The border standoff between India and China seems to have been resolved in a manner that seems to combine the best of diplomatic and military pressure. Recent events at Depsang must not affect the beneficial relationship India and China share.
With the powers of the judiciary, legislature and executive now having become blurred, the government must start listening to the country's Opposition, writes Sitaram Yechury
Beauty, we know, lies in the eyes of the beholder. But if the beholder happens to be the Saudi Arabian government, this can have rather unexpected consequences.
While it may be very difficult to be rational in these trying circumstances, it is important that India does not lose the moral high ground it occupies now after the death of Sarabjit.
Shamshad Begum's voice is a significant part of the history of Indian cinema, not only for its inherent artistry, but also for reasons of its marginalisation from popular taste. Sanjay Srivastava writes.
Everyday the headlines scream at us, with alarming frequency, of yet another rape. The only way to protect our children is by giving them enough safe room to remain carefree. Sagari Chhabra
By converting a three-year bachelor's degree into a four-year programme, Delhi's premier centre of learning will only compromise a reputation that has taken generations to build. Ramachandra Guha writes.
The third cut in the short-term lending rate by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in four months comes bundled with widespread anticipation that these would eventually percolate down to the end borrower.
The tragic end of Sarabjit Singh in Lahore jail unplugged long-frozen memories of my journalistic encounters with the surreal and secretive world of cross-border spies. All former Indian spies share the same chilling tale of being left out in the cold. Ramesh Vinayak writes.
The Buddhist meditation of mindful breathing is an excellent way to attain concentration, happiness, spontaneous healing and spiritual insight. It is a unique process of becoming more and more aware of the existence in the present moment.
The nightmarish experience of Sarabjit Singh in his Lahore prison must make us spare a thought for life in prisons, our prisons. For a civilised nation, bilateral exchange of prisoners and discharge of undertrials against bonds should be essential and not optional. Gopalkrishna Gandhi
A United States State Department spokesperson recently remarked that her country has "no favourites" in the Pakistan elections that are due in exactly a week. That's hardly startling - as the US starts pulling up stakes from the Af-Pak region, they will have little at stake in who governs from Islamabad. Anirudh Bhattacharyya writes.
Samajwadi Party minister Azam Khan’s displeasure at being frisked at the Boston’s Logan International Airport seems quite misplaced. It is ludicrous to suggest that this was a conspiracy hatched by external affairs minister Salman Khurshid.
How can someone who had once created artworks for Jabakusum hair oil and Chelsa cigarette advertisements become India’s foremost filmmaker? By observing Jean Renoir it would seem, Ranjan Das Gupta writes.
The game changer in Pakistan’s elections could be the radical right and this will affect India adversely, writes Suhasini Haidar.