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That electric attraction

Elon Musk has postponed his trip to India because of very heavy Tesla obligations. But all the factors making an India-Tesla partnership a win-win for both remain firmly in place. Wherever Tesla has started its...

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 8:54 am

Indias direct tax ramp-up is showing the way

Data released on Sunday showed that its net direct tax collections in 2023-24 hit 19.58 trillion, up 17.7% from 2022-23. This could be good news on two counts.

Livemint 22 Apr 2024 8:35 am

Palestinian puzzle: Could low-stakes compassion be dangerous?

Its a hard question to answer but Hamass human shield tactics in Gaza force us to confront it.

Livemint 22 Apr 2024 8:35 am

Gone are the days when a manufacturing boom would create good jobs

Technological changes have made boosting manufacturing-sector employment resemble chasing a fast-receding target. We need policies that focus on fostering productivity and labour-friendly innovation.

Livemint 22 Apr 2024 8:30 am

YSR wanted to see Rahul become PMhe wouldve backed my political pursuitJagan changed after becoming CM

As YS Sharmila takes forward former CM YS Rajasekhara Reddys political heritage, her party, Congress virtually written off in the two Telugu states till it won Telanganas assembly election seems to be on...

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 8:29 am

Why this Kolaveri D

Combative rhetoric and mudslinging, and so-called friendly fights, are par for the course during Lok Sabha electioneering. But the recent flare up in verbal spats, days before election on April 26, between INDIA allies CPM...

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 8:24 am

PM's Speech on Muslims is Tip of the Iceberg. How Long Will EC Turn a Blind Eye?

The PM's recent remarks on Manmohan Singh and Muslims are revealing of the BJP's 'back-to-basics' strategy.

The Quint 22 Apr 2024 8:20 am

March of Phogat

Sports are not siloed away from society. Wrestling on the mat is not walled off from struggles outside it. The three swift bouts Vinesh Phogat convincingly won to head to her third Olympic Games, evoke...

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 8:19 am

The global luxury market is in a slump. Should Louis Vuittons owner worry?

The first half of this year should be a nadir for luxury demand but the industrys top player owns reliable labels like Louis Vuitton and Dior that could help pull it through.

Livemint 22 Apr 2024 8:15 am

Humanity overflow

We had 48 hours warning in UAE that come April 16 it would be an unprecedented storm that would hit us, so batten the hatches and stay home. But since no one could imagine what...

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 8:04 am

M Venkaiah Naidu writes: The cost of voter apathy

The Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 8:00 am

Express View on Nestle controversy: Check the sugar

The Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 8:00 am

Party manifestos: Nothing manifest about them

Both the BJP and Congress have turned this election into a battle of personalities, rather than making it a battleground for new ideas by challenging paradigms and encouraging meaningful debates.

Livemint 22 Apr 2024 8:00 am

April 22, 1984, Forty Years Ago: Indo-Bangla border

The Indian Express 22 Apr 2024 7:40 am

The challenges of renewable energy

Large-scale renewable energy development can avoid reproducing the injustices of past large-scale infrastructure projects, while being sensitive to developmental objectives

The Hindu 22 Apr 2024 1:48 am

Healing land, water and ourselves

It is time for local nature-based learning to become a part of school education

The Hindu 22 Apr 2024 1:36 am

Sustaining our earth and nourishing our bodies

There is a need to develop a policy framework at the intersection of gender, climate, nutrition, and food value chains

The Hindu 22 Apr 2024 1:24 am

Corrections and Clarifications April 22, 2024

The Hindu 22 Apr 2024 12:32 am

Letters to The Editor April 22, 2024

The Hindu 22 Apr 2024 12:24 am

Sobering assessment: On the IMF forecast, World Bank report

The richer nations must show more support for the poorest countries

The Hindu 22 Apr 2024 12:20 am

Preparing India for water stress, climate resilience

The climate is the economy now, and understanding the crucial intersections between land, food, energy and water will influence how the economy functions

The Hindu 22 Apr 2024 12:16 am

Limited company: On the Congress-Left spat in Kerala

The Left and the Congress are doing each other no favours in Kerala

The Hindu 22 Apr 2024 12:10 am

Mahavir Jayanti: Relevance of Mahavirs teachings in todays world

Hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings. Mahavira Teachings of Mahavira are little known outside the tiny Jain community which numbers five million that is less than 0.1% of the...

