• Laxman
    Jan 27, 2015 22:32 IST

    RK Laxman, the original Indian aam aadmi bids adieu

    "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.

  • Barack Obama
    Jan 27, 2015 22:19 IST

    A call for inclusivity from a progressive president

    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.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, Hyderabad House
    Jan 27, 2015 22:14 IST

    New frontiers: India-US agreements were beyond expectations

    Agreements reached by India and the US were beyond expectations as Modi built on what Manmohan Singh started, writes Ashok Malik.

  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
    Jan 27, 2015 13:35 IST

    His parting shot: Obama's words on tolerance meant for Modi govt

    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.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, Hyderabad House
    Jan 26, 2015 22:12 IST

    Obama visit: More about leaders, less about countries

    Symbolism and substance have come together to mark US President Barack Obama’s visit as a milestone event, writes Shyam Saran

  • Delhi
    Jan 26, 2015 01:53 IST

    When smart cities are not smart enough

    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.

  • Iraq militants
    Jan 26, 2015 01:47 IST

    ISIS can be defeated, but Iraq must stay united

    Last week, President Barack Obama commended the United States’ role in “stopping ISIL’s advance” in his State of the Union address.

  • Narendra Modi
    Jan 25, 2015 19:03 IST

    Indo-US reboot on real feet this time

    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.

  • Obama, modi
    Jan 23, 2015 22:32 IST

    Ask what Obama and US must do for India, not what we can do for them

    Ask what Barack Obama and the United States must do for India and not what we can do for them, writes Kanwal Sibal.

  • solar farm
    Jan 22, 2015 23:20 IST

    Let’s clear the air with more renewables

    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.

  • Barack Obama
    Jan 21, 2015 23:41 IST

    India, US must set realistic targets in business ties

    To ensure that business ties grow exponentially, New Delhi should address regulatory hurdles, Abusaleh Shariff writes.

  • Washington
    Jan 21, 2015 23:35 IST

    India-US bonding: It’s not about give and take

    Washington must bolster India’s power while New Delhi should specify where the US fits in its geopolitical vision, writes Ashley J Tellis.

  • Greenpeace activists
    Jan 21, 2015 12:34 IST

    Target NGOs: Why Greenpeace got the rough treatment

    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.

  • Nepal
    Jan 21, 2015 01:02 IST

    Ignoring Indian advice, Nepal plunges into political crisis

    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.

  • tigers, tiger
    Jan 21, 2015 00:51 IST

    Relaxed norms shouldn’t apply to tiger reserves

    ‘Relaxed norms shouldn’t apply to tiger reserves’