Friday, March 24, 2017

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23 Mar 2017

The Chinese way

G Parthasarathy23 Mar 2017 | 12:22 AM

PRESIDENT Mahinda Rajapakse of Sri Lanka evidently believed that China was a 21st century incarnation of Santa Claus.

Look within, are Indians not racist?

Ash Murthy23 Mar 2017 | 12:22 AM

Hate crimes in the United States have increased substantially after President Donald Trump took over.

What it takes to become a good VC

Gursharan Singh23 Mar 2017 | 12:22 AM

The position of a Vice-Chancellor is an exalted one, signifying utmost honour for the person holding it.

Pak-India talks

23 Mar 2017 | 12:22 AM

22 Mar 2017

Hindutva hits the high road

Hasan Suroor22 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

It''s official then.

A mellow Captain on cruise mode

Harcharan Bains22 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

PUNJAB has just been through what I consider potentially the most significant poll since August 1985.

Revisiting Bhagat Singh’s idea of India

Karthik Venkatesh22 Mar 2017 | 12:40 AM

Writing in 1923 when he was barely 16, Bhagat Singh in his essay "Punjab: The Problem of Language and Script," was erudite enough to understand the value of the intellectual in society.

21 Mar 2017

UP needs economic push

Sushma Ramachandran21 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

THERE has been much jubilation within the NDA over the landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh.

Blame it on the machines

Manohar Singh Gill21 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

In early 1997, when I was the Chief Election Commissioner of India, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) criticised the Election Commission.

It is about integrity of the electoral process

M.G. Devasahayam21 Mar 2017 | 12:43 AM

Amidst severe doubts expressed by leaders of political parties who lost the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab (Bahujan Samaj Party and the Aam Aadmi Party) about the possible rigging of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the Election Commission of India (ECI) has emphatically supported the machines.

20 Mar 2017

Best news is from Amsterdam

Ashis Ray20 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

IN Dutch politics, alliances are imperative to construct an administration. The post-election government formation is, therefore, a slightly time-consuming process. In due course, a coalition led by the incumbent Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will surface.

Saudi women become changemakers

Saud M. Al-Sati20 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

RECENTLY, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and earlier under the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdallah bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia has rolled out a series of women-friendly initiatives.

The grand bargain

MK Bhadrakumar20 Mar 2017 | 12:42 AM

THERE are some positive signs and many negative portents of a Russian-American détente in world politics appearing through the eight-week period of the Donald Trump presidency.

18 Mar 2017

Yoga, where science meets spirituality

Murli Manohar Joshi18 Mar 2017 | 12:45 AM

The word yoga first occurred in the Rig Veda.

Congress electoral debacle

S Nihal Singh18 Mar 2017 | 12:45 AM

THE grim showing of the Congress in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Assembly elections has been magnified by the laconic comment of Mr Rahul Gandhi, the torchbearer of the party’s campaign, as a minor dip in its fortunes.

17 Mar 2017

Case of the ‘stolen seat’

Upendra Baxi17 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

THOSE made more anxious by the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating the constitutional amendment and the law in the NJAC (National Judicial Appointment Commission) case may find no solace in the American constitutional alternative of the Senate confirmation method.

A salute to great economists

S. Subramanian17 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

The year 2017 has already witnessed the passing of two extraordinary figures in the world of economics.

Flawed laws

Sofia Ahmed17 Mar 2017 | 12:50 AM

Islam and Muslims are no longer welcome in Europe.