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 11:27 pm

Kammou Taliat (You, My Beloved) -- Bombino

The contrapuntal melody, its notes flowing and counter-flowing back on themselves, builds up this love song to a gentle frenzy. Bombino's voice, as it joins the swirling, repeating lilt of the guitar, brings with it a gossamer joy, the reverb amplifying this vastness.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 11:25 pm

Courts worldwide increasingly recognise climate action as a human right

Courts globally, including India's Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights, are recognizing climate action as a fundamental human right. Activists are turning to courts to push governments to enact laws protecting citizens from climate change. Courts are imposing penalties and issuing directives to compel climate action, highlighting the need for stronger legal frameworks. Recent landmark verdicts emphasize balancing conservation efforts with climate change mitigation. Young people are also joining climate activism, emphasizing the urgency for action to tackle the climate crisis.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 11:22 pm

Earth's call

Philosophically, Earth Day invites us to ponder the wisdom of ancient traditions that have long revered nature as a sacred manifestation of the divine. From indigenous cultures to Eastern philosophies, there exists a profound reverence for the Earth as a living.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 11:16 pm

Elon Musk and India -- who needs who more? Here are some pointers

Tesla and India can tango productively, and the latter could well offer the best anchor to make batteries and export them to the world. These would both create much-needed jobs, as well as lead to a platform play for renewables and EVs in India.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 11:14 pm

Smash a guitar, live a little dangerously

Cultural differences justify actions. Rock legends smash guitars for rebellion. A P Dhillon smashed guitar at Coachella. Backlash on social media for breaking tradition. Varied views on artist behavior and audience connection.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 11:09 pm

Supreme Court reverses ban on power lines in GIB habitat, emphasizes climate change impact

The Supreme Court's recent decision to reverse its blanket ban on overhead power transmission cables in the habitat of the endangered Great Indian Bustard (GIB) in Rajasthan marks a significant shift. This move, influenced by including the impact of climate change as part of fundamental rights, reframes the development vs environment debate. The ruling acknowledges the dynamic interplay between protecting endangered species like the GIB and addressing climate change. It sets new legal precedents for balancing conservation and development, emphasizing the right to a clean and stable environment.

The Economic Times 21 Apr 2024 11:07 pm

Becoming an enlightened citizen of India that is Bharat: Imbibing commitment to spirit of fundamental duties & work as worship

1. Our Challenge:i) How do we describe, if not define an enlightened citizen of India that is Bharat? ii) How do we Be & Make Mentors! 2. Enlightened Citizen:Besides the present teaching in schools and...

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:53 pm

Romanticizing the Indian elections for the genZs

It was the sunset of November 2021 in Dharamkot, HP which got me romanticizing life over a steaming cup of chocolate milk, carrot cake, and the most nostalgic Jazz cafe collection! I vividly recall that...

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:30 pm

'A Better Future: Why Are Indias Youth Ready To Go to War Zones for a Living?

About 8000 youth had gone to Israel to be bricklayers and other odd jobs in place of Palestinians, a source said.

The Quint 21 Apr 2024 4:06 pm

Godrej family's division strategy: A model for amicable business succession

What sets the scheme for division apart is its transparency and meticulous planning, setting an example for Indian business families to emulate

Livemint 21 Apr 2024 9:00 am

How Bengalurus lakes disappeared

The Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 8:05 am

Inside Track by Coomi Kapoor: Apathetic voters

The Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 7:54 am

Leher Kala writes: Dont call it a sellout

The Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 7:30 am

Pizza, playbooks and a bag of pollitricks

The journey that started at an airport and had me navigate my way around pizza, playbooks and politics began with a simple phone call from my mother. What do you mean you are in Chennai,...

