• Nepal, Kathmandu, Madhesis, Tharus, Nepal Constitutional riots,
    Sep 03, 2015 00:08 IST

    Onus lies on Kathmandu to ease crisis

    Madhesis and Tharus are people of the plains who share ethnic and kinship ties with people across the border in India. While Madhesis and Tharus want two provinces in the plains, the hill establishment has divided the Tarai into five parts. `

  • Senior citizens
    Sep 02, 2015 20:24 IST

    Let’s aim for an age-irrelevant society

    Senior citizens need a State-sponsored programme that is complemented by private philanthropy and civil society.

  • Irom Sharmila
    Sep 02, 2015 19:33 IST

    Sharmila is not allowed to die because her Santhara is political

    The state won’t allow Irom Sharmila, 41, to die. They arrest her, jail her for a year and force-feed her through the nose—an act of torture according to World Medical Association—because she runs afoul of Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises attempt to suicide. The process repeats.

  • A dancer
    Sep 01, 2015 22:54 IST

    The Sufi Maghreb is struggling with the attraction of IS

    If there can be any measure of IS’ extremist imprint on the Maghreb, it is found in a Sufi celebration in the beautiful village of Sidi Bou Said.

  •  school students
    Sep 01, 2015 22:22 IST

    A common schooling system would bring us together as a society

    The idea of having a common school system as a socially cohesive move is just as significant as its reformist assumption, writes Krishna Kumar.

  • A policeman lathicharge, Protesters in Ahmedabad for Patel reservation
    Sep 01, 2015 20:30 IST

    Times change for Patels: Why do they want reservation now?

    Caste politics helps makes caste politicians, who then cater to their charmed circle. This is why the OBC furore is crony casteism at its best.

  • Narendra Modi, Bihar, Bhagalpur rally, Bihar elections,
    Sep 01, 2015 17:33 IST

    Bihar elections: Why Bhagalpur is important to Modi's BJP

    The Silk city Bhagalpur, the political hub of eastern Bihar, was the target of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, as he attempted to improve the NDA's electoral prospects in a region where it faces its toughest challenge.

  • Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi (Arvind Yadav/ HT Photo)
    Sep 01, 2015 14:03 IST

    Modi appoints new home secretary, shows bureaucracy who's boss

    An entire generation of bureaucrats, since 1989, has been unused to the idea of a government without multiple power centres or a crippling dependence on allies and partners.

  • IIM-Ahmedabad
    Sep 01, 2015 01:13 IST

    Is the new 'Mann der Tats' changing Indian society?

    Indian enterpreneurs are creating new jobs, seducing global investors and high-net worth individuals, transforming business models, and scripting new ways of making products and services reach the end consumer despite institutional voids in an emerging economy like India.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad
    Sep 01, 2015 00:25 IST

    Sonia's presence at Swabhiman rally sends clear message

    Sonia Gandhi’s presence at Sunday’s Patna rally sent a clear message that the Congress is no pushover but an essential part of Bihar’s Mahagathbandhan or grand alliance and it galvanised her party workers who could gather at the historic Gandhi Maidan only after nearly 25 years.

  • Hindustan Unilever
    Aug 31, 2015 23:15 IST

    Kodaikanal: Secrecy and paid science is making public pay

    Almost 14 years after it was shut, Unilever’s factory continues to leak mercury into the surrounding forests and lakes.

  •  Indian Space Research Organisation, Isro,GSLV-Mk III, INSAT-4,  Radhakrishnan,
    Aug 31, 2015 23:07 IST

    India-US space cooperation set to reach new heights

    Isro now launching American satellites certainly marks a dramatic upswing in bilateral space cooperation, writes Prakash Chandra.

  • Land Bill
    Aug 31, 2015 23:02 IST

    Farmers need not suffer if land taken for development

    The NDA government at the Centre has finally decided not to go ahead with the land ordinance, which was being opposed by the Opposition parties. The controversial ordinance lapsed on Monday.

  • 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 create 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).