Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Talk Point

Sourav Ganguly

Is Sourav Ganguly right in saying that Indian cricket is in danger or is he being alarmist?

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has written to BCCI expressing a ‘deep sense of fear and worry’ over the future of Indian cricket. Ganguly has highlighted s...
Sardar Patel

Has Sardar Patel eclipsed Indira Gandhi today or is he finally getting his due in history?

A ₹2,989-crore “Statue of Unity” of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, touted as the tallest statue in the world, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the ...
RBI

Is Viral Acharya speech just another fight or shows Modi govt’s inability to work with RBI?

RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya lashed out at the government for trying to undermine the authority and curb the independence of the central bank in a speech F...
Institutions

Bigger hurdle for Indian democracy: Unchecked institutions like courts or autocrat leaders?

In a veiled reference to the protests over the Supreme Court ruling on Sabarimala temple and the developments in the CBI, finance minister Arun Jaitley stated t...
Illustration by Andrew Clarance | ThePrint

Zika, dengue spreading— Should India invest in GM mosquitoes or make better pesticides?

As mosquitoes grow immune to pesticides, scientists consider genetically modifying them to combat these diseases. Experts weigh in.
TalkPoint | Civilian-military tensions

Civil-military tension over privileges: Bureaucrats pampered or have forces overblown it?

The defence spokesperson had responded to a photograph showing a civilian officer’s car with a flag on the bonnet, pointing out misuse of privileges.
dharavi

Dharavi revamp gets Fadnavis govt nod: Last-ditch effort to revive project or 2019 ploy?

Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government recently approved a redevelopment plan for Dharavi. Dharavi revamp has been in the works for the last 15 years, wit...
Karnataka policewomen

Karnataka women cops to wear shirt & pants, not sari: More practical or forced Westernism?

Karnataka policewomen have been ordered to wear khaki shirts and pants and not saris. Experts weigh in on the decision.
firecrackers

Is partial firecracker ban enforceable to fix Delhi air or will it fail like last Diwali?

The Supreme Court Tuesday allowed the sale of firecrackers but with stringent conditions to control pollution in Delhi-NCR. Analysts have argued that the court'...
Kashmir

In nearly 5 years of Modi govt at Centre, has Kashmir’s situation worsened or improved?

The BJP claimed victory in the recent urban local body elections in Kashmir, ignoring the dismal voter turnout.
amritsar attack

Do Amritsar & Kashmir violence signal internal security crisis like ‘90s under Ajit Doval?

Three people were killed in a grenade attack at a Nirankari prayer hall in Amritsar Sunday. The same day, a terrorist attack at a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir...
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How CBI went from being a caged parrot to a wild vulture

India’s premier anti-corruption agency has defied two decades of reform and become an embarrassment with its bosses calling each other thief.