The rise and fall of NTR: A Communist perspective

A woman is responsible for the success of a man, so goes the saying Though there is no role of a woman in the success of NTR in the political field, it has been substantiated that a womans role is definitely there in the fall of his era in politics

17 Feb 2019, 03:25 AM IST
The European angle to Rafale
15 Feb 2019, 11:36 PM IST

Why Grand Survival Alliance is a bad idea

Indian politics is at a very interesting phase Power cycles are common in multiparty democracies, and political parties wait patiently for their turn to get elected to rule They do
15 Feb 2019, 03:11 AM IST

The marvellous scientific bestowals of Galileo

Shattering many unsubstantiated beliefs into pieces, the 16th and 17th centuries have unparalleled the scientific way of learning, which was associated with many inventions and dis
14 Feb 2019, 11:37 PM IST

Whose free speech matters? Corporates or individuals?

Several journalists are fearing that the case filed by Shashi Tharoor against Arnab Goswami and Republic TV will set a precedent for attacks against free speech
14 Feb 2019, 11:28 PM IST

Lok Sabha’s productivity in BJP rule much better than UPA II

The term of the 16th Lok Sabha is coming to an end Contrary to popular perception due to constant disruptions of proceedings, the productivity of the Lok Sabha during BJP rule was
14 Feb 2019, 12:39 AM IST

National security, victim of global geopolitics and corporate rivalry

The ongoing debate on the purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft has implications beyond the political slugfest between the Congress and BJP A much bigger collateral damage has been securi
14 Feb 2019, 12:33 AM IST

A systematic approach to training sarpanches and upa-sarpanches

A fiveday Foundation Training Programme has been designed to introduce the newly elected Sarpanches and UpaSarpanches as well as Village Panchayat Secretaries to the manifold dutie
13 Feb 2019, 02:09 AM IST

Long after the British have departed India remains a work in progress

Seven decades ago a question was posed by BR Ambedkar in the closing debates of the Constituent Assembly How long shall we continue to live a life of contradictions where, in polit
12 Feb 2019, 11:54 PM IST

Kashmir parties bat for simultaneous LS, Assembly polls

Barring the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, every other political player seems to want simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir Regional parties like the Nati
12 Feb 2019, 11:50 PM IST

AP Budget unrealistic

It is now customary for all finance ministers to come for the presentation of budgets carrying a briefcase which is supposed to contain the secret budgetary proposals The same will
12 Feb 2019, 11:47 PM IST

Unchecked use of memes could disturb India’s social fabric

With the number of smartphone users steadily growing and data packs getting dramatically cheaper in India, the meme culture on social media platforms seems to be losing its harmles
12 Feb 2019, 01:46 AM IST

US, Russia plot different futures for Afghanistan

Two parallel peace processes on Afghanistan are underway In Doha, Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan, has held extensive round of talks with Taliban leader
12 Feb 2019, 01:42 AM IST

Rahul’s minimum income guarantee similar to garibi hatao, not feasible

Terming Congress President Rahul Gandhis promise of a minimum income guarantee to poor unimplementable, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar says it is similar in nature to former
11 Feb 2019, 05:12 AM IST

Can UGC address challenges to Open Distance Learning?

Considering the significant role played by Open and Distance Learning ODL in increasing access to higher education in India, the Indian government last year announced it would reco
11 Feb 2019, 02:15 AM IST

A whiff of 1979 Assam movement

Students movements are synonymous with Assam Indias northeastern state witnessed the worlds longest such movement between 1979 and 1985 when lakh of students took to the streets se
10 Feb 2019, 02:25 AM IST

Lead in spices, herbal remedies highly injurious

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that in North Carolina, 61 children of Asian descent specifically, Indians, Pakistanis and Afghans have elevated blood le
10 Feb 2019, 02:20 AM IST

Time to refocus on the basics

With 2019 underway, it would serve us well to look at some of the most pressing needs of Indian infrastructure Trends in global capital markets and the needs of Indian infrastructu
10 Feb 2019, 02:15 AM IST

MeTooIndia’s moment of reckoning

The MeTooIndia movement that witnessed a second wave in September 2018 has been an emotionally charged and turbulent time for many survivors of sexual harassment at workplace It al
09 Feb 2019, 01:46 AM IST

Positive disruption for organisational transformation

All change is for good However, if change is not backed with precision knowledge, clarity of consequences and objectivity, it can drive negative outcomes Change is the only constan
08 Feb 2019, 03:02 AM IST

Urgent need to replace ageing aircraft

No sooner the Mirage2000 fighter aircraft crashed on February 01, 2019 the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited HAL has started facing the bank of accountability cloud The two pilots, Squ
07 Feb 2019, 11:52 PM IST

The Minority Report: Indian version

On September 28, 2018 Justice D Y Chandrachud delivered an incisively argued dissenting judgment in the case of the five activists accused of instigating violence at BhimaKoregaon
07 Feb 2019, 11:48 PM IST

Legitimate promise or illegal lure?

70 years down after Independence, Indias performance on the growth, development and equity fronts presents a mixed bag of glittering achievements and startling failures
07 Feb 2019, 03:11 AM IST

The power behind Didi, her women’s brigade

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is not only West Bengals first woman Chief Minister and perhaps the most feisty woman politician in the country today but she also has he
06 Feb 2019, 11:51 PM IST

Can placemaking create jobs?

The topic of jobs is perhaps the most discussed today at conferences , by political leaders , in meetings and around dinner tables Job crisis experienced by most countries around
06 Feb 2019, 02:05 AM IST

Budget meets popular expectations

What makes a budget a good budget First of all, it should be realistic Since its only an estimation of income and expenditure for the next year unless the estimations of revenue as
05 Feb 2019, 11:31 PM IST

RTI protects honest officers from govt

There is a general impression among employees and officers that the Right to Information RTI is a nuisance The entire bureaucracy is benefitted by RTI and they should be indebted t
05 Feb 2019, 12:38 AM IST

India should start a Well-Being Index

2018 was not a bad year in general for India GDP growth has been relatively good, the Modi administration has launched several new initiatives, and Indias status and world image ha
04 Feb 2019, 11:11 PM IST

Interim Budget: old wine in new bottle?

Deviating from the tradition of presenting only Vote on account, the Government in power has presented almost Full Budget in the name of Interim Budget In the usual practice, Budge
04 Feb 2019, 11:09 PM IST

Of tech fusion and digital zombies

On its surface, it might appear that it is just an addition to existing industrial systems for enhancing its operational efficiency, but if we try to dig deeper and critically anal
04 Feb 2019, 01:56 AM IST

Should India be worried about Brexit?

The clock is ticking Britain is set to leave the European Union on March 29, less than two months from now It will crash out without a deal if the two sides fail to reach a fresh a
04 Feb 2019, 01:51 AM IST

Fate of EWS Reservation Bill hinges on new government

The recently enacted bill seeking to provide 10 per cent reservations in education and employment for the economically backward among the upper castes is a shot in the arm for the
03 Feb 2019, 03:33 AM IST

Women and the burden of unpaid labour

In most mainstream understanding of an economys welfare, the central figures of discussion are a countrys Gross Domestic Product GDP as well as employment figures The GDP of a coun
03 Feb 2019, 03:11 AM IST

Politics and economics rolled into one

As was expected, the interim Budget presented by Piyush Goyal was not a traditional voteonaccount by any means Contrary to the electionyear convention, a full Budget was introduced
03 Feb 2019, 03:07 AM IST

A coalition again at the Centre this summer?

If the opinion polls are to be believed, India is heading for another period of coalitionsThe reason is that the next general election is expected to produce a hung Parliament, whe
03 Feb 2019, 02:59 AM IST

Ram temple construction will begin soon, hope devotees

It is a rainbow of hope and faith outside the sprawling 67 acres of the Ram Janmabhoomi RJB in the temple town of Ayodhya as hundreds of people from different parts of India queued
01 Feb 2019, 11:47 PM IST

Farmers feel cheated with interim budget

Modi govts 6th Budget adds insult to farmers Injury In the name of PMKisan Samman Nidhi, Modi has dishonoured the contribution of the farmers as his proposal to transfer Rs 6000 to
01 Feb 2019, 11:44 PM IST

Incremental child budget won’t bring change

Rani, a 15yearold girl from Satgawan, Jharkhand, dropped out of school while she was a student of eighth standard Asked why, she murmured, I stopped going to school when I started
01 Feb 2019, 02:02 AM IST