Thursday, 7 July, 2022


Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.

New Brezza is not just a facelift. Maruti-Suzuki has worked to make it tough

I drove the automatic variant and it felt a bit languid on the open road. Prices start from Rs 8 lakh and go up to Rs 14 lakh for the automatic dual-tone variant.

One lone, brave voice stood up against anti-defection law in 1985. All his predictions came true

When it comes to anti-defection law, the cure is worse than the disease.

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.

Highway upgrade, droughts in one state affect housing demand in another, study shows

Researchers from Southern California and Manchester universities studied Census data to look at urban India's response to migration-induced housing demand.

Cobalt, copper, China: India should pay more attention to the savage violence in Congo

Leaving security to mercenaries is a path to proxy wars, colonial-era savagery. Democracies like India with an economic stake can't remain sidelined.

‘Injustice’ in Telangana — it pays more to tear political posters down than to repair them

BJP's worried media department had to whisk Vasundhara Scindia away when they saw her mingling with reporters after the press briefing had concluded.

Growing frustration in youth has the Chinese govt worried. It sees solution in hukou

Hukou is a household registry allowing citizens to access social benefits, education, purchasing property, and other government services in the area they live.

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.

What India—Hindus and Muslims—missed in Supreme Court’s ‘lecture’ on Nupur Sharma

Reaction to SC remark shows India has become a nation full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.