Editorial - The Hindu

Once again, the credibility deficit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India stands underlined. A three-member committee recommended by the BCCI to hold an investigation into charges concernin... »

A virus to watch out for

In September 2012, an alert Egyptian doctor working in a Saudi Arabian hospital isolated a new human virus in samples taken from a man who had died of pneumonia and kidney failure. The virus came... »

A sinister design

By asking Hindus not to allow Muslims to buy property in ‘Hindu localities’, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia was seeking to undermine the basic constitutional values of the nation. Th... »

Talking without saying

In a context of deepening confrontation and sporadic violence in eastern Ukraine which has so far left three people dead and many more injured, Russia, the United States, and the European Union re... »

The power of words

Elections always throw up inventive rhetoric, catchy one-liners, barbs, and taunts. These are amplified even more when social media rule the roost among the young and trendy in particular. Nonethe... »
April 22, 2014

CAG scan of the private sector

The Supreme Court’s ruling that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India can audit pri... »
April 21, 2014

Gabo puts down his tools

The writer Michael Jacobs, who died in January 2014, met the legendary Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez by chance when he arrived in the country to undertake a journey on the river Magdal... »
April 19, 2014

Tasks before the Navy chief

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures: supersession is rare in the Indian military hierarchy, and experience in heading an operational command is normally a prerequisite for becoming... »
April 18, 2014

Obamacare and vanishing facts

The April 11 resignation of U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary »
April 17, 2014

IMF’s cautious optimism

The latest edition of the IMF’s flagship publication, World Economic Outlook, is cautiously optimistic on the prospects for the glo... »
April 16, 2014

Reining in cancer

Grim statistics present the deadly reality of the spread of cancer in India: one million new cases of different cancers are diagnosed every year in the country; an estimated 600,000 to 700,000 peo... »
April 15, 2014

Another case of fraud in science

Just as the chapter on Hwang Woo Suk, a South Korean stem cell researcher and one of the biggest known research fraudsters, came to an end recently, another major fraud by a Japan-based stem cell... »2 comments
April 14, 2014

Merger medicine

Digesting acquisitions is never easy in the corporate world, especially when the acquirer and target are of similar size. And when one of the two companies is in distress, the merger can be testin... »
April 21, 2014

The Delhi dilemma

By leaving it to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi to decide whether to recommend »
April 19, 2014

Fair & peaceful, so far

It has been a fairly smooth ride so far with the fifth phase of polling... »
April 18, 2014

Haunted by inflation

Price rise is one of the key issues in this election, and the latest data on inflation spell bad news for the incumbent UPA government; the monster is rearing its head again after lying low over t... »
April 17, 2014

Salutary judgment

By recognising the transgender community as a third gen... »
April 16, 2014

Writing no wrongs

The over-the-top reaction of the Prime Minister’s Office to a book by Manmohan Singh’s former media adviser confirms a long-known side of Indian politicians: they have a terribly thin skin, especi... »
April 15, 2014

Inexplicable reticence

As a candidate in the 2002, 2007 and then the 2012 elections for the Gujarat Assembly, Narendra Modi chose not to make his marital status clear in his nomination papers. Now, having set his sights... »135 comments
April 14, 2014

Staunching the vitriol

The Election Commission’s order banning two political leaders from addressing public meetings and rallies for their divisive and inflammatory speeches during the ongoing election campaign sends ou... »3 comments