Salvaging trust after Urjit Patel's exit

Disagreements between the government and the Central bank are a common occurrence in any economy It is an expected outcome, given their contrasting roles where one has to maintain the growth of the economy at a healthy pace while the other has to ens

13 Dec 2018, 01:24 AM IST

To Mr Kovind, from a pained public servant

This author wrote an open letter to President of India over legal intimidation of Central information Commission by making it Respondent Number 1 in around two thousand writ petiti
11 Dec 2018, 01:25 AM IST

Man with a mission and a vision

Tears welled up my eyes, when I was told by my friend, Mohammed Wajihuddin, an eminent columnist, that not a single wreath or even a flower, was laid at the grave of Prof Mushirul
10 Dec 2018, 11:15 PM IST

Re-examining Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the #MeToo Era

Human rights are the rights inherent to all human beings, notwithstanding any kind of partisanship without discrimination, everybody is equally ratified to human rights
10 Dec 2018, 02:59 AM IST

Telangana State poll verdict: Leaders on pins and needles

The battle for Telangana is over All are waiting for the day of judgement on December 11 Neither the Telangana Rashtra Samithi TRS nor the Congressled Peoples Front is sure of vict
10 Dec 2018, 02:49 AM IST

Congress needs to position itself differently from BJP

The Congress deserves two cheers for recovering from being down in the dumps in 2014 to a position where it is believed to be posing a credible challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Pa
09 Dec 2018, 03:01 AM IST

Kartarpur: What might follow the goodwill visit

The controversy surrounding Navjot Singh Siddhus pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib must have amused President Ram Nath Kovind whose visit to Pakistan in August 2003 as part of a 30memb
09 Dec 2018, 02:47 AM IST

KCR ‘s massive public deception

In the industrial sector, the manifesto promised to reconstruct Azamjahi Mill at Warangal and it talked of forming an industrial corridor from Hyderabad to Warangal It promised to
06 Dec 2018, 11:37 PM IST

SA Indians coming to terms with their identity

In her recent book, What Gandhi Didnt See Being Indian In South Africa, author Zainab Priya Dala looks back from the vantage point of her own personal history a fourthgeneration S
06 Dec 2018, 11:29 PM IST

A technical issue mired in controversy

The controversy about the back series of the Gross Domestic Product GDP of the country is really most unfortunate The time chosen, the method adopted, and the governments postevent
06 Dec 2018, 04:07 AM IST

KCR’s massive public deception

K Chandrashekar Rao, who played a stellar role in the formation of the Telangana state is a frail and lean person like the legendary leader of Vietnam liberation struggle Ho Chi Mi
06 Dec 2018, 01:37 AM IST

China, India create golden opportunities for tourism development

China and India have created golden opportunities for tourism with the rapid economic progress and a fast growing middleclass, a top Chinese official said here, as the countrys pic
05 Dec 2018, 02:55 AM IST

Jews are welcome in India

It was in 1992 when PV Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister of India and the dynastic rule of the Nehru family came to an end India formally established relations with Israel by op
05 Dec 2018, 02:51 AM IST

7000 rich duped banks and left India!

It is reported that between 1998 and 2018, around three lakh farmers committed suicide in our country, often by drinking pesticides themselves Sainath, P Indias agrarian crisis has
04 Dec 2018, 03:14 AM IST

The eternal appeal of Ghantasala

While the makers of mythological movies clothed the Hindu deities with a human form, Ghantasala gave them adivine voice While the lyricists scripted lyrics to suit the tune, Ghanta
03 Dec 2018, 11:32 PM IST

TS polls: When spring balance turns tricky

The campaign by the political parties for the ensuing Assembly elections in Telangana has reached a feverish pitch Politicians of all hues are hitting the roads, promising the moon
03 Dec 2018, 12:26 AM IST

When an Amravati club gave kabaddi demonstrations before Hitler!

