Making a city smart is not an end in itself but a means to an end. The end is to make cities liveable and inclusive for all.
Last week, President Barack Obama commended the United States’ role in “stopping ISIL’s advance” in his State of the Union address.
That it has taken six years to get to a partial solution on nuclear deal is a reminder of how difficult it is to get complex things agreed upon between two countries with robust democratic sructures and independent judiciaries.
Ask what Barack Obama and the United States must do for India and not what we can do for them, writes Kanwal Sibal.
The Indian economy can thrive only if it is driven by technological innovation at every level, and there is no higher priority than ensuring this in the energy sector. A large number of Indian-Americans can help suitable institutions in India accelerate and expand innovation to bring about a clean energy revolution.
To ensure that business ties grow exponentially, New Delhi should address regulatory hurdles, Abusaleh Shariff writes.
Washington must bolster India’s power while New Delhi should specify where the US fits in its geopolitical vision, writes Ashley J Tellis.
The view that NGOs and Left activists are stopping India's development is quite pervasive in India's administration. The process of stifling the voice of NGOs actually began during the UPA regime when the then government strengthened the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act in 2010.
If Nepal is sliding into a political crisis in the run up to Thursday’s deadline for a new constitution, it is because the leadership has chosen to disregard this well-meaning advice.
‘Relaxed norms shouldn’t apply to tiger reserves’
The Paris attack is tragic. But why is no one shedding a tear for the Muslims killed in Iraq and other parts of the world?
This idea of one party in power at the Centre and the states has been the hobby horse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since last year. Political harmony between the Centre and state is best guaranteed if the BJP is in power in both, he feels.
If scores do not seem to have improved over a decade of ASER surveys, why bother to collect the data, asks Krishna Kumar.
Besides the near-common academic and service background, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal are temperamental twins: domineering, self-righteous, self opinionated and habituated to marching to their own drum beats. That makes them awkward team-players who aren’t mostly able to take peers along.
Policing that doesn’t enjoy the confidence of a large section of the public only undermines the police’s job. If the police are seen as being unfair, then the public is more likely to sympathise with the accused.