Articles by Mark Tully
Green hydrogen holds great promise for India
Green hydrogen can overcome difficulties that other renewable electricity-generating technologies create. India has joined the race to develop a green hydrogen economy
Published on Mar 25, 2023 07:30 PM IST
The perils of dictating a country’s culture
A recent lecture by renowned art historian, Fakir Aijazuddin, was a commentary on an official book called Pakistan Culture, and a criticism of India-Pakistan relations
Published on Mar 11, 2023 06:44 PM IST
It can take courage to sit on the fence
As a journalist, I have tried to avoid taking sides. I know there are occasions when something is so dreadful that one has to fight, but I think those occasions are much rarer than most journalists think.
Published on Feb 25, 2023 05:04 PM IST
We need balanced coverage of violence
If we are to have that balance, India, Britain and America must improve their police forces. They need to remember the damage their coverage can cause, but that is not an excuse for claiming a right to secrecy.
Updated on Feb 11, 2023 07:47 PM IST
How BBC’s ties with India have evolved
It is hard to get the BBC to apologise, but in the current case, India needs to realise that the BBC does not spew out colonialist propaganda. It’s a journalists’ organisation, and millions of Indians choose to listen to and watch it
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 09:16 PM IST
India needs to relearn what it has to teach
Minds have to be kept open because there will always be something more to learn about these questions. That’s why Indians should be proud to be an argumentative country. That is why there should not be any full stops in India
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 07:56 PM IST
Celebrating unsung freedom fighters
If we had continued to fight for Gandhi’s India, if we had not forgotten those inspired by his vision, we would now be a very different nation, writes P Sainath in his new book
Updated on Dec 31, 2022 08:50 PM IST
For Bangladeshi politics, a turbulent time looms
From creating despair among development economists, investors and donors, as it used to, the country now gives them hope. But has the bubble burst?
Published on Dec 17, 2022 07:35 PM IST
The message from G20 Religion Forum
I would like to draw your attention to an article written by Ram Madhav on the G20 Religion Forum, or R20, which ensures that religion functions as a genuine and dynamic source of solutions rather than problems in the world
Updated on Dec 03, 2022 09:03 PM IST
Remembering friends and the golden days
In the 19070s and 1980s, the radio was king. Fortunately for the BBC and me as their correspondent, the government’s control didn’t allow All India Radio to exploit its potential. So, Indians would turn to the BBC to get independent news. Rajiv Gandhi turned to the BBC to confirm his mother had died
Updated on Nov 19, 2022 07:21 PM IST
The road to atmanirbharta may go through GM seeds
Lifting the ban on genetically modified seeds should allow tests for the new mustard seed developed by a scientist at Delhi University. But will the step be a game-changer?
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 05:30 PM IST
Successor to Truss will face a raft of challenges
The new prime minister will inherit a country wracked by an economic crisis, labour unrest and a ruling party divided against itself
Updated on Oct 21, 2022 07:38 PM IST
Decoding the Russian gameplan in Ukraine
Putin has said he is prepared to defend territories he annexed using all available means. Does he hope to arouse such fear that America and NATO agree to cut back or even stop their supply of arms to Ukraine, or is it possible that Putin is prepared to go nuclear?
Updated on Oct 08, 2022 05:28 PM IST
Queen Elizabeth was a symbol of stability
Queen Elizabeth succeeded because she was aware that she had to do her duty, and more often than not that meant keeping quiet.
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 06:23 PM IST
Queen Elizabeth accepted limitations, dedicated her life to being the Queen
Queen Elizabeth II’s death marks the end of an era not just for the people of Great Britain but also for the people of the Commonwealth and indeed the whole world bearing in mind the standards she stood for and the values she upheld. She broke the record for the longest reigning monarch and the oldest queen. She made 247 Commonwealth visits.
Published on Sep 09, 2022 11:16 PM IST
Queen Elizabeth accepted limitations, dedicated her life to being the Queen
The very recent celebrations of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee demonstrated her popularity and the popularity of the monarchy.
Updated on Sep 10, 2022 07:29 AM IST
Why Birmingham put on a massive show for CWG
The reason is Birmingham’s wish to shed the title of Britain’s Second City.
Published on Jul 30, 2022 07:56 PM IST
UK’s PM race: Who should Indians back?
In my view, Sunak is the man who knows India because of his years as Johnson’s finance minister. He needs support, too, because he is receiving such offensive attacks from the tax reducers
Updated on Jul 16, 2022 07:25 PM IST
India can lead the democratic world
In his forthcoming book, Towards Decentralized Democratic Global Governance, economist Ramgopal Agarwala argues that the leadership India can provide would lead to the end of hegemony
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 08:46 PM IST
The pivotal partnership between God and science
If religious groups are to lead the fight against what Amitav Ghosh calls “the securitisation and corporatisation of climate change” they will have to have a theology which goes with it.
Published on Jun 18, 2022 07:46 PM IST
Why we shouldn’t be careless about Covid-19
In this Covid-19 calm, the central government and the WHO should sit down together and discuss calculations made by both sides to find out what went wrong and how to put that right
Updated on Jun 04, 2022 08:30 PM IST
Reform the Raj-era judicial system
The dark shadows of the colonial past hang over the proceedings of the SC too. E-courts alone won’t clear those shadows away
Updated on May 07, 2022 07:45 PM IST
Reforming the higher education system
Students are worried about recovering lost knowledge. But they must also worry about another issue: There may be no teachers to teach their subjects. There is a shortage of 6,481 teachers in centrally funded universities
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 06:01 PM IST
The effect of Putin’s actions on the US, NATO and India
People who claim to know Putin well say that he will never accept any end of the war which he cannot see as a victory and sell it as such to the Russians.
Updated on Apr 09, 2022 07:17 PM IST
The West is unwilling to fight for Ukraine
Did Zelensky have to fight Putin? Was it wise to sign a charter on strategic partnership with the United States in 2021?
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 10:40 PM IST
What do the verdicts mean for the Congress?
Are its days as the alternative party over? Now that it has lost Punjab, the only two sizeable states that it rules are Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Published on Mar 12, 2022 06:41 PM IST
Haryana: The grim reality of brick kiln labourers
There was no work between March 2021 and February 2022 in the brick kiln. So, the workers earned nothing in that time because they are paid on a piece-work basis.
Updated on Feb 26, 2022 07:44 PM IST
Why Mangeshkar mattered so much
The Mangeshkar I treasure most is her accompaniment to the destitute Nargis struggling to pull a plough in Mother India
Updated on Feb 12, 2022 05:17 PM IST
Modi’s speech marked the end of Nehru era
The RSS leaders were not included, but they didn’t figure in the Independence movement. The most immediate reason for the PM selecting this heterogeneous collection of men as bulwarks of nationalism is to demonstrate the end of the Nehru era
Published on Jan 29, 2022 05:14 PM IST
Need: A genuinely independent justice system
Recent events in Britain and India prove that both countries need a system of justice entirely independent of politicians and civil servants
Updated on Jan 15, 2022 08:49 PM IST