• Leslee Udwin
    Mar 05, 2015 14:50 IST

    India’s Daughter: Dare ban these men and their mindset?

    The film -- which documents the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in December 2012 that galvanised the nation - has been blocked after a court injunction was secured. A "stunned" home minister also promised action against the documentary by Leslee Udwin even as BBC4 brought forward the film's telecast.

  • Books
    Mar 03, 2015 22:16 IST

    Liberal values in danger, India a mute spectator

    Liberal values are being trampled on by various bodies as the state is watching passively.

  • Mohammad Sayeed
    Mar 03, 2015 22:07 IST

    BJP gets an early lesson in handling a coalition govt in J-K

    It is “not a promising beginning” to the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, as senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig has conceded.

  • Black money case
    Mar 02, 2015 22:09 IST

    New measures to curb black money shouldn't be misused

    Union finance minister Arun Jaitley is right when he announced in the budget that new measures will be taken to incentivise credit/debit card transactions and disincentivise cash transactions.

  • US blogger
    Mar 02, 2015 21:54 IST

    Avijit Roy murder: The fallout of Bangladesh's broken politics

    Terrorists are once again demonstrating their mastery of the macabre spectacle to compel the attention of people and governments the world over.

  • 1
    Feb 24, 2015 22:12 IST

    Congress seems unable to function out of power

    A somewhat lengthy sabbatical by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, just as the budget session of Parliament gets underway, has raised speculation on his motives and also suggestions that the grand old party has lost the plot.

  • Mohan Bhagwat
    Feb 24, 2015 21:55 IST

    Bhagwat's comments undermine PM's assurances to minorities

    Indian sessions of Parliament are getting into the habit of being foreshadowed by controversial remarks made by prominent public figures. There was an uproar during the winter session over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s unacceptable remarks about the Opposition.

  • Raghuram Rajan
    Feb 23, 2015 22:07 IST

    RBI guv pegs growth on quality education

    In India, it is not very often that one hears those in high public office go beyond their remit to speak candidly on issues like governance, democracy and accountability. This is because all three are fraught with the danger of multiple interpretations which then could be seen as the speaker’s take on the government of the day.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi
    Feb 23, 2015 22:01 IST

    Manjhi, BJP have lost credibility in Bihar political drama

    Nitish Kumar’s reinstatement as chief minister has proved that the Bihar strongman has not lost his firm grip on the party. This should be enough encouragement to him because the state goes to the polls this year. Since last year, Mr Kumar has been facing crisis after crisis.

  • swine flu
    Feb 22, 2015 22:40 IST

    Swine flu can be contained only if medicines reach affected on time

    India is reeling under its worst swine flu outbreak in half a decade with over 12,000 cases and 800 deaths within seven weeks.

  • Mumbai nightlife
    Feb 22, 2015 22:30 IST

    Why the Shiv Sena is suddenly promoting fun

    Aditya Thackeray, in proposing to revive Mumbai’s nightlife, is catering to a vast number of young people who don’t have access to entertainment, writes Manu Joseph.

  • Coal India
    Feb 22, 2015 22:12 IST

    The India story is back in the news

    Seize the moment, remove constraints to growth and create job and income opportunities.

  • Ukraine
    Feb 18, 2015 20:39 IST

    World far from seeing the end of Ukraine crisis

    Diplomatic ruptures are notoriously difficult to mend. The situation gets particularly knotty when hostilities, nationalist aspirations and geopolitics get intertwined as is the case with the turmoil in Ukraine.

  • Pahlaj Nihalani
    Feb 18, 2015 20:36 IST

    Censor board stuck in time-warp; stubbornness won't work in this age

    Controversies happen but if the raison d’etre for some people being in certain offices is controversy, it is damaging for the office one holds.

  • Solar cells
    Feb 16, 2015 21:36 IST

    Here comes the sun: Govt must promote roof-top solar energy

    During his tenure as chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi pushed solar companies to build more than 900MW of solar power in the state. That he is keen to do much more now across the country was made amply clear on Sunday when he said that India has the potential to lead the world in the renewable energy and described the narrowing difference between the cost of solar and conventional energy as a “game changer”.