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 5:00 am

Can India, as part of G20, help calm things down in West Asia?

The world woke up on Friday to news of an Israeli missile attack in Irans Isfahan region, where some of its nuclear facilities are located. There are competing claims about the scale of attack and...

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 5:00 am

Northern gumption could make the BJP go South

In the late 1940s, Sardar Patel, Indias first Deputy Prime Minister in Jawaharlal Nehrus Cabinet, embarked on the strenuous task of uniting India. The country was then a patchwork quilt of British India and the monarchs who ran their own show. While the 17 British Indian provinces accepted without a murmur, the 560 Princely States that made up around two-fifths of Indias land mass refused to accede. One of the fiercest opponents of United India was Sir CP Ramaswami Iyer, the aristocratic Dewan of Travancore, a separate kingdom in Kerala. Sir CP as he was called, was also Patels friend, but only had contempt for Nehru and Gandhi: Gandhi was a sex maniac who could not keep his hands off young girls, and Jawaharlal Nehru was unstable. The Dewans vision included himself as a stable uniter of sovereign nations, who would persuade other southern rulers to form a loose federation of independent countries, with perhaps himself as the Prime Ministera South India with its own military, economic, domestic and foreign policy. On June 18, Travancores king Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma announced, On and from 15th August, 1947, Travancore will reassume its independence and sovereignty in full measure. Nehru hated Sir CP. He threatened to bomb Travancore if it didnt accede to India. He even told Patel that he would get the Dewan shot if he entered Delhi. Patel, deadpan, replied, Hes presently staying in my house, and is not to be disturbed. Sir CPs fall was his anti-Communism. October 1946 saw Keralas own Chauri ChauraCommunists burned down Punnapra Police Station killing many people, including cops. The Travancore Army retaliated by machine-gunning a mob of armed Communists that had gathered to fight the government. On July 25, 1947, a Socialist activist attacked the Dewan at a concert. Sir CP was gravely wounded and rushed to hospital. The Raja, warned of a civil war, did not have the stomach for a fight. Travancore acceded. Narendra Modis implacable mission to capture the South and go down in posterity as Indias Total Unifier is facing a psychological brick wall; the unforgiving barrier of history. North India, where the BJP reigns supreme, is amalgamated by ultra-conservative Hinduism, Hindi, and a massive populace that lives off welfare. South Indians identity comes from the Dakshin ethos, the antipode of the Uttar. The BJPs vote percentage is rising in parts of the South (especially in Tamil Nadu, thanks to the redoubtable Annamalais exertions) mainly due to popular disgust with regional dynastic corruption. Yet BJPs rhetoric hasnt translated into a significant number of Lok Sabha seats. Polarisation, enforcement agencies and brute state force isnt likely to help it win the South. Word of unsolicited advice: let the South be, because it is fiercely proud of its own culture, tradition, languages and the arts, and rejects any linguistic colonisation. Pluralistic by nature, Bollywood films and music, even Punjabi music, tandoori chicken and the salwar kameez are ubiquitous across the South. Todays BJP is not a gentle giant of the Atal-Advani era, but an aggressive monolith that ruthlessly imposes its will by hook or by crook. For millennia, the South has internalised arrivals and invasions by absorbing their impact into its pluralistic culture: Arabic, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Mughal and Maratha. Unity is not monogynous; its a homogenous entity with different living parts like a human body. Unless Modi plugs into the biology of the Southern gestalt, the only direction his partys fortunes could go is south.

