- Feb 01, 2015 03:19 IST
In July 2011 when the UPA-II government replaced environment minister Jairam Ramesh with Jayanthi Natarajan, the intent was simple: it wanted to speed up environmental clearances for industrial projects, several of which had been blocked by her predecessor.
- Feb 01, 2015 00:21 IST
PM Narendra Modi has another feather in his turban. The management of the Obama visit was superb. Inevitably one or two questions were raised but they were comparatively minor matters, writes Mark Tully.
- Jan 30, 2015 23:44 IST
Instead of resorting to the ordinance route, the government should reach out to the Opposition, writes Jaiveer Shergill.
- Jan 29, 2015 23:05 IST
More than the ‘breakthrough’ on nuclear liability and their personal chemistry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama’s summit will be remembered for the fateful decision India took to join hands with the United States against China.
- Jan 29, 2015 22:51 IST
India needs nuclear power. Global warming has added an extra dimension since nuclear power plants do not emit greenhouse gases like coal-fired power plants do.
- Jan 28, 2015 23:15 IST
The India-US nuclear agreement looks well poised to become operational, but not yet. While some of the key political stumbling blocks have been taken care of by the two governments, New Delhi needs to carefully consider many critical issues and overcome a number of hurdles before being able to produce more nuclear energy.
- Jan 28, 2015 23:03 IST
The decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abolish the Planning Commission and replace it with the National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog stupefied many, including veterans in the BJP. The move is believed to part of de-Nehruisation, in line with the Sangh parivar’s ideology.
- Jan 28, 2015 22:46 IST
The logic of strengthening bilateral relations with the US is anchored in our enlightened national interest.
- Jan 28, 2015 20:46 IST
Three days after India signed a joint vision for the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean Region with the United States -- in a move that upset Beijing, it was announced on Wednesday that external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj would visit China on February 1.
- Jan 28, 2015 18:53 IST
The 2015 Republic Day celebrations will be remembered for a long time for a variety of reasons: US President Barack Obama’s visit, the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Modi’-striped bandhgala, the decision to give lady officers certain key ceremonial roles during the Obama visit and a series of glitches that included missing glasses and umbrellas and over-the-top security arrangements.
- Jan 27, 2015 22:32 IST
"Your drawings," the letter began, “lack the kind of talent to qualify for enrolment in our institution as a student.” So said the letter of rejection from the dean of Mumbai’s JJ School of Art to a young RK Laxman who had applied for admission.
- Jan 27, 2015 22:19 IST
US President Barack Obama’s Town Hall address on Tuesday reaffirmed his support in our fight against poverty, misogyny, and unjust discrimination, but also acknowledged the real changes that governments need to take to foster inclusive growth. An exceptionally progressive president, Obama may soon be irrelevant in terms of political power, but his message to the international community is important for a number of reasons.
- Jan 27, 2015 22:14 IST
Agreements reached by India and the US were beyond expectations as Modi built on what Manmohan Singh started, writes Ashok Malik.
- Jan 27, 2015 13:35 IST
The minorities in India are feeling threatened as never before. As the government of a secular state, it should crack down on these people who are giving India a bad name by pursuing some kind of homogenous Hindu culture.
- Jan 26, 2015 22:12 IST
Symbolism and substance have come together to mark US President Barack Obama’s visit as a milestone event, writes Shyam Saran