Ht's views

  • Delhi polls
    Jan 19, 2015 23:50 IST

    Delhi's many problems have been ignored by all parties

    The striking thing about the upcoming Delhi elections is that while there is no anti-incumbency factor because there is no incumbent as such, all the three dominant parties are wobbly to a greater or lesser extent.

  • Anti-KNPP
    Jan 20, 2015 00:07 IST

    India’s liability legislation threatens its nuclear programme

    American sceptics note New Delhi’s passage of a nuclear liability law, which has made it all but impossible for US-based reactor makers to sell their wares to India.

  • Right to Free and Compulsory Education
    Jan 14, 2015 22:48 IST

    Need to improve primary school education

    All is not well on the education front, especially in the quality of state-run schools. This is clear from the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), which is facilitated by Pratham, a non-governmental innovative learning organisation.

  • US secretary of state John Kerry
    Jan 14, 2015 23:12 IST

    Pressing the pressure points

    John Kerry gets his messaging right on terrorism, India-Pakistan ties and regional stability.

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Narendra Modi.
    Jan 13, 2015 22:03 IST

    Delhi statehood: Go beyond mere political theatre

    The people of Delhi need to see a campaign marked by an informed debate dealing with the necessity and feasibility of full statehood.

  • Sakshi Maharaj
    Jan 13, 2015 22:34 IST

    Model family, Maharaj style

    The BJP must deal firmly with leaders who detract from the government’s focus on development and inclusion.

  • Narendra Modi
    Jan 12, 2015 22:56 IST

    Getting easier, but far from easiest

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the right pitch when he told delegates at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit that the government was determined to make India the easiest place in the world to do business in.

  • charlie
    Jan 12, 2015 22:58 IST

    Resolve of the Republic

    The recent attack on Charlie Hebdo and subsequent hostage and shootout dramas have exposed cultural fault lines in France and western Europe, whose governments have the tough task of placating outraged constituents, reassuring frightened ones while nudging communities together.

  • Kashmiri women stand in queues
    Jan 11, 2015 22:29 IST

    Every effort should be made to give J-K a democratic govt

    What was touted as a triumph of democracy seems to be fast turning into a major disappointment as political parties in Kashmir have not been able to cobble together a government even three weeks after the results were declared.

  • Child labour
    Jan 11, 2015 22:53 IST

    Give underprivileged children the life they deserve

    The pending child labour bill which Satyarthi is pushing could widen the scope of areas where children cannot work

  • Defence Research and Development Organization
    Jan 11, 2015 12:06 IST

    Gold-producing cows, intergalactic planes: Report from 5,000 BC for Futurewallahs

    The 102nd Indian Science Congress was a serious affair where gold-producing cows and ancient intergalactic planes were discussed. Lucky for us, we discovered a blog from 5,000 BC that proves our ancestors invented everything and were superior in every way, writes Manjula Narayan.

  • 8
    Jan 09, 2015 23:21 IST

    Lanka’s supremo finally bows out

    Mahinda Rajapaksa has been such a ubiquitous, dominant figure in Sri Lankan politics that it is scarcely believable that he was trounced in presidential elections by Maithripala Sirisena.

  • charlie hebdo
    Jan 08, 2015 20:59 IST

    Satire can only make us stronger

    France will surely preserve the ideal of liberty after the Paris attack. There is a lesson here for India.

  • Indian Coast Guard
    Jan 08, 2015 21:14 IST

    Demarcate maritime boundaries, free fishermen from web of politics

    For years, fishermen have suffered due to international politics, be it on the western or the southern coasts.The case of Indian fishermen being caught by Pakistan underlines the urgent need to demarcate maritime boundaries.

  • pakistan ceasefire violation
    Jan 07, 2015 22:59 IST

    Cross-border violence can generate geopolitical effects

    Both India and Pakistan must take a step back and reflect on the consequences of these hostilities — for there is a lot at stake in the region.