doctor could be dangerous? There are professions -- journalism to performing stunts -- ... Read More

Opinion | Is Mamata Banerjee Losing The Plot? Anti-Mamataism Fast Beco...

Has Mamata Banerjee lost the plot? After the elections, in which she ceded a lot of political ground to a ... Read More

The SP-BSP Mahagathbandhan In Uttar Pradesh: The Elephantine Mistakes ...

Kanshi Ram had a dream. The influential leaders of Dalits wanted to forge Bahujans as a politically powerful group. He ... Read More
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