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How to tackle hate speech

The Supreme Court’s disapproval of religion in politics will need a new compact to work

The Supreme Court. (ANI)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 06:32 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Why Ranveer Singh scored over Kohli in brand value

With age, cricketers’ position in the team is no longer secure. Even the best players are dispensable, so getting brands to commit to long-term endorsement deals is fraught with risk while actors, especially, male, on the other hand, have a longer shelf life

Power couples provide an added dimension to an individual’s brand value. The rub off can significantly add to their relevance and longevity in the endorsement circuit. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 02:19 PM IST
ByShuchi Bansal

What shapes the electoral landscape in Karnataka

Will the Bharatiya Janata Party be able to fight off anti-incumbency, and also allegations of widespread corruption, in the state? Can the Congress eke out a rare win? And will the Janata Dal (S) still be relevant? .

After BJP leader, B S Yediyurappa, failed to prove majority on floor of the house, JD (S)’ H D Kumaraswamy, became the chief minister with the support of the Congress (PTI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 11:24 AM IST

Number theory: Five charts which explain the Karnataka contest

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday that elections to the Karnataka state assembly will be held on May 10 and the results declared on May 13.

(Agencies/Representative use)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 11:23 AM IST

MI await Jofra Archer’s long-awaited IPL return

The England fast bowler didn’t play IPL last year while recovering from injury, but will be vital in the absence of the injured Jasprit Bumrah.

File photo of Jofra Archer.(AP)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:03 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Cause and Effect | As the earth warms, the rising threat of infectious diseases

Jarring numbers on this threat were revealed in a review of decades of scientific papers on all known pathogens to map risks aggravated by climate-related hazards

Scientists are still to determine how the coronavirus came to first infect humans.
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:00 PM IST
ByTannu Jain

On the rise: Gurjar dreams of fencing glory

Two years ago, he was in the mid-200s of the international federation’s senior rankings. Now, the 23-year-old is the world No. 63.

Karan Singh Gurjar(Instagram)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 08:49 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

A care ecosystem to end stigma around bipolarity

Mental health conditions need to be managed — not just by individual, but by their entire ecosystem, including caregivers, friends and allies, work colleagues, medical professionals, and anyone who loves and cares for us.

I believe there has never been a better time to pay attention to World Bipolar Day in India. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 08:30 PM IST
ByAparna Piramal Raje

Digital public infra can deliver global solutions

As demonstrated by India through UPI, a carefully designed and principled DPI can provide solutions at scale to the challenges of our interconnected world. Countries should form a coalition of the willing to adopt a common framework that places data privacy at its core

Different countries may wish to adopt different models due, in part, to different starting points. Whatever the particulars of the adopted DPI might be, the principles underlying the design of the system in India remain relevant. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Archive)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 08:20 PM IST

For CSK, Dhoni checks in again

Fifteen years of the IPL without any conceivable alternative–that’s how unique the 42-year-old continues to be for the league and CSK

File image of MS Dhoni with Stephen Fleming.(IPL/Twitter)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 08:20 PM IST

On Covid, India has no need to worry yet

Is Covid back? Is the trickle of cases being recorded in several parts of the country the same sort of a sign that preceded the Omicron variant and the Delta variant waves? The short answer is no, for several reasons.

The current version of the coronavirus most widely found, XBB.1.16, surged from 3% in early February to 65% in mid-March. (ANI)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 08:17 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

In Karnataka, 3 factors at play

Communalism, caste and corruption are likely to shape the poll battle in the southern state

Polarisation is an old fault line in the coastal regions of the state, a region which the BJP swept in 2018 and which its state chief NK Kateel has kept simmering with comments on interfaith marriages and Tipu Sultan’s legacy. (Agencies)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 08:13 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

How chasing, power play success stood out in the first WPL

Domestic bowlers rather than batters came to the party in the first season of the five-team T20 league, which surprisingly Australian bowlers didn't get going, as this CricViz analysis shows

Left-arm spinner Saika Ishaque, who is yet to play for India, bowled more deliveries than any other bowler for champions Mumbai Indians, accounting for 20% of the team's wicket haul in the first WPL.(Women's Premier League (WPL) Twi)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Divorce Story

Based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut novel, the Disney+Hotstar series makes viewers think about how women are transformed in male-centric narratives even as it takes them on a non-linear tour of a marriage from beginning to end

Publicity poster for Fleishman is in Trouble (Disney+Hotstar)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 05:16 PM IST

Number theory: No cause for alarm on Covid outbreak, says data

Is there another Covid-19 outbreak in India? How alarming is the situation, if at all? Here are some charts that try to explain this in detail.