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 5:00 am

Earth day: Wars, plastics, notions and non sequiturs

This Monday, the world will observe Earth Day for the 55 th time. In 1971, the then UN Secretary General U Thant unveiled the idea, observing, An earth day has suddenly become necessary to remind us of the fact that our small planet is perishable. In the five decades since, a number of calendar eventsabout a spectrum of concernshave been unveiled. At last count, there were over 20 listed environment days underlining the need to preserve the planets equilibrium. The planet is no less a precarious state than it was then, and is just as perishable. There is little to suggest that 55 Earth Days or 28 COP (Conference of Parties) meetings on climate change have engineered or even influenced human behaviour. The emission of greenhouse gases is at a record high and IPCC reports signal that the resultant decline is irreversible. Last year was the hottest since records were first tabulated in 1850. The first 100 days of the year notched new highs in new geographies and February was deemed the warmest in recorded history. India is facing one of its worst heat waves, its cities are thirsting for water and ground water levels are worrying politicians and economists. World over, glaciers are receding in kilometres. The million sq km retreat of ice levels in the Arctic and the Antarctic regions represent the existential threat. The planet is unmistakably trapped amid notions and non sequitursbetween vague conceptions about what must be done and competingconflicts in intent and action. Indeed, the last Global Stocktaking revealed that the world is scarcely close to achieving the goals set out in Paris. For three decades, heads of nations have debated the balance between fuelling growth and trimming emissions with little progressthe challenge of nudging nations away from problematic to preferable paradigms is daunted by politics and economics. As John Maynard Keynes once observed, the difficulty lies not in developing new ways, but in escaping old ones. The theme for Earth Day 55 is Planet v Plastics. How has the world fared? The data is mind-numbing. Consider single-use plastics. The UNEP estimates that around the world, a million plastic bottles are bought every minute and five trillion plastic bags are used every year. Plastics are now visible markers in the Anthropocene, the current geological era. The havoc wreaked by microplastics on natural habitats is well documentedthey are now found to be ingested and inhaled by humans, too. A study by Ocean Conservancy and University of Toronto found microplastic particles in 88 percent of protein in animal sources and plant-based alternatives and that highly-processed products contained the most microplastics per gram. The scourge has now reached the womb and is affecting the yet to be born. Research by a team at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences reported finding microplastics in all 62 of the placenta samples tested. There is the spectrum of debatable issues during times of peace and then there is the lethal cost and consequences of inaction to end conflicts. In 1971, UN Secretary General Thant hoped humanity will be united when the common dangers we all face, the armaments race and its inherent risks of obliterating all life on earth. Those hopes have been dashed beyond recognition as wars rage across the globe. The battle to protect the planet from perishing has been haunted by wars as the UN has been rendered a mute spectator. Just take the two warsin Europe between Russia and Ukraine since 2022, and in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas, and now Iran. The people and the planet are paying the price of inattention. There is the tragic loss of livesestimates vary by sourceand then there is the long-term damage to environment. The untrammelled use of weaponrymunitions, rockets, drones and missileshas defied sense and sensibility. Ukraine says Russia has fired over 8,000 missiles and over 4,600 drones ; in the war in Gaza, Israel is estimated to have used over 25,000 tonnes of explosives. The planet suffers both in the production and use of weaponry. Take missilesthe production and use of these projectiles causes significant emission of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide and hydrofluorocarbons. A recent study by scientists at the Conflict and Environment Observatory has estimated, The total military carbon footprint is approximately 5.5 percent of global emissions. If the worlds militaries were a country, this figure would mean they have the fourth largest national carbon footprint in the world.Between the first COP meet in Berlin and COP 28 in Dubai, military expenditure across the world has spiralled from around $1.2 trillion to over $2.2 trillion, and revenues of the top 100 companies in the arms industry totalled $597 billion . The cause of climate change demands that nations come together as Thant had hoped. The fact is geopolitics is thwarting cooperation and resolution. The unravelling of the rule-based world order extends conflicts beyond the theatre of war. Combating climate change costs money, and inflationary geopoliticsthe high cost of capital, the adoption of industrial policy and rising protectionismhaunts the cause of planet protection. As the world observes Earth Day, it is useful to remember that the cause of the planet is perishing by the minute. Shankkar Aiyar Author of The Gated Republic, Aadhaar: A Biometric History of Indias 12 Digit Revolution, and Accidental India (shankkar.aiyar@gmail.com)

