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  • Indrani Mukerjea, Sheena Bora
    Aug 31, 2015 16:47 IST

    In defence of the Sheena Bora murder coverage

    There is something intriguing and infuriating about the constant carping by several people that the media has given extraordinary weightage to the Sheena Bora murder case to the exclusion of other stories.

  • Asaduddin Owaisi
    Aug 31, 2015 12:48 IST

    Asaduddin Owaisi’s moves in Bihar creates ripples in UP

    Historically, Muslim political parties have not created waves in Uttar Pradesh elections. But Asaduddin Owaisi has given hope to the community whose new slogan is, ‘Pehle Bhai, Phir BJP Harayi, Uske Baad Sapai’ (Muslim is our first choice, second who defeats the BJP, and then the SP).

  • Aurangzeb road
    Aug 31, 2015 10:51 IST

    Renaming Aurangzeb road reflects warped view of past as present

    Aurangzeb isn’t turning in his grave in the spartan courtyard of a shrine in Aurangabad. The Mughal emperor, whose name has just been lopped off the nameplates of the Capital streets he once ruled, was an austere, orthodox Muslim who hated ostentatious adulation.

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
    Aug 31, 2015 08:26 IST

    Is Arvind Kejriwal CM Nitish's counter to BJP in urban Bihar?

    Nitish and Arvind Kejriwal have pow-wowed openly at public functions in Delhi and Patna to send out signals, fueling speculation that they stand together in the key battle against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Patels 2
    Aug 30, 2015 23:22 IST

    Don't manipulate Census data to support half-truths

    The long-awaited 2011 census data on religious communities has now been released prior to the crucial Bihar elections. In spite of demands from several quarters caste data has not yet been released. There are concerns about the rise in Muslim population and marginal decline in the Hindu growth rate, which has gone down to 79.8% with 966.3 million Hindus in absolute numbers.

  • Sundar Pichai
    Aug 30, 2015 23:09 IST

    Diaspora could become vehicle of India's soft power

    India’s vibrant diaspora could become a core component of foreign policy initiatives. It could be a vehicle of our soft power, writes NK Singh

  • Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad
    Aug 30, 2015 20:40 IST

    Swabhiman rally first big show of unity among JD(U), RJD, Congress

    The Swabhiman rally organised by the grand alliance on Sunday was the first big show of unity among JD(U), RJD and Congress against the BJP-led NDA after 1990 and it came as a major boost in their attempt to consolidate the Mandal politics ahead of the crucial Bihar assembly polls.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad
    Aug 30, 2015 17:40 IST

    Bihar rally: Parties united against PM, but stick to their own agenda

    Despite the shared thrust of the need to stop PM Modi in the Bihar elections in October, the speeches of the top three leaders- Nitish Kumar, Sonia Gandhi and Lalu Prasad- were remarkable for their differences in emphasis - representing the main issues on which each party is fighting this election.

  • Hockey
    Aug 30, 2015 01:29 IST

    Women's hockey: Glass ceiling broken, time to build on gains

    Indian women’s hockey was always considered hopeless, and hardly got the support it needed to prosper. That is history now. For a team that was denied permission to even play the Olympic qualifiers in the past, booking a Rio Olympics berth is path breaking.

  • Hardik Patel
    Aug 29, 2015 18:16 IST

    What lies next for Hardik Patel depends on his actions

    The big question now is what lies ahead for Hardik Patel. Will he be a flashy but rash opening batsman who loses his wicket trying to hit yet another six, or will he settle down and give stability to the innings?

  • Indrani Sunanda
    Aug 29, 2015 17:22 IST

    Indrani or Sunanda, crime becomes occasion to judge women

    The extensive, and often salacious, coverage of the Sheena Bora murder mystery has proved a point all over again: Whenever there is a woman and her past involved in a crime, a media orgy follows.

  • Raghuram Rajan
    Aug 28, 2015 22:10 IST

    The extent of India's financial exclusion is staggering

    Ever since former Reserve Bank of India Governor, Dr. YV Reddy mentioned the words “financial inclusion” in his 2005 speech, the words became common parlance in the government and at the RBI. The 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12) documented that significant segments of the Indian population had been excluded from the growth over the previous decade and called financial inclusion a top priority.

  • Sheena Aarushi
    Aug 28, 2015 14:37 IST

    Scandal again: Sheena Bora, slandered like Aarushi Talwar

    Gossips masqueraded as people in the know and the police version of events became ‘facts’ right from the moment media entrepreneur Indrani Mukerjea was arrested in connection with the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora.

  • Madhya Pradesh
    Aug 27, 2015 22:44 IST

    Fight malnourishment, children have the right to live

    Neerja Chowdhury talks of how unless the issue of malnourishment is brought into the mainstream, India’s ‘demographic dividend’ is of little value.

  • Ganga river
    Aug 27, 2015 22:25 IST

    Are we trying to reduce living rivers to pipelines?

    Are we trying, through the much trumpeted Inter-linking of Rivers (ILR), to mimic nature and create more Sundarbans?