Religion, culture and values

Dinanath Batra seems to be a man with a mission: he is in a hurry to “Indiani... »

A time for change

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has concluded a »

Closure to a tragic episode

The main feature of the Kumbakonam fire tragedy, in which 94 children died in the Tamil Nadu town in July 2004, was that it need not have happened. If only laws regulating schools had been enforce... »

Irrational prejudice

That India still has no anti-discrimination law to protect the interests of HIV positive people shows how little the nation as a whole cares about them and how callous society is to their plight. »

Tests of aptitude and attitude

For the second successive year, a large number of civil services aspirants are »
July 31, 2014

Difficult diplomatic decision

The tragic loss of more than a couple of hundred European lives in the horrific »
July 30, 2014

A cruel neglect

The state, and individual schools, are not doing enough to protect children from physical abuse. The recent gruesome incidents in which three students were brutally »
July 29, 2014

Keep talking peace

The four-month extension of talks to ... »
July 28, 2014

New turn in Indonesia

A long and complex electoral process in Indonesia finally concluded with the »
July 26, 2014

The crowded skies

The decision of the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to issue six no objection certificates to applicants both in the national and regional sectors raises a few questions. Air Asia has just taken to... »
July 25, 2014

Building the REIT way

The Union Budget for 2014-15 has done a good turn for the languishing real estate sector that is grappling with unsold inventory of finished projects and mounting debt. There are two proposals wor... »
July 24, 2014

A minimum wage debate

Echoes of the statutory universal minimum wage legislation adopted by Germany’s governing grand coalition seem to reverberate beyond Berlin, in the European Union and across the Atlantic. Europe’s... »
July 23, 2014

A blot on Indian science

That getting papers published in scientific journals, reputable ones included, using manufactured data is virtually child’s play has been made painfully evident by a team of scientists at the Chan... »
July 30, 2014

Indians in the line of fire

The killing of two Indian security guards by a Taliban suicide bomb... »
July 29, 2014

Debate over a critical office

The Attorney G... »
July 28, 2014

Countering a divisive agenda

It is easy to dismiss as a »
July 26, 2014

An unedifying spectacle

The sight of Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare forcing Arshad, a catering supervisor at the IRCTC canteen in Delhi’s New Maharashtra Sadan, to eat a chapati during his Ramzan fasting period last week, ma... »
July 25, 2014

Time for hard decisions

For the Congress, things came to a head this week: on a single day, two senior Ministers in Assam and Maharashtra, States where it is in power, resigned; three of its MLAs in West Bengal defected... »
July 24, 2014

Missed opportunity on Gaza

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement on the ongoing Gaza crisis during a discussion in the Rajya Sabha is an exercise in political correctness. By stating that New Delhi’s stance on... »
July 23, 2014

Disquieting disclosure

The line between a whistle-blower and a motivated accuser can be very thin, and too often those making controversial disclosures face troubling questions over their motive and timing. Former Supre... »
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