Monday, Feb 20, 2017 | Last Update : 09:22 AM IST


Targeting the media

Indian leaders too like to manipulate the media to their advantage and hate it when the media sings its own song.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Navy needs indigenous carriers, subs

India’s naval buildup is overshadowed by chronic time and cost overruns.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The thin line between jingoism and patriotism

True patriots should be the first to criticise a government’s flawed policies.

Monday, February 20, 2017


In UK, Partition stories unite

The Brexit debates begin in the House of Lords this week.

Monday, February 20, 2017



Racism is a murderer of truth. It makes it impossible for us to understand strangers through the celluloid.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Reporter's Diary

Reporter's Diary: Of buffaloes and bees

At least two of the 11 accused in the espionage racket have allegedly been found to be associated with the saffron outfit.

Monday, February 20, 2017


Does Tamil identity start and end with Tamil pride?

The Jallikattu protests brought to surface the several undercurrents that were thought to be long-forgotten in Tamil Nadu.

Monday, February 20, 2017


Mystic Mantra: Being self-aware

The technique of reflection should be based on study of the scriptural texts, under the guru’s guidance.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Interview of the Week

Ila Ganesan

‘I blame Amma for the crisis... She did not create second-rung leaders’

Sasikala was Jayalalithaa’s close confidante but that does not mean she can rule Tamil Nadu, says Ila Ganesan.

Pankaj Patel

‘The impact of any protectionist policies should be minimal’

Private investment depends on whether or not production capacity is full, says Pankaj Patel.

Rita Bahuguna Joshi  filling her nomination papers as a BJP candidate for UP Assembly Election in Lucknow. (Photo: PTI)

‘Leaders of regional parties have amassed wealth for themselves’

I am very clear that derogatory remarks against anyone, particularly a lady, are totally unacceptable, says Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

The Age Debate

Elections to local bodies like municipal corporations, panchayats are all an inalienable part of the democratic process, playing itself out at the grassroots.

An unworkable solution

Holding simultaneous polls can’t work in India’s parliamentary system.

Triple talaq is a gross injustice to Muslim women and many are raising their voices against this practice from the Muslim community itself.

Men battle over women’s rights

Banning ‘triple talaq’ is a human rights issue, politics should be kept out of it.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi. (Photo: PTI)

Battleground in heartland

The SP-Congress alliance poses a real challenge to the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

A screengrab of CCTV footage of the Bengaluru molestation case.

Let’s not get worked up

Indians need to get less hyper-sensitive about our national symbols.

Reporter's Diary

The print media is also shunned when it comes to giving interviews and the various PR agencies working for top leaders have a reason for this too —since there are so many publications and they cannot please everyone, it is easier to avoid everyone!

Reporters' Diary: Netas go for TV channels

Samajwadi patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav incidentally started the trend, when the family feud was at its peak.

It seems that the family drama will continue not only through the elections but also after that.

Mulayam’s game, Akhilesh’s bane

Team Akhilesh is now keeping a close watch on the party patriarch’s movements and journalists are not allowed to meet him in Lucknow.

The alliance is surely tied up in knots.

My party, your symbol

Almost every day, Samajwadis are trooping into the Congress office in Lucknow, demanding a symbol for them.

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Rajpal and Abhay Ram are angry over the coup.

All is not well in the family

TV channels that thronged the houses of Yadav members for a reaction were rudely and firmly asked to stay away.