Friday, Mar 23, 2018 | Last Update : 04:26 PM IST


Stop this vandalism

The Prime Minister and home minister may have spoken up against such vandalism, but they acted a bit too late.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

The narrative of misuse and ground reality of victims

The acute violence which Christian women suffer is seldom addressed; even the Church looks the other way.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

What’s needed before 2019

Congress needs a total makeover if it has to have any chance in the 2019 elections.

Thursday, March 08, 2018


Mystic mantra: New woman & the new man

The enormous dance of universe is going on seamlessly with the two principles that are indispensable and are equal and opposite.

Thursday, March 08, 2018


Explore the Finnish model, but to bring a change in India’s schools, look within

Finnish children do not appear for examinations until the last year of school.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018


Turmoil in J&K: Using Army isn’t the solution

Seizing the opportunity, separatist leaders gave a call for a shutdown the next day and incidents of violence were reported throughout the Valley.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018


At last, Rajini is a neta

It’s disappointing Rajini spoke like a seasoned politician, eulogising Tamil Nadu’s old leaders.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018


Tortuous talks in turbulent times

The word “mutual” could easily have been inserted somewhere, but it wasn’t. It was a unilateral; condescending; domineering and dominating step.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018


Mystic Mantra: Rigidity kills, flexibility saves

Do not always try to impose your ideas on others though healthy discussions are welcome.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Interview of the Week

Taslima Nasrin with her cat Minu at her New Delhi home (Photo: Sondeep Shankar)

‘India is much safer. Democracy is far more entrenched here... I feel at home’

I have written to the current West Bengal government, but there has been no response, says Taslima Nasrin.

G.V.L. Narasimha Rao

‘BJP never broke relationship with any party... we believe in coalition dharma’

The BJP is not responsible for the break up and sees the exit of TDP as an opportunity for growth rather than being a threat, says Narasimha Rao.

D. Raja, CPI national secretary

‘By destroying statues, can you claim an ideological victory?’

It is unfortunate that the BJP leadership, including the Prime Minister, claimed that they won an ideological victory in Tripura, says Raja.

Ram Vilas Paswan (Photo: G N Jha)

Advancing polls is a flawed election strategy: Ram Vilas Paswan

Dalits and mahadalits are with me only, they are not with anybody else, especially in Bihar, says Ram Vilas Paswan.

The Age Debate

Rahul Gandhi with party workers at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Age Debate: Is it Mission 2019 or 2024?

Congress has a long way to go before it can turn 2019 into a Mahabharat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)

What’s needed before 2019

Congress needs a total makeover if it has to have any chance in the 2019 elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah (Photo: PTI)

‘Achche din’ in Upper House?

The NDA govt’s performance will improve if it gets a majority in the Rajya Sabha.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: AP)

Faith as power strategy

Rahul’s temple run and projecting a ‘soft Hindu’ image may not help Cong in polls.

Reporter's Diary

The fact that Ms Bachchan has been chosen over stalwarts like Naresh Agarwal and Kiranmoy Nanda has also led to dissent.

Reporters’ Diary: Jaya in RS, dissent in SP

BJP stalwart and Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram has an inimitable style.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (Photo: PTI)

Reporters’ Diary: Naveen misses the mission

Recently the Aam Aadmi Party set up a stall to sell pakodas in Lucknow when the cops chased them away.

The incident caught in a video camera had gone viral later, causing acute embarrassment to him.

‘Kabhi Gussa, Kabhi Pyar’

The transformation noticed in him at Babai was truly amazing, a member of the delegation observed.

The BJD immediately lapped up the minister’s gaffe and attacked the BJP, saying it deliberately wanted to defame the state government for political mileage.

Scoring a suicidal goal

Mr Gohain blamed the ruling BJD — an arch-rival of the BJP — for adopting dilatory approach to acquire land for various projects.