"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.
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.
Agreements reached by India and the US were beyond expectations as Modi built on what Manmohan Singh started, writes Ashok Malik.
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.
Symbolism and substance have come together to mark US President Barack Obama’s visit as a milestone event, writes Shyam Saran
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.
Last week, President Barack Obama commended the United States’ role in “stopping ISIL’s advance” in his State of the Union address.
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.
Ask what Barack Obama and the United States must do for India and not what we can do for them, writes Kanwal Sibal.
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.
To ensure that business ties grow exponentially, New Delhi should address regulatory hurdles, Abusaleh Shariff writes.
Washington must bolster India’s power while New Delhi should specify where the US fits in its geopolitical vision, writes Ashley J Tellis.
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.
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.
‘Relaxed norms shouldn’t apply to tiger reserves’