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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

K.C. Singh | To tackle Pak and China, India must divide & win

The question that arises is whether India too has a plan, beyond myth-making and reactive diplomacy

08 Feb 2022 1:26 AM


Sanjaya Baru | More ‘bang for the buck’ in defence: New thinking vital

Defence is the one area where the Union government bears full responsibility for spending and delivering results on that spending

07 Feb 2022 3:38 AM

Saeed Naqvi | Ukraine doesn’t expect invasion; but Biden, Boris build hysteria…

The image of the Western alliance in lockstep, ready to go for Mr Putin’s jugular, isn’t borne out by the facts on the ground

07 Feb 2022 2:16 AM

Sharon Lowen | Friendship in the time of Covid

From the time of our first lockdown, I felt no urge for long phone conversations with friends who were coping in familiar ways

06 Feb 2022 3:01 AM

Pavan K. Varma | Budget ignores real threat in favour of speculative relief

Unemployment is at a 48-year high and three crore graduates are jobless

06 Feb 2022 2:47 AM

Anita Katyal | Modi’s strategic indifference; why Deol not seen in rallies

Phone calls to his office elicit a stock reply that Deol is not keeping well

06 Feb 2022 2:14 AM


Shobhaa De | Wine is nice… Raut and the Rubaiyyat go well together

My problem is not with wine being made available in supermarkets, it is with wine being described as a non-alcoholic drink.

05 Feb 2022 12:37 AM

Farrukh Dhondy | No. 10 parties: BoJo is trying desperately to fend off GoJo

BoJo survives but the nails are being steadily banged into the coffin

05 Feb 2022 12:11 AM

Anand K. Sahay | Modi, Yogi & UP election: High-stakes battle looms

Adityanath is plain bad news, and the praise heaped on him by the leader of the country is palpably false

04 Feb 2022 7:14 AM

Dilip Cherian | Snobby Kerala babus ordered to remove flags on official cars

Even earlier, babus in Kerala had got into trouble for not putting registration number plates on official vehicles

03 Feb 2022 7:16 AM

Sanjeev Ahluwalia | Budget: Good intentions, but bit short on specifics

The expectation is that'growth' will come centre-stage from the next fiscal year as the pandemic becomes a bad memory

03 Feb 2022 7:09 AM