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Cheering ‘encounters’ is a dangerous trend

On the gender and dispensation of “justice” front, there were a series of shocks last fortnight. As the entire country ... Read More

All you wanted to know about yield curves

In recent months, business media around the world has displayed an unusual obsession with curves — yield curves. A few ... Read More

A growing blot on the criminal justice system

The Indian criminal justice system increasingly reflects the idea of “power” rather than “justice”. Since the promise of criminal law ... Read More

Lethal misgovernance: On Anaj Mandi fire tragedy

December 10, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 10, 2019 00:05 IST December 10, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 10, 2019 ... Read More

Unequal, unsecular: On Citizenship Amendment Bill

December 10, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 10, 2019 00:04 IST December 10, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 10, 2019 ... Read More

Delhi fire tragedy: A tale of failed regulation and chaotic urbanisati...

Editorial | Updated on December 09, 2019 Published on December 09, 2019 The political economy encourages vast, largely unregulated industrial ... Read More

Trump on a strong wicket

From the Viewsroom Paran Balakrishnan | Updated on December 09, 2019 Published on December 09, 2019 He’s likely to survive ... Read More

Below the Line

Breezing through the corridors of ministries to meet any official without prior appointment is set to become difficult. According to ... Read More

An Asian engine driven by India and China

The world today is undergoing a fundamental transformation and there are several facets to the emerging uncertainty. Traditional and non-traditional ... Read More

Constitutional justice is non-negotiable

Last Friday, the country was rudely awakened to the news of the deaths, in an encounter early in the morning, ... Read More

An Asian engine driven by India and China

The world today is undergoing a fundamental transformation and there are several facets to the emerging uncertainty. Traditional and non-traditional ... Read More

Trampling on grassroots: On T.N. local body polls

December 09, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 09, 2019 00:22 IST December 09, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 09, 2019 ... Read More

Shooting in Pensacola: On Saudi aviation student’s crime

December 09, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 09, 2019 00:20 IST December 09, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 09, 2019 ... Read More

The elements of engaged journalism

more-in Readers should know the editorial processes that guide a newspaper At a time of digital disruption and institutionalised misinformation ... Read More

Urgent steps required to improve Railways’ finances

Editorial | Updated on December 08, 2019 Published on December 08, 2019 Railways’ inability to even incrementally raise passenger fares ... Read More

You are mistaken, Mr. Bajaj

There has been a lot of brouhaha over Mr. Rahul Bajaj’s comment that businessman in India are too afraid to ... Read More

NRIs will complain complain complain, says Mr. Mathrubootham

Respected Madam/Sir,Indians means everyone will complain. Indians will complain. Foreigners will complain. And in-between fellows like NRIs will also complain ... Read More

We’re committed to further reforms, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Waiting for the next Budget is by itself a delay which we did not want considering the environment which was ... Read More

China’s totalitarianism tested at its borders

There is worldwide admiration for the remarkable economic transformation of China during the last 30 years. I recall that precisely ... Read More

Meals that can educate the young

Two decades have passed since the mid-day meal became a part of the daily routine in government schools nationwide. In ... Read More

Seeking truth and reconciliation in Chhattisgarh

The Indian government claims it is slowly but surely winning the war against Maoist guerillas in India’s resource-rich forested regions, ... Read More

Retributive justice: On Hyderabad vet rape and murder

December 07, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 07, 2019 03:56 IST December 07, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 07, 2019 ... Read More

Climate warnings: On unmet emission goals

December 07, 2019 00:40 IST Updated: December 07, 2019 03:37 IST December 07, 2019 00:40 IST Updated: December 07, 2019 ... Read More

Yediyurappa likely to emerge stronger after byelection results

The Bharatiya Janata Party, after the byelections to 15 seats of the Legislative Assembly brought about by its ‘Operation Lotus’, ... Read More

NATO Is Full of Freeloaders. But It’s How We Defend the Free Wor...

It's Trump, not Macron, who once called NATO "obsolete," just as it's Trump who has repeatedly cast doubt on whether ... Read More

Influencers, know thyself

There are two kinds of influencers. First are the visionaries who can move a crowd into action, or inaction, simply ... Read More

Behind the rage, Iranians dream of democracy

Iran’s recent demonstrations in the wake of a drastic fuel price hike are reminiscent of the major uprisings that took ... Read More

Behind the rage, Iranians dream of democracy

Iran’s recent demonstrations in the wake of a drastic fuel price hike are reminiscent of the major uprisings that took ... Read More

A potential seedbed for private profits

After passing through at least two versions, Seeds Bill 2019 is now under Parliament’s consideration. The earlier versions of the ... Read More

A strategic pause: On RBI holding interest rate

December 06, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 06, 2019 00:55 IST December 06, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 06, 2019 ... Read More

Bail basics: On Chidambaram case

December 06, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 06, 2019 00:55 IST December 06, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 06, 2019 ... Read More

MPC could have opted for a rate cut

Editorial | Updated on December 05, 2019 Published on December 05, 2019 Given the dismal growth numbers, there is little ... Read More

This slowdown is deep and prolonged

In just four quarters, India’s economic growth has declined from 8 per cent to a six-year low of 4.5 per ... Read More

