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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

Opinion | Prashant Kanojia’s Arrest Won’t Be The Last One,...

The Supreme Court has freed journalist Prashant Kanojia, but make no mistake that this wouldn’t be the last time in ... Read More

Bandhgala And The Bandolier

Elections 2019—strong political will has eventually triumphed. India has demonstrated unequivocal preference for decisive military action and effective diplomacy. In ... Read More

New Education Policy: An Ambitious Attempt To Balance Government And A...

The draft of the New Education Policy submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development is an ambitious and expansive ... Read More

Opinion: Why ’94 Per Cent’ Students May Not Be Fit For Hir...

Outlook-Drshti’s professional college rankings has seen participation from over 400 institutions this year, but there have been no significant changes ... Read More

We Don’t Need No Single System

We live in a strange country. Our ­domestic help wants to send her grandkid (in Ongole, Andhra Pradesh) to a ... Read More

The Surgical Vikas Strike: How BJP Got To The Winning Side Of The Pove...

Aspirational poor-- those who may not be absolutely poor but feel themselves to be laggards -- are the likely cause ... Read More

Lingua Fracas: Why Tamil Nadu Loves To Resist ‘Hindi Imposition&...

On May 25, two days after the counting of votes that was to bring in Modi Sarkar 2.0, DMK President ... Read More

‘BJP’s Surgical Strike On Opposition Was Part Of A Stunnin...

Much ink is now being expended trying to decipher why and how Narendra Modi and the BJP he led in ... Read More

No More Business As Usual In New India

Pragya Thakur, the victorious BJP nominee from Bhopal, was greeted with jubilant cries of ‘long live Godse’ when she visited ... Read More

Why The Elections Disappoint Me

For me, these elections were dismaying even before they began. I am not referring here to the injection of vast ... Read More

History Will Judge Modi Govt On How It Handles Critical Issues

One of India’s most bitter campaigns is over. Everyone would be curious about how the government handles the bruised, ‘post-conflict’ ... Read More

Opinion | Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur’s Candidature An Affront To...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have thrown the Hindus in India into a quandary. The ... Read More

Where Is The Promised National Education Policy?

It was in 2014 that a smiling Smriti Irani, the then Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister, had promised a ... Read More

A Requiem For Kempty

Eight kilometres west of Mussoorie, halfway down to the Yamuna River, lies Kempty Falls, which has been a tourist attraction ... Read More

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: World’s Envy, India’s Pride

In England, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has always been an enigma. Some believe he is a sphinx without a riddle—a quiet ... Read More

Master Of Zen, Why MS Dhoni is God of Cricket Too

Of the three Mahendra Singh Dhonis who served Indian cricket—the wicketkeeper, the batsman and the captain—each would find a place ... Read More

How India Votes Will Define Its Future Course

India is voting in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and about 10 crore new voters will decide the fate of ... Read More

Success Of ‘Saubhagya’ Scheme Would Depend On How It Addre...

The Modi government is all set to meet its ambitious target of ‘power to all’ through its flagship programme- the ... Read More

BJP’s Promise To Pass Citizenship Bill Not Good Tidings For Nort...

The entire region of the Northeast came together against the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill. Government after state government in the ... Read More

Manipur Govt Should Pay Rs 1 Crore In Reparation To Journalist Kishore...

Arrested journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem will finally be released. An order to this effect, which had been kept reserved by the ... Read More

Ashamed: We Failed To Shame Those Who Jailed Manipur Journalist Kishor...

The good news has taken a long time to come – 132 days to be precise - but none presumably ... Read More

Italy Joining China’s Belt And Road Initiative Shows Tide Is Tur...

The Silk Route established over 2000 years ago by the Han dynasty, meandered thorough Eurasia bringing in spices and silk ... Read More

99% And Above: Is Our Education System Lost And Broken?

The recently declared results of CBSE board exams and a high number of suicides by students in Telangana over results ... Read More

China’s Turnaround On Masood Azhar

The UNSC’s decision to mark Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” is a huge moral win for India ... Read More

The Paradoxical Attitude Of Middle Class Towards Politics And Election...

Between the 1980s and the first decade of this century, the Indian middle class was apathetic towards elections. But in ... Read More

Tollywood’s Political Kahani: Scripted, Produced And Directed by...

“It’s hands over Tollywood”, declares filmmaker Saibal Mitra, alluding to the political meddling in the film and television industry of ... Read More

Primordial Molecule

On April 17, Nature, the venerable science journal, announced that the first molecule of our universe has been detected in ... Read More

‘Numbers Lie In Indian Politics: Contribution Of Women Grossly U...

Where do women stand in politics? This is a question that very often results in misogynist rants denouncing women and ... Read More

Gender Inequality In Indian Politics Is A Shame, Says Shiv Sena Newbie...

Every five years, close to the general elections, the deb­ate over having more women representation in ticket distribution and in ... Read More

A Hard Truth In Indian Politics: Men Feel Threatened By Women Who Are ...

The odds are stacked heavily against women in politics. They are up against strong, entrenched and largely patriarchal lobbies in ... Read More

10 Reasons Why Priyanka Gandhi Should Contest Against PM Narendra Modi...

On April 22, when the nominations began for the last phase of polling on May 19, the question uppermost in ... Read More

Narendra Modi: The Bachchan of Screen and Kohli on Field

Votes were cast. Ballots counted. The verdict is out. It’s time now for the nation to get back to work ... Read More

Opinion | Congress Should Think Beyond Gandhi Family, Reinvent Itself ...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and, perhaps, his sister and party’s general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, have good reasons to step ... Read More

Will It Be A Saffron Surge In Bengal?

The Lok Sabha Election of 2019 seems like an ideological ‘Waterloo’ for West Bengal with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read More

Gandhi, Godse And The Idea Of Deshbhakti

The recent statement by Pragya Thakur describing  Nathuram Godse as a ‘deshbhakt’ (patriot)  and the subsequent efforts by Prime Minister ... Read More

Cricket World Cup 2019: Of Chinaman And Leg-Breaks, Batsmen, Pacers Ha...

Pick an abiding memory from each of the 11 World Cups so far, and the chances are it won’t feature ... Read More

2011 Cricket World Cup: For 10 Months Indian Team Prepared How To Hand...

The Indian team for the 2019 World Cup is a very balanced one, with very good players in it. They ... Read More

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Why West Bengal Has Emerged As The Most Viol...

West Bengal is in limelight after 70 years. For the first time in the seven-decade old election history of India, ... Read More

Opinion | The Modi Mode Is A Mouthful

There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and ... Read More

Cyclone Fani Aftermath: What Needs To Be Done To Rehabilitate People I...

Cyclone Fani has left behind a trail of devastation and acute suffering in Odisha. The challenge now is to restore ... Read More

Should India Limit The Terms Of Elected Leaders For The Sake Of Better...

In Chile, the president is elected for a single 6-year term, with no possibility of re-election. This regulation prohibiting re-election ... Read More
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