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 12:55 am

For Congress, minimum is maximum now

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure . - Mark Twain Twain should know. He was a professional gambler on a Mississippi steamboat he captained, and tried to invent a children's game which he was confident would make him rich. The 139-year-old Congress is still a childrens gameof two siblings who claimed their superiority with the supreme confidence that only true ignorance can sustain. This genetic flaw in the partys political DNA has caused a mutation in its legacy and stature, thanks to a Triple Gandhi Whammy. Now, the Grand Old Party sports a new philosophy: minimum is the new maximum. Its new electoral algorithm is fighting for less with confidence and score a better strike rate. For the first time, the Congress is fielding less than 330 candidates for the Lok Sabha. Has the party conceded its inability to win a majority on its own in this election? Although the first round of filing affidavits ended last week, the Congress is yet to announce all its candidates despite having released 20-odd lists. Its new strategy of naming candidates in easy, politically correct tranches stems from the fact that the party has got the memo: it is no more a pan-India player. Today, its genome has been corrupted by dynasty, defeats, defections and denial. The consequence is a talent famine, and organisational paralysis and ideological infirmity. Until a few decades ago, there were more than 25 aspirants per Lok Sabha seat who wanted a place on the Congress list. Now it cannot find even one winnable individual in 200-plus constituencies. It is incredibly ignorant of the deadly depletion of its social and political equity. The puzzle is its cockiness about its future. While dissing Narendra Modis Achcche Din slogan, the shrinking Congress cabal at the top is expecting achchhe din for itself by clinging to their faithful fiefdoms. With allies as crutches, the party is seeking redemption somewhere along INDIAs tenuous and ideologically vulnerable journey. The reason it vacated space for its allies in large states like UP, Bihar and Maharashtra stems from compulsion, not compassion. The copycat has been belled; the party has copied the Lefts formula of liplocking with likeminded parties to retain its numerical pertinence and winning seats it otherwise wouldnt have fighting solo. The Congress depends on Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav, M K Stalin, Arvind Kejriwal et al to retain its minimum electoral base. However, the party hasnt been too gracious towards its buddies in other Northern states and Karnataka. Its target: achieve a better strike rate even if vote share dips. The Congress leadership hasnt lost its illusion of invincibility: it claims to have made tangible concessions to its local besties because it has a bigger nationwide market share. It is yet to figure that it exists only in name and the game, and remains an undesirable voter option in many states. It is left with few generals and even fewer soldiers in many states. The plausible and possible justification for the Congress to fight for fewer seats in 2024 could be No charismatic neta , nara and niti . For the past four decades, the party leadership manufacturing system has been decaying; not one marketable leader who can connect successfully with an inclusive India made of numerous castes, beliefs and social communities has surfaced. Indira Gandhi converted her party into a rainbow social coalition of Christians, Dalits, Adivasis, minorities, upper castes and classes. After her, not Rajiv, not Sonia or Rahul could restore its sheen. Indiras assassination generated a sweeping sympathy wave for Rajiv in 1984 that gave the Congress a record 400-plus seats in the Lok Sabha. But Rajiv was the first Gandhi who couldnt get a second consecutive mandate. In 1989, the Congress put up 510 candidates, of whom only 197 reached the Lok Sabha: a number not even half of what it had won in the previous elections. Rajiv died brutally and terribly, and the Congress lost the Gandhi Midas touch. It failed to win an absolutely majority in 1991. Of the 505 candidates fielded, only 244 made it. P V Narasimha Rao cobbled together a majority and ran a minority government for a full terma first in modern Indian history. But the Congress was humiliated in 1996. Of the 529 candidates, only 140 won. Rao was unceremoniously ousted as Congress president and replaced by Gandhi faithful Sitaram Kesri who led the party to a disastrous debacle in 1998 with the Congress scoring only 141 seats. The Gandhi parivar threw him out, homespun cap and all. Sonia Gandhi became party president. The Congress hoped that fortune would smile again with a Gandhi at the helm. But it was trashed in 1999 when only 114 contestants out of 453 won. However, Sonias hidden talent as a coalition metallurgist who could forge incompatible elements into the semblance of a shape led to the ouster of the Vajpayee-led NDA government. In 2004, the Congress reduced its candidates to 417; of them 145 won. It performed well in 2009 under the stewardship of Manmohan Singh, who was pitted against the redoubtable L K Advani. Of 440 Congress candidates, 206 crossed the finish line. But since then, the party has been going downhill, losing senior leaders in most states. The arrival of a determined, focused and aggressive Modi made life miserable for both the party and the Gandhis. In 2014, the GOPs Lok Sabha presence shrank to less than 50 seats, and it lost the Leader of the Opposition status. In 2019, under Rahul, who was only genetically entitled to be party president, the tally marginally rose from 44 to 52. Even after 20 years in politics, Gandhi Jr is yet to acquire acceptability nationally and in his own party. His fan boys derive hope from the fact that his popularity ratings are up after two successful political yatras. The gap between him and Modi has narrowed a wee bit, but is still too wide for a swing at the prime minister. It is obvious the Congress isnt fighting this election to make magic, since it lacks the manpower, muscle power and money moxie. The government has frozen its accounts. Its committed donors are vanishing faster than its leaders. Choice 2024 is just an exercise to win a small battle by scoring more hits in order to claim the crown in a later war. Retaining its present score in parliament can still be claimed a success. The party waxes pompously about saving democracy. Instead, its pathetic performance has weakened democracy, which today lacks even a semblance of a credible opposition. It is for the Congress to correct the imbalance. For the first time in its political life, it can refuse to be inspired by ignorance. It can be confident about its ground reality by accepting its flaws. Then success would be sure. Or maybe, barely sure. Prabhu Chawla prabhuchawla@newindianexpress.com Follow him on X @PrabhuChawla

