CATEGORIES

What Are You Going To Do, Mrs Graham?

IMAGINE THIS SCENE. There is a reporter sitting in the first class section of a plane, and he has a box of papers secured by a seat belt in the seat next to him, which he has bought an extra ticket for. 

4 mins read
Hardnews
March 2018

A 'Softer' Islam, For A Moderate Modi

DESPITE BEING UNDERRATED and under editorialised by the Indian media, there is nothing that anyone can really take away from the importance of the event organised by the Indian Islamic and Cultural Centre (IICC) to provide a forum for the visiting King of Jordan, His Majesty, King Abdullah II, to expound his views on the moderate nature of Islam and the imperative to fight radical Islam.

3 mins read
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March 2018

The End Of Darkness Is Nigh

I’VE STARTED FEELING cheerful again.

3 mins read
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March 2018

Riding On China, Maldives Challenges India

India’s failure to counter China’s enlargement in South Asia does not bode well for its neighbourhood policy

5 mins read
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March 2018

The Business Of Encounters

The UP police claim that it has seized over ₹146 crore from ‘gangsters’ in the state in a matter of 11 months deserves closer scrutiny as allegations mount of arbitrariness in seizing properties

4 mins read
Hardnews
March 2018

Indian Women Grow Their Own Future

Associations of women farmers who manage, and may own, family land and grow food rather than cash crops, are changing parts of India and earning new respect

7 mins read
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March 2018

Inside The Zu-pta Web Of Corruption

A closer look into the Gupta family’s network in India may open a Pandora’s box

3 mins read
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March 2018

An Agricultural Emergency

The Long March from Nashik to Mumbai not only presented a snapshot of the crisis that engulfs the agriculture sector but also proved yet again  the futility of farm loan waiver

4 mins read
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March 2018

India's Botched-up Id Project

The SC verdict in the ongoing case to ascertain the constitutional validity of Aadhaar will have far-reaching consequences

4 mins read
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March 2018

Cases 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000: What Is Happening To Netanyahu

Everything you need to know about the cases against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

6 mins read
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March 2018

The Sun Sets for Sasikala?

The Supreme Court verdict convicting Chinamma also vindicates the cautious approach taken by Governor Vidyasagar Rao throughout the episode.

3 mins read
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February 2017

Bisara Goes to Vote

In the village where Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched communal tensions simmer below the surface. Not surprisingly, most villagers intend to vote along religious lines.

7 mins read
Hardnews
February 2017

The Lotus Wilts in Jatland

In the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh elections, the Jats are working behind closed doors to wrest the vote away from the saffron party.

4 mins read
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February 2017

Referendum on Cash Ban

If early polling is anything to go by, then the assembly elections across five states could mean an all or nothing scenario for the BJP

5 mins read
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February 2017

time to solve a vexing foreign policy conundrum

any sloth in executing the chabahar project will be a strategic mistake.

6 mins read
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december 2016 - january 2017

tata vs mistry: only tata sons allowed

the current war of words between ratan tata and cyrus mistry is the latest in a long line of pitched battles that the septuagenarian has fought to retain control of the tata group.

3 mins read
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december 2016 - january 2017

knocking on death's door

a journey through a refugee camp in the west bank reveals the depth of suffering and alienation that the israeli occupation has created.

2 mins read
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december 2016 - january 2017

changing the demonetisation narrative like a chameleon changes colours

no matter what the spin around the note ban, it is clear the move was a politically expedient decision rather than a principled policy move.

9 mins read
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december 2016 - january 2017

50 Years of Haryana: A Dream Un-Fulfilled

Celebrating the existence of a state which has been around for 50 years begs the question. What exactly has that state achieved?

3 mins read
Hardnews
November 2016

The Death of the iCAR

NO LESS THAN $6.7 TRILLION. The car industry will have a revenue potential of $6.7 trillion by 2030.That was the figure that got the honchos at Apple to consider the impossible. An Apple branded self-driving electric car was always going to be a distant dream. To Apple’s credit, it pursued that singular ambition aggressively. In 2014, it launched a project code-named Titan. Massive resources were deployed, engineers from the automotive industry were hired, design resources were diverted from the company’s incredible design team. Two years later that project lies dead at arrival.

3 mins read
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November 2016

US Elections: Sex, Lies and Presidential Debate

Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey’s cage. – HL Mencken

5 mins read
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November 2016

Staring at Jobs Loss, and Driverless Cars

Every month, a million young Indians become ready to join the industrial workforce. Who can generate enough jobs?

5 mins read
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November 2016

How Prepared is Delhi for Bird Flu?

The government administration seems to be dozing while cases of bird flu are popping up on the radar.

3 mins read
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November 2016

The Trump-Clinton Cliff Hanger

The US presidential elections of 2016 are going to be one of the most rivetting polls in recent memory.

4 mins read
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OCTOBER 2016

The Making Of A Hard State

By ratcheting up nationalistic sentiments to a fever pitch, the BJP is trying to reap political dividends.

10+ mins read
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OCTOBER 2016

The Countryside Is Burning

A lack of jobs and an abundant workforce have meant that the agrarian states of India have become tinderboxes waiting to catch fire.

10+ mins read
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OCTOBER 2016

Mosquito Control Measures Form The Basis Of Dengue Control

Why were there no early warning signs? What makes dengue and chikungunya ‘neglected tropical diseases’?

4 mins read
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OCTOBER 2016

How Big Is The Black Money Catch?

There are many questions which remain unanswered despite the announcement of a massive ₹65,000 crore being supposedly declared by tax evaders across the country.

5 mins read
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OCTOBER 2016

For Fear of Finding Something Worse

If Hillary Clinton does manage to get elected, it will be because enough voters can’t endure the idea or the reality of dictator Donald Trump.

8 mins read
Hardnews
August 2016

Confessions Of a Digital Startup founder

Zubin Ray, founder of Chacar, writes about the digital startup environment.

5 mins read
Hardnews
August 2016

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