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  • After the fundamental course of six months of initiation and camaraderie with fellow officers at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, the probationers go on a six-week Bharat Darshan tour, as we did in 1963.
    Oct 27, 2020 13:16 IST
    SPICE OF LIFE: A favourable combination of circumstances catapulted some of us to the top echelons of the civil services. For brief periods, some of us also came under the arc light as bit players in the saga of governance ...read more
    TKA Nair
    TKA Nair
  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing an election meeting in Jamui, Bihar, October 15, 2020.
    Oct 26, 2020 20:58 IST
    Polls revolve around his record. Despite internal differences, the BJP is likely to back him as CM...read more
    Shaibal Gupta
    Shaibal Gupta
  • Google’s rise now has implications not only for business, but also politics and society — which makes the antitrust conversation relevant for all countries, including India
    Oct 26, 2020 20:57 IST
    Google’s growth offers a cautionary note. India must closely track emerging global templates...read more
  • People wade through floodwater as they move to a safer place, Gopalganj, July 24, 2020
    Oct 26, 2020 20:19 IST
    The reluctance to debate about floods will only normalise the yearly destruction in the minds of the people, generate disillusionment about the responsiveness of the political system at large, and prevent Bihar from finding a comprehensive, ecologically sustainable, solution. ...read more
  • A health care worker of the free influenza vaccination programme holds a flu vaccine inside a tram, Vienna, Austria, October 1, 2020.
    Oct 26, 2020 20:59 IST
    Coordinated State action at the global level that temporarily suspends the application of relevant international law to Covid-19 vaccines and drugs will be an important step in fighting the pandemic....read more
    Prabhash Ranjan
    Prabhash Ranjan
  • Datasets allow companies to anticipate market dynamics, tailor custom offerings, minimise transaction costs and maximise enterprise efficiency.
    Oct 26, 2020 21:03 IST
    The country has a historic opportunity to define high-impact principles for governing digital applications. These can serve as a template for other digital markets, even as they foster a level- playing field at home. ...read more
    Arvind Gupta and Vivan Sharan
    Arvind Gupta and Vivan Sharan
  • Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
    Oct 26, 2020 07:02 IST
    The Centre is misusing institutions to target political opponents and civil society leaders...read more
    Sonia Gandhi
    Sonia Gandhi