Wednesday, 19 December, 2018


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

virgin galactic

Just exactly where is the Final Frontier in space anyway?

Who gets to decide where space begins? The boundary shouldn’t be an arbitrary one.

No kidding, you really are slowly turning into your parents

Studies show humans become more like their biological parents & other family members as they get older.
Chinese president Xi Jinping | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

China faces its eternal dilemma again: Push growth or cut debt?

China’s top leaders meet this week in Beijing to set economic policy objectives for the coming year. The central question is whether they will do what they want...
mirch masala

Smita Patil’s Mirch Masala is the movie a post-#MeToo India must watch

Smita Patil left an indelible impact with her unique sensuality, resolve and vulnerability in Mirch Masala.
Pak PM Imran Khan

Pakistani TV, plays and movies can’t get enough of Imran Khan & the dam song

Imran Khan is the latest product placement trend in Pakistan.
Mahatma Gandhi

Why Ghanaians are removing Gandhi statues in the middle of the night

Best way to commemorate Gandhi in his 150th-year would be to critically examine him — not just garland and worship him.
Johnson and Johnson Inc.

Lawsuits against Johnson&Johnson aren’t going away

J&J faces major liability risk from lawsuits over a possible link between asbestos in its talc products and cancer.
BJP supporters at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election campaign rally for the state Assembly elections in Jaipur

Why Hindutva polarisation is no longer earning electoral dividends for BJP

Yes, Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits are helping.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Kamal Singh/PTI

BJP has to learn to befriend the kingmakers of 2019

Regional parties will guard their turf assiduously by not yielding their space to either of the two national parties.
Illustration by Peali Dutta Gupta

Modi, after all, had no solution to the poor and nasty lives of most Indians

Five years on, the reality hasn't changed for young Indians. Subsidies and hand-outs are all that they've got.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.