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A cleaner india

The Swachh Bharat campaign has worked wonders in many parts of India. As a teacher I have myself observed this change in children.

Senseless talk

Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik’s statement that senior citizens are hampering the growth of the Indian economy is ridiculous.

Pressure tactics

With reference to your news report India: Kerry creating divisive climate (Nov.

Unlock GST

The Goods and Services Tax bill is in the interest of the nation and it is time the Opposition parties realise this.

Deluge delusion

It is usual for politicians and civic officials to blame so-called unprecedented rains for the civic and humanitarian crises each monsoon brings, and decouple development from disaster.

Fallen hero

Union minister for human resources development Smriti Irani’s statement that “…what’s incredible (is) ...that he (Aamir Khan) can be a brand ambassador for our government and he can be on a platform i

Killing terror

Dates like 9/11, 26/11 and now 13/11 will live on in human history for the precision planning and execution of the cold-blooded murder of innocents.

Tolerant India

It’s good that actor Aamir Khan changed his mind about leaving the country for fear of intolerance. In a country like India, with so much diversity, we may see some aberrations from time to time.

Stay back Aamir

One respects actor Aamir Khan for his acting and his active involvement in social causes. But was he in any way influenced by Assam governor P.B. Acharya’s quote, “Hindustan is for Hindus”?

Undeserved pay

The Seventh Pay Commission recommendations are a death-knell for the economy. Amidst high inflation and poor economic growth, it is difficult to justify steep salary hikes.

Advani’s U-turn

Senior BJP leader L.K.

A stitch too late

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement — “We need to involve religious leaders, thinkers and opinion-makers for a social movement against extremism” — at the G-20 summit in Turkey comes too late.

Not a crusader

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is a politician.

My word! Are we touchy... or are we touchy? Our skins are getting thinner and thinner by the day.

Even in the most avowed democracies, wars, terrorism, insurgencies and natural calamities ensure the relevance and respect of the defence forces and their veterans.