CATEGORIES

Why Did Ratan Tata Feel Compelled To Take Charge Again?

Did Cyrus Mistry fall victim to an ossified corporate culture or did he violate Tata Sons’ ethos and culture? MG BanGa tells the story so far.

10+ mins read
Tehelka
30 November 2016

Panama Papers: Nawaz Sharif'S Troubles Escalate

After his name surfaced in the Panama paper leak following several other charges of money laundering filed against him, there is pressure on Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to resign.

5 mins read
Tehelka
30 November 2016

This Potus Will Make The World Go Bust

The man who believes global warming is a hoax and has a short attention span will now preside over the affairs not just of the United States but of the whole world. A daunting prospect.

9 mins read
Tehelka
30 November 2016

Reel-Life Bohemians, Real-Life Hyprocrites

ADHM vs Palm Grove Heights: In cinematic life, two strangers Ranbir and Anushka meet in a pub in London and go on a kissing spree while in actual life back in India, a woman from Barcelona was evicted from her male friend’s home in Gurugram. Is cinema really a mirror of society?

4 mins read
Tehelka
30 November 2016

Not Much of a Democrat but Amma Made a Mark

Jaya was narcissistic and neck-deep in graft. However, she had many qualities that made her a shrewd politician and good mass leader. Women could learn a lesson or two from her on leadership.

5 mins read
Tehelka
December 31, 2016

Safe Journeys a far Cry

Safety of rail travel can hardly be ensured when thousands of vacancies are not being filled, perhaps as a prelude to privatization.

4 mins read
Tehelka
December 15 2016

Assembly Polls an Acid Test for Modi's Performance

This time around the prime minister would be seeking a verdict on his performance, including demonetisation drive.

7 mins read
Tehelka
January 31 2017

More Power to Solar Plans

As the sun shines 300 days in a year, proper utilisation of solar power could undoubtedly light up millions of houses without availability to conventional power across the country.

7 mins read
Tehelka
January 31 2017

What Changed After Nirbhaya

In 2012, the brutal gangrape of Nirbhaya led to a series of protests that shook the capital. Three years and a change of government later, the women in Delhi look back at the incident and its aftermath.

5 mins read
Tehelka
December 12 2015

Assembly Elections: No Correction Of Course In Sight For BJP

With the Modi wave no longer strong enough to ride on, the BJP may toe the RSS line in the coming Assembly elections. KN Ashok reports.

4 mins read
Tehelka
December 19 2015

Russia And Syria: Cold War Redux

The way Russia turned the Syrian war around puts a question mark on the future of US domination of the world.

10+ mins read
Tehelka
December 19 2015

What Does Paris Deal Mean For India?

Right to develop should not deter India from tackling environmental destruction.

5 mins read
Tehelka
December 26 2015

Move Over, The Saudi Suffragettes Are Here

The kingdom might still have a long way to go but the right to vote and elect women to office deserves recognition. After all, didn't all movements towards gender equality start similarly, asks Deepti Sreeram.

5 mins read
Tehelka
December 26 2015

Nehruvian Model: Why Science Education Didn't Help The Common Man

The Nehruvian scientific model failed to cater to the masses, creating institutions such as the IITs which became training centres for corporates

3 mins read
Tehelka
January 9 2016

Phoolan Devi Case: After 34 Years Accused Is Declared Juvenile

The 1981 Behmai Massacre involving Phoolan Devi has been forgotten by most. Now a district court has declared one of the accused as a juvenile at the time of the crime. 

6 mins read
Tehelka
January 23 2016

The Great Indian Hindu Kush Challenge

Diplomatic cunning could bring India more of the Afghan booty.

6 mins read
Tehelka
January 23 2016

Rohith Vemula’s suicide: Turning Point For Politics In India

Rohith Vemula’s suicide follows a long history of discrimination against Dalits in universities and other centres of higher education. Could this be a turning point for Dalit and student politics in India?

10 mins read
Tehelka
January 30 2016

Why Sunny The “Whole Woman” Will Always Remain A Mystery?

Does Sunny Leone, the porn star really stand in the way of Sunny Leone the Bollywood actor? In the age of the Internet, who are we fooling? Asks Usri Basistha

6 mins read
Tehelka
February 15 2016

Will Jaitley Play Rescuer Or Will The Opposition Prevail?

The finance minister is set to present the budget amid signs of economic distress and political opposition. Will he turn it around? KN Ashok asks.

5 mins read
Tehelka
February 29 2016

One Year Of AAP: Pass Or Fail

What you think about one year of AAP in power seems to be largely decided by which Delhi you live in: the Delhi of the middle classes or the Delhi of the poor.

10+ mins read
Tehelka
February 29 2016

JNU, The Island Of Leftist Politics!

What makes JNU, the island of Leftist politics and how it challenges Hindutva-happy nationalism with its competing version?

9 mins read
Tehelka
March 15 2016

A Right Wing Wrap Around Nationalism

Sangh Parivar’s attempt to neutralise dissenters by portraying them as anti-nationals is a deliberate ploy to reap electoral rewards. 

3 mins read
Tehelka
March 15 2016

Fill It, Shut It, Forget It?

The Sutlej-Yamuna link canal was dug to channel water from Punjab to Haryana. Is Badal’s new law a masterstroke or a  declaration of hostilities against the neighbour?

7 mins read
Tehelka
April 15 2016

Woe In The Womb

Gestational diabetes is becoming a common condition during pregnancy that can also affect the baby’s health,finds Shalini Bhardwaj

3 mins read
Tehelka
April 30 2016

The Molestation Of A Girl Complicates The Challenges On Mehbooba's Plate

The unrest in Kupwara after the molestation of a girl complicates the challenges on Mehbooba’s plate, says Aijaz Nazir

5 mins read
Tehelka
April 30 2016

BJP Has An Edge In Presidential Election

In the aftermath of its landslide victory in UP and Uttarakhand and formation of governments in Goa and Manipur, the saffron party is highly optimistic about getting its candidate elected to the highest executive post.

5 mins read
Tehelka
April 30, 2017

Autonomy For J&K Within The Constitution Is The Only Way Out

No one should forget that J&K enjoys a special status and needs to be given a special treatment by looking sympathetically into the SAC and RAC reports.

6 mins read
Tehelka
April 30, 2017

Common Services Centre Scheme Hits Snag

Irregular power supply, slow internet connectivity and lack of proper training are making operations difficult for Village Level Entrepreneurs across the country, making Digital India a far-fetched dream.

9 mins read
Tehelka
April 30, 2017

RTI Activists Alarmed Over Proposed Reforms

The NDA government’s move to amend 40 laws of the RTI Act, which include ensuring anonymity in the political funding, have added to the hurdles and worries of transparency seekers.

4 mins read
Tehelka
April 30, 2017

It's Not Rocket Science. Just Mosquito Medicine

Can the formidable scientific establishment not halt the march of deadly dengue fever? Archana Mishra on the search for remedies

8 mins read
Tehelka
September 26 2015

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