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Karanataka lesson: Dictatorial parties threat to democracy

The governor issued directions twice to the Speaker to hold the floor test but the chief minister as well the Speaker conveniently ignored them.

30 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Tourism is changing Ladakh: It’s a boon, but it also creates new crises

The Lahaulis’ was the first of a long saga of daring acts by young officers who, since then, have bravely defended Indian territory.

30 Jul 2019 12:00 AM

Mystic Mantra: When Edwin Aldrin prayed on the moon

There were reports then that approximately at the time when Aldrin prayed on the moon, people in his church on earth too celebrated the Eucharist.

29 Jul 2019 12:10 AM

S Jaipal Reddy (1942-2019): Remembering a friend and mentor

When Indira Gandhi suspended democracy with the 1975 Emergency, it was the green light for him to openly oppose her.

29 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Can Imran forge a deal between the Taliban and Kabul?

So far, the Taliban’s position on the option of direct talks with the government of President Ashraf Ghani has remained stiff.

29 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

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Dilli Ka Babu: Grace and grit - Sheila Dikshit

It wasn’t easy, given the myriad obstacles in her path, but she made it seem like it was. Her legacy in a very real sense will be remembered for long.

28 Jul 2019 7:04 AM

Humans have an interest in inhabiting Mars

China is also launching at the same time with an orbiter (meaning a satellite that will orbit Mars) and a rover, meaning a device that will land.

28 Jul 2019 7:01 AM

How premiers have preferred their NSA over their diplomats

Israel’s foreign minister Abba Eban found Prime Minister Golda Meir a difficult pupil to instruct.

28 Jul 2019 12:44 AM

Don & Boris: Two weirdoes with too much power

Both Boris and Donald have made public displays of outrageous conduct their calling cards.

27 Jul 2019 12:10 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sha’rani in the ‘Madrasa Discourses’ project

More to the point, Sha’rani’s seminal work al-’Uhud al-Muhammadiyya is a guiding light for the modern seekers in Sufism.

27 Jul 2019 12:08 AM

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Washington-Tehran brinkmanship is taking Middle East to the abyss

President Trump later said that he had ordered a retaliatory attack on Iran, but held back when he learnt it would kill at least 150 Iranians.

27 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

In going for no deal, Boris Johnson should beware the Ides of March

The population of Britain is approximately 67 million.

27 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Like in Tunisia, go beyond the Islam vs democracy debate

The conflict between the religious and state forces came to a head in 2011 when Tunisia had a revolution that sparked the Arab Spring.

26 Jul 2019 7:11 AM

Mystic Mantra: How we can rise above pain with equipoise

Whenever the saints come into this world, they are always asking us to look at the brighter side of life.

26 Jul 2019 12:25 AM

Who is politically more honest: Pragya, or top BJP leadership?

The BJP leadership, especially Prime Minister Modi, is Janus-faced when it comes to socio-political and economic discourse.

26 Jul 2019 12:19 AM

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Mystic Mantra: Saint James, who became lesser, yet greater

One would normally expect masters to choose disciples who are highly intelligent, charismatic and qualified.

25 Jul 2019 12:46 AM

Boris as PM can turn into an argument for socialism in the UK

Boris Johnson has taken over as Prime Minister from Theresa May.

25 Jul 2019 12:31 AM

Global crisis of identity, allegiances is growing; not just in US & India

Trump’s no-holds-barred vitriol was so bitter that even members of his Republican Party were forced to take contrarian positions.

25 Jul 2019 12:22 AM

Can Chandrayaan trigger scientific temper in India?

What made this mission perhaps unique is that for the first time in Isro’s history, key leadership positions were held by women scientists.

25 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Mystic Mantra - Human values: Candles to the flame of civilisation

The aggregate of these values can perhaps be said to constitute the culture of a society.

24 Jul 2019 1:45 AM

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