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FM’s booster dose to rev up rural economy

Proposal for 112 medical colleges on Public-Private-Partnership basis would certainly help reduce the shortage of doctors being faced by the country.

02 Feb 2020 7:13 AM

It’s a credible balancing act by a pragmatic FM

The Budget has adopted just the right approach for catalysing growth with social inclusion.

02 Feb 2020 6:43 AM

Budget 2020: India is cruising for a bruising

Unemployment is rising sharply, consumption, savings and investment are down and inflation is rearing its ugly head again.

02 Feb 2020 6:39 AM

Sitharaman Budget: Long in form, short in content

Indirect taxes involve a bigger population cohort considering that the consumer finally pays the GST. Thus, even a matchbox results in tax revenues.

02 Feb 2020 6:36 AM

Mystic Mantra: The soundless sonority of your inner voice

All of us are blessed with the ability to perceive, or “tap” our own inner voice at the drop of a thought.

01 Feb 2020 3:23 AM


In Disunited Kingdom, Brexit’s pain may be felt most by those backing it

So, gentle reader, welcome to DK — the Disunited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

01 Feb 2020 3:19 AM

Amid CAA fury, India faces tough questions abroad

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla even wrote to his European counterpart protesting against the move.

01 Feb 2020 3:17 AM

Mystic Mantra: Understand harmful habits and change!

The subtle, imperceptible residue that persists in the mind is called a vasana.

31 Jan 2020 2:26 AM

If PTI does not deliver outcomes, power will slip off their fingers like sand

Contrary to some opinions, power does not flow from the barrel of a gun, nor is power attained once the right man is seated in the right chair.

31 Jan 2020 2:23 AM

Why didn’t we listen to Maulana Azad’s warning?

The crucial role it is playing today in the CAA-NRC discourse is not surprising.

31 Jan 2020 2:22 AM


Mystic Mantra: Remembering Gandhian non-violence on Martyrs’ Day

The world was wonderstruck at how Gandhiji, then armed with nothing but potent non-violent armaments.

30 Jan 2020 4:24 AM

Jair’s repertoire: Racism, misogyny, climate change

Bolsonaro’s penchant for crudity is reminiscent of Rodrigo Duterte, but he wears with pride the tag ‘Trump of the Tropics’.

30 Jan 2020 4:21 AM

Parents, don’t hold back girls, stand by them

The girl didn’t feel comfortable sharing her problem with her father.

30 Jan 2020 4:19 AM

Foreign triggers that spurred rise of Modi

It was a long hard-hitting poem on the grand betrayal of the Indian people, an acerbic version of Faiz’s plaint about the mottled dawn in Pakistan.

29 Jan 2020 2:36 AM

Regulating the Internet: A darogha is a total misfit

Section 144 of the Indian Criminal Procedure Code is one such instrument used to lock down a potentially troublesome situation.

29 Jan 2020 2:33 AM


Mystic Mantra: Of balance between awareness and pain

I think most doctors would calibrate it to numb the system only to the extent that the pain is taken away.

29 Jan 2020 2:32 AM

Mystic Mantra: Religion is the sine qua non of human success

Despite its detractors, religion remains firmly embedded in our universal consciousness.

28 Jan 2020 2:38 AM

For spirit of inquiry, children should identify with texts

Most non-fiction texts often appear boring unless the child is interested in that particular topic, such as the world of dinosaurs.

28 Jan 2020 2:31 AM

Does an oath ensure the rule of law, or honesty of purpose?

When Subhas Chandra Bose refused to join the ICS, his brother Sarat Chandra Bose wrote to him that his father was distraught.

28 Jan 2020 2:23 AM

Nothing but hospitality for a Sikh in Lahore

The next morning, I visit Nankana Sahib. I am very impressed by the care that has been lavished on the gurdwara.

27 Jan 2020 2:04 AM