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 12:40 am

What does it mean to be a Bihari?

A few years ago, on a random evening, I found myself exploring Dussman, a charming bookshop in Berlin. There, I stumbled upon a book by Fukuyama Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics and the Struggle for...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 10:58 pm

An India vs Hindutva contest in 2024?

The Indian Express 20 Apr 2024 4:26 pm

The fragile world

Why I Want To Stand For Elections? Its simple I want to declare myself as a #SovereignEntity which is searching for extraterrestrial civilisations using #Bitcoins as #tokens to register every murmur in the universe-Happy Halving...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 2:13 pm

Kamalamma and the waters of Bengaluru

Myself Kamalamma from Kunjibettu, Udupi. What to tell you! We people are playing around with nature so much that even our Lord Indra is full confused. He is sending too much rain in desert cities...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 1:29 pm

Is our past haunting us?

The tractor rolled off the chair and fell on the floor, bouncing several times before coming to a screeching halt. Papa, tractor dhamaaaal, my two-year-old burst into laughter. It followed our 80-20 rule (80% Artificial...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 12:48 pm

Earth Day 2024: Six artists to cherish

This Earth Day on April 22nd , in a reaffirmation of the interdependence of man and nature , we look at six artists who continuously celebrate and cherish the beauty of the earth and all...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 10:59 am

Signs of an unhealthy liver: How to recognize symptoms and seek diagnosis

The liver, the largest and most complex organ in the human body, holds significance that goes beyond its size. As an essential part of bodily functions, this vital organ performs critical functions. It acts as...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 8:44 am

Young, bored and not voting

No surprise that only 38% of 18-year-olds bothered to register as voters. They respond to a good contest or a cause. Both are missing in these elections Only 38% of the freshly minted 18-year-olds have...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 8:28 am

Thats enough: Israel, Iran should now stand down

Again sending the international community into a tizzy, Israel reportedly carried out a direct strike against Iran yesterday. Although Tel Aviv hasnt officially owned up to the strike which unconfirmed reports say was carried...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 8:23 am

Vasukis tales: Not a land of snake-charmers, but a land snakes have charmed

A colossal 50-ft snake fossil called Vasuki indicus was discovered in Kutch, the largest find of the madtsoiidae species that lived across the southern hemisphere some 47 million years ago. Its a clue not only...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 8:16 am

How can India revive its investment cycle?

