For as long as we can remember we have been groping for answers to deal with gropers. And nowhere more so than in India.
The scenes seem apocalyptic. Darkened skies and torrential rains lashing across the north of India, especially in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, have brought in their wake death and destruction.
Narendra Modi has become the political equivalent of what was called the Y2K challenge, the magnitude of which was grossly overblown. Perhaps you don’t remember Y2K. Ajaz Ashraf
Mamata’s confrontationist approach to women’s safety issues is not helping Bengal.
Instead of convening a special session of Parliament, the UPA needs to display greater political commitment to the issue of food security for the people. Sitaram Yechury
A girl recently cleared Turkish customs with a toy passport. But few people know the art of forgery better than us.
After the BJP and the RSS decided that Narendra Modi would be their face for the 2014 campaign, Bihar chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar had little choice other than parting with his saffron ally.
The 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI), which was released on Tuesday, will not make anyone in the government happy. India is a hotbed of unrest, says a survey. Only inclusive growth can bring about a change.
The postman fishing out a telegram from his satchel is an abiding image in many of our earlier movies, at least for those of us of a certain age. The telegram becomes one more relic of the instant communication age as the service finds no takers.
It’s a small vote of confidence in the government’s recent measures to kick-start the economy. With Fitch raising India’s ratings outlook to stable, it seems that economic measures are working.
The concept of privacy is changing. Surveillance should be considered a security necessity.
It’s that time of the electoral season again when politicians’ thoughts turn to that predictable pastime — the formation of a third front. And this time is no different. The weight of contradictions militates against the idea of a viable third front.
A compromise has been arrived at to resolve the BJP’s crisis with the party’s leaders and the RSS persuading LK Advani to carry on in his role. But many questions will remain.
As the rupee plumbs new depths, it's the currency's falling value that is giving economists a new headache. A free-falling rupee, higher service taxes, rising borrowing costs, rentals and utility bills have collectively pushed up prices.
With home minister Sushilkumar Shinde saying that the government will not table a Bill on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in Parliament for now it is almost certain that it is curtains for P Chidambaram’s proposal for an integrated counter-terrorism centre.