editorial

Spare the poll referee

Spare the poll referee

On Monday morning when you are reading this editorial, the last and seventh phase of polling in the Lok Sabha poll would have concluded a...Read More

RSS: Myth and Reality

RSS: Myth and Reality

What the RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat said in his three-day outreach programme in the national capital beginning last Monday, is so u...Read More

Several fault lines in Opposition help BJP

Several fault lines in Opposition help BJP

The countdown to the Lok Sabha elections may have begun but the question “Modi versus Who” continues to remain a riddle in the absence of...Read More

Foreigners to the fore again

Foreigners to the fore again

The moment the Draft National Register of Citizens was published, omitting over forty lakh names from the list pertaining to Assam alone,...Read More

The RBI points to very crucial chinks

The RBI points to very crucial chinks

The latest annual report of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is quite candid about its assessment of demonetisation. More cash has come ba...Read More

Nuns are at the bottom of pecking order

Nuns are at the bottom of pecking order

In ecclesiastical hierarchy, nuns are bottom-line functionaries, dingbats and footnotes in the order; they come and go in nondescript rob...Read More

Politics is the art of selling the impossible

Politics is the art of selling the impossible

At the BJP National Executive in Delhi last week, the party leadership projected a picture of confidence and determination, at a time whe...Read More

Relentless pressure on pump prices

Relentless pressure on pump prices

The rupee slumped further on Tuesday, touching a lifetime low of 71.37 against the dollar, a drop of 16 paise during the mid-day trade. B...Read More

Maldives would continue to depend on India for support

Maldives would continue to depend on India for support

With recent events in Maldives where the over-riding influence of India has given way to an uncompromising Chinese hegemony in recent yea...Read More

Vested interests hard to beat

Vested interests hard to beat

It is hard to fight entrenched vested interests wherever they may be. It is a public secret that various sporting bodies in the country h...Read More

A Marxist abandoned by his party

A Marxist abandoned by his party

For long, the voice of Opposition, Somnath Chatterjee, was the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha and one who defied his party and ...Read More

Will this session work?

Will this session work?

Another session of Parliament is set to begin today. Hopefully, it will not go the way of the previous session and function in an orderly...Read More

Can a homemaker stereotype get any worse?

Can a homemaker stereotype get any worse?

Even today, a lot of advertisements, for instance, show boys getting clothes dirty and women doing the washing. Women, supposedly never g...Read More

American people have to bear the cross

American people have to bear the cross

Donald Trump is truly different — he evokes a lot of smirks and scowls but having been elected to such a high office, he is lord of his o...Read More

Worthy end of a great show

Worthy end of a great show

The 21st FIFA World Cup, the best and the brightest show of international football, ended in Moscow with the French emerging the worthy w...Read More

Rising bitterness in politics

Rising bitterness in politics

The broad contours of what is going to be a long and bitter campaign before the parliamentary election next year are already in sight. Ri...Read More

Harsh reality of Brexit finally sets in

Harsh reality of Brexit finally sets in

A few months after Britons voted to leave the European Union (EU), there was considerable apprehension across the UK. One of the major re...Read More

Real fear of a global trade war

Real fear of a global trade war

Setting off fears of a global trade war, last Friday the US and China, the world’s largest and second largest economies, slapped on each ...Read More

AAP celebration has been short lived

AAP celebration has been short lived

Delhi is one of the smallest states of the Indian Union, perhaps smaller than many small states like Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttaranchal or C...Read More

CJI’s status as master of roster confirmed

CJI’s status as master of roster confirmed

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday that the Chief Justice of India is the sole master of roster in allotment of cases to benches should...Read More

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