Editorial - The Hindu

The first public reactions to U.S. President Barack Obama’s soul-stirring “Address to the People of India” at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi before winding up his three-day historic trip to... »

Sending the right signal

The government’s decision not to appeal against the adverse verdict of the Bombay High Court in its Rs.3,200-crore tax case against Vodafone is the first concrete demonstration of its resolve to d... »

Going beyond symbolism

On its 66th Republic Day, during a mighty parade in the national capital, India showcased “woman power” with all-women contingents of the three Services for the first time. A day earlier, Wing Com... »

The dynamics of inequality

Occupational and geographic mobility across the region are bridging income and consumption-related disparities, says the World Bank report, ‘Addressing Inequality in South Asia’. The findings acco... »

A new chapter of openness

As he listed the reasons why he believes the India-U.S. relationship is the “defining partnership” of this century, Barack Obama dwelt in his »
January 27, 2015

Momentous vote in Greece

The momentous victory of the radical left-wing Syriza party in Greece is certain to send shock waves through Brussels, already trying to contend with the rising popularity of forces lined up again... »
January 26, 2015

Critical transition in Saudi Arabia

The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, at the age of 90, beckoned a cautiously orchestrated transition of power to his successor Salman in the Al Saud dynasty that holds power in the nation. » 
January 24, 2015

Restoring cricket’s purity

For far too long, an impression had gained ground that the Indian cricket board is but the fiefdom of a few individuals. The Indian Premier League case in the Supreme Court garnered attention amon... » 
January 23, 2015

The science of saving tigers

India is unique in having a significant number of tigers in the wild, in spite of growing population and resource extraction pressures on their habitat. The latest estimate of tigers in various la... »
January 22, 2015

The President’s counsel

President Pranab Mukherjee’s pointed reminder to the government on the constitutional r... »
January 21, 2015

Short of stalwarts

A prize catch or a liability, a master stroke or a mistake? In projecting new entrant »
January 20, 2015

Ceding ground to the Army

Earlier this month, Pakistan’s elected representatives voted to cut the ground from under their own feet. Despite the misgivings that some political parties and several individual legislators had,... »
January 19, 2015

Crisis among the censors

The resignation of Leela Samson as the chairperson of the Central Board of Fi... »
January 27, 2015

The deadlock in Nepal

The political turmoil in Nepal continues as the prospects of reaching a consensus over a new draft Constitution still appears bleak. The Constituent Assembly was expected to promulgate a new Const... »
January 26, 2015

Yet another QE programme

Even as the global economy grapples with the after-effects of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) programme and its withdrawal, QE is back with a bang again, this time from Europe.... »
January 24, 2015

Another Ebola battle won

On January 18, the World Health Organization and the Malian government declared Mali free of the Ebola virus disease. Mali is the third country after Nigeria and Senegal to become free of the dead... »
January 23, 2015

Dispute over ICC intervention

The recent decision of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, to open a preliminary examination of alleged war crimes committed during Israel’s military offensiv... »
January 22, 2015

Reasserting a friendship

The visit by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera to New Delhi... » 
January 21, 2015

Focus on public investment

The idea that the government should lead investment revival by spending from its purse seems to be gaining ground quickly. The thought was first expressed by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subraman... »
January 20, 2015

Loosening a stranglehold

The war against tobacco has gained further vigour and momentum with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently placing in the public domain a draft Bill that seeks to amend the provisions... »