There is little mortar to hold BRICS together. The grouping should not be too ambitious. The BRICS grouping attracts attention because its membership seems to reflect the new global reality.
Liaquat Shah's arrest shows the chinks in our approach to security and terrorism. What should have been a feather in the cap of the police force has now become a crown of thorns.
The festival of colours is often used as an occasion to molest women. Let us hope it goes back to being joyous for all of us.
The Cyprus bank crisis is a reminder that the eurozone’s sovereign debt problems are still far from being resolved.
If in 2012 it was the Trinamool Congress, in 2013 it is the DMK which has managed to push the UPA into a corner. The UPA must not succumb to its threats.
The Iran-Pak gas pipeline ceremony was more about political posturing than any concrete vision.
Modify the Juvenile Justice Act to ensure that violent offenders, who are mature enough to understand the nature, implications and consequences of their acts, are brought to justice, on par with adults. RR Kishore
India must join the US and other nations in the UN to demand that Sri Lanka treats Tamils as full and equal citizens.
By choosing Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as its 266th leader, the Roman Catholic Church has for the first time entrusted a cardinal from Latin America with the papacy.
By 'confronting' his Twitter troll, a British boxer did what we all secretly want to do.
Sree Narayana Guru, whom Romain Rolland described to be a Jnani of Karma, demonstrated how faith can be used to engineer social change. B Ashok writes.
To ensure better governance, several chief ministers now rely more on bureaucrats than on their own ministers. Dilip Cherian writes.
Weak growth coupled with inflation will determine the Reserve Bank's position on rate cuts.
The attack on a CRPF camp in Kashmir shows that there's no room for complacency. There is no choice but to grasp the nettle, even in the face of such provocation as the killing of the CRPF jawans, and push forward for greater, not less democracy.
New Delhi should read the riot act to Rome over the deception in the case of the marines. It should be very clear that this deception could have economic and other ramifications.