Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Talk Point

Talk Point: How is Pakistan reacting to the Israel-India bromance?

Graphic showing Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in India on a historic, maiden visit and is expected to sign nine commercial agreements. Experts weigh in on how this impacts Pakistan.

Talk Point: Are the checks and balances in the Indian judiciary...

In an unprecedented move, four judges– Justices Chelameswar, Gogoi, Lokur and Joseph- held a press conference. Experts weigh in on what it means.

Talk Point: Is SEBI’s ban on PwC over the Satyam scandal...

On Wednesday, SEBI banned PwC and all its audit firms from auditing any listed company in India for two years, after finding it guilty in the Satyam scam.

Talk Point: Will India ever have a leader with guts to...

A girl preparing for examinations
CBSE board exams put students, parents and teachers under immense pressure. Is it time to do away with the system and consider alternatives instead?

TalkPoint: Does it make sense for India’s private sector to venture...

As the moon-landing proposal of private space start-up TeamIndus hits a new financial roadblock, experts weigh in on the question.

TalkPoint: Did the BCCI’s home series against Sri Lanka hurt the...

Indian batsmen crumbled in the face of South Africa’s lethal bowling attack. Newlands’ bouncy pitches added insult to injury to the team.

TalkPoint: Are the fears over the security of Aadhaar overblown?

A graphic showing a representational image of an Aadhaar card
The latest controversy over Aadhaar details being sold for as little as Rs 500 has once again raised concerns about the safety of information with UIDAI.

England had shown in India how it’s done – visitors need...

Indian cricket team members together
It’s a modern truism that major test teams win handsomely at home and lose equally badly when they tour overseas.

Teams have to adapt to all conditions, and India’s domestic tweaks...

There is hardship in playing overseas and that is both the challenge and charm of cricket. The pitches, weather and conditions vary from country to country.

Modern batsmen struggle overseas because there’s no pressure to develop skills

Illustration by Siddhant Gupta
Even a formidable team like India struggles on pitches overseas. The conditions vary enormously, which causes such situations.
Top Military leaders from the Quad at Raisina dialogue, 2018 | Pushan Das

Three striking points about the quad, and what India needs to do to lead it

At the Raisina Dialogue, the four countries’ military leaders talked unabashed about the India-US-Japan-Australia grouping. It sends a message to China.

Gujarat Elections 2017

A graphic showing newspapers The Hindu, The Indian Express and President APJ Abdul Kalam

When one Indian newspaper handed over its big scoop to a rival

It was the only way to ensure the story wasn't killed. And Spielberg's latest, The Post, brings it back to me.
Former CAG Vinod Rai who A Raja has alleged was a vigilante

Talk Point: Was former CAG Vinod Rai a ‘vigilante’, or was he India’s ‘conscience keeper’?

Andimuthu Raja, the former telecom minister who was recently acquitted in the 2G scam trial, has alleged in a new book that the entire episode was the opposition’s attempt to bring down the UPA-II.