A spate of scheduling, cancelling and annulling of elections over the last three months in the Maldives has eroded whatever little legitimacy was left in its public institutions. Sreeram Chaulia writes.
Politicians should realise that restrictions on the flow of information will only open the floodgates of underground speculation. Sagarika Ghose writes
The rupee’s latest downward march could not have come at worse time for the UPA government in particular, and political parties in general — key state elections are currently on and Parliamentary elections are less than six months away.
The voters of Chhattisgarh have got off to a bold start in these assembly elections.
In India, there is no law that bars lobbying. But it may be about time to create a statutory structure for regulation of lobbying firms laying down the rules for mandatory disclosure of earnings.
The Shala Bhata incursion may be intended to signal that the Pakistan army is willing to up the ante and test how far the Indian security establishment is willing to go to assert its dominance on the LoC.
BJP's choice of Bihar for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's mother of all rallies is not without significance. The party is taking the right steps by focusing on the state in the coming general elections.
The current discussion over the need for a more bicycle-friendly urban environment ignores crucial cultural and social aspects of our everyday lives, including transportation. Sanjay Srivastava writes.
India-Russia ties are stagnating. How long can we continue with aimless meandering with no purposive foreign policy agenda when the region is transforming so rapidly? MK Bhadrakumar writes.
At present there is no better alternative to secure data storage than the US. It is in the interest of every nation, including India, that this imbalance is addressed to protect data from getting into the wrong hands.
Mr Abdullah has yet to come up with any proposal that is feasible. It is inexplicable how a person in the top position in a sensitive state feels that it is quite fine to speak with little thought as to the consequences of his words.
Caught in a shadowy time between tradition and globalisation, post liberalised India's fascination for godmen continues. Namita Bhandare writes.
With the agreement on exchanging data on the rivers, there is finally a window of opportunity to demand transparency from China -- which in turn will also demand openness from India for dams proposed Arunachal Pradesh.
This is not the first time national boards have bent over backwards to be on the right side of the wealth the BCCI brings with it. Unless they stand up, the situation will not change.
So how fast or how slow are we likely to grow this year? There is irrefutable evidence that long-term structural issues need to be addressed to restore the growth momentum, writes NK Singh.