Editorial - The Hindu

The fact that India and the US issued a vision document, Modi and Obama penned a joint op-ed, and then a comprehensive Joint Statement, speaks volumes for the breadth of discussions between them. »

Afghanistan’s change of guard

Compounding the difficulties is the tenuous political agreement between Mr. Ghani and Mr. Abdullah that ended the post-election deadlock. »

The chosen one in Tamil Nadu

If Ms. Jayalalithaa remains in prison for some length of time, matters will be more complicated for Mr. Panneerselvam and his government. »

A policy of status quo

The medium-term picture, though, is still hazy with a number of unknown variables, and the RBI is obviously not willing to risk its projection of 6 per cent inflation by January 2016 going astray. »

Calm on the frontiers

The forces from the two sides will now pull back to their September 1 positions before the crisis erupted in the Chumar sector in Ladakh, along the unclarified Line of Actual Control (LAC). »
September 30, 2014

Fighting the fires they lit

Armed with an overwhelming parliamentary endorsement, the British government has joined the United States-led coalition of countries that have been conducting aerial bombings of regions in Syria a... »
September 29, 2014

Paths to realignment

Vaulting ambition and deep desperation are very different states of mind, but they could sometimes lead to similar kinds of action. If the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena parted ways