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The Great Thaw

Committed to non-alignment, Cuba showed where its allegiance lay when it hosted Soviet ballistic missiles on its territory in what constituted the Cuban missile crisis, earning the US’ seemingly perma

No recompense

With major approaches to Darjeeling being obstructed by a landslide, compounded by the Teesta river in spate and flood-like conditions in Jalpaiguri, the Central and state governments should immediate

Moody’s mood

Global credit rating firm Moody’s June 30 statement that the subdued rural economy in India is “credit negative” and the “policy stagnation” is “disappointing” is a cause for concern.

More noise

For more than a year, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has generated more noise than action on reviving the Greek economy.

Sweet Selfies

The integration of the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign with the “Beti Bachao, Selfie Banao” campaign puts an interesting spin on spreading awareness against female foeticide.

Secular Nehru

The news of a change in Jawaharlal Nehru’s religion from Hindu to Muslim on his Wikipedia page, a change effected from a government office, doesn’t prove the NDA’s complicity in any way.

A twisted idea

The Madras high court single-judge bench’s suggestion of mediation in a case pertaining to the rape of a minor who lost both her parents and now, at the age of 21, lives alone with her daughter, is ap

Double standards

Special public prosecutor Rohini Salian’s allegations that the NIA was putting pressure on her to go soft on right-wing extremists involved in the 2008 Malegaon blasts ever since the BJP came to power

Unleaded Maggi

After Maggi noodles, KFC has come under the scanner for handing out unsafe food to customers.

Life-like internet

With Facebook celebrating the US Supreme Court’s recognition of same-sex marriages by allowing users to colour their profile picture in the hues of the LGBTQ flag using a handle, the innovative power


After the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US, India is facing its second incident of abuse of a household help.

Law breakers

That Ratanlal Jat, a 35-year-old elected ward leader from Gangrar area of Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, is planning to marry a six-year-old girl, shows that there is no way to enforce the law banning child

Cautious banking

The Reserve Bank of India’s warning that the country’s burgeoning corporate debt is unhealthy for economic growth, and the RBI governor hinting at signs of a 1930s-type Great Depression, should be a w

In a community of humans like a village or a city, we will find people of varying ages broadly classified as children, senior adults and old people who have retired from active life.

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.