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.
It is not merely the hopes of the Iranian electorate, but also the fears of the international community that are now riding on the Iranian president-elect, Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani, generally seen as the most moderate and pragmatic of the tightly controlled roster of candidates, surprised most by not only emerging victorious but winning the first round of voting outright.
Mamata’s confrontationist approach to women’s safety issues is not helping Bengal.
The Cabinet rejig is a positive step. But the Congress has failed to utilise its young brigade.
Poor planning for the monsoon leads to needless deaths and massive destruction to property every year.
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
Sometimes life kicks us in the gut and we are left reeling under the impact of such a sudden and vicious attack. We wonder what compelled it, what brought it on, how did we miss sensing it.
What surgery? Who's the patient?" asked a thin guy as I entered the room and stood around uncertainly. Several people were seated around a large table in the waiting room, drinking coffee. Manas Chakravarty writes.
If you're a lover of cricket don't read this article. It will infuriate you. It might even bring on a conniption. On the other hand, if you're brave and reckless, good luck! Karan Thapar
There's a stage in a person's life when he can get curious about how he came into this world. I'm told that most people with such a query first ask the person closest to them, which is usually a parent. Indrajit Hazra
It should have been a magnificently synchronised show of strength. The sort of show which the BJP was once famous for. But at its crucial executive meeting in Goa, it would seem that personalities have derailed the whole show. Chanakya
Religious extremism will only be defeated by religious liberalism, not by secular homilies that are often quoted by the nation’s elite, writes Amish
The outcome of the by-elections in six assembly seats and four Lok Sabha seats has led to some predictable chest-thumping by the winners and laboured explanations by the losers.
If they have nothing to hide, political parties must not fear the RTI or any other mechanism of transparency