Thursday, 22 February, 2018



The shocking death of Bhanubhai: Why are Dalits in Gujarat angry?

Bhanubhai’s dead body has not been accorded dignified burial even after 48 hours, and no state minister has visited.

In the future, cities will lead, countries will follow

The capacity of cities to create unprecedented levels of economic activity and innovation will all but ensure that they will take the lead in the century ahead.
Mantralaya of the Mahrashtra government

Safety nets put up at Mumbai’s Mantralaya after farmers attempt suicide, govt under fire

The BJP govt has failed to effectively tackle the farm crisis. Putting up safety nets seems just another way to protect itself, rather than the farmers.
RSS cadets | Representational image

Unlike Nehru, Narendra Modi has no army of intellectual elite and the RSS is...

The ‘elite’ doesn’t mean elitism, it just means intellectuals and artists who can promote the spread of knowledge. And Modi doesn't have them.
Indira Gandhi

Modi detests Nehru, but loves Indira’s lousy economics. Fact: she was rectifying her blunders

Indira’s change of heart got trapped between two tragic air crashes, one killing her most Left minister, and other, her economically Right son.
A CRPF jawan

I lived through a night of horror just because a CRPF camp moved next...

It is time to talk about the increased vulnerability of civilians in Kashmir who live in constant danger because their space is encroached by the army and paramilitary forces.
Army jawan keeps vigil in Poonch

Now that the Indo-Pak ceasefire agreement is off, a summer of discontent awaits

With two-front tensions likely, pressure will be on the army’s most abundant resource, its soldiers.
A file photo of Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal turned AAP from democratic party to autocratic one: Ex-colleague Mayank Gandhi

The Delhi CM’s ‘blinding greed for power’ can be seen by the voters, which is why AAP has won nothing recently, says the estranged former AAP leader New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has become...
Abdus Salam and Mathematician Srinivasan Ramanujan

Behind the scientific brilliance of Ramanujan & Salam lay religious inspiration

With Hindutva in India, and persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan, it becomes important to note that both scientiests thanked religion for their work
Vayu Shakti

The debate over integrating the services: Understanding the Air Force perspective

Flexibility, concentration of effort & centralised control are essential for best utilisation of the IAF. These could be compromised under theatre commands.
Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump

The bling of billionaires like Trump Jr bedazzles Indians. They’re the gods of achhe din

Meanwhile in Washington DC, the Trump Hotel recently got an extreme makeover with the words “This Place is a Shithole” and poop emojis projected on its wall.
Illustration by Peali Dezine on bank privatisation

If Modi wants a real legacy, he must undo Indira Gandhi’s disastrous bank nationalisation

From Jimmy Nagarwala’s Rs 60 lakh from SBI to Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,000 crore-plus from PNB, India has a 47-year record of scams in govt banks. Why do all govts still love them?

Gujarat Elections 2017