Tuesday, 18 September, 2018


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

Rahul Gandhi at Manjunatheshwara Temple ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections| PTI Photo

Why Rahul Gandhi will fall off the tightrope between Hindu and Hindutva

The path to neutralising Hindutva goes through the temporal.

Yes, you can blame bad storms on climate change

We should drop belief that origins of weather disasters are mysterious. Scientists are growing increasingly sure of our role in causing them.

How Jack Ma made rich capitalists acceptable in communist China

Ma showed that an innovative private enterprise could thrive under a Communist regime once hostile, and still at times suspicious, of ambitious capitalists.
Poster of the film Ankhen, 1968

Ankhen, India’s first big spy film had a Doctor, Madam, Captain, and of course, Lily

Ramanand Sagar's Ankhen was released in 1968, the year India’s spy agency RAW was formed.

Iran’s export pain could mean a hot winter for oil

Oil exports are down by almost a third since U.S. said it would withdraw from the nations’ nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions.

China’s Silicon Valley dream needs a reality check

While China has moved to make it easier for people from Hong Kong and Macau to live and work in the mainland, challenges remain.
Imran Khan | Alex Wong/Getty Images

By now, US should know Pakistan civilian government won’t deliver

A more realistic US policy would probably be to reach out to the Afghan Taliban, bypassing Pakistan. And a recent announcement suggests just that.

Hotel Mumbai provides a raw & rare look behind 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

Director Anthony Maras’ new film replicates the confusion, panic and genuine fear during the terror attack.
The Supreme Court of India denies woman the permission to terminate her baby| Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court’s anti-dowry verdict amply demonstrates its ‘intra-court appeal’ disease

This institutional issue is taking away the weight of verdicts delivered by smaller benches turning the courts into a bundle of contradictions.

Fixing the financial system isn’t enough, it needs to be changed

Experience has taught bankers not to worry about the downside. The government bailed them out with no personal repercussions and without fundamentally changing the system.

Should opposition skip RSS meet or try to understand Mohan Bhagwat’s vision for India?

In a first-of-its-kind outreach, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is holding a three-day lecture series in New Delhi in which Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat ...
Representational image of Indian Army | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

After ISRO spy case, time to ensure justice for Army veterans in Samba case

The Samba spy case remains a blot on the face of our judiciary and the moribund defence and security establishment of this nation.

There’s a humongous scam in the Rafale deal. It is called stupidity

The Rafale deal is just a glaring example of the BJP government’s unsuccessful handling of defence purchases.