A punishment which serves the greater good

The rape, murder and burning of the veterinary doctor in Hyderabad has citizens calling for justice, with suggestions that the ... Read More

Your fancy phone may be a product of child labour

What? Really? Says who?Well, I hope your concerns are genuine because the involvement of child labour in global supply chain ... Read More

The evolution of Britain’s terror timeline

The terror attack last week in London by a ‘lone wolf’, Usman Khan, 28, of Pakistani origin, has rightly drawn ... Read More

Populism, against the people

The story of democracy in the last century was claiming the right to rule for majorities from unrepresentative elites. The ... Read More

Close encounters: On faking anti-Naxal fight

December 05, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 05, 2019 00:56 IST December 05, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 05, 2019 ... Read More

Another quota question: On creamy layer for SCs

December 05, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 05, 2019 00:46 IST December 05, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 05, 2019 ... Read More

The divisive Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Editorial | Updated on December 04, 2019 Published on December 04, 2019 The Centre should focus on the economy and ... Read More

Karvy case and the games brokers play

The ongoing battle between Karvy Stock Broking Ltd and the market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, has ... Read More

Statistalk| Debt ETFs are yet to prove their mettle

Statistalk | Updated on December 04, 2019 Published on December 04, 2019 Published on December 04, 2019 ... Read More

‘Massive Attack’ on global warming

From the Viewsroom Preeti Mehra | Updated on December 04, 2019 Published on December 04, 2019 The British trip-hop band ... Read More

One state push for Israel and Palestine?

The recognition of the U.S. State Department of the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank is yet another indication ... Read More

Waiting for change: On BCCI’s reworked constitution

December 04, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 03, 2019 23:09 IST December 04, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 03, 2019 ... Read More

National shame: On gender sensitisation

December 04, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 03, 2019 23:08 IST December 04, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 03, 2019 ... Read More

Sticking to fiscal deficit target at the expense of growth may be coun...

Editorial | Updated on December 03, 2019 Published on December 03, 2019 Unlike past slowdowns, the downturn that presently has ... Read More

Why CSR does more harm than good

In August 2019, the Indian parliament threatened business leaders with up to three years in prison if they failed to ... Read More

BCCI president seems more keen to sign on to the past than to the futu...

“Tenures are finished, tenures are finished. You cannot go beyond tenure,” said Sourav Ganguly. He was speaking of the national ... Read More

Mudra loan defaults: Poor microfinance management to blame?

Reports of rising defaults in servicing Mudra loans have naturally got the RBI worried. It should be a cause for ... Read More

It’s time to consider another round of demonetisation

Former Finance Secretary Subash Chandra Garg has called for another round of demonetisation, this time — ironically — of the ... Read More

What really happened to public spending in 2018-19

It is now widely recognised that the Finance Minister misinformed Parliament when presenting the revised estimates for Central government revenues ... Read More

All you wanted to know about co-working

Co-working is the new buzz-word across start-ups and small businesses. The recent botched attempt to take WeWork, a co-working company, ... Read More

Taking stock of the anti-AIDS fight

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), adopted by member countries of the United Nations in 2015, set a target of ending ... Read More

Terror in London: on knife attack near London Bridge

December 03, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 02, 2019 23:01 IST December 03, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 02, 2019 ... Read More

Winning the peace: On Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s visit to India

December 03, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 02, 2019 23:00 IST December 03, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: December 02, 2019 ... Read More

The sound of silence

Rahul Bajaj said nothing new but the govt should listen all the same It speaks volumes for the public discourse ... Read More

Key flaws in the Mudra scheme need to be fixed

Editorial | Updated on December 02, 2019 Published on December 02, 2019 Setting huge targets for public sector banks under ... Read More

Speaking half-truth to power

From the Viewsroom | Updated on December 02, 2019 Published on December 02, 2019 Why Rahul Bajaj’s outburst against the ... Read More

Macron’s wake-up call to EU

In November, French President Emmanuel Macron created a political stir with a far-reaching interview in which he declared that “Europe ... Read More

Time to act: On latest estimates of economy

December 02, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 02, 2019 00:09 IST December 02, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 02, 2019 ... Read More

Glimmer of hope: On fresh SIT report on 1984 riots

December 02, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 02, 2019 00:09 IST December 02, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: December 02, 2019 ... Read More

Sifting news from rumours

more-in Creating digital tools and industry protocols will help journalists reach a wide audience for corrections and clarifications The brutal ... Read More

The Smart Cities Mission needs to be efficient, socially inclusive

Editorial | Updated on December 01, 2019 Published on December 01, 2019 The lack of coordination between various agencies and ... Read More

How to boost India’s monetary transmission

Inflation targeting is meant to allow policy counter-cyclicality, but it has been implemented as a structural reform. Macropolicy must become ... Read More

A State assembly where everyone is making a grab for power cannot be a...

Teachers are our first models of authority outside of the family. Different sets of parents may allow varying levels of ... Read More

Hashtag, history: There’s a growing appetite for online archives from ...

