Indian industry looks forward to the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to New Delhi which is expected to deliver significant results, especially as it is the new head’s first overseas tour. Chandrajit Banerjee reports.
It is a common belief in this world that nothing can be achieved without struggle. So if one wants to be at peace, just become a master of the self and in the process get rid of all hardships without any struggle. Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj writes.
If the world of publishing had a colour code, that probably switched from grey to brown this week. Brown as in Dan Brown, who has conjured up yet another codes and conspiracies concoction with Inferno. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Court acquittals, in the 1984 or 2002 pogroms, belong to the realm of law. It is the conscience that raises difficult questions that need to be answered, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Baz Luhrman’s $125 million extravaganza The Great Gatsby has opened in the US to mixed reviews. Bachchan, even in a small role in Hollywood, lends an extra dimension to it. Sidharth Bhatia writes.
We are a medieval nation with medieval male conduct, archaic laws, a pretence of democracy touted so pompously by our mandarins, political leaders and cultural czars. Let’s look at penalties that will deter all sexual crimes. Sanjoy Hazarika
Like Imran, many Indian politicians believe that the sheer force of their personality will propel them to victory in the 2014 polls. They need to review their strategies, writes Rajdeep Sardesai
Performance reporting as a concept, goes beyond mere audit. However, it hardly ever happens at the city level. Smruti Koppikar writes.
The passing away of Dr Asghar Ali Engineer (10 March 1939 - 14 May 2013) is a great loss to me personally and a great loss to the Muslim community. We have lost a great Islamic scholar, a man who wrote without fear or favour and a humane person. India has lost a great son. It is the passing away of a legend.
Forgiving is an art, not a belief. You need to forgive for yourself, for your development. When we don’t forgive others, we are punishing ourselves. Imagine when your hard words can make others cry, what effect they could be having inside you from where they are originating. Divya Kapoor writes.
Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme is being portrayed as moving in the direction that the UPA government, in tandem with India Inc, wants to push the nation’s higher education.
Beijing is now pushing a frontier accord that, in the name of Himalayan peace and tranquility, would freeze India’s belated, bumbling build-up of border defences and troop levels. Brahma Chellaney
The suffering of Bangladesh’s ‘slave labourers’ must end. Savar underlines that.
There is an overriding and all-pervasive atmosphere of pessimism today. Even though it carries the risk of violence and chaos, a messy, decentralised and politically divided country could be the right catalyst for innovation. Amish
As long as Indian society puts an onus on male dominance, we will constantly be at war with ourselves, writes Parvati Sharma.