Kalam: versatility personified
A nationalist thinker, his view of India’s progress was visionary and envisaged an India for the next generation.
The death of a ghost
We treat the Taliban as a monolithic and structured group, but it has become less coherent and more fluid, especially now after Mullah Omar’s declared
The Kalam I knew
A former Governor recalls the years when he worked with a “boss” who was a gracious host, a great leader, and absolutely dedicated to the goal of a de
A basic right is in danger
The Attorney General’s argument questioning the right of Indians to privacy is wrong on two counts. But worse, it goes against the interests of the pe
In search of freedom
With 2.5 million people a year falling victim to it, human trafficking forms a lucrative illicit economy that must be attacked from every angle.
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, my friend
A scientists recalls the qualities of Dr. Kalam that shaped the DRDO and inspired the nation.
Losing the Dragon — India-Bhutan relations one year after Modi’s historic visit
The significance of the visit lay not in what Mr Modi said, but the symbolism of him making a visit to Bhutan.
An impact that will endure
With his child-like curiosity, simplicity and optimism, no other public figure endeared himself to all sections of India quite like Abdul Kalam did.
Sowing the seeds of a disaster
The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill in its present form could squander away staggering amounts on meaningless afforestation. It must be recast to
Benchmarks for banks
As private banks are profit-oriented and citycentric, and public sector banks are socially oriented, the performance norms for the two should be diffe
All eyes on Pluto
The icy dwarf planet may be located billions of miles from Earth, but studying it could help scientists understand our own planet’s history.
Women voters can tip the scales in Bihar
Female voters were the agents of change in the 2005 re-election held within months after polls threw up a hung Assembly. This is remarkable in a trad
Security as a broadcasting bogey
In the wake of the denial of security clearance to the Sun TV group, a fresh look at the law is needed at a time when visuals are disseminated over th
Moot point in a headline
What is a newspaper’s responsibility? To tell a story? Or draw eyeballs to that story in the first place?
From messenger to mastermind
Yakub Memon would pay for his brother’s sins and become the only man to be sentenced to death in the Mumbai blasts case.
Left stranded on strange shores
Indian workers send home the world’s highest amount of remittance income, but there is no migration policy to protect them at any stage of their journ
Justice or vengeance?
The procedure followed to obtain a death warrant for Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon suffers from serious constitutional flaws. If seen through, it
Constitutional conversations on Adivasi rights
A little used provision in the Constitution may hold the key to protecting the interests of Scheduled Tribes as they fight to hold on to their traditi
An opinion on polls
With the Bihar elections coming up, poll-bashing will soon begin. Election forecasting, however, has come a long way, and polls these days get it more