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New ‘EWS quota’ riddled with many ambiguities

It is made to appear that the latest pre-poll move by the Central government is a response to the emerging social crisis in the farming communities.

11 Jan 2019 12:18 AM

Spurt in snooping likely to make govt hostage to private interests

Unlike the tapping of landline phones or opening letters sent by post, the new snooping methods involve not-so-simple options.

10 Jan 2019 6:55 AM

Halt toxic discourse... Our politics is at its nadir!

It appears that India’s political leaders have lapped up, quite indiscriminatingly, two Chinese ideas.

10 Jan 2019 12:15 AM

Mystic Mantra: Are superstitions real?

It simply depends on how sensibly, intelligently, and with how much awareness you walk and look at life around you.

09 Jan 2019 5:09 AM

India-Japan ties will get closer if civil society groups are involved

Abe realises the importance of stronger ties with India as the key to maintain the balance of power in Asia.

09 Jan 2019 5:06 AM


Mystic Mantra: The boy & the wolf — Lessons from a fable

When someone gets angry, he does so, as by using anger he had witnessed in his past, that people had taken him seriously.

08 Jan 2019 7:01 AM

418 yrs after John Company, new trade imperialists eye India again

New Delhi’s desperation, to open up to China is simply bewildering.

08 Jan 2019 1:26 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sense of humour — A new approach to religion

The religions all over the world need to go through a deeper transformation if they want to survive and grow.

07 Jan 2019 1:07 AM

In a freezing UK, worries about food shortages if there’s a ‘no-deal Brexit’

All the contenders for the PM’s post are waiting to see what happens with Theresa May and Brexit.

07 Jan 2019 1:04 AM

Dilli Ka Babu: Surveillance state?

The Centre’s new cadre allocation policy has created resentment among the recruits in the IAS, IPS and IFS services.

06 Jan 2019 8:13 AM


Defeat of tradition will help BJP in Kerala

The Emergency and then the Ayodhya movement gave the Jana Sangh and BJP the opportunity to mobilise and it grabbed it.

06 Jan 2019 12:31 AM

Mystic Mantra: A powerful way to transform yourself

All others have built images according to whatever kind of patterns or external situations they fell into.

05 Jan 2019 12:05 AM

Mystic Mantra: Ensure that the new year is a happy one

Bhagavan speaks of three kinds of visions. The tamasika vision is characterised by laziness, lack of ambition and aspiration.

04 Jan 2019 12:10 AM

What kind of ‘national identity’ does a culturally-pluralistic India have?

Though inseparably associated with the Hindu religion, the coming Kumbh Mela presents India’s cultural pluralism on a huge canvas.

04 Jan 2019 12:08 AM

Mideast in ferment: Riyadh-Doha tussle expands

Hamas were supple enough to mobilise support from another formidable axis — Iran, Hezbollah and Syria.

04 Jan 2019 12:05 AM


Mystic Mantra: Gratitude with hope

In the Bible, Jesus narrates to his disciples a parable about a king who was going abroad.

03 Jan 2019 1:17 AM

PTI’s targeting of PPP in Sindh likely to affect Bilawal’s future

The chief justice’s admonition may have dampened the PTI charge, but the game is not over yet.

03 Jan 2019 1:17 AM

Inconvenient truths: Targeting the messenger is up

The correlation between journalistic killing and journalistic freedom is unmistakable, but it is not as obvious as it may seem.

03 Jan 2019 1:17 AM

Mystic Mantra- Life & death: Only 2 things that matter

There are only two eternal realities in this world and nobody, not even God, can change these realities. These two realities are LIFE and DEATH.

02 Jan 2019 1:11 AM

Of rationalists, atheists & Hinduism… Why is spirit of questioning crushed?

Gauri Lankesh was killed for denying she was a Hindu.

02 Jan 2019 1:11 AM