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Governance capsizes

Governance capsizes

Nov 15,2017 , 02:13 AM IST | Candid Comments
Assembly mourns the loss of life in the boat tragedy. The government declares ex-gratia to the families who lost their loved ones. A two-member committee comprising an IAS and an IPS officer has been appointed to suggest measures to prevent recurrence of such tragedies. Official inquiry will study the circumstances that led to the tragedy.
Chinese get it wrong

Chinese get it wrong

Oct 12,2017 , 03:24 AM IST | Editors Desk
Like Benedick and Beatrice, of Shakespeare, who are tricked into confessing their love for each other or the rejection of the Hero by Claudio, it sounds so funny that human nature has not changed much in the past four hundred and more years or so.
Trumping global peace

Trumping global peace

Oct 11,2017 , 02:01 AM IST | Editors Desk
With an intemperate Donald Trump hopping from one crisis to another, his current actions and threats to North Korea and Iran have catastrophic implications for global peace. With his instinctual hatred for Barack Obama, Trump is in a tearing hurry to obliterate his legacy, including the epochal nuclear deal with Iran.
TDP caught in a bind

TDP caught in a bind

Oct 11,2017 , 01:57 AM IST | Editors Desk
The party that has lost a lot due to bifurcation of state is certainly the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The party launched by matinee idol NT Rama Rao, who blazed a trail in championing the cause of Telugu pride in the corridors of power in Delhi, registered a historical win in the early 1980s. It is true that Telugus, who were until then lapped up under the facetious umbrella term ‘Madrasis’ in the
Revitalise varsities

Revitalise varsities

Oct 10,2017 , 03:41 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Governor in his capacity as the Chancellor held a review of the functioning of universities in Telangana. Rightly so, he expressed concern over the state of affairs in the varsities today. It is the right time for an honest introspection and a corrective action.
War talk

War talk

Oct 08,2017 , 11:45 PM IST | Editors Desk
The Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa reiterated that India was prepared to counter any threat from China and was also ready to face a two-front war.  It sounds reassuring in a climate of hyper nationalism. But, the strategic necessity of such a repeated assertion needs to be impartially examined without any emotional overtones. 
A taxing reform

A taxing reform

Oct 07,2017 , 03:33 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Goods & Services Tax is three-month-old in the country now. Before its advent, industry leaders and mandarins in the central government were unanimous in saying the new direct regime, once implemented, would boost GDP growth by 1.5 to 2 per cent. But the country’s experience with GST thus far paints a starkly different picture.
New rage on celluloid

New rage on celluloid

Oct 06,2017 , 03:21 AM IST | Editors Desk
Making a biopic is the newest thing happening in Indian cinema. Almost every other Bollywood filmmaker appears to have embraced this fad. This is irrespective of whether the earlier ones have been box-office successes or not. What matters to their happening status is a biopic on a prominent personality. However, although this genre is somewhat new in the Indian context, making biopics has been in
US fails to learn lessons

US fails to learn lessons

Oct 05,2017 , 04:31 AM IST | Editors Desk
In his first reaction to the Las Vegas shooting that claimed 58 innocent lives the other day, President Donald Trump said the perpetrator of the massacre was a demented man, adding that, "we are dealing with a very, very sick individual.” He also said there would be some discussion about firearms legislation later.
Soccer extravaganza

Soccer extravaganza

Oct 04,2017 , 01:48 AM IST | Editors Desk
India will return to global football limelight when the FIFA Under-17 World Cup gets underway on Friday. This will help the old-timers to retrace and recall the glory days that lasted till the 1960 Olympics. Of course, this time around, it will not be for achieving anything extraordinary but for hosting the extravaganza wherein prodigious talents and future Peles and Maradonas from 23 countries (I
Telugus’ love for gold

Telugus’ love for gold

Oct 04,2017 , 01:46 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Indian economy is characterised by the dominant presence of domestic savings and domestic investment besides domestic consumption. These unique characteristics helped India to insulate itself from the global financial crisis to a great extent.
RBI data nixes theory of social smuggling

RBI data nixes theory of social smuggling

Oct 04,2017 , 01:05 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Reserve Bank of India’s data on allocation of wealth in the form of an asset like gold disproves Prof Kancha Ilaiah’s thesis on social smuggling. Prof Ilaiah calls Gujarat a ‘Komati’ state. His concept of social smuggling is based on the premise that Vysyas hoard their wealth in the form of gold and thus do not plough back their incomes into the economy as productive investment. Thus, he cal
RSS prescription

RSS prescription

Oct 03,2017 , 01:59 AM IST | Editors Desk
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for “necessary constitutional amendments" for the people of Jammu and Kashmir to be "completely assimilated" with the rest of the country. These remarks cannot be taken as a mere customary reflection given the fact that the ruling BJP is a constituent of Sangh Pariwar. The remarks of the RSS chief, therefore, constitute a mandatory policy direction for Narendra M
Introspection in age of anxiety

Introspection in age of anxiety

Oct 02,2017 , 02:04 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Navratras are just over, with the Hindus celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Today is Gandhi Jayanti. We do take great pride in this one too to claim ourselves as a nation of believers in non-violence.
Avoiding stampedes

Avoiding stampedes

Sep 30,2017 , 12:59 AM IST | Editors Desk
Stampede on a narrow railway footover bridge connecting Parel and Elphinstone Road stations of Western Railway on Friday morning resulted in the death of several commuters. A sudden rumour of a suspected electrical short-circuit reportedly triggered a panic run. Officials, however, blamed it on overcrowding on the footover bridge due to torrential rains as people took shelter there. Congregation o
Half-hearted job

