A boy wearing a mask takes part in the “My Right to Breathe” awareness drive to highlight high levels of air pollution in New Delhi. On Tuesday, The national capital and its surroundings continued to suffer toxic air quality with only a slight improvement from Monday’s “severe” category.
Aadhaar was a lost cause for three reasons. First, because our intellectual elites are far too distant from real India to understand it. The second, privacy is a very vital human concern. And third, because the intellectual upper crust is easy to pl... read more
By arrogantly refusing to discuss the price, or be transparent with the Rafale purchase, the government is making exactly the same mistake Rajiv Gandhi made with Bofors, writes Shekhar Gupta. read more
There is no need for journalists to wallow in shame or commit the moral equivalent of jauhar or mass-sati. Surely, where the Chinese walls between editorial and revenue are breached, a fightback is called for. read more
The Congress has been attacking this policy as a sell-out. If angry Congressmen had only bothered to make a phone call, not to NDA’s tourism ministers, but to one from their own times, Ambika Soni, they wouldn’t be looking so silly. read more
American flying ace Chuck Yeager, who first broke the sound barrier, seems to have gotten the 1971 India-Pakistan war so wrong: He believes Pakistan won, because it remained a sovereign nation, India didn’t annex it. read more