Monday, 27 March, 2023


Gujarat voters question BJP’s ‘remote-controlled’ govt. But it’s no Advantage AAP, Congress

BJP is facing two trends that are adverse to its party. Congress is being criminally lazy by taking voters for granted and AAP is an empty vessel making noise.

EWS verdict shows merit matters only when it’s ‘their’ children, not ‘our’ kids

The historical hurt that the Hindu upper-caste elite has entertained about the quota system is now a legal doctrine. It can have far reaching consequences.

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Pinarayi Vijayan was up for a showdown. Until it became personal

Both CM Pinarayi Vijayan and governor Arif Mohammad Khan were keen to maintain a cordial equation, but consequent to Kerala CM winning a second term in 2021, things began to unravel.

Benjamin Netanyahu has won elections, but Israel has lost the battle for its own soul

Coalition partners are vowing to embed religion deeper into Israeli civic life and limit the rights of women and LGBTQ+ citizens.

Telecom bill will choke one of India’s great success stories, take us back to licence raj

We have walked some distance from central planning since the 1991 reforms. But the 2022 draft telecom bill shows old instincts die hard.

No unnecessary expense—when Mallikarjun Kharge wouldn’t let Congress keep Diwali lights on

‘Which caste dominates BJP’—this question in party headquarters goes unanswered but for JP Nadda’s smile when the names of three 'Thakur' CMs are recounted.

Climate challenge and ‘Chinese-style modernisation’ aren’t at odds with each other for Xi Jinping

China and India’s approach to international cooperation may appear to be different in multiple spheres, but when it comes to climate change, there are many areas of convergence.

Indian banks are heading into a trap. High inflation and interest rates are a deadly mix

It is increasingly a good time to deposit money and an increasingly costly affair to take a loan. Banks are finding that their avenues for lending are more curtailed.

Indian mothers spend 9 hrs a week on their young children, Americans 13. State must step in

States need to supplement parental efforts on child development activities, particularly when parents have lower levels of education.

EWS quota will finally destigmatise caste reservation in India

Upper castes have built up narratives saying that quota kills merit and keeps India backward. They have questioned who would be treated by doctors qualified from reserved categories.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.