Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Talk Point

Urjit Patel quits: Cry for RBI autonomy or inability to work with Modi govt on economy?

The Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel resigned from his post Monday citing “personal reasons”, ending weeks of speculation and a rather public feud wit...

State polls renew Congress efforts at mahagatbandhan or Mayawati absence a reality check?

A day before assembly election results in five states are announced, a grand opposition meeting, called by TDP leader Chandrababu Naidu, is being attended by to...
space

Can India be the next space startup haven, or will China beat us to it?

India and China are competing in the world economy for many things, one of them being the private space industry. There have been over 80 space startups in Chin...
cbi

Should NSA Ajit Doval have helped CBI in Michel extradition or is he right in using clout?

Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, was extradited by the UAE earlier this week. In a statement relea...
gdp

10 fastest-growing global cities in India: Economic boom or poor focus on quality of life?

A study by Oxford Economics reveals that the 10-fastest growing cities in the world in the next two decades will all be from India, with Gujarat's Surat topping...
bulandshahr mob

Bulandshahr focus shifts from Hindu vigilantism to cows or is Yogi following due process?

Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed by a mob in Bulandshahr after protests over alleged cow slaughter turned violent. At a review meeting Tuesday nig...
priyanka nick wedding

Jallikattu, Priyanka’s wedding horses: Is PETA offending Indian culture or humanising it?

PETA has slammed Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas for using horses and elephants at their wedding in Jodhpur. In the past, PETA has demanded a ban on Jallikattu, ...
Aparajita Sarangi

Unethical for IAS officers to join politics ahead of polls or do they make for good netas?

Senior Odisha-cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi, who had sought voluntary retirement in September, joined the BJP last week. Joining the party just before the...
Priyanka Nick

Should Bollywood stars like Deepika-Ranveer and Priyanka have had more austere weddings?

Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh got married in Lake Como in Italy, followed by three receptions. Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas got married in the Umaid Bhawan palace in Rajasthan.
ISRO

Should ISRO help India’s private space players grow or focus only on its big missions?

As ISRO basks in the glory of its successful HysIS launch, India's first fully private satellite is still awaiting its own ride aboard a SpaceX rocket. This sat...

Hindu Rashtra to peacocks not having sex: There is no way to assess conduct of our judges

Judiciary has simply looked away when judges have made sexist, casteist, xenophobic and sometimes utter nonsensical remarks.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Rahul Gandhi’s discovery of his inner Brahmin is smart and audacious politics

Rahul Gandhi is audacious to mix his religion with Congress politics. He can win or perish, but can’t retreat from this Chakravyuha.