One of the major issues being debated in Parliament at this time is the food security Bill that aims to end hunger and malnutrition in the country. The discussion focuses chiefly on the issue of funding and the application modalities of the proposed law. Suparna Banerjee
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.
Jihadists who want to ‘start a war in Britain’ are perhaps stupid enough to believe their actions will gain them followers and lead to some sort of ‘British spring’. Farrukh Dhondy
Hassan Rouhani’s victory in the Iranian election is stunning. It opens a window of hope for an easing of tension between Iran and the West on the nuclear file but also on the more urgent issue — the self-destructive clash between Shia and Sunni Islam that threatens West Asia.
Poor planning for the monsoon leads to needless deaths and massive destruction to property every year.
The Cabinet rejig is a positive step. But the Congress has failed to utilise its young brigade.
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.