The casualty is creativity

The casualty is creativity

Bringing history to the silver screen is a risky business in this country because one would never know when one strays into a minefield call
19 Nov 2017, 11:47 PM IST
Yashwant Sinha must resign

Yashwant Sinha must resign

I have nothing personal against Yashwant Sinha; in fact, I had lot of admiration for him as a senior party colleague and as someone who cont
17 Nov 2017, 03:18 AM IST
Bringing up the parents

Bringing up the parents

Just the other day the country celebrated 14 November as the Children’s Day. Countrywide events were held, and much listless lip service
16 Nov 2017, 04:02 AM IST
No penalty under RTI in repeat cases

No penalty under RTI in repeat cases

It is generally stated that unless penalties are imposed for refusing to give information to the applicant within time, the RTI Act will not
14 Nov 2017, 02:01 AM IST
Taxing tweaks

Taxing tweaks

The Goods & Services Tax, touted as the country’s biggest tax reform after Independence, has been subjected to a major overhaul in just fo
13 Nov 2017, 12:49 AM IST

Privatise Public Sector Banks

13 Nov 2017, 12:33 AM IST

Middle East now a powder keg

11 Nov 2017, 02:06 AM IST

CM KCR and his great nijam

10 Nov 2017, 12:16 AM IST

Unsung champion

10 Nov 2017, 12:13 AM IST

Declining sex ratios in cities

09 Nov 2017, 02:56 AM IST

Most MPLADS funds unutilised

07 Nov 2017, 01:42 AM IST

Single point control will undo the economy

06 Nov 2017, 12:50 AM IST

Historic revolution

06 Nov 2017, 12:41 AM IST

Upping the ante for India

04 Nov 2017, 02:21 AM IST

Time for Centre to act

03 Nov 2017, 02:52 AM IST

Congress has past; No futher

03 Nov 2017, 02:35 AM IST

EC set bad precedent

01 Nov 2017, 02:00 AM IST


CIC orders NCW to pay compensation, penalty

Denial of information to the alleged victim of sexual harassment is a serious violation of her rights. Under RTI Act, it can lead to imposition of penalty, as done in the case of a
31 Oct 2017, 02:19 AM IST

The challenge of Hindu Rashtra

Over 2,000 Dalits in Gujarat recently abandoned Hinduism. Former UP Chief Minister and head of the Dalit-centered Bahujan Samaj Party, Mayawati has said that she will leave Hinduis
30 Oct 2017, 01:33 AM IST

The curious Revanth conundrum

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had weathered many a storm in its eventful and chequered existence since 1982. It has seen many a crisis starting from the backstabbing of its founder
29 Oct 2017, 10:42 PM IST

Leave the past alone

The latest assertion of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Das, that Taj Mahal should be respected because it is built by the sweat and blood of our Indians is a mere
28 Oct 2017, 03:41 AM IST

Death of real relationships

A sudden and untimely death of a dear friend made me once again reflect deeply on contemporary family and social relationships. This unfortunate event put heavy breaks on the daily
27 Oct 2017, 04:44 AM IST

Invincible: How a woman amputee created history by scaling Mt Everest

A national-level volleyball player, Arunima Sinha was thrown off a moving train by a bunch of goons in 2011. Overcoming unbearable pain as she lay on the tracks through the night,
26 Oct 2017, 02:37 AM IST

India should engage Pak

The US President Donald Trump’s tweet on 14 October had the South Block (India’s external affairs headquarters) worried. It got busy in interpreting the message. He tweeted “
25 Oct 2017, 03:13 AM IST

Trump will be a boon for India

President Donald Trump is tightening the issuance of H1B visas that have been used by large numbers of Indian engineers to work in the United States.
23 Oct 2017, 02:05 AM IST

Taming of the shrew, Rahul style

One wonders why he had to wrap-up his much-hyped three-day tour of Modi’s land, Gujarat, after offering prayers at four temples in double-quick succession. It looked as though he
22 Oct 2017, 10:29 PM IST

Telugu CMs in stock-taking mode

A deliberate effort to whip up poll frenzy, much ahead of the schedule of the next general elections, is on in the Telugu States and the ruling parties seem to be in a stock-taking
21 Oct 2017, 02:58 AM IST

Halt perpetual election circus

Winds of change are in the air. Is India readying for a reform in our election cycle? Dumping its Perpetual Election Syndrome which is wreaking havoc on our body politic as it mean
18 Oct 2017, 02:52 AM IST

Scam info can’t be denied in name of right to privacy

This case reveals how iron curtains around information about corruption of public servants in public authority, under ‘privacy’ clause, are flourishing under the RTI regime. It
17 Oct 2017, 02:12 AM IST

Electricity-cars are good, but…

The government has decided to use e-cars that run on electricity in government work. These cars have batteries like e-rickshaws. These are charged in the home and have a range of u
16 Oct 2017, 12:11 AM IST

Chanting NTR to silence TDP

‘Don’t underestimate Guddu’ goes an advertisement of a mosquito repellent. Taken under the longer canvas, this reaction of the boy in the advertisement holds relevance and ap
15 Oct 2017, 11:36 PM IST

Connecting with audience

Listening to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar, the other day, after his party's labour union swept the Singareni polls, was a pleasure. One need not be his fan or follower to say thi
14 Oct 2017, 02:10 AM IST

Challenge to politics, faith

The Union government has plans to clean all rivers in the country – a task urgently required, but most difficult to accomplish. Expectations are high from the new Minister for Wa
13 Oct 2017, 02:49 AM IST

Why it is a good idea to ban Diwali crackers

If there is one season that I dread every year, that is Diwali. The festival of lights is the most popular Indian celebration which is widely known across the world. Yet, the name
12 Oct 2017, 03:21 AM IST

Legality of mind invasion

Dhananjay wanted information about ‘expert opinion’ regarding a letter dated 23.5.2016, who the expert (psychiatrist or neurophysiologist) was, his education qualification, na
10 Oct 2017, 03:37 AM IST

Adopt the Luni-solar calendar

The financial year is reckoned from Diwali to Diwali in the Hindu tradition. The idea, perhaps, was that Diwali falls at the end of the monsoons, therefore, it would be possible to
08 Oct 2017, 11:50 PM IST

Hitting two birds with one stone…

Frail in physique, perhaps, but determinedly strong in terms of temperament that gets blended with a steely resolve that remains unshakable! Any guesses who such an individual coul
08 Oct 2017, 11:33 PM IST