The Indian Express 20 Apr 2024 8:09 am

Our prehistory is made to order: Theories about early humans are reflections of current biases, agendas

How did humanity emerge? Theories of the deep past have shaped our history and present, says The Invention of Prehistory: Empire, Violence and Our Obsession with Human Origins by Stefanos Geroulanos. And these theories are...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 8:08 am

Ridvan, dawn of a new dispensation

Many holy scriptures promise the advent of a redeemer to restore the fervour of faith in mens hearts, end injustice and inequity, and unite mankind. Accordingly, the Hindus await their promised Kalki avatar, the Buddhists...

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 8:02 am

How Indias one citizen, one vote democracy came to be

The Indian Express 20 Apr 2024 8:00 am

The bitter truth about baby formula is added sugar

The Indian Express 20 Apr 2024 7:45 am

April 20, Forty Years Ago: Chaos In Punjab

The Indian Express 20 Apr 2024 7:10 am

Express View on love jihad law: Playing to anxieties

The Indian Express 20 Apr 2024 7:00 am

Put that luggage down

Imagine you are waiting for Vande Bharat Express at a railway station. You have to travel for some important work. You usually reach the railway station well in time, and you do not like to...

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 11:33 pm

Gulammohammed Sheikh | The time traveller

Gulammohammed Sheikh | The time traveller

India Today 19 Apr 2024 9:40 pm

Photography | Where the wild things are

Photography | Where the wild things are

India Today 19 Apr 2024 9:34 pm

Elon Musks India visit: Techplomacy defining Indias new age diplomacy

Prime Minister Narendra Modis engagements with top tech global business leaders are not only aimed at investments but also introduce a new string in Indias global outreach and geopolitical positioning At a time when the...

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 8:31 pm

Bail and arrest conundrums in PMLA that need resolution

In the labyrinth of legal topics, few elicit as much debate as the jurisprudence surrounding bail. Bail, not jail is not merely a catchphrase but central to Indian constitutional ethos founded on personal liberty. The...

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 7:19 pm

Top grades are overrated for elite careers

As a former recruiter for elite careers, Ive consistently observed a crucial truth: stellar academic grades alone arent enough to break into the worlds most prestigious professions, such as investment banking, corporate law, venture capital,...

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 5:08 pm

Doja Cat in the desert: Coachella valley music and arts fair

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Fair, being held over two weekends currently, is an annual event at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert and is often...

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 4:28 pm

Photo Does Not Show Eknath Shinde Eating Non-Veg During Navratri

BOOM found that the image is from Curly Tales and Eknath Shinde was eating a vegetarian Saoji meal.

Boomlive 19 Apr 2024 4:00 pm

Iran-Israel lesson: Effective missile defence is costly and could be risky too

The Israel-Iran conflict holds lessons. As technology improves defences, countries must resist the temptation to use force instead of diplomacy.

Livemint 19 Apr 2024 3:24 pm

Swatantrya Veer Savarkar: Exposing sub-colonial perspectives of colonial agenda

Perspectives unmake and visions make the world. That India gained independence primarily because the doctrine of non-violence is a perspective substantiated by historians but the truthful vision of collective participation of those who executed armed...

