Tuesday, 9 August, 2022


Why booking an Uber may get twice or thrice as expensive

Uber's free cash flow was negative $1.3 billion in the last 12 months, raising questions about the viability of its business model in the long run.

Bangladesh and Tanzania have a lesson or two for India on open defecation

Like Bangladesh and Tanzania, India can adopt strategies that generate shame and disgust to trigger collective action.

Modi’s space dream: India still doesn’t know the difference between tech & science

We celebrate ‘scientific achievement’ and wrap engineering & technology in the Tricolour. But truth is Indian science is in a sorry state.

The Taj Mahal is wasting away, and it may soon hit the point of no return

Air pollution and poor management have led to a marked deterioration in Taj Mahal's condition over the last few years.

Indian cricket may be the answer to Facebook’s Asia revenue problems

To boost its revenue, Facebook is experimenting with buying the broadcast rights of major sports like cricket and football.

As spacecraft finds lake on Mars, Earthlings may discover alien cousins

Enough meteorites have flown between here and Mars to open the possibility that we’ll find our own relatives up there.

Congress & BJP think that women can only explain Rafale in dumbed down metaphors

BJP and Congress may use women to explain Rafale deal, but Indian women weren’t even inducted as fighter pilots until 2016 – that is 10 yrs after Pakistan.

The Bollywood song both Modi and Rahul Gandhi must listen to this Independence Day

India’s youth today are whiling away their time in needless pursuits, much like the actors in this song.

As India turns 71, what is the rising global power’s vision for the world?

India has the opportunity to put in place a new framework for its own security, growth and development. All it needs is a "New Delhi Consensus"?

It’s time Bollywood came up with new songs for Independence Day

From 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon' to 'Made in India', a look at the patriotic songs we keep humming.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.