For the week ended March 27, there were an average of 1,471 new infections reported daily.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 12:20 PM IST

Experts, journalists approached by fake academics in suspected China op

Indian security officials said the method used by people such as Chia and Wong pointed to similar influence operations conducted by China in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the US.

Authorities in Singapore have taken the matter seriously as the people making the approaches claimed to be from NUS and SIIA, which both have ties to the government (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 12:21 PM IST

Report: Shyam Benegal Retrospective

The recent retrospective of filmmaker Shyam Benegal’s cinema featured screenings of his classic films and discussions by actors who reminisced about working with him

Director, scriptwriter and documentary filmmaker Shyam Benegal at his office in Tardeo, Mumbai, on September 30, 2021 (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 08:30 PM IST
ByChintan Girish Modi

Reaching the Deprived: Lessons from SECC

SECC 2011 was path-breaking in creating a constituency of the deprived. While updating it will be tough, it must be done. A real-time social registry of the deprived is the way to leave no one behind.

To be sure, the second SECC will take some time for completion; the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed work on the 2021 census, which had been due to get underway.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 08:29 PM IST

Outside India, India’s battles may intensify

Every major social and political divide in India is manifesting itself on foreign shores. This will intensify, ironically enough, at a time of resurgent nationalism

Indian diplomacy will have to walk a fine line in intervening when the interests of the Indian State are at stake, and staying out when the Indian diaspora is having debates that have nothing to do with the State. (AP)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 07:25 PM IST

In a fractured world, India’s firm stance and critical role

Chairing the G20 and SCO summits gives India a unique, historic opportunity. We could present to others the Indian model of non-zero-sum multilateralism and multi-alignment in a currently fragmented multipolar world

This year, the conflict in Ukraine was at the centre of all discussions. The war has shaken to the core the western world’s security and economic paradigms. (AP)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 07:23 PM IST

It’s advantage EPS in battle for AIADMK

The Madras high court on Tuesday rejected applications by O Panneerselvam challenging his expulsion from the party and the elevation of his rival, E Palaniswami

If Mr Palaniswami emerges as the undisputed leader of his party, he will have his hands full in trying to steer the AIADMK to a position of strength (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 07:16 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Understanding the heat better

IMD’s move to publish a heat index is good; it will impact policy, especially for poor workers

New policies will have to be put in place for the 231 million workers who must work outdoors. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 07:13 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

IPL's new power players have big shoes to fill

With the retirements of Pollard, Bravo and Gayle, the onus will now be on a new generation to keep the big hits coming.

Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard(Getty)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 05:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Busted sex-determination camp in MP blows lid off larger social crime

India has struggled with female foeticide for decades, intertwined with issues such as men being seen as productive members of a household and a culture of wedding dowry, which was made illegal in 1961

Agents secretively brought women from multiple states to a house in Banmore for a sex determination camp. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 10:53 AM IST

Number theory: Two charts which capture Congress’ current crisis

Even without the crisis triggered by the Gandhi’s conviction, the Congress would have still had to take a call on its face for the 2024 campaign – unless it decided that it would pick current President Mallikarjun Kharge.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and party leader Rahul Gandhi during opposition leaders' meeting at Kharge's residence, in New Delhi, Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2023 10:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

The tremendous early potential of WPL

At long last, women’s cricket is getting its moment in the sun (and under the floodlights).

Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by seven wickets to clinch the WPL 2023 title at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 11:29 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

IPL 2023: Waiting to paint the town red

Fifteen years of not winning the IPL has tied RCB, DC and Punjab Kings in an insufferable knot

Former RCB players Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers with current team members acknowledge the crowd during RCB Unbox event at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru(PTI)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 10:13 PM IST
By, Kolkata

The balance of free speech and State interests

SC’s revival of guilty-by-association doctrine further narrows the bail window under UAPA

The three-judge bench led by justice MR Shah now has reversed the top court’s position, agreeing with the government’s argument. (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 09:02 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

A strategy to improve tiger viability in India

The biggest success of Project Tiger, which marks 50 years, is the presence of tigers in all habitat types. But serious issues persist, including the urgent need for new approaches beyond the protected areas. Address these so that India can host 10,000 tigers one day

We can achieve better viability for a tiger population by creating a network of small satellite populations around our protected areas. This can help reverse the range decline and build viable local meta-populations (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 09:03 PM IST

India must claim damages for attacks on embassies

The failure to provide protection to Indian missions does not automatically mean that New Delhi ought to be compensated for the damages to the property or for the injuries to its employees. It is, however, open to India to make claims with respective countries for existing and future incidents

Khalistan supporters protest outside Indian Embassy in Washington, US. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 08:59 PM IST
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