BJP likely to ride on Vajpayee's name

Will the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, in the runup to the 2019 general elections, ride on the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday after a prolonged illness aged 93 Vajpayees death has led to a widespread appreciati

21 Aug 2018, 02:50 AM IST

A piece of China in Kolkata for Durga Puja

In a bid to boost cultural exchanges with eastern India, the Chinese consulate here has joined hands with a citybased Durga Puja committee to recreate a slice of authentic China in
18 Aug 2018, 01:13 AM IST

Access to education for adolescent girls

Almost half of Indias 125 billion people are aged under 25, making it the youngest nation in the world This can be Indias biggest asset if the energies of the youth are channelised
18 Aug 2018, 01:11 AM IST

The ghost of past environment policy returns in Kerala

Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage According to the government, the
18 Aug 2018, 01:06 AM IST

Mishandling Kashmir: Learning little from history

Independent India and I are both septuagenarians, but since I am a trifle older, I take the liberty of indulging in some reminiscences on the nations 71st birthday My recollections
17 Aug 2018, 02:44 AM IST

Forced to eat rice porridge with pickle at 1984 Olympics Village

Indias track superstar PT Usha recalls that during the Los Angeles Olympics of 1984, where she missed a medal by onehundredth of a second, she was forced to eat just rice porridge
17 Aug 2018, 02:41 AM IST

Indian tourists think so, but foreigners beg to differ

Domestic tourists find a walk on Goas beaches unsafe at night, but foreign tourists do not share the same concern, a study has claimed The study, titled Safety Issues in Tourism in
17 Aug 2018, 02:30 AM IST

Robinhood Army: A model of courage and generosity

Robinhood Army considers hunger a major problem and they have taken upon themselves to fight this acute problem Like every Independence Day, volunteers of the group have decided to
16 Aug 2018, 01:46 AM IST

Google celebrates I-day with doodle

Search engine Google on Wednesday dedicated a doodle to mark Indias 72nd Independence Day inspired by the nations truck art The doodle features a couple of peacocks crossing their
16 Aug 2018, 01:41 AM IST

Civil servants meet 25 yrs after joining service

I write this column from the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie, popularly known as the IAS academy A large number of us, from the batch of 1993, h
16 Aug 2018, 01:35 AM IST

Peace talks with Pakistan will be futile: Former RAW chief

The Kashmir issue is now merely an excuse propped by the Pakistan Army to remain in control, said former RAW chief Vikram Sood, who described the neighbouring countrys army as the
15 Aug 2018, 02:27 AM IST

Make residential educational institutions inclusive

Mr PV Narasimha Rao, when he became the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in 1970s started implementing a great idea which he conceived as education minister the concept of the res
15 Aug 2018, 02:24 AM IST

Partition through the eyes of a 12-yr-old girl

What could have Partition meant to a 12yearold girl who had a Hindu father and a Muslim mother Her letters to her mother in her diary journal give a poignant insight to what went t
14 Aug 2018, 02:05 AM IST

Taxibots to cut pollution at airports

Aviation watchdog DGCA has allowed the use of taxibots a semirobotic vehicle to tow aircrafts, whose engines will be shut, from the parking bay to the runway holding pointing to
14 Aug 2018, 02:02 AM IST

India needs a new direction

The National Pledge which is recited by Indians on important occasions was composed by a little known Telanganite Pydimarri Venkata Subba Rao, a noted author in Telugu While workin
14 Aug 2018, 01:56 AM IST

Will the Dravidian movement be diluted?

There is little doubt that in the wake of M Karunanidhis death, Tamil Nadu will enter an uncertain, even rocky, phase It may take some time for the sense of disquiet and foreboding
12 Aug 2018, 03:30 AM IST

India at a loss to curb Chinese imports

China is exporting textiles to India through Bangladesh to get around a tax increase on imports, undermining New Delhis efforts to support local manufacturers, industry sources sai
12 Aug 2018, 03:27 AM IST

Nationalist undertow in India’s politics

As the celebrations subsided on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis election in 2014, many Indians might have been wondering, we then wrote, what they had done Above all, they vot
12 Aug 2018, 03:24 AM IST

Maldives snubbing India, wooing China

The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest snub to New Delhi by P
12 Aug 2018, 02:59 AM IST

