Why Parliament inauguration was a lost historic opportunity for the Opposition
Updated on May 29, 2023 10:40 AM IST
The PM did not mention the word opposition or boycott in his speech, which was focused on making India a developed nation in the next 25 years.
The big question before 2024 polls: Can the Congress and AAP kiss and make up?
The Congress-Left compact is the template that the grand old party needs to follow to share national space with new players like the Aam Admi Party
Updated on May 28, 2023 06:55 PM IST
What makes Vande Bharat- ‘an Indian beauty on tracks’- so great
Arunendra Kumar, Former Chairman, Indian Railways Board writes: No wonder the steam locomotive model at Rail Bhavan has been replaced by Vande Bharat Icon.
Updated on May 22, 2023 09:10 AM IST
Does divorce need a cooling off period?
The Supreme Court's new judgment about divorce makes life simpler for couples seeking to end their marriages. But what does a waiting period do exactly?
Published on May 17, 2023 10:14 PM IST
Should India not rename places in China-occupied Aksai Chin?
China recently renamed 11 locations in Arunachal Pradesh, its third such unilateral move after April 2017 and December 2021.
Published on Apr 07, 2023 12:43 PM IST
Institutionalise gender equity in urban governance
Urban development and transport investments in India need to ensure that cities work for all
Updated on May 18, 2023 02:33 PM IST
How Trump will use indictment to rouse support for his 2024 campaign
Republicans' ferocious response to the indictment reflected the grip Trump still holds on the party as he seeks a return to the White House in 2024.
Published on Mar 31, 2023 06:02 AM IST
Indian military doctrines should focus on China, not Pakistan
Even as the top military commanders meet in Bhopal for next three days, the Indian military must shed off its cold war and colonial mindset and evolve new doctrines as old friendships have given way to “no limits” alliances.
Published on Mar 29, 2023 08:46 AM IST
Adani strikes back. But can he win the perception war against Hindenburg?
Hindenburg Research’s allegations of stock-price manipulation and accounting fraud were contained in a 106-page report, which has now been denounced by the conglomerate as “nothing short of a calculated securities fraud under applicable law.”
Published on Jan 30, 2023 11:28 AM IST
Is reversing reforms to grab power the way forward for India?
The move to shift from a defined benefit pension scheme or Old Pension System to defined contribution pension scheme or New Pension Scheme was in order to contain the rising and unsustainable pension bill with around 4 per cent of Union Budget already going towards pensionary benefits.
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 09:00 AM IST
Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
The science behind the load, span and design of a safe bridge
Different kinds of bridges require different factors to be taken into consideration. HT explains:
Published on Nov 01, 2022 09:46 PM IST
We are still far from attaining Mahatma Gandhi's vision of ‘Swaraj'
Mahatma Gandhi’s moral weapon was the initiation of "Change of Heart”, a very effective and potent weapon that he had used efficaciously to achieve several successes.
Published on Oct 01, 2022 07:33 PM IST
Temples of Modernity: Dream Big for ‘New India’
Pratik Mathur is an Indian Foreign Service officer, currently posted as Counsellor at Permanent Mission of India to UN in New York.
Published on Sep 06, 2022 10:48 AM IST
Choosing a climate action path wisely
For a climate-sensitive development plan, India must walk a line between the ‘development-first climate-later’ view and the ‘untrammelled opportunity’ view
Updated on Sep 04, 2022 09:12 PM IST
Hutong Cat I China could tighten abortion rights to tackle population crisis
The point is abortion is common in China and private clinics even launch campaigns to attract clients. That could change
Updated on Aug 29, 2022 01:57 PM IST
Five years of GST regime: How have the states fared?
With GST completing five years last week and the RUP period over (at least in the current form), it is worthwhile to assess how the states fared during this transition period.
Published on Jul 05, 2022 12:44 PM IST
Premium Conversations | India's coal phase-down, with Pradip Swarnakar, JTRC
Swarnakar, who heads the Just Transition Research Centre, spoke to HT about how 15-20 million livelihoods are likely to be affected, what should drive India's coal phase-down, and how to protect workers during the energy transition.
Updated on Jun 06, 2022 08:13 PM IST
The story of India’s shifting trading partners and patterns
Here are three charts that explain India's trading partners in the years 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22:
Published on May 31, 2022 01:01 PM IST
Numbers Matter | The growing booster challenge for India
Six weeks since the vaccine drive started, it is becoming apparent that the road ahead for booster coverage is going to be different in terms of pushing for coverage. Here's what we know:
Published on May 17, 2022 02:49 PM IST
Digital transformation of the social impact sector for a sustainable tomorrow
When done right, digital transformation can help social sector organisations drive down costs, higher efficiency, service deliver, increase transparency and accountability.
Published on May 16, 2022 05:04 PM IST
4 cities power India's start-up rush, but emerging hubs may be key to the future
A record 44 start-ups turned into unicorns in India in 2021, when India overtook the United Kingdom as home to the third highest number of unicorns after the United States and China.
Published on May 07, 2022 01:49 PM IST
Numbers Matter | The expansion of India's booster programme
Despite the sheer size of the expansion plan, it does not appear to be an unsurmountable task for the government, especially going by past data. Let's see why.
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 03:38 PM IST
Explainer: Interpreting S Jaishankar’s speech and Indian position on Ukraine
In both what the foreign minister said, and what he did not say, lies the story of India’s strengths, constraints, calculations and aspirations and the larger strategy that is an outcome of these variables.
Published on Apr 07, 2022 12:07 PM IST
Punjab election: How candidates and parties used social media
In what was considered largely a digital affair due to restrictions on campaigning, candidates and parties took to Twitter and Facebook. Here is how they used these platforms to connect with voters:
Published on Mar 22, 2022 02:30 PM IST
Numbers Matter | The figures behind the booster expansion debate
Protection against severe Covid starts fading fast after 4-6 months. This is why, the sooner the issue of wider booster coverage is dealt with (and boosters are made available), the better for India, and the world.
Published on Mar 22, 2022 01:17 PM IST
How sanctions on Russia will strain India’s defence
The sanctions could pose a unique set of challenges for the India-Russia defence relationship and put India’s military preparedness to the test
Published on Mar 17, 2022 02:00 PM IST
The poor record of assemblies in nominating and electing women
While women's representation across the five states has increased inchmeal — from an average of 4.6% in 2002 to 10% in 2022 — in real terms, the difference between the two is only 36 legislators.
Published on Mar 16, 2022 02:52 PM IST
Numbers Matter | Why the current outbreak in Hong Kong is unlike any other
With the average daily deaths much higher than ever seen since the beginning of the pandemic, there are lessons for countries on their approach to fighting the virus
Published on Mar 16, 2022 12:52 PM IST
Explainer: A history of police reforms in India
There have been hits and misses over the years — with a shortage crisis and a lackadaisical approach to implementing various recommendations on training and mindsets having plagued the force.
Published on Mar 15, 2022 09:01 PM IST
What does the UP assembly verdict mean for Muslim political representation?
The polls saw a polarised verdict, with 83% of Muslim voters picking the SP. Here are the trends in party nomination and representation of Muslims to understand voter behaviour
Published on Mar 15, 2022 04:59 PM IST