Sunday, 21 October, 2018


Sharp and latest opinion on politics, policy and current affairs.

West Bengal

As investment vanishes in West Bengal, political workers resort to violence for spoils

People in West Bengal are polarised on the lines of political affiliations and identities.
Jawaharlal Nehru

How India asked for trouble in 1962

Jawaharlal Nehru’s ambitions for India came crashing down because he did not match his aspirations with hard power.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

Modi says India can stun the world in the next industrial revolution. He has a point

India is not a frontrunner in the emerging digital-physical world, but Indians are beginning to make their contribution.

Why Indian feminists are saying yes to #MeToo & no to sex offenders list

Sex offenders registry faced bitter opposition but #MeToo is being hailed as the next wave in online feminism.

DNA tests can’t reveal who you really are

Even if hackers learn everything about your DNA, they will still not know much about you.

Trump is amazing, and science proves it

When con men succeed, it’s usually because they appear confident. But Trump's downfall is that he is so without grace or generosity.
Columnist Jamal Khashoggi

If you knew Khashoggi like I did, you’d be outraged too

Jamal Khashoggi’s death should matter. It should not be ignored or treated as secondary.
Representational image | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg.

Third World catching up with the West is a big win for economic theory

Some countries are even set to make the leap from developing to developed status, as South Korea has already done.

Kerala’s Communists failed to understand sensitivities of Sabarimala devotees

Democracy is a fine balance between supremacy of law and sanctity of tradition.
Imran Khan

Where’s the money for Imran Khan’s ‘promised land’ of 5 million new homes?

No one expected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to ‘launch’ this Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds housing scheme. But he did.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Supreme Court cannot become the priest between Indians and their Gods

Sabarimala verdict is an example of why the Supreme Court shouldn't intervene in religion.