Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Talk Point

St. Stephen’s, DU may begin theology dept: Smart financial move or is it becoming a seminary?

The famed St. Stephen’s College in Delhi University is discussing a proposal to start a degree course in theology. The discipline is not taught in any mainstrea...

Raje renames ‘Muslim sounding’ villages: Communal politics or standing up for majority?

Five months before Rajasthan goes to elections, Vasundhara Raje's government has been accused of renaming villages with ‘Muslim-sounding’ names. The proposal wa...

SC’s BCCI rollback: Belated admission that meddling in cricket was a blunder or half retreat?

The Supreme Court Thursday ruled on the BCCI’s draft constitution. While it reversed the ‘one state, one vote’ order it passed two years ago, it has retained se...

Kanwariyas vs Namazis: Double standard over disruption in public spaces?

During the month of sawan, kanwariyas (carriers of holy water) take to the streets for an annual Hindu procession that disrupts traffic and even leads to violen...

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: Has BJP upset its oldest ally SAD or is it appeasing JD(U)?

The election for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman is set to take place Thursday, and there is palpable tension in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. The B...

Indian soldiers without quality combat boots: Misplaced defence spending priorities or procurement r...

Indian Army is still waiting on the delivery of its last order for old-style combat boots, which will arrive by 2019. Ironically, Indian manufacturers export hi...

Suhana Khan on Vogue cover: Bollywood nepotism or talent-spotting?

Vogue’s August edition cover featuring Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan has created a controversy. The magazine has drawn flak for promoting nepotism, with...

Censorship of Mission Impossible for J&K map: Hyper nationalism or a genuine diplomatic concern?...

The information and broadcasting ministry has raised objections to wrongful depiction of J&K’s boundaries in a map shown in Tom Cruise-starrer Mission: Impo...

NRC will lead to ‘bloodbath’- Mamata Banerjee stoking communal fire or voicing public in...

Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said that Assam's NRC draft will divide the people of India and lead to "bloodbath and civil war in the country". Amit Shah retorted ...

Can Modi and Imran Khan turn around India-Pakistan ties ahead of 2019 or is the army back in control...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan’s Imran Khan to congratulate him for his victory and spoke about building peace between India and Pakistan. After w...
Imran Khan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nawaz Shariff

Outing a personal secret as a lesson for Imran: Featuring Vajpayee, Nawaz & a bit of me

Nawaz Sharif made a dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee but was tripped by Pakistan’s army. It won’t be different for Imran.