Monday, 4 July, 2022


Sanjay Leela Bhansali has only himself to blame for the Padmavati controversy

Sanjay Leela Bhansali should have thought about how much liberty he can take with traditions, customs, and people’s sensibilities, writes Professor Makkhan Lal.

In numbers: Why Indian Railways is so accident-prone

Despite many measures to stop accidents, safety continues to be a major concern on Indian Railways. Here's a look at what's causing so many accidents.

The great Indian middle class, in charts

Three economists, Neelanjan Sircar, Devesh Kapur, and Milan Vaishnav went around India asking: 'Do you call yourself middle class?'

The chairman of Delhi’s Dyal Singh College is a mini-Modi

The long-running drama at Dyal Singh College -- between day and evening courses over poor infrastructure and funding -- has now found a curious new solution. Rename the college.

Three economists went around India asking: do you call yourself middle class?

The emergence of the Indian middle class has received much attention, but there’s no one authoritative way of defining what it means to be ‘middle class’.

Without our tales of bravery, we Rajputs would be just a bunch of non-intelligent losers

Any turning wage-slave worm, flashes the boss the middle finger, quits to become a stand-up comic or open a river-rafting camp is channeling his inner Rajput.

Mandal is reborn, minus the Muslim factor

Identity politics is returning to the centre stage and political parties and next-generation leaders are rushing to carve out a slice.

Swiss have succumbed to Pak lobbying, Chinese pressure on Balochistan: Brahumdagh Bugti

Switzerland rejecting my application for political asylum means we will have to work harder to convince the world about what's happening in Balochistan.

Doing away with net-neutrality may be easier said than done

Considering the behemoths that Alphabet Inc, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon and Snap Inc are today, it may be imprudent to expect the repeal of net neutrality to be a smooth sail.

General Dunford says military leaders need to be apolitical & intellectually empowered

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, engaged with the academia recenlty, and addressed topics like North Korea, cyber security & space.

On Camera


Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.