Election 2014 has been in our collective consciousness as the big two, the Congress and the BJP recently underwent big internal changes. The Congress has a new vice-president in Rahul Gandhi and the BJP a new president in Rajnath Singh.
There is one person who has been able to lighten our mood in these dark and somber times, our beloved Mamata-di. She has come up with a solution to bridge the state’s budget deficit and get even with her arch-rivals, the comrades.
The Justice Verma Committee report is not the first to underline the urgent need for electoral reforms, writes Jagdeep S Chhokar
Delhi University will award aspiring elementary school teachers a diploma in two years. This move undermines the Right to Education Act, writes Krishna Kumar.
Thirty three years after capturing a nation's rough-and-tumble journey in Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie talks about the changing life and times of the Indian Republic.
With reference to Sidharth Bhatia’s article A work in progress (January 22), Rahul Gandhi has been formally appointed as the Congress’s vice-president but there’s no guarantee that he will become the PM in 2014.
We need a cultural revolution to bring about true gender equality, Kamla Bhasin writes.
If Rahul Gandhi can give the aam aadmi a voice, he will be able to fulfil his father's dream, Ravi M Khanna writes.
Those pitching the next elections as just a Rahul vs Modi contest are wrong. Whoever is able to get the maximum potential kingmakers under one tent will be the winner, Rajdeep Sardesai
The German economy, the European Union (EU) powerhouse that produces 28% of the bloc’s gross domestic product, contracted in the last three months of 2012. With the German economy contracting, it isn’t only the EU that will feel the pinch. India too will suffer.
To have come up with a 631-page report is nothing short of amazing given that it was done within the 30-day timeframe set by the Union government. The proposals of the Justice Verma panel must be implemented without any delay.
The PM must mean what he says. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent warning to Pakistan was a result of public pressure and not sincere concern for the nation (PM rules out business as usual as India turns up heat on Pak, January 16).
Indian boxers have been banned due to the mess in the boxing federation. And so the list grows by the day.
India is inching closer to China in growth. This is because the latter is slowing down. The World Bank estimates India’s growth rate will inch up towards that of China by 2015.
The article by Lalith Weeratunga, Permanent Secretary to the Sri Lankan President, titled Don’t let them down (January 6) is a reflection of the Sri Lankan government’s efforts to deny and refuse to be held accountable for war crimes in the past and ongoing human rights violations.