An old black-and-white photo shows an Indian soldier from the British Indian Army posing with his lady love somewhere in ... Read More

GDP is an imperfect measure of economic performance, says Jairam Rames...

It is a reflection of the changed circumstances in India over the last 25 years that we are not accepting ... Read More

Everything normal

Respected Madam/Sir,Salaamalaikum from Mathrubootham. What is the news? Here, after many decades, one surprise meeting happened. I will tell the ... Read More

Getting organ donation to tick again

more-in Addressing the trust gap and inequality that are impacting family consent for organ donation is crucial Organ donation day ... Read More

A political turning point or a pause?

The Maharashtra coup that saw an abridged government being sworn in under cover of darkness unbeknown to the rest of ... Read More

Bringing back treasures: On stolen idols

India needs to plug loopholes in legislation and enforcement to protect its cultural artefacts When Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison ... Read More

Changing the stripes: On Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress CMP

November 30, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: November 30, 2019 00:25 IST November 30, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: November 30, 2019 ... Read More

Luck only gets you so far in India with growth sliding below 5%

Many big economies have been stalling, but it's hard to think of another where growth has come down to earth ... Read More

GDP data: All three engines driving economic growth are stalling

Editorial | Updated on November 29, 2019 Published on November 29, 2019 While the concerted decline in economic drivers calls ... Read More

Why India needs deep-tech start-ups

One of the most common themes at tech summits held anywhere in the country is when India will see the ... Read More

India’s missing footpaths

A few years ago, irked by a prominent hotel on G.N. Chetty Road (and adjoining establishments) using footpaths along the ... Read More

Party gridlock

Enroute to Alibaug   Navigating soirées, launches and witty conversations is great practice for the festive season Only in Mumbai ... Read More

Academics under attack

From the Viewsroom TV Jayan | Updated on November 29, 2019 Published on November 29, 2019 Assaults against the higher ... Read More

India’s food basket must be enlarged

India is ranked 102 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) out of 117 qualified countries. Hunger is defined by caloric ... Read More

India’s food basket must be enlarged

India is ranked 102 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) out of 117 qualified countries. Hunger is defined by caloric ... Read More

Not as you say, but as you do

Within a day of his swearing-in as Sri Lanka’s new President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa received a visit from Minister of External ... Read More

Widening gap: On UN’s Emissions Gap Report

November 29, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: November 29, 2019 01:02 IST November 29, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: November 29, 2019 ... Read More

The PM in his labyrinth: On Pakistan Supreme Court ruling on Army Chie...

November 29, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: November 29, 2019 01:02 IST November 29, 2019 00:05 IST Updated: November 29, 2019 ... Read More

Is this the end of multilateralism?

Editorial | Updated on November 28, 2019 Published on November 28, 2019 By forcing WTO’s appellate body to shut shop, ... Read More

Does the strategic sale of PSUs work?

The Centre’s decision to give its disinvestment programme a steroid shot by selling off controlling stakes in healthy PSUs to ... Read More

Mohalla clinics, a viable primary-care model

Two relatively new, publicly funded models of healthcare delivery available in India today owe their origin to competing ideological beliefs ... Read More

Statistalk| How small-cap funds have fared

Statistalk | Updated on November 28, 2019 Published on November 28, 2019 Published on November 28, 2019 ... Read More

AI on song and look who’s facing the music!

Attempting hip-hop lyrics ?How I wish! But I’m not cut out for the job. And the headline was my feeble ... Read More

Stubble burning is not the only culprit

Air pollution in Delhi has always been a topic of discussion during Deepavali. Almost everyone gets into the “act”, the ... Read More

Stubble burning is not the only culprit

Air pollution in Delhi has always been a topic of discussion during Deepavali. Almost everyone gets into the “act”, the ... Read More

A revival of battles already fought and lost

Last year, on September 28, the Supreme Court of India delivered a momentous verdict in Indian Young Lawyers Association v ... Read More

Caught in the Act: On Transgender Persons Act

November 28, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: November 28, 2019 00:37 IST November 28, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: November 28, 2019 ... Read More

More bang for the buck: On why ISRO should go commercial

November 28, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: November 28, 2019 00:37 IST November 28, 2019 00:02 IST Updated: November 28, 2019 ... Read More

Company directors can’t just resign and walk away

Editorial | Updated on November 27, 2019 Published on November 27, 2019 As the rejection of the resignation of Anil ... Read More

Half full or half empty, the glass needs to fill

It is official. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said — that too, in Parliament, to which the government is nominally ... Read More

The ‘new normal’ in politics

From the Viewsroom PT Jyothi Datta | Updated on November 27, 2019 Published on November 27, 2019 Shifting allegiances, bus-and-hotel ... Read More

Climate change is taking its toll on India

TV motoring star Jeremy Clarkson is now a believer — in climate change, that is. For years, Britain’s self-described “petrolhead” ... Read More

Putting back the ‘national’ in the Jallianwala Bagh trust

Visiting Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab is nothing less than a pilgrimage for an Indian. This place stands witness to the ... Read More

Putting back the ‘national’ in the Jallianwala Bagh trust

Visiting Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab is nothing less than a pilgrimage for an Indian. This place stands witness to the ... Read More
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