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RBI Rate Hike: Inflation-Hit India Needs Sound Policy, Not Hawkish Measures

The latest repo rate hike will neither tame inflation nor help the poor and MSMEs affected by it.

6 Aug 2022 3:46 pm
Indias NSE Listing Saga: Punish People, Not Institutions

The country has a shining winner in NSE. Yet, the bourse has been stuck in regulatory hurdles for years now.

5 Aug 2022 9:58 am
India-Nepal Ties Finally Easing Down, But Will the Momentum Last?

The power sector is expected to be a game-changer in Indo-Nepal ties.

3 Aug 2022 9:33 am
For India's Backward Castes, IITs & IIMs Have Become 'Centres of Exclusion'

Data show most institutes fall severely short in upholding diversity in admissions and faculty appointments.

2 Aug 2022 9:54 am
Indias IT Rules: Will Twitter & FBs Court Cases Decide Future of Regulation?

Both are seminal judicial events where two HCs will decide on two very important aspects of the digital ecosystem.

30 Jul 2022 9:58 am
What's in Store for India & Other Neighbours as Pak Economy Sinks?

Pakistans plight, like that of Sri Lanka, is a bad indicator for everyone.

29 Jul 2022 9:37 am
China Has a Crisis Brewing Will It Be the Final Straw for Global Economy?

China may be heading for an encore of the 2008 subprime crisis.

26 Jul 2022 9:38 am
Over 40% of Indian STEM Graduates are Women But What About Jobs?

While the number of female students in STEM has risen, their participation in the workforce remains low.

23 Jul 2022 9:51 am
UAPA Against Assam Girl: Has Police Punishment Become a Spectacle Under Sarma?

Punishment has become a public affair, with both the CM and the public celebrating the police's methods.

20 Jul 2022 9:44 am
Metaverse: Chic Avatars Rocking Dior & Gucci Is the Future of Fashion Here?

From NFTs and avatars to digital dresses, shoes, and fashion accessories, the Metaverse has many virtual wonders.

16 Jul 2022 9:45 am
Zubair, Teesta, Bhima Koregaon 'Evidence': Why are Indias Institutions Silent?

How much longer before the cloud hanging over Indias democratic record today morphs into a shroud?

28 Jun 2022 3:21 pm
Indias Presidents: Is the Post Really Relevant If Strong PMs Have all Power?

The tradition of choosing a politically insignificant figure as President began much before Modis term.

27 Jun 2022 3:35 pm
India's Coal Production & Imports at Record High, Yet Power's Struggle Continues

The spectre of shortages, imports, & windfall gains points to the inadequacy of central government's SHAKTI policy.

20 Jun 2022 9:56 am
Opposition Unity a Myth? Many Riddles Including Trust Deficit Stand In Its Way

16 of the 21 parties invited by Mamata Banerjee turned up for the meet but key names like AAP, TRS, BJD abstained.

16 Jun 2022 3:51 pm
Mamata-Dhankhar Feud: Time for India to Abolish the Post of Governor?

The State recently passed a Bill to make the CM the chancellor of all state universities, replacing Dhankhar.

15 Jun 2022 3:30 pm
Show Trial of 3 Foreign Fighters in Donetsk Could in Itself Be a War Crime

Three fighters in Ukrainian army were captured in Mariupol and sentenced to death by pro-Russia officials on 9 June.

14 Jun 2022 3:35 pm
Indias New CDS Rules: Why Military Should Stay Away from Masterstrokes'

Political interest has clearly seeped into restricted cantonments, but military can't be a tool for politics.

11 Jun 2022 9:34 am
BJP, Regional Parties, Cult Figures: What's India Thinking? Assam Has Some Clues

There are five ways in which social and political trends in Assam mirror the rest of India.

4 Jun 2022 9:45 am
Dear UPSC Toppers, You Women Are Inspirational. Never Bow to Personal Challenges

Retired IAS Officer Shailaja Chandra writes on personal challenges that women who have cleared UPSC exams may face.

2 Jun 2022 3:36 pm
Pakistan Protests: As Imran Khan Goes Rogue, Will the Army Step in?

Imran Khan is on the road, and his dedicated fans are determined to follow him to death, or to the next elections.

28 May 2022 9:51 am
Nehru's 'Idea of India': Learn From History, Not Stay Stuck In It

Nehru knew well what is worth ignoring in the past and what we should salvage and take forward from our history.

