Editorial - The Hindu

Kerala has moved expeditiously to curb the availability of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and get on to the road to total prohibition. Whether the decision is the outcome of intra-party manoeuvres in... »

Framework to boost exports

The new NDA government’s first annual Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) statement will be unveiled soon. Normally presented after the Union Budget, the FTP has usually concentrated on measures to boost e... »

Blow for public integrity

The Supreme Court verdict holding coal block allocations made since 1993 illegal confirms a long-known, but little-acknowledged malaise pervading the administration: cronyism often overshadowing m... »

Risky, if not reckless

Scotland, which has had a separate Parliament since 1999, votes in a referendum next month to decide whether its four million voters want independence from the United Kingdom, potentially bringing... »

The experiment succeeds

The latest round of by-elections to Assembly seats will be remembered for the success of a political experiment in Bihar involving the coming together of three parties against the Bharatiya Janata... »
August 26, 2014

Growth-inflation dynamic

The Reserve Bank of India’s Annual Report submitted to the union government is a statutory publication on behalf of its central board of directors. The most recent one, released last week covers t... »
August 25, 2014

A landmark ethical clearance

On August 11, for the first time a 12-member World Health Organization panel unanimously agreed that the use of “unproven interventions” in humans as potential treatment or prevention options for... »
August 23, 2014

Humanising the law

There are times when state and citizen are so hopelessly locked in conflict that one of them will have to give in. In normal circumstances, the state prevails. But Irom Sharmila Chanu’s 14-year-lo... »
August 22, 2014

The navy and economic growth

The commissioning in Mumbai of INS Kolkata, a formidable destroyer, has turned out to be much more than an expression of the navy’s heft to safeguard the sea lanes of the Indian Ocean. The message... » 
August 21, 2014

Shake-up after surrender

The Indian cricket team’s abject surrender in England was shocking, both... »
August 20, 2014

Threat to personal liberty

The latest amendments made to the main preventive detention law in Tamil Nadu have great potential for misuse. By bringing in sexual offences and cybercrimes within the ambit of the Goondas Act, a... »
August 19, 2014

Focus on basic research

Of the eight winners of the top awards in mathematics given away at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul on August 13, the focus in the Indian media has been on three of them, the... »
August 18, 2014

Growth with dignity

In a powerful oration titled “The Danger of a Single Story”, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie deplores the damage wrought by common stereotypes of Africa. These are, in her view, deeply destruct... »
August 25, 2014

The tasks that remain

Change, as they say, is the only constant. What is relevant in a certain context at a given period of time and environment may cease to be so in a different context, a different time or a changed... »
August 23, 2014

Dealing with barbarism

The execution of the American journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State is a shocking iteration of the group’s barbarity. Foley was a freelance reporter who had been abducted many m... »
August 22, 2014

Conflicts within

Persisting boundary disputes among the northeastern States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland, reflect multi-layered conflicts in the region that the formation over time... »
August 21, 2014

Controlling the party

The influence of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on the Bharatiya Janata Party is always greater during periods when the party is in power. While the Sangh is sometimes ready to appear twice remov... »
August 20, 2014

Over-reaction to an irritant

Diplomacy is not a limited overs cricket match. But by calling off the... »
August 19, 2014

An ambitious plan for inclusion

The Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, a major socio-economic initiative of the National Democratic Alliance government, was announced by the Prime Minister in his Independence Day speech. It is an a... »
August 18, 2014

The right remedy?

Parliament has spoken. By landmark legislation, it has amended the procedure by which members of the superior judiciary are appointed in India, and ended the primacy that the judiciary had accorde... »