Jul 23, 2014 12:55 AM
The announcement of a new BRICS Bank displays the desire of emerging economies to move away from Washington D.C.-style lending institutions. But between India’s bureaucratic efficiency and China’s indifference to humanitarian, environmental an
Jul 23, 2014 12:58 AM
India needs both a principled approach and a strategic vision to take its negotiating position forward An interesting recent public duel over India’s past approach to climate negotiations and tactics illustrates both the dissonance of Indian clima
Jul 23, 2014 12:58 AM
A fledgling technology to manipulate the genes of crops in order to make them less susceptible to disease and more productive is at risk of falling foul of the European Union’s genetic modification rules, scientists warned on Monday. Genome editing
Jul 22, 2014 01:01 AM
The rolling back of Delhi University’s Four Year Undergraduate Programme was as whimsical and arbitrary as its rollout The recent controversy about continuing the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) in Delhi University (DU) reminded me of my
Jul 22, 2014 12:59 AM
The euphoria generated by Narendra Modi’s election promise of One Rank One Pension is fast dissipating With Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley setting aside only Rs. 1000 crore for One Rank One Pension (OROP), there is disquiet within the d
Jul 22, 2014 12:56 AM
As civilian casualties mounted on Sunday in the Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israels military reminded the world that it had warned people living in targeted areas to leave. The response from Palestinians here was unanimous: Where should we g
Jul 21, 2014 12:35 AM
The lead article, headlined “Space for little people,” published in the Magazine section of July 20, 2014, made a factual error in stating that there was a 71.4 per cent decrease in the budget allocation to the Ministry of Human Resource Develo
Jul 21, 2014 12:33 AM
The western media has been dismissive of the BRICS move to set up a bank, but such cynicism misses the larger picture — the end of western hegemony and the rise of the multiplex world For the first time since its creation in the af
Jul 21, 2014 12:29 AM
Even as India commits itself to move on the fast track of economic growth, it must be mindful of the need to invest in improving its social indicators as well Is Gross Domestic Product (GDP) an adequate measure of a country’s development across ma
Jul 19, 2014 03:02 AM
Further paralysis could hit the New Delhi-Washington relationship if the U.S. harbours a deep, even secret, disenchantment with Narendra Modi’s record regarding religious freedom This week The Hindu published four articles on ‘Modi and the U
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