Indian and Chinese leaders should engage in open dialogue to iron out differences and improve bilateral ties. Shyam Saran
President Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday means that America will likely accelerate its military and diplomatic pivot toward Asia. William S Cohen writes.
A Hindustan Times survey, one of the largest of its kind covering 28,395 respondents across 13 cities, shows nearly 62.7% of the people surveyed said that high food prices were hurting their pockets the most, followed by costlier fuel prices (23.4%). Gaurav Choudhury
India's food problem is bifocal. A fast growing democracy cannot continue to live with any more deaths due to hunger and malnutrition. Yoginder K Alagh
writes. Economic Outlook graphic
Two-thirds blame politicians for corruption. One in two think that coalition politics fosters corruption more than single-party rule. Abhijit Patnaik
For each election in India, millions of impoverished women and men patiently join long queues outside polling booths across the land, affirming faith again and again in a state which repeatedly fails them. Harsh Mander
Each general election in India, millions of impoverished women and men patiently join long queues outside polling booths across the land, affirming faith again and again in a state that repeatedly fails them, Harsh Mander writes.
Crises and deadlocks, when they occur, have at least this advantage: they force us to think. The 10th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit this year will focus on bringing together thought leaders from around the world to debate what India needs to do next. Looking back
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Former Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra (2001-2006) gave the inaugural address at HT Leadership Summit. He spoke on the future Of South East Asia and India ties.
Inaugurating the 10th annual HT Leadership Summit on Friday, former prime minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra said, “If you really want to enter politics, wash your hands of your businesses.” HT
reports. Summit snippets
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Subsidies delivered through cash transfers are no magic bullet to fight poverty. It’s only a better delivery mechanism that the govt has adopted to make the welfare schemes more effective and to check misuse of funds. HT
The term 'cancer' is no longer as scary as it used to be a decade ago, with advances in cancer care - in terms of state-of-the-art equipment and more effective drugs - the quality of life for people suffering from cancer has improved significantly. HT
Aiyar, a former minister and career diplomat, advocates strong ties with Pakistan and holds the view that India should soften its stand on vis-à-vis Pakistan. HT reports.