Columns

  • Renuka Narayanan
    Mar 15, 2015 14:08 IST

    Stories woven into a Kashmiri shawl

    Ram is your soul. Sita is your heart. Ravan is your mind that steals your heart from your soul. Lakshman is your conscience, always with you and active on your behalf. Hanuman is your intuition and courage that help retrieve your heart to re-animate your soul.

  • Neta
    May 03, 2014 16:16 IST

    A Calmer You: Abki baar, careful yaar!

    The netas are fine but choose your life partner carefully. From this one decision will come 90% of your life’s happiness ... or misery.

  • Nido Taniam. India GK time
    Feb 25, 2014 00:01 ISTOur take

    Modi sends out the right message by focusing on northeast problems

    The BJP’s backroom boys are clearly on top of their game. The Northeast may not have a huge number of seats in the Lok Sabha, but in such an uncertain election, every seat counts.

  • Hinduism
    Feb 13, 2014 00:06 ISTmahabharat

    Tree of Hinduism under threat from concerted effort to prune it

    Consider Penguin India’s decision to destroy copies of The Hindus: An Alternative History, if somewhat contentious, portrait of the Indian majority, by Wendy Doniger, a professor with doctorates in Sanskrit and Indian studies. Samar Halarnkar writes.

  • Monsoon session
    Feb 16, 2014 00:02 ISTLoose canon

    Pepper the proceedings with some entertainment

    This simply isn’t done. It’s terrible, absolutely terrible, the way our parliamentarians go about wasting taxpayers’ money.

  • Arvind Kejriwal
    Feb 16, 2014 00:13 IST

    People wanted good governance from AAP, not midnight raids

    Even before he ended his own government’s barely seven-week tenure, Kejriwal may have lost another constituency that voted for his party last year: the middle class. Hindustan Times editor-in-chief Sanjoy Narayan writes.

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Feb 11, 2014 23:20 IST

    Political parties must shed politics of puritanism and become reformists

    Puritanical zealotry doesn’t stand the test of time. AAP is not the only party to practise the politics of puritanism. Until a change of heart recently, Rahul Gandhi’s stand on the rural-urban divide was highly puritanical, writes Sagarika Ghose.

  • Delhi Assembly
    Dec 13, 2013 23:17 ISTIncidentally,

    Watching every step you take

    By entering the electoral portal, the Aam Aadmi Party has accepted responsibility, accountability and vulnerability to critical evaluation by the people, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

  • Combo photo of Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi.
    Dec 13, 2013 23:24 IST

    We’re witnessing the deterioration of political debate

    The allegation that the Congress is a ‘dynastic’ institution is not relevant to the understanding of the policies and programmes of the party, writes CP Bhambhri.

  • Visitors
    Dec 13, 2013 23:29 ISTAmerican Jalebi

    Unwrapping the New Year

    While participating in these seasonal sprees is a difficult task because of the crowds, there are many who are holding out for the return of the 8-Track or, better yet, the Radiogram, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya.

  • A volunteer administers polio drops to a child in Patiala
    Dec 14, 2013 23:01 IST

    Polio vaccine is not the threat, its opponents are

    Unidentified gunmen killed one vaccinator and two policemen in two separate attacks on polio vaccination teams in northwestern Pakistan on Friday. In Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, two policemen were killed as they headed to provide security for a vaccination team.

  • LGBT, gay
    Dec 14, 2013 23:38 ISTRed Herring

    Sick and unnatural

    There’s only one wish I have for the future of this country: that its children and their children — all heterosexual and created from the natural vitamins and juices of heterosexuality — live in an India free of squinty-eyed perverts, writes Indrajit Hazra.

  • AAP
    Dec 14, 2013 23:41 ISTLoose Canon

    This electoral deficit disorder is contagious

    The BJP says it doesn’t have the people’s mandate to govern because it doesn’t have a majority. AAP says it will neither give nor take support from others. Have you thought of what will happen in Parliament if all parties started thinking the same way?

  • Sheila Dikshit
    Dec 14, 2013 23:45 ISTSunday Sentiments

    The good woman took a fall for UPA II

    The anger that toppled Sheila Dikshit was not directed against her performance in Delhi. It was seeking revenge for the corruption and policy paralysis associated with the Central government.

  • Chhattisgarh voters
    Dec 14, 2013 23:50 IST

    There are no takers for crumbs from the high table

    The recent assembly elections, especially the stunning showing by the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, have shown that the dialogue between the ruled and ruler is now one of equals.