27 May 2022 9:48 am
80 Years of IPTA An Indian Theatre Movement Truly For the People

From the struggles of the peasant class to Afro-Asian unity, nothing was beyond IPTA, no issue too big or small.

25 May 2022 9:49 am
India Joins IPEF: New Delhi Is Walking a Tightrope Between East & the West

'Looking at Beijing, talking in Tokyo and listening to Washington' is the thing for India to say at this point.

24 May 2022 3:49 pm
Amber Heard, Marital Rape, Abortion: 2022 Has Been a Great Year for Misogyny

The endless cycle of injustice shows there is way too much work left for feminists to do.

24 May 2022 9:43 am
Assam Floods: Why People Are Blaming a Rail Project & a Four-lane Highway

Incessant rains have ravaged the Dima Hasao hill district of Assam.

21 May 2022 10:02 am
AAP in Kerala: Why Joining Hands With Twenty20 May Not Achieve Much

Merely beating around the bush on developmental issues is not enough to change the course of Kerala politics.

19 May 2022 9:38 am
Govt & Judiciary: Is the SC a Little Too Mindful of Its 'Lakshman Rekha'?

Never has the court made such strenuous efforts to be on the right side of the executive

14 May 2022 9:56 am
Beyond Pakistan: Why Indias Nuclear Policy Must Focus On China

Pakistan is no longer the primary security threat, China is.

11 May 2022 9:47 am
Indian Police Need a Fresh Value System, Not Just Modernisation

Police and policing are not merely instruments of maintaining law and order, but of effecting change, too.

10 May 2022 9:38 am
In Maharashtras BJP-Shiv Sena-MNS Slugfest, Fadnavis Cuts a Sorry Figure

His attempts to shake Uddhav dont have the Modi-Shah duos backing. Worse, his tactics have strengthened the MVA.

5 May 2022 9:24 am
Modi in Berlin: Can India Replace Russia as a German Investment Destination?

Germany had invested a lot in its Russia ties. But with the Ukraine war, its now paying the price.

3 May 2022 9:24 am
Jignesh Mevanis Arrest: BJPs Bid to Hobble Him May Make Him Even Stronger

In unleashing state power against the firebrand leader, the BJP may have inadvertently made a hero out of him.

28 Apr 2022 3:46 pm
Living With Bipolar Disorder: How I Hacked My Mental Health

This is an excerpt from Chemical Khichdi: How I Hacked My Mental Health, by Aparna Piramal.

26 Apr 2022 3:31 pm
Boris Meets Modi: UK PM's Visit Shows India Is Key in Indo-Pacific Outreach

Having burnt the bridge to Europe post-Brexit, the UK is now trying to revive the trade links of the 'Empire'.

23 Apr 2022 9:47 am
Assam Artists Controversial Song Shows How Racism Gets Internalised

By using the slur chinky, a new song by an artist from the Northeast forces us to rethink the dynamics of racism.

21 Apr 2022 9:30 am
Indian Govt's Indecision Over Crypto Is Recipe for Ponzi-Like Chaos

The same fate cannot be allowed to befall those investing in cryptos in the false comfort that it is legal.

19 Apr 2022 9:36 am
Indian Cinema: What Becomes of Our Film Heritage Under an Umbrella Body?

Under the National Film Heritage Mission, the digitisation process at FD and NFAI has been passed on to NFDC.

18 Apr 2022 9:36 am
China, Violence, Dalits: CPI(M) Must Introspect What It Really Stands For

It took the party almost six decades to elect a Dalit leader to its highest decision-making body.

15 Apr 2022 9:38 am
Hindu Code, Family Planning: Ambedkar Helped Shape Indias Feminist Movement

Ambedkars contribution to the cause of womens rights still gets limited mainstream attention.

14 Apr 2022 9:37 am
Modi-Biden Talks: Is US Trying to Accommodate Indias Pro-Russia Stance?

In an exercise of strategic patience, the US papered over the Ukraine cracks and took a positive approach.

13 Apr 2022 9:29 am
Punjab Agriculture Is Missing Out on a Mega Sector Medicinal Plants

According to data, the size of the global herbal market in the year 2020 was $657.5 billion.

12 Apr 2022 9:30 am
Amit Shahs Hindi Push: A Twin Battle for Northeast Minorities

Northeast minorities will have to fight local elite nationalism and the national Hindutva project, simultaneously.

11 Apr 2022 9:30 am
Pak SCs Order: No More Adventures for Imran Khan & Co

Imran Khans unconstitutional attempt to hold on to power has been thoroughly frustrated by the court.

9 Apr 2022 9:33 am