• Modi with Parrikar
    May 26, 2015 22:12 IST

    ‘Make in India’ in defence: Push hard for the pull factor

    Selectively granting majority ownership to foreign firms will operationalise ‘Make in India’ in defence

  • Ireland, LGBT
    May 26, 2015 21:49 IST

    Voting not a solution, same-sex couples don't need stamp of approval

    A predominantly Catholic country, Ireland, voting to legalise same-sex marriage in a first-of-its-kind referendum has been cheered for being a huge victory for human rights. Activists have hailed it and called for similar referendums in other countries, saying only a popular vote will show conservatives how out of tune they are with modern liberal values.

  • DDA
    May 25, 2015 22:18 IST

    Mobilise NRIs for India’s gain, they can be great source of investment

    But all journeys start with a beginning and the past year has been a very good beginning that gives us high expectations for the future, particularly in the area of business and economics. From the perspective of someone based abroad but who has invested in India over the years, there are some concrete steps the government can take to further involve the large NRI community.

  • CBSE
    May 25, 2015 15:56 IST

    What they don't teach at school: Exams not a test for real life

    “Where did the missing 0.25% go?” was the most frequent, though a bit satirical, question asked after Arkya Chatterjee topped the ICSE class 12 test by scoring 99.75%.

  • HT Explains: Can we expect ground-breaking results from PM Modi's China visit?
    May 24, 2015 23:54 IST

    India-China relationship: Modi has a lesson to learn from Nehru

    India and China are linked by wounded tangents of history. Because of their sheer size, they accounted for half of global GDP in the 17th century, in a world that was largely agrarian. Both were viciously colonised in the next 250 years, their economies denuded and people impoverished.

  • pic 5
    May 24, 2015 13:47 IST

    Why people watch rape videos: Psychology and technology of it

    The recent arrest of a driver in Bengaluru for circulating videos of rapes and gang-rapes uncovered the dark world in which acts of brutal violence against women are turned into someone else’s entertainment. Some experts and reports also say the existence of the “deep web” – the portion of the internet that cannot be indexed by common search engines –helps in consuming gore and violent content online.

  • J Jayalalithaa, K Rosaiah
    May 24, 2015 11:02 IST

    Analysis: Jaya's return to bolster 'Brand Amma' ahead of polls

    Now firmly back in the saddle, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will launch efforts to strengthen “Brand Amma” with an eye on the 2016 elections to the state assembly.

  • Jayalalithaa
    May 23, 2015 08:15 IST

    As Jayalalithaa returns as CM, AIADMK celebrates but question over judgement remains

    At around 2:30pm on Friday, under a scorching summer sun, traffic was at a standstill on arterial Anna Salai in Chennai. The reason – a victorious J Jayalalithaa was heading to garland a statue, in her first public appearance in 217 days.

  • Modi'sFirstDayAtWork
    May 21, 2015 22:44 IST

    PM to Pak: Ready for talks but violence will be met with force

    Externally, Modi has also managed to increase his ability to ignore Pakistan while avoiding international pressures. The message sent to Pakistan over the past 12 months has been consistent and simple: India is ready for dialogue, but will respond to any Pakistan recourse to violence with disproportionate force, writes Frederic Grare.

  • Leprosy
    May 21, 2015 22:57 IST

    Laws against people with leprosy must go

    India declared itself free of leprosy as a communicable disease in 2005 in the belief that the National Leprosy Eradication Mission had eliminated it. That was a huge mistake and we became complacent. The result: Over 100,000 cases have emerged every year since 2012, the maximum in the world, writes Navin B Chawla.

  • Narendra Modi
    May 20, 2015 21:12 IST

    Waning confidence in economy has been decisively reversed

    True, a year is too long a time in politics. Nonetheless, it may still be too short a time slice for the five-year Narendra Modi mandate, writes NK Singh.

  • River Ganga
    May 20, 2015 21:26 IST

    Namami Gange: Old wine in a new bottle

    The new plan to clean Ganga focuses on pollution abatement infrastructure strategies. There is no mention on how to improve the ecological health of the river. There is not even a word on how to restore the river’s environmental flow, which is vital for the river’s rejuvenation.

  • Poverty, Poor
    May 20, 2015 13:24 IST

    Modi government: one year of dismantling the welfare state

    Governance moves toward a state which nurtures globalised markets and private investment, and trusts markets to enable people to purchase healthcare, education, nutrition and social security.

  • Jinping, Modi
    May 19, 2015 21:46 IST

    On foreign policy, Modi must walk the talk

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s belief in the power of personal diplomacy was on full display during his just-concluded visit to China (May 14-16).

  • Modi in china
    May 19, 2015 22:11 IST

    3 reasons why Modi's northeast Asia visit sets the tone for a Sino-Indian future

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tour of northeast Asia was a geopolitical mood setter. Neither Indian nor Chinese officials expected major breakthroughs. The problems between New Delhi and Beijing were too difficult to be solved in a few days of back and forth. The real goal was to set an environment for future resolutions.