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Why Parliament inauguration was a lost historic opportunity for the Opposition

Updated on May 29, 2023 10:40 AM IST
PM Modi speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the new parliament building in New Delhi.

The big question before 2024 polls: Can the Congress and AAP kiss and make up?

A file photo of an artist from Amritsar creating a poster shortly before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections showing Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, and Narendra Modi
Updated on May 28, 2023 06:55 PM IST

What makes Vande Bharat- ‘an Indian beauty on tracks’- so great

Vande Bharat Express train (File Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2023 09:10 AM IST

Does divorce need a cooling off period?

Is cooling period required in divorces? Let's take a step back and understand
Published on May 17, 2023 10:14 PM IST

Should India not rename places in China-occupied Aksai Chin?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Published on Apr 07, 2023 12:43 PM IST

Institutionalise gender equity in urban governance

Create a policy framework that focuses on women, girls, gender minorities in cities (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 18, 2023 02:33 PM IST

How Trump will use indictment to rouse support for his 2024 campaign

Former President Donald J. Trump.
Published on Mar 31, 2023 06:02 AM IST

Indian military doctrines should focus on China, not Pakistan

File photo of Gen Anil Chauhan taking over as India's second Chief of Defence Staff.
Published on Mar 29, 2023 08:46 AM IST

Adani strikes back. But can he win the perception war against Hindenburg?

Indian billionaire Gautam Adani.
Published on Jan 30, 2023 11:28 AM IST

Is reversing reforms to grab power the way forward for India?

Reversing reforms by bringing back the old pension system (OPS) is the political lollipop that Congress has promised its voters in Himachal Pradesh. A file photo of Himachal Assembly building.
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 09:00 AM IST

The science behind the load, span and design of a safe bridge

Rescue personnel conduct search operations after a bridge across the river Machchhu collapsed at Morbi in Gujarat.
Published on Nov 01, 2022 09:46 PM IST

We are still far from attaining Mahatma Gandhi's vision of ‘Swaraj'

Gandhi Jayanti 2022: This year marks Mahatma Gandhi’s 153rd birth anniversary.
Published on Oct 01, 2022 07:33 PM IST

Temples of Modernity: Dream Big for ‘New India’

Harvard University, with a super spread campus with 15 colleges and departments spread across Boston, was a Biblical ‘city on the hill’ to itself.
Published on Sep 06, 2022 11:02 AM IST

Choosing a climate action path wisely

India must strive to remake our economy to take advantage of an increas-ingly low-carbon focused global economy. And doing so could bring other development benefits, such as less congested cities and cleaner air (Amal KS/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 04, 2022 09:14 PM IST

Hutong Cat I China could tighten abortion rights to tackle population crisis

Abortion has been legal in China since 1953 and widely available through the national health care system. (iStock Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2022 09:54 AM IST

Five years of GST regime: How have the states fared?

For states, the introduction of GST shifted the tax base from production to consumption. 
Published on Jul 05, 2022 12:44 PM IST

Premium Conversations | India's coal phase-down, with Pradip Swarnakar, JTRC

Domestically, this resistance reflects in the fact that we don’t have any institutionalised policy framework driving the energy transition. 
Updated on Jun 06, 2022 08:13 PM IST

The story of India’s shifting trading partners and patterns

In 2019-20 India US trade topped at $88.9 billion while China came number two at $81.9 billion. 
Published on May 31, 2022 01:01 PM IST

Numbers Matter | The growing booster challenge for India

For the first time since India’s inoculation drive started, the challenge ahead is not one of supply, but that of demand. 
Published on May 17, 2022 02:49 PM IST

Digital transformation of the social impact sector for a sustainable tomorrow

India’s mid-day meal programme is an excellent example of how industrial engineering and enterprise tech can work in tandem in the endeavour to not only eradicate malnutrition in children but also ensure their education.
Published on May 16, 2022 08:05 PM IST

4 cities power India's start-up rush, but emerging hubs may be key to the future

By January 14 of this year we had 83 unicorns. Now we have 100.
Published on May 07, 2022 01:49 PM IST

Numbers Matter | The expansion of India's booster programme 

From the drive having nearly 188 million people eligible for booster shots, it has now expanded to cover over 940 million people with a third shot of the vaccine. 
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 03:38 PM IST

Explainer: Interpreting S Jaishankar’s speech and Indian position on Ukraine

India’s foreign minister told Parliament on Wednesday that India’s position was guided by its national beliefs and values, national interests and national strategy. 
Published on Apr 07, 2022 12:07 PM IST

Punjab election: How candidates and parties used social media 

As we begin to learn more about the use of social media by political parties and candidates, we cannot afford to rush to conclusions on how social media affects voters. 
Published on Mar 22, 2022 02:30 PM IST

Numbers Matter | The figures behind the booster expansion debate

Several global studies, both in a laboratory setting as well as those that looked at real-world data, have shown that vaccine effectiveness against Covid-19 starts decreasing after a certain time period. 
Published on Mar 22, 2022 01:17 PM IST

How sanctions on Russia will strain India’s defence

Russia, India’s top supplier of arms, accounted for 46% of the country’s imports during the last five years even though India made fewer purchases from that country over the last decade. 
Published on Mar 18, 2022 02:11 PM IST

The poor record of assemblies in nominating and electing women

All three women MLAs elected in 2022 are married to politicians. Delilah Michael Lobo is the wife of Michael Lobo (both in photo), former MLA from Calangute. 
Published on Mar 16, 2022 02:52 PM IST

Numbers Matter | Why the current outbreak in Hong Kong is unlike any other

When seen against Hong Kong’s population of 7.5 million, Tuesday’s statistics mean 30.4 deaths per million, while Monday’s 249 deaths come out to a whopping 33 deaths for every million residents. 
Published on Mar 16, 2022 12:52 PM IST

Explainer: A history of police reforms in India  

Apart from poor work-life balance, cops also have to work with limited resources at their disposal. 
Published on Mar 15, 2022 09:01 PM IST

What does the UP assembly verdict mean for Muslim political representation?

Contrary to speculations, the AIMIM did not have much impact in purely electoral terms. 
Published on Mar 15, 2022 04:59 PM IST
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