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.
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.
The End Of Darkness Is Nigh
I’VE STARTED FEELING cheerful again.
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
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
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
Inside The Zu-pta Web Of Corruption
A closer look into the Gupta family’s network in India may open a Pandora’s box
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
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
Cases 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000: What Is Happening To Netanyahu
Everything you need to know about the cases against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
The Sun Sets for Sasikala?
The Supreme Court verdict convicting Chinamma also vindicates the cautious approach taken by Governor Vidyasagar Rao throughout the episode.
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.
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.
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
time to solve a vexing foreign policy conundrum
any sloth in executing the chabahar project will be a strategic mistake.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
US Elections: Sex, Lies and Presidential Debate
Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey’s cage. – HL Mencken
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?
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.
The Trump-Clinton Cliff Hanger
The US presidential elections of 2016 are going to be one of the most rivetting polls in recent memory.
The Making Of A Hard State
By ratcheting up nationalistic sentiments to a fever pitch, the BJP is trying to reap political dividends.
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.
Mosquito Control Measures Form The Basis Of Dengue Control
Why were there no early warning signs? What makes dengue and chikungunya ‘neglected tropical diseases’?
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.
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.
Confessions Of a Digital Startup founder
Zubin Ray, founder of Chacar, writes about the digital startup environment.