A stronger Global South can usher in prosperity
Updated on May 10, 2023 07:54 PM IST
Amid what seems like a never-ending wait for reform at the UN and other global forums are proving to be alternative spaces for the Global South
The nuclear revolution hasn’t been absorbed in military plans. Fix it
On Pakistan, India should be more willing to use conventional military options and call out Pakistan’s nuclear bluff
Updated on May 10, 2023 07:48 PM IST
Can the malady of urban voter apathy be remedied?
Bengaluru’s weak electoral participation record is a reflection of a larger malady of urban apathy towards elections across the country.
Updated on May 09, 2023 08:51 PM IST
A strategy to win energy independence by 2047
A recent study outlines a pathway for India to achieve energy independence, grounded in rapidly falling clean technology costs
Updated on May 09, 2023 08:41 PM IST
How India triumphed in the nuclear debate
25 years after Pokhran II, there is no doubt that India was right in going nuclear. Delhi won the geopolitical, strategic, ethical and economic arguments
Published on May 09, 2023 06:11 PM IST
The golden era of air travel: Air India's food service of the 1970s-80s
With the national carrier announcing an overhaul of its inflight menu, we look back at how the food in Air India flights has evolved over the decades.
Published on May 09, 2023 03:20 PM IST
Don’t hold out hope for better ties with Pakistan
India-Pak relationship is minimally stable. But the political flux in Pak, the troubles of the army and terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir do not bode well
Updated on May 08, 2023 06:42 PM IST
The violence in Manipur is a by-product of three interlocking processes
The real question with such clashes is not why, but why now, and why mostly in Kuki areas
Updated on May 08, 2023 07:20 PM IST
EU-India tie-up is for global common good
We shall build on the solid foundation of people-to-people contacts that have brought together our citizens and civil society for many decades and remain the hallmark of our relationship.
Updated on May 08, 2023 06:34 PM IST
Pollscape | Karnataka: Can PM’s roadshows be an antidote to anti-incumbency?
BJP has relied heavily on PM Modi, with him holding 21 public meetings and several roadshows. But this strategy may have sent mixed signals to voters
Published on May 08, 2023 05:58 PM IST
The extraordinary life of Padma Desai
From conservative India to Harvard economics and beyond, Desai was a trailblazer in a world dominated by men. Her legacy will inspire future generations
Updated on May 08, 2023 05:30 PM IST
The king’s coronation is a testament to the crown moving with the times
Respect the King who showed that he has moved with the times, evident by the congregation of people who attended his coronation.
Published on May 08, 2023 04:58 PM IST
Real worries are lost in rhetoric before elections
Election days are bound to be filled with mudslinging. Why do those involved in this forget that we are the world’s largest and youngest democracy?
Published on May 08, 2023 04:55 PM IST
Karnataka results could pave the road to 2024
For the BJP, it's the mantra of centralisation and focus on PM Modi. The Congress is leaning on local leaders and a narrative of federalism
Updated on May 06, 2023 07:46 PM IST
Take some time off from the poll heat
This morning let me offer you something rather different. It’s a selection of gems culled from the internet and shared by friends.
Updated on May 06, 2023 07:41 PM IST
Pak’s terror factory is exposing SCO’s limits
The global history of terrorism shows how it has metastasised in a context of geopolitical rivalries and divisions which override shared multilateral interests
Updated on May 06, 2023 07:38 PM IST
Reminiscing two untold stories in Indian politics
Bhishma Narain Singh and “King” Mahendra are no longer with us. But the trajectory of politics is full of such unknown stories
Updated on May 06, 2023 07:35 PM IST
Manipur is burning, and we have just stepped back into darkness
Manipur has had a long history of ethnic feuds. I personally witnessed one in 1997, but sense prevailed, and peace reigned. But this time, things are different
Updated on May 05, 2023 08:52 PM IST
Why the K’taka polls are crucial for BJP, Congress
The BJP is using more aggressive Hindutva. The Congress is hoping for a rare win and creating a coalition last attempted in the 70s
Updated on May 05, 2023 07:12 PM IST
SC’s ruling on divorce should spark a debate
The guidelines laid by the court should be an indicator to start the discussion on introducing the concept of irretrievable breakdown as a ground for divorce
Updated on May 05, 2023 07:00 PM IST
Unlocking India’s river cruise tourism potential
The cruise has laid the foundations for future developments in tourism
Updated on May 07, 2023 05:50 PM IST
Terms of Trade | What will proportionate reservations achieve?
While proportional reservations may help in the quest for socioeconomic equality, they cannot be the silver bullet to end social oppression.
Published on May 05, 2023 04:20 PM IST
A message of hope to India from the Muslim world
At the Dar al Iftaa, Egypt’s body for Islamic legal edicts over which I preside, we constantly wrestle with the issue of applying Islam to the modern world.
Updated on May 04, 2023 07:50 PM IST
How MSMEs can help India become a $5-trillion engine
A bridge between the traditional business ecosystem and new-age businesses, India’s MSMEs have been evolving. A thrust from the Centre will stimulate the sector
Updated on May 04, 2023 07:49 PM IST
Will the double-engine rhetoric work in Karnataka?
BJP’s strategy will have to overcome allegations of corruption and anti-incumbency. The import of a double-engine promise will have ramifications
Published on May 04, 2023 07:36 PM IST
Scientifically Speaking: Space mice may one day help astronauts thwart bone loss
Research on mice-astronauts shows that their gut microbes were diverse and contained microbes associated with greater bone mineral density upon return to Earth
Published on May 04, 2023 07:17 PM IST
Cheetahs will have a bright future in India
Wild big cat governance is codified, and handling cheetahs should not be a concern
Updated on May 03, 2023 08:01 PM IST
For 2024, parties must focus on young voters
Parties and analysts should focus on how different demographic segments vote, and the new social fault lines that could emerge defining the 2024 campaign
Updated on May 03, 2023 07:37 PM IST
The Met Gala matters to Indians. Here’s why
For a country where the hijab debate is still raging and where girls’ choice of attire on metro trains is a matter of agitated discussions, clothes matter
Updated on May 03, 2023 07:35 PM IST
What's ailing Indian arts?
A system of unquestioned power inscribed in the guru-shishya parampara may be the cause for a loss of precious talent from hallowed institutions
Published on May 02, 2023 08:07 PM IST