There are rain romantics and rain realists, those who see romance and beauty in the sheets of water hitting the city and those who treat rain as a function of the seasonal cycle that’s initially a pleasant relief from the oppressive humidity of the non-rain months, but quickly turns into a nightmare. Smruti Koppikar writes.
Life is full of interruptions. We need to keep moving. We park ourselves somewhere and then we move again, writes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Jihadists who want to ‘start a war in Britain’ are perhaps stupid enough to believe their actions will gain them followers and lead to some sort of ‘British spring’. Farrukh Dhondy
Twitter was set abuzz with Dr. Subramanian Swamy asking the nation to decide whether they wanted to be a 'virat Hindu renaissance civilization' or secular 'hijdas'. Dhruba Jyoti Purkait
explores why India feels the constant need to 'man up'.
Instead of convening a special session of Parliament, the UPA needs to display greater political commitment to the issue of food security for the people. Sitaram Yechury
As expected, the first proper spell of monsoon turned Mumbai into Venice. What happened over past few days was something we are familiar with: Several parts of the city were flooded, trains stopped, cars were stuck in traffic jams and no communication from the authorities.
Negotiation is a part of our daily routine. We do it knowingly or unknowingly. And most of the time, we emerge no better. We “give up” easily or become headstrong. And we end up as losers either way, writes PP Wangchuk.
Poor planning for the monsoon leads to needless deaths and massive destruction to property every year.
The latest findings of Census 2011, a decadal count of people and their quality of life, have thrown up some paradoxical trends on Delhi. Shivani Singh writes.
The realty Bill addresses buyers’ concerns. But implementation will be difficult. Vandana Ramnani writes.
We must aggressively use technology to revolutionise the education sector. Vint Cerf writes.
I am convinced about the impossibility of altruistic violence. If we oppose terrorist violence because it obstructs democratic institutions, exactly the same grounds require us to oppose Maoist violence as well. Harsh Mander
There was a time when I used to get emails from Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, the banned Pakistan-based terrorist outfit. I was at that time in Reuters, and global news agencies are used to such communication. The address was firstname.lastname@example.org — located in the servers of Hotmail, founded by Sabeer Bhatia, son of an Indian army officer. N.Madhavan writes.
Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented after American scientists got annoyed at having to lug around hard disks the size of Kurla just so they could watch two pixels worth of Sasha Grey. Ashish Shakya writes.
While everyone now is adding their gloss to Nitish Kumar’s open rejection of Narendra Modi as the NDA’s prime ministerial candidate, I can’t help but see in the Janata Dal (United)’s decision to pull out of the NDA a clever ‘school bus seat’ move, writes Indrajit Hazra