Hardly a day goes by without a news story on some violation of women’s rights. Women account for half the world’s population. It’s time they were heard. Lakshmi Puri writes.
Britain and the US have both arrogantly turned their backs on Iraq after irreversibly altering its fate.
In the last 65 years since Independence India has failed to provide its people with Universal Health Coverage (UHC) of desirable quality. India remains one of the lowest spenders on healthcare globally. Bhargav Dasgupta writes.
Being online constantly is leaving the Facebook generation more disconnected.
The issue of government-owned leasehold plots in Mumbai is back in the news with the latest controversy over the rates at which the state government wants to sell the ownership rights of these plots to the lessees. Shailesh Gaikwad writes.
Naxal-Maoist terrorism, derives its raison d’être and motivations from the tenets of Red ideologues, like Mao, and thus its ever-growing breed of die-hard followers do not believe in democracy. Kamal Davar
Contrary to proclamations in the foreign press, peace in Nepal is still a distant dream. The Maoists continue to ensure a status quo, writes Kanak Mani Dixit.
Mumbai’s crime branch headquarters at Palton Road in the heart of Sobo is not the most gratifying place to visit unless you are there for a cup of tea with joint commissioner of police Himanshu Roy as Vindoo Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan may have found out to their dismay last week. Ayaz Memon writes.
Society must stop seeing interaction between opposite sexes as taboo. Omair Ahmad writes.
Some healthy constitutional conventions need to be revived in order to stop officials from exceeding their mandate. Ashok Kapur writes.
Buddha Poornima cannot but recall the Jatakas and it’s hard to choose which one to share. This little-known Jataka, for one, seems at first to be a ‘so-what’ story until the point stings. Renuka Narayanan writes.
Just as sun won’t stop rising from the east, some people won’t stop staring at others.
When was the last time you went to a restaurant and returned impressed with the service? I can count a few times that’s happened — but a few times only. Not too long ago, it was mostly fine-dining eateries that marked a service charge on their bills; and with good reason.
Sharif is committed to picking up from where Vajpayee and he left off around 14 years ago. The political class in India should not let him down, writes Vinod Sharma
Before the current spot-fixing scam and the match-fixing scam that broke in 2000, the biggest controversy in cricket in India happened in 1976 when England's fast bowler John Lever was found using Vaseline, allegedly to get more ‘swing,’ by umpire Judah Reuben of Bombay who died in 2006. Ayaz Memon writes.