Patachitra art expo opens in Delhi

A group exhibition showcasing Bengali Patachitra a narrative style of art known for the stories it weaves through painted scrolls opened here on Friday, displaying more than 60 a
11 Aug 2018, 02:20 AM IST

It’s high time for nation-wide debate

The Hyderabad High Court visibly unhappy over nonimplementation of its orders in restoring the Assembly membership of two Congress legislators, expelled from the House, hinted at s
11 Aug 2018, 02:13 AM IST

Higher education vital for democracy, just society

Education, particularly higher education, has an important role to play in helping create a just society, and Australia and India through their strong collaboration in the field of
10 Aug 2018, 02:06 AM IST

Tribal development issues and ways forward

Vishwa Adivasi Diwas International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples has its origin in the UN general assembly resolution No49214 of 23 December 1994, marking the first meeting
10 Aug 2018, 01:59 AM IST

Karunanidhi: A colossus in Dravidian politics

Muthuvel Karunanidhi was one of the last links to the Dravidian movement that ushered in the rise of backward classes in politics and the end of Congress rule in Tamil Nadu five de
08 Aug 2018, 02:28 AM IST

Open spaces help young artists

A critical presence in an arts residency is a source of a counter opinion and can be a real boon for young ideating artists, said Serendipity Arts Foundation Director Smriti Rajgar
08 Aug 2018, 02:23 AM IST

The buzz around PD a/c

Mr GVL Narasimha Rao, Member of Parliament stirred up a hornets nest when he remarked that in Andhra Pradesh about 50,000 crores are credited to the Personal DepositPD accounts and
08 Aug 2018, 02:13 AM IST

How words find their way into English dictionaries

When something fantastic catches your attention, what would you exclaim jhakaas, bombat or semma Is a cunning guy chaalu, chatri or shaana Would you call your friend yaar, macha o
07 Aug 2018, 02:35 AM IST

Going back to paper ballots meaningless

The demand to bring back paper ballots in the next Lok Sabha elections in place of Electronic Voting Machines being pressed by major opposition parties has not found favour with tw
07 Aug 2018, 02:31 AM IST

NRC: Electoral fodder for BJP, Congress

Ever since the former saffron stalwart, Arun Shourie, created a stir in the 1980s with his articles on illegal immigrants in Assam comprising Bangladeshi Muslims, the Bharatiya Jan
05 Aug 2018, 03:08 AM IST

Online shopping means cutting billions of trees

Indias ecommerce packaging industry wOne of the least studied and underreported generators of plastic and nonplastic waste are ecommerce companies In 2017, ecommerce accounted for
05 Aug 2018, 03:03 AM IST

NITI Aayog applying blockchain tech to India’s advantage

Niti Aayog has made considerable inroads on applying the Blockchain Technology in solving Indias pressing problems, said its CEO Amitabh Kant Indias potential to propel Blockchain
04 Aug 2018, 03:41 AM IST

How traditional justice system can help resolve Indo-Pakistan conflict

The PakistanIndia conflict has been raging for 70 years and there have been many international attempts to get the countries to sit down and work out their differences All have fai
04 Aug 2018, 03:14 AM IST

Communities gear up to fight floods

Vulnerable communities in four South Asian countries across the Hindu Kush Himalaya HKH region are hopeful and confident of fighting floods this monsoon, thanks to communitybased
04 Aug 2018, 03:12 AM IST

Syrian war enters tricky phase

President Bashar alAssads path to a final victory in the war in Syria is strewn with diplomatic landmines that will complicate his attempt to recover every inch of the country and
03 Aug 2018, 02:41 AM IST

What does Apple need to fix in India asap?

This has so far not been a great year for Apple in India, if we talk specifically about iPhones Preliminary estimates suggest it has shipped just around one million units in the fi
03 Aug 2018, 02:37 AM IST

Human capital policy for India

CATCH THEM OLD was a campaign for recruiting retired yet resourceful people in the US almost a decade ago Today, thanks to the 4th industrial revolution that disrupted labour marke
01 Aug 2018, 03:38 AM IST

A case of misplaced enthusiasm

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India TRAI Chairman R S Sharmas open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers is nothing but a case of misplaced enthusiasm which dilutes the debate
01 Aug 2018, 02:00 AM IST