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 2:10 pm

EVMs destroyed, disturbances reported in Manipur poll

Imphal: The first phase of polling on Friday in Manipur that has seen almost year-long ethnic strife, was marred by reports of firing, a destroyed Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and armed persons threatening voters. The Congress candidate for Inner Manipur, Akoijam Bimol, had a face-off with senior police personnel as Congress agents inside the polling []

goachronicle 19 Apr 2024 2:00 pm

Bengal casts 33 pc votes in 4 hrs across three LS seats

Kolkata: An estimated 33 per cent of 5.6 million electorate exercised their franchise in the first four hours till 11 AM in the three Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal Cooch Behar, Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri. While Cooch Behar accounted for 34 per cent polling, Alipurduar for 32 per cent and Jalpaiguri for 35 per []

goachronicle 19 Apr 2024 1:59 pm

Shah urges people to vote for countrys development & security

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday urged the people voting in the first phase of the Lok Sabha election to come out in large numbers and vote for the countrys development, security, unity, and sovereignty. In a series of posts on social media, Shah, while appealing to the people of Arunachal Pradesh, []

goachronicle 19 Apr 2024 1:58 pm

West Tripura PC records 34.6 pc voting till 11 am

Agartala: The percentage of voting in the first four hours in the West Tripura parliamentary constituency was recorded at 34.6 percent, while in the Ramnagar by-poll, it was 27.62 percent, the ECI bulletin said. Voting was scheduled to begin at 7 am, but it was delayed at several polling stations due to technical snag in []

goachronicle 19 Apr 2024 1:58 pm

India International Industrial Expo in Kochi from Dec 13-15, 2024

Kochi: India International Industrial Expo (IIIE-2024), a gateway to a comprehensive industrial showcase, will be held here on December 13, 14 and 15, 2024 with the participation of more than 10,000 trade visitors and 350 leading Industrial manufacturers, IIIE CEO Siji Nair said on Friday. The mega event will be organised by the Kerala State []

goachronicle 19 Apr 2024 1:57 pm

Bihar: Around 16.63 pc votes polled on 4 seats till 11 am

Patna: An estimated 16.63 per cent of 76 lakh electorate exercised their votes in the first four hours of polling for first phase of Lok Sabha elections on four seats in Bihar. According to sources of the Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar, the highest polling of 19.33 percent was recorded in the Jamui Lok Sabha []

goachronicle 19 Apr 2024 1:56 pm

24.5 pc Voter Turnout Recorded Till 11am, Bengal leads

New Delhi: As per the Election Commission, there is over 24.5 per cent voter turnout recorded in four hours across 21 states and union territories on 102 Lok Sabha seats that are polling on Friday in the first phase of the 2024 general elections. West Bengal where three seats of Cooch Behar, Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri []

goachronicle 19 Apr 2024 1:56 pm

Meghalaya CM urges voters to exercise adult franchise

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday urged voters to exercise their franchise in record numbers as the single-phase Lok Sabha polls began at 7 am on Friday. I drove myself to the polling station this morning with the hope of casting my vote, but I was surprised that electorates had already lined up. []

goachronicle 19 Apr 2024 1:55 pm

UP: Around 25.2 pc votes polled on 8 seats till 11 am

Lucknow: Approximately 25.2 per cent of 1.44 crore voters polled their votes in four hours across eight parliamentary constituencies in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh till 11 am, as per polling officials. According to Election Commission data, a maximum 29.28 per cent votes were polled on Saharanpur seat, whereas Rampur []

goachronicle 19 Apr 2024 1:54 pm

Its not done & dusted

Elections begin today. Dont go by polls predicting big BJP win. Even BJP isnt taking it for granted. For good reasons. Like major states voting in multiple phases & summers impact on turnouts Voting for...

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 8:52 am

That sweet drug

Sugars part of Indian culture. Eating it is socially accepted substance abuse. But it must be controlled Sugar is as addictive as any drug, releasing opioids and dopamine in our system. Sweetening baby formula and...

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 8:40 am

Where will the Uttarakhandi go?

Climate is curiously missing from poll talk in this Himalayan state with most fragile ecology, its people caught between sinking land, forest fires and flash floods Over the last few weeks, as election campaigns warmed...

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 8:32 am