Saturday, 13 August, 2022


Rahul Gandhi’s religious tourism is a sham, Congress is allergic to Hindu sentiments

Rahul Gandhi has visited 11 Hindu temples in Gujarat in the last 50 days, but one the elections are over, the Congress party will return to its old agenda.

Nehru’s belief in science fuelled India’s ‘audacious’ space programme

Nehru’s closeness to Vikram Sarabhai and Homi Bhabha, and his belief in science, were behind India’s space and atomic programmes.

The emerging ‘Quad’ in the Indo-Pacific, and how it can counter China

Apprehensions about China have brought back the idea of the ‘Quad’ of democratic nations – US, Japan, India, and Australia – about 10 years after it was mooted.

Potholes are shaping the election rhetoric in Gujarat

This year the roads in Gujarat were in an unusually bad shape, and people stormed social media, the favourite platform of the BJP, to express their grievances.

Miles to go before he sleeps: Dineshwar Sharma’s visit to Kashmir wasn’t a great start

Many in Kashmir viewed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma’s first visit with scepticism, and a lot more needs to be done to achieve a thaw.

Anti-doping row: BCCI’s stance feels immoral to an ardent fan

The BCCI says it follows the ICC anti-doping code, and that NADA has no jurisdiction over it because it is not a national sports federation.

Selfies are all well, but the pride parade means so much more

The pride parade is not a place to express excesses or fantasies without understanding the context. It is not a circus displayed for pleasure.

Kamal Haasan is in politics to occupy space left behind by Jayalalithaa

Time will tell if Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth will join hands to create a third front. But TN politics will remain regional; BJP & Congress won’t get in.

If judiciary can’t get its act together, then god save India

What happened at the Supreme Court in the last two days, specifically what transpired in Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's court.

Why we called this election Modi vs Modi

It is not BJP vs the Congress, or Modi vs Soniaben. Narendra Modi's own voters will decide whether to re-elect or defeat him.

On Camera


A still from Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

Why Laal Singh Chaddha is not a Forrest Gump remake. It’s just another Bollywood film

The makers of Laal Singh Chaddha set limits for the film by not choosing a lead character from the majority dominant Hindu community.
Representational image | Flickr

Indian rural women aren’t waiting passively for help. Digital payments are working

Making businesses digital is helping rural women merchants cope better with the current crisis and tap into new economic opportunities.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.