Editorial - The Hindu

In winning the Haryana Assembly election, and emerging as the single largest party by far in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party has »

Disclosure and DLF

The order of stock market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on DLF, »

Some relief for Jayalalithaa

The logic of granting bail post-conviction and pending appeal is that were the appellate court to overturn the verdict, an innocent person who is not expected to flee justice would have been kept... »

Challenge to mainstream parties

Maybe not much should be made of a first-time entry to the Westminster Parliament by a party that was until recently seen as being on the political fringe. Even so, the by-election win last week b... »

Turning out to vote

High turnouts are becoming more frequent and very widespread in Indian elections. T... »
October 17, 2014

A commendable effort

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), with the consummate ease that has become the rocket’s hallmark, placed the third Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) » 
October 16, 2014

Behavioural change critical

That high toilet coverage without concomitant utilisation of the facilities at a very high level and washing hands with soap will not bring about a reduction in diarrhoeal episodes and worm infest... »
October 15, 2014

Morales and his moral compass

The 60 per cent mandate that President Evo Morales received on Sunday for a third term... »
October 14, 2014

The freedom to marry

The move from decriminalising homosexuality to granting legal status to gay marriages may seem a simple and logical step. After all, the quintessentially liberal principle is that all people ought... »
October 13, 2014

Caste, clan and compromise

For the Bharatiya Janata Party, the stakes in this week’s Assembly elections in Haryana are considerably lower than in the case of Maharashtra. Haryana is smaller both in terms of size and populat... »
October 11, 2014

Bringing clarity to online retailing

The recent ‘big billion day’ mega sale offer by online retailer Flipkart saw a virtual stampede in cyberspace, and elicited angry posts on social media by irate shoppers. The massive customer resp... »
October 10, 2014

An unsustainable course

The precipitous decline in the population of wild animals should serve as a clear warning to humanity that it is living beyond its means. The Worldwide Fund for Nature and the Zoological Society o... »
October 9, 2014

Keeping Ebola at bay

Concerns over Ebola have escalated after the United States and Spain reported their first cases of the disease diagnosed within their borders. A traveller from Liberia, a West African nation where... »
October 16, 2014

Taming monopolies

It is usually not easy for laymen to appreciate the work that fetches the Nobel Prize in Economics or, for that matter, the relevance of such work in everyday life. It is not so this time, with th... » 
October 15, 2014

Rebuilding Visakhapatnam

The level of preparedness and the response by the Andhra Pradesh and Central governments, along with their agencies, in the face of the severe cyclonic storm »
October 14, 2014

The art of memory

The world outside France wondered who Patrick Modiano was... »
October 13, 2014

Childhood, peace and development

The Nobel Peace prize for 2014 has been awarded to two South Asian... » 
October 11, 2014

Public funds and image-building

The use of government advertising as a tool for political propaganda, especially during election time, has been a key concern in many democracies. Given the role of the state in India as a control... »
October 10, 2014

Brightness at night

This year’s Nobel Prize for physics awarded to Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University in Japan and Shuji Nakamura of the University of California at Santa Barbara, goes beyond recogn... »
October 9, 2014

Corruption and the courts

If there is a larger message in the Karnataka High Court’s refusal to grant bail to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, it is that the judiciary will treat corruption among public serva... »