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The point to ponder over the controversy being whipped up on two words — secular and socialist from the Constitution’s Preamble that were not seen in government advertisements taken out on Republic Da

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Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

On the first day of American President Barack Obama’s visit to India, the two most commonly used ...

Rakhshanda Jalil
Rakhshanda Jalil

Two recent events — seemingly unrelated and separated in time and space need our careful ...

Arun Kumar Singh
Arun Kumar Singh

January 27, 2015, was an eventful day. A few events took place almost simultaneously on this day ...

S.K. Sinha
S.K. Sinha

The undivided Indian Army was a unique institution set up by the British in India.

Patralekha Chatterjee
Patralekha Chatterjee

Sweet are the uses of bonhomie. All that jocular stuff between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...

Vivek Menon
Vivek Menon

I am happy that we have more tigers today than yesterday. But I am not happy that, as a nation, ...

K.N. Bhat
K.N. Bhat

The fuss that the TV channels have been making about a debate between the Delhi’s potential ...

S. Nihal Singh
S. Nihal Singh

Beyond the two key agreements on nuclear cooperation and a new 10-year defence arrangement ...

Interview of the Week

‘Perumal is a great writer but with a fragile personality’

G.R. Swaminathan, Tamil author Perumal Murugan’s lawyer, is happy with surge of support for ...

‘One day Arvind Kejriwal will also pack up to join the BJP’

Ajay Maken, a tried and tested commandant of the Congress Party, is confident that his party ...

The Age Debate


Bedi is the icing on Modi cake
An outsider can’t bind a party

Mystic Mantra

Francis Gonsalves
Francis Gonsalves

My life is my message,” said Gandhiji, boldly asserting perfect consonance between what he ...

Swati Chopra
Swati Chopra

For centuries, the Indian subcontinent has been the cradle for journeys into the inner worlds of ...

Reporter's Diary

A storm of fitness

While Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is known for his passion for wrestling, it is his younger son Prateek who is emerging as a fitness icon.

Letters to Editor

The focus of most media articles during and following the Obama visit appears to be heavily nuclear-deal-centric and trade-centric.

On the first day of American President Barack Obama’s visit to India, the two most commonly used words were chemistry and optics.

January 27, 2015, was an eventful day. A few events took place almost simultaneously on this day that are likely to impact the future of India’s security and economy.