• Maldivian voters
    Nov 12, 2013 23:26 IST

    Maldives presidential poll: a muddle of objections

    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.

  • voters
    Nov 12, 2013 23:18 ISTbloodymary

    Politicians cannot silence the power of word of mouth

    Politicians should realise that restrictions on the flow of information will only open the floodgates of underground speculation. Sagarika Ghose writes

  • Indian rupee symbol
    Nov 12, 2013 23:15 IST

    Falling rupee has thrown up a challenge for Indian policymakers

    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.

  • Chhattisgarh elections
    Nov 12, 2013 23:09 IST

    Chhattisgarh won't be kept down

    The voters of Chhattisgarh have got off to a bold start in these assembly elections.

  • Wal-mart
    Oct 29, 2013 01:35 IST

    Lobbying law will remove stigma associated with it

    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.

  • Keran infiltration
    Oct 29, 2013 01:23 IST

    Keran sector incursion sends out many signals

    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.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Oct 29, 2013 01:07 ISTOur take

    Why Bihar matters in the 2014 elections number game

    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.

  • umbrella
    Oct 27, 2013 21:47 ISTMISSING THE WOODS

    We need better public transport, not bicycle paths

    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.

  • 1
    Oct 27, 2013 21:36 IST

    India-Russia ties are stagnating despite potential

    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.

  • Barack Obama
    Oct 27, 2013 21:27 IST

    It's time electronic snooping by the US is curbed

    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.

  • Omar Abdullah
    Oct 27, 2013 21:10 ISTOUR TAKE

    Omar Abdullah needs to speak with wisdom on Pakistan

    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.

  • Asaram Bapu
    Oct 26, 2013 01:38 ISTAnother Day

    India's enduring fascination with godmen

    Caught in a shadowy time between tradition and globalisation, post liberalised India's fascination for godmen continues. Namita Bhandare writes.

  • Brahmaputra
    Oct 25, 2013 00:13 IST

    Window of opportunity to demand transparency from China

    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.

  • BCCI
    Oct 24, 2013 23:51 IST

    BCCI would do well to respect other boards

    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.

  • Indian economy
    Oct 24, 2013 23:46 IST

    There is no wiggle room for economy now

    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.