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Dilip Cherian | Disinvestment & its discontents: Targets modest rather than rash

The Budget is done and dusted, and the tough part starts now, which is implementing the proposals

18 Feb 2022 12:44 AM

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | Confusion in Punjab amid new alliances, old tensions

Why should we remember Punjab’s political past of nearly 60 years in the 2022 state Assembly election?

18 Feb 2022 12:29 AM

Shikha Mukerjee | An election without a wave: Canny voters & canny netas

It is noticeable that Mr Modi’s UP campaign has been low key till now

17 Feb 2022 6:48 AM

Pradeep S. Mehta and Sidharth Narayan | 5G rollout and aviation safety: Need solutions over long term

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has clarified that this problem does not exist in India

17 Feb 2022 3:39 AM

Shanthie Mariet D’Souza | India needs to be more imaginative in framing policy over Central Asia

Things changed dramatically for India on August 15, 2021 in Afghanistan with the Taliban’s capture of power

16 Feb 2022 3:49 AM


Sunanda K. Datta-Ray | Of prejudice and religion: Free choice is paramount

There is no alternative to social evolution in a free society that respects everyone’s right to choose his or her lifestyle

16 Feb 2022 3:35 AM

Aakar Patel | Let women wear the hijab or not: It’s not the job of State to meddle

The hijab issue has again brought what India is doing to its minorities to the notice of the world

15 Feb 2022 1:49 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | What has led to failure of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan?

We not only spit everywhere, we piss everywhere, we shit wherever and dump our garbage anywhere

15 Feb 2022 1:30 AM

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Will BJP’s ‘before’ & ‘after’ 2017 line deliver UP 2022?

The central prong has been always to poke at pre-existing religios prejudice of Hindus against Muslims

14 Feb 2022 1:50 AM

Kishwar Desai | Cabbie returns Meghnad ‘ideas’; sexism finally claims Cressida

Because people leave things so frequently in London black cabs, the methodology is very smoothly implemented

14 Feb 2022 1:17 AM


Shashi Warrier | No bump in the road if the better half rides...

Our lives have changed so much since the pandemic started that some things we thought normal a few years ago seem extraordinary now

13 Feb 2022 2:31 AM

Manish Tewari | Why Parliament must discuss China

While the Opposition is willing to stall Parliament on every other issue its silence on China is deafening

13 Feb 2022 2:14 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | The Hijab row: Beyond the hype and hysteria

Why do people care more about a headscarf worn by a woman than what is going on inside her head?

12 Feb 2022 12:42 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | The Kohinoor for Camilla? It’s high time it is back home…

It is possible that Prince Charles, being the fair-minded bloke he is, decides to persuade Camilla to repatriate the Kohinoor to India

12 Feb 2022 12:23 AM

Skand Tayal | Pak drags in MNCs to push propaganda over Kashmir

On the social media, Hyundai Motors faced calls for a boycott of its cars in India along with demands of an apology

11 Feb 2022 1:51 AM


Sanjeev Ahluwalia | Will digital rupee take India higher, faster?

India possibly, fancies the enhanced monitoring and ecosystem advantages

11 Feb 2022 1:34 AM

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr | Backward UP’s alarm bells for India’s divisive politics

The success of the BJP in UP reflects the crude politics of communalism and casteism of the party

10 Feb 2022 1:06 AM

Dilip Cherian | Will ex-oil secy’s appointment as regulator bring stability or crisis?

The GAD has decided not to provide accommodation to exiting babus even if they manage a post-retirement government assignment

09 Feb 2022 1:51 AM

Abhijit Bhattacharyya | Stand firm at Siachen: No question of glacier retreat

In the light of the suggestions by Gen. M.M. Naravane and a former foreign secretary, let us revisit the entire question of the glacier

09 Feb 2022 1:23 AM

Aakar Patel | Why are voters not bothered about economy, absence of jobs?

The curious thing is that the economy does not appear to be a relevant subject in India’s political debate

08 Feb 2022 2:12 AM