Wednesday, 21 February, 2018


A ‘Congress-mukt’ Karnataka will be harder to achieve than Amit Shah thinks

To make Karnataka 'Congress-mukt', the BJP will have to address internal dissidence, build a new social coalition and a compelling development agenda.

J&K Police is being targeted by terrorists because it is succeeding

There has been a significant transformation of the J&K Police, from a passive observer to being the most outstanding anti-terrorist organisation in the country.

After CPEC tilted priorities, China is now happy with a second-tier role in Afghanistan

China’s anxiety about a precipitate withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is even greater than its unhappiness about the prospect of long-term US bases.

The Epic City: A hurried rediscovery of Kolkata

Even as newer generations of Kolkatans leave their stagnant city for economic opportunity elsewhere, Kushanava Chowdhury journeyed the opposite route—from New Jersey to his birthplace, West Bengal’s capital. His debut work of non-fiction is...

SC judgement on triple talaq: What’s monumental about it and what’s not

A law has been struck down for being “arbitrary” for the first time, until now it was used only to strike down executive action not laws made by a legislature.

Don’t be complacent about the border standoff with China

The impression is that India’s elite public opinion has not totally woken up to the consequences of underestimating China’s capacity for assertive action. Shashi Tharoor

Triple talaq verdict creates society with social democracy

The SC judgment heralds a new thought and turns away from the practices which are indeed “bad in theology” and creates a society with social democracy.

Former RBI governor’s six secrets to unshackling India’s economy

Instead of sweeping reforms,Bimal Jalan advocates smaller changes that will strengthen governmental institutions

Beyond Doklam: India needs to overhaul its trade-friendly grand strategy on China

Doklam is merely a symptom of a revanchist China that no longer sees the need to play by the book. India needs to change its strategy as well.
Donald Trump giving a speech

Talk Point: What are the implications of Trump’s statements on Pakistan & Afghanistan?

Donald Trump has promised more troops in Afghanistan and criticised Pakistan for supporting terrorism. Experts explain what this could mean for India and south Asia.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta.

TalkPoint: Is it impossible to fix India’s disastrous PSU banks?

Experts weigh in on the astounding 11,000 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank and how it reflects on the state of public sector banks in India.
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