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Time to talk to Pakistan again?

In a recent interview, Pakistan PM Imran Khan indicated a better chance for resuming contacts if Narendra Modi returned to power.

22 May 2019 1:38 AM

Toppling governments a disservice to democracy

The toppling game in Karnataka has been on even before an inkling of the possible results was given by the exit polls.

22 May 2019 1:32 AM

Aussies spring a surprise

The vote was against Labour’s proposals to curb carbon emissions in ultra-expensive efforts to curb climate change and halt global warming.

21 May 2019 7:07 AM

Are the exit polls right? Just wait for Thursday

There was only a very small increase in the percentage of voting in 2019 over the last Parliament election in 2014.

21 May 2019 1:07 AM

Opposition call for no help to BJP

This is the move the Opposition will try to replicate, unless the Congress can beat the BJP to being the largest party in the Lok Sabha.

20 May 2019 12:01 AM


Federal institutions need to be stronger

The events seen in the duration of the prolonged polls must be seen against the larger canvas of national institutions.

20 May 2019 12:00 AM

Silver lining in US policy

Trump’s “Mexican Wall” stays as a firm proposal even as measures against immigrants from Central America are tightening.

19 May 2019 1:04 AM

Once results are in, it’s over to the President

To assert anything to the contrary even obliquely is to do disservice to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

19 May 2019 1:03 AM

Stop threatening free speech

The Supreme Court has also imposed a condition that an apology be rendered.

18 May 2019 12:08 AM

Godse, Gandhi and BJP’s poll calculations

There is no common ground between a temple-going Hindu and the idea of Hindutva.

18 May 2019 12:00 AM


Handle economy with care

The nation has moved on from demonetisation but the GST system needs a serious rethink, specially about the higher slabs.

17 May 2019 1:41 AM

EC’s dubious Bengal action raises queries

Non-BJP parties, including the TMC, the state’s ruling party, had poll rallies planned for Friday, which was to have been the campaign's last day.

17 May 2019 1:34 AM

Online data isn’t safe

WhatsApp could absolve itself of blame over this security breach, that could have been made only by an advanced player in the spy business.

16 May 2019 2:46 AM

Black day in Kolkata, ensure orderly polls

The first two waves of violence in Kolkata coincided with turns in the political road.

16 May 2019 2:42 AM

Farewell to a legend

Times change as do tastes, and Hollywood moved on from romantic stories to genres evolving with public taste and artistic imagination.

15 May 2019 12:02 AM


Too early to speak of a Federal Front PM

The idea of the so-called Federal Front has been in the air from before the voting process kicked off in early April.

15 May 2019 12:00 AM

‘Love’ and ‘hate’ in politics

Perhaps the most important of these is the “love guru” syndrome, of which Mr Gandhi appears to have become an unwitting victim.

14 May 2019 12:02 AM

IPL #12 was good for cricket’s image

There is no arguing against a 4-0 verdict as Mumbai Indians rose above three-time champions CSK to win a fourth IPL.

14 May 2019 12:00 AM

Still no sign of a wave

The calm voter attitude has been the real takeaway from this election so far.

13 May 2019 12:05 AM

After May 23, electoral reforms need to begin

It must also be explored whether it would be possible to reinstate the absolute confidentiality of polls in the age of machine voting.

13 May 2019 12:00 AM