Half-hearted job

Sep 29,2017 , 01:53 AM IST | Editors Desk
The gentleman’s game will never be the same again! A sport that can still take pride in swearing by established traditions, bar the cosmetic changes here and there, the latest rules that came into force on Thursday may not exactly be to the liking of those who play the game.
Not Hinduism

Not Hinduism

Sep 28,2017 , 02:16 AM IST | Editors Desk
Caste, religion and politics are intricately connected in India despite its secular, constitutional credentials.When the Mandal issue posed a serious threat to BJP’s pan-Hindu mobilisation, the Sangh Pariwar stepped in to rally the politics of India around Ram Mandir. The BJP immensely benefited from this counter strategy.
Tightrope walk

Tightrope walk

Sep 27,2017 , 01:07 AM IST | Editors Desk
Indian economy is sending conflicting signals these days. While the gross domestic product (GDP) has been on a downward spiral, hitting a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in April-June 2017 quarter, the retail inflation has reared its ugly head yet again, climbing to a five-month high of 3.36 per cent in August.
In defence of myself

In defence of myself

Sep 27,2017 , 01:00 AM IST | Editors Desk
Last week, in these columns, I expressed my opinion on Prof Ilaiah's book that infuriated Vysyas. The article titled, Missing the Woods for the Trees, has, to the best of my ability and belief, tried to make an honest assessment of the subject. I dealt at length on my areas of agreement and disagreement with the author.
Time for course correction

Time for course correction

Sep 25,2017 , 10:45 PM IST | Editors Desk
The economic downturn attributed by its adversaries to be the result of policy paralysis was the significant reason for the fall of UPA regime. The BJP could register a resounding victory in 2014 primarily due to the hope it generated on the revival of economy. But, the recent developments on the economic front certainly belied those expectations.
Pakistan should face reality

Pakistan should face reality

Sep 25,2017 , 01:34 AM IST | Editors Desk
“I can think of nothing more gallant, even though again and again we fail; attempting to tell things as they really are, for at least reality, though never fully attained, can be defined. Reality is that which, when you don’t believe in it, does not go away” said late poet, Peter Viereck.
High hopes on Newton

High hopes on Newton

Sep 23,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Editors Desk
First the big news. Amit Masurkar’s Newton is India’s official entry in the foreign language films category at the 90th Academy Awards. The nomination has begun on a welcome note as this is perhaps a rare instance when the choice has been near-unanimous.
Celebrating womanhood

Celebrating womanhood

Sep 22,2017 , 02:02 AM IST | Editors Desk
This is celebration time for the Telugus of not only Telangana but also for those everywhere. Bathukamma is back. The colourful festival of flowers is not just any other festival as it essentially celebrates the life of a girl child. This is a festival celebrated with lowers of the land and is one the least polluting environmentally, unlike other festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi that have been esse
A welcome move

A welcome move

Sep 21,2017 , 03:20 AM IST | Editors Desk
In a move that could benefit millions of mobile phone users in the country, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday reduced Interconnection Usage Charge (IUC) to six paise per minute from the existing 14 paise per minute. The telecom regulator further made it clear that the charge would completely be removed from the year 2020.
Reforming the UN

Reforming the UN

Sep 20,2017 , 02:17 AM IST | Editors Desk
The United Nations General Assembly is holding its annual meeting amid very critical times. It is faced with a world wracked by terrorism, climate change, cyberattacks, huge migration, violence in Middle East and Africa, Afghanistan and Myanmar, and also such issues as violation of human rights, gender parity etc. Emergence of a nuclear renegade in North Korea and uncertainty over fate of Iran nuc
Missing the woods for the trees

Missing the woods for the trees

Sep 20,2017 , 02:04 AM IST | Editors Desk
Prof Kancha Ilaiah's booklet on Vysyas has sparked off a controversy across the two Telugu states. The forces of right reaction that Ilaiah wants to resist seem to be capitalising on the simmering discontent among the community as a whole that feels badly humiliated by his writings. But, hurling abuses and even death threats against an author cannot be justified, however aggrieved one may be. Inst
Sindhu on song

Sindhu on song

Sep 19,2017 , 02:51 AM IST | Editors Desk
Her talent was always evident. From the time she first served notice as a prodigiously gifted shuttler, PV Sindhu was champion material. Her rise to the top of the ladder (she is World No 4 currently) comes as no surprise because she has been a good learner who goes the distance to work on her strengths and weaknesses
R.I.P Marshal Arjan Singh

R.I.P Marshal Arjan Singh

Sep 18,2017 , 12:20 AM IST | Editors Desk
On July 27, 2015 when former president APJ Abdul Kalam's mortal remains were brought to the Palam Airport for onward journey to Rameshwaram, there was a riveting moment. The whole nation was watching one man who came to pay his tributes to Abdul Kalam ahead of others on a wheelchair.
High-speed dream

High-speed dream

Sep 16,2017 , 04:14 AM IST | Editors Desk
Advancements in technology augur well for any society. That's what the bullet train did to Japan. Shinkansen, as the bullet train is known in Japanese, played key role in the growth of Japanese economy as it reduced travel time between key cities and towns drastically, putting industries, suppliers, workers and consumers on a jet-speed transportation lane.
Dynastic debate

Dynastic debate

Sep 15,2017 , 04:31 AM IST | Editors Desk
The remarks by the Congress scion on dynasties in India continue to reverberate. It is true that South Asian politics are characterised by the phenomenon of dynasties. The justification for this malaise is that after all, the dynasty can only be an initial advantage and one has to prove oneself at the hustings. The people’s mandate, it is argued, would absolve one of any such criticism.