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Opinion

Kazuo Ishiguro, an apt choice

The Swedish Academy thinks he is a mixture of Jane Austen and Franz Kafka with a bit of Marcel Proust thrown in.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

This is not what I voted for in 2014

Nobody could have seen this coming after that stupendous, sweeping BJP win in the last general elections.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Indian meal in UK: Keep it simple

Several surveys assert that “chicken tikka masala” has overtaken roast beef in the Brit popularity stakes.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Oped

Leadership battles conquer Brexit

Johnson is supposed to use the Manchester conference to assert his leadership — while it appears that May will try to hang onto hers.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Edit

Security camps need much better guarding

The story began with the attack on the Air Force base in Pathankot, which is in Punjab but very close to J&K.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Edit

Love goes beyond faith

A bench headed by a former chief justice had transferred the case from the Kerala police to NIA.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Oped

Mystic Mantra: The art of listening

True listening becomes possible when we love something and there is an eagerness to know about it.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Oped

Our biodiversity, our life, our future

Living systems evolve, adapt and regenerate; they are not engineered.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Interview of the Week

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A.P. Singh

‘Kumar and his team were handed over a shoddy investigation’

The high court’s verdict does not say that the Talwars didn’t do it but that there’s not enough evidence against them, says AP Singh.

Sunil Kumar Sinha

‘The economy is at a stage where it needs govt’s handholding’

Borrowing cost of the government will go up and across the board the interest rates will go up in the capital markets,

Ali Mohammad Sagar, National Conference general secretary (Photo: H.U. Naqash)

‘On Kashmir, go beyond the slogans and rhetoric’

If Article 35A goes, the state-subject law which is in force since 1927 can also get diluted, says Ali Mohammad Sagar.

Milind Deora

‘If we’re irrelevant then why is BJP wasting time commenting on us?’

I have said this earlier too that we were unable to gauge the mood of the people in 2014 and even in 2012, says Milind Deora.

The Age Debate

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Age Debate: A trump card?

Modi govt is tweaking GST slabs as the BJP is getting nervous about Gujarat polls.

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielding broom during a surprise visit to the Mandir Marg Police Station after launch of Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI/File)

Scheme or daydream?

Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan remains limited to photo ops and rhetoric

Currently, the GST regime slots items under rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent.

Easing the burden?

Reducing number of GST slabs won’t benefit the poor, or those hit hardest by the tax.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo: AP)

An obsession or a reality?

As a rising power, India should not focus only on Pakistan at the UN and elsewhere.

Reporter's Diary

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The road that caved in created a 20-feet-deep pit and prevented Mr Yadav from moving out of his bungalow.

Reporters' Diary: Rough road for Mulayam

PWD officials rush in to fill up the gaping hole but the road keeps caving in again and again.

What set the board apart was that in Hindi, it was written that if found spitting; the fine would be Rs 500. In English, the board said, “Do not spit — otherwise fine of Rs 250 will be imposed.”

Spit in English or Hindhi?

nion tribal affairs minister Jual Oram is the man of his own, he never cares for the world when he decides to speak or do something.

The controversy reached to a stage that everybody started searching about the role of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in Indian politics.

Of RSS ideologue and maverick Rout

A programme on the birth centenary of late Indira Gandhi in Lucknow saw Congressmen in their old avatar.

The potato crop this year had been harvested before the Yogi government came to power, but the minister made his point.

Yogi, the god of potatoes

The BJP is abuzz with rumours of how a certain party leader is trying hard to accommodate his spouse at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.