Friends, today I have one of the most important guest posts on this blog. I am sure Karan Bhasin needs no introduction, but I will still go ahead and say that he is a New
Venice is sinking. The famed tourist destination is going underwater in historic floods, raising alarm across the world among cultural and literary cognoscenti and studen
Sri Lanka goes to polls today to choose its next president. Though there are 35 candidates in the running, the main contest is between Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the SLPP and
Government should make sure that people with mental illnesses live with dignity and get access to the services they require
Is the generation that grew up enjoying the fruits of over-exploitation of nature ready to take the blame?
We live in a world where even a known truth is not accepted unless a competent authority issues a certificate
Here are two women who live confidently on their own terms, paying attention to their health and staying connected with the world
Instagram took a while to accept that I was really over my ex. He had just looked at a photo Id posted and, for the first time in months, it didnt bring him to the...
The cool marble floor of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, Pakistan, and the serenity of the lush green paddy fields all around itfields which Guru Nanak Dev himself is
No, just because the economy is having problems does not mean we start believing in absurd fiction. The NSO’s “leaked” report on consumption can only be
The Asean mood over Indias pullout from RCEP is a mix of dismay and optimism of a rethink on New Delhis part
It is very likely that if you are reading this, you could be a proud owner of a grand, exclusive, Supreme Court ratified and enshrined under the mighty Architect Act 1972
At the second US Congressional hearing (the first hearing was held on 22 nd Oct 2019) on the 15 th November 2019, the US law makers again accused the Indian government fo
Ive never thought much of Aatish Taseer. His opinion pieces are all whingefests, with himself as the tragic suffering soul at the heart of them, beset and tortured by the
By Ather Farouqui* The idealism inculcated in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) stays with you, it seeps into your every core and translates into action. This is why,
About 16 lakh Indians are diagnosed with cancer every year, while 8 lakh people lose their life to the disease.
In Kondotty, myth and history coalesce to form a magical realistic narrative that has been transmitted through generations. Stories of Karamat or divine powers of the Suf
The outcome of the review petition of the Supreme Courts September 2018 Sabarimala verdict, which opened the doors of the temple to all women, has left matters nebulous.
There is no denying that India has made considerable improvement in education enrolment in recent years, almost reaching the goal of universal access to schooling. But le
Indias international reputation is taking a hammering these days. Scarcely a week goes by without another scathing attack on the Modi government in a leading Western publ
Indias elevation in the World Banks 2020 ease of doing business index is credible evidence of the countrys passage. In five years, India has shot up from the laggards in
A teenage girl committed suicide in her hostel room in a private college in Tiruchy this week, allegedly because she found it very difficult to follow English in her clas
Are you from India? my auto-rickshaw driver in Phnom Penh asked. This tuk tuk is made in India, its very good, he explained. It seemed to me that Bajaj manufactured almos
By Osho When you go to sleep tonight and every night following tonight, before going to sleep put off the light, sit on your bed, close your eyes and exhale deeply throug
The decision by the Supreme Court to keep the final decision on review petition on the Sabarimala issue in abeyance is indeed strange and unprecedente
What we think about our life is all that we prefer to look at! When I met a man who lost his job, he said life is a farce. I asked a young couple enjoying...
Exporters have had to suffer inordinate delays in the refunds due to them under the goods and services tax regime
A leaked NSO survey report says that expenditure by consumers across India actually fell over a six-year span till 2017-18. This is at odds with our GDP data. So what exp
Finally, there are reports of unrest and revolt in Shiv Senas legislators quarantined in The Retreat, a hotel in Mumbais suburb of Malad. For many this may be unthinkable
ASena-NCP-Congress government will alter politics and administration, and affect each partys fortunes
Western robots have been left jobless, inspiring comments like, 'Will the robots get unemployment benefits at least?'
The protesting students need only go back and read the Rigveda in order to shed their misgivings
What is the best way to pay tribute to Bhagwan Birsa Munda on his birth anniversary? The story of his life, which was cut short at the tender age of (less than) 25 years,
The Supreme Court made it clear that those who had extended loans backed by collateral had a superior claim.The ruling appears to have cleared the path for ArcelorMittal
By Venkatesh Nayak* To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous (RTI applications) fortune, or