• Jama Masjid New Delhi Ramzan
    Jun 24, 2015 13:09 IST

    An Indian question: Why Ramzan is becoming Ramadan?

    Growing up in a deeply religious family, I never once heard the word Ramadan used to refer to the holy Islamic month of fasting and penance.

  • OROP
    Jun 18, 2015 23:37 IST

    One rank, one pension: Govt should fulfil its promise at the earliest

    The army has waited long for the OROP, the government must speed things up.

  • Partha De
    Jun 16, 2015 23:49 IST

    Not all in the mind: We can't shun the mentally challenged

    The report of a 77-year-old man (Aurobindo Dey) and his son (Prasenjit) living with corpses of his daughter/sister and two dogs in Kolkata was enough to unsettle anyone. But it also holds up a mirror to mental illness in our midst, which many of us fail to, or do not want to, recognise.

  • Protest at FTII
    Jun 16, 2015 23:27 IST

    Troubles galore: The world’s not a stage at the FTII

    Functional issues, and not the chairman’s political leanings, need addressing.

  • Chennai-Rameswaram Express
    Jun 15, 2015 00:05 IST

    How to bring railways on track: Privatisation or restructuring?

    With the Indian Railways withdrawing from non-core responsibilities such as railway schools and hospitals, there now seems a definite need of restructuring, is not privatisation.

  • Mi-35
    Jun 12, 2015 23:33 IST

    Needless rhetoric has undermined India's success in Myanmar

    Brevity is certainly not a strong point with many of our political worthies. Had they contained their desire to come up with triumphalist sound bites on the commando operation in Myanmar, the huge ongoing debate on the viability of such a policy with a neighbour like, say, Pakistan, could have been avoided.

  • Manipur
    Jun 10, 2015 23:01 IST

    Myanmar strike will prove a morale booster for the Indian Army

    If India is to replicate the Myanmar operation, the best method is through better bilateral ties.

  • All about the Commonwealth Games
    May 28, 2015 22:47 IST

    Sports arenas in the country need attention

    The last major multi-discipline sports event held in India, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, was supposed to trigger an explosion of sporting activity in a country which had for decades faced ridicule for not achieving sporting success at the highest levels.

  • Congress slams Omar over AFSPA removal
    May 28, 2015 22:07 IST

    Lifting Afspa: Right thing for people’s rights

    Despite being a region of great diversity and promise, positive news from the Northeast is rare. It is not the region’s fault, the fault lies in the way ‘mainland’ India views the place.

  • Gujjars
    May 27, 2015 21:53 IST

    Gujjar agitation: When demands turn disruptive

    Protests are a vital part of democracy but in India this right is often misused. The ongoing agitation of the Gujjars in Rajasthan over their demand for 5% reservation in state government jobs and a lower scheduled tribe status instead of their current higher OBC status is a case in point.

  • Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar
    May 25, 2015 22:35 IST

    Fragile unity: Future CM issue pulling RJD, JD(U) apart

    Janata unity is already in trouble as the old rivalry between RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (U) leader Nitish Kumar seems to be resurfacing with the former having qualms about putting up Mr Kumar as the alliance’s CM candidate for the Bihar polls later this year.

  • Heat wave
    May 25, 2015 22:23 IST

    India's electricity woes: The heat’s on, the power’s off

    India has to overcome its electricity woes if it wants to become an economic superpower

  • Ganga
    May 19, 2015 23:15 IST

    Cleaning the Ganga: One more action plan

    The central government’s appeal to companies, spiritual organisations and rich Indians abroad to partake of the cleaning up of the Ganga, the river that is the life giver for the largest number of Indians, is appreciable.

  • Park Modi
    May 19, 2015 22:51 IST

    Modi's Korea outreach: A step in the right direction

    The reasons for the outreach to Seoul are fairly straightforward. South Korea is an impressive tiger economy renowned for its prowess in manufacturing, IT services and R&D. It lifted itself out of poverty through export-led growth and investments in education and infrastructure and is now the 14th biggest economy in the world.

  • Kejriwal, Jung
    May 18, 2015 22:45 IST

    Kejriwal vs Jung: A power play, again

    Unsubstantiated allegations against the chief secretary weaken Arvind Kejriwal’s case against her appointment