There are several such titbits in a new book on the sport titled Kabaddi by Nature written by Vivek Chaudhary The author chronicles the revival of kabaddi from a rural sport langui
03 Dec 2018, 12:18 AM IST

Shale gas reserve in India, source of clean energy

Shale gas has abundant reserves around the world, which may be sufficient to meet the demand of clean energy for many years to come Shale gas is found in unconventional reservoirs
02 Dec 2018, 03:42 AM IST

Sentinelese in shadows: A lesson in letting live

John Allen Chau, a 26yearold American missionary who illegally paddled his way to the remote shores of North Sentinel Island in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago, was recently ki
02 Dec 2018, 03:36 AM IST

SHE army making a real difference

SHE teams and Bharosa the power and armour of a woman, a blessing in disguise, both work for women empowerment SHE team with a slogan for you with you always and Bharosa a suppo
01 Dec 2018, 01:30 AM IST

1,20,000 children, adolescents aged 0-19 living with HIV

An estimated 120,000 children and adolescents aged 019 were living with HIV in India in 2017, the highest number in South Asia, according a report by UNICEF which warned that aroun
01 Dec 2018, 01:24 AM IST

Need to move from biggest to finest

Indias public healthcare system is sick In late September, Prime Minister Narendra Modis administration launched Ayushman Bharat, meaning Long Life India, to address this illness
29 Nov 2018, 11:16 PM IST

Why can’t women be frontline combatants?

Gender inequality has been a social issue in India from the timeworn period Patriarchal imposts have depicted women in India as inferior to men, by which the births of girl childre
29 Nov 2018, 11:13 PM IST

Perils of penchant for publicity

Publicity, no doubt, is good, especially in the context of a government disseminating information about the success of its programmes Like all good things, however, an overdose of
29 Nov 2018, 03:41 AM IST

I would be in better form for World Tour finals: Sindhu

Indian badminton ace P V Sindhu believes she would be in top form at the BWFs World Tour Final as a recent break gave her the time to be wellprepared for the seasonending tournamen
29 Nov 2018, 02:21 AM IST

Location, the name of the game in competitiveness

Despite the twin processes of globalisation and digitalisation, the world, whether developed or developing, is still home to geographic concentrations of interconnected companies,
28 Nov 2018, 01:43 AM IST

Bribing voters through manifestos

The season of elections has dawned upon us Political parties are busy trying to woo the voters They are gearing up for election campaigning, taking potshots at opponents and crafti
27 Nov 2018, 11:27 PM IST

The effectiveness of Ease of Doing Business ranking

Of late, the buzzword is ease of doing business in both domestic as well as international scenarios While countries are competing at international level to get a good ranking in th
27 Nov 2018, 11:24 PM IST

Why wilful defaulters being protected?

As Central Information Commissioner this author has issued a showcause notice to the Reserve Bank of India RBI Governor as the bank has, as a matter of policy, decided not to discl
27 Nov 2018, 01:40 AM IST

It’s time to shift farmers economic burden

Almost eight years ago, Avtaar Singh committed suicide after he had failed to repay farm loan In November 2017, his two sons, 40yearold Roop Singh and 32yearold Basant Singh, follo
26 Nov 2018, 11:06 PM IST

Memories fade: 10 years after 26/11 Mumbai terror mayhem

Ten years after the dastardly Mumbai terror attacks, memories of the bloody mayhem seem to have faded in peoples minds like some horrible nightmare but for survivors and families
26 Nov 2018, 12:19 AM IST

Telangana sentiment surges again, thanks to Sonia Gandhi

Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi has left Hyderabad, after setting the stage for AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to enter Telangana Both the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party
26 Nov 2018, 12:06 AM IST

Modi scripted the demon twist, I wrote around it: Ravi Subramanian

When long queues waited at ATMs following demonetisation in 2016, publisher Ananth Padmanabhan called author Ravi Subramanian, whose stories are set in the financial services indus
25 Nov 2018, 02:37 AM IST

J&K’s grand alliance depends on Mehbooba, Omar

There has been an element of unseemly haste and even recklessness in some of the recent acts of the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP Such hurried initiatives have been seen in its impetu
25 Nov 2018, 02:34 AM IST

Can we bank on seed banks?

India, which has great expertise in the conservation of genetic resources of crop plants through seed banking, is now rapidly working to extend the safeguards to difficulttoconserv
24 Nov 2018, 03:24 AM IST

The endeavour of a great visionary

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Hyderabad Development Authority had taken up the development of Outer Ring Road ORR with a total length of 158 kms and completed it few years back The ob
24 Nov 2018, 03:14 AM IST

Is Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna destined to remain a pipe dream?

Other than food and water, shelter forms the third most important component of the basic human requirements It was fitting that the government turned its attention to that It wasnt
22 Nov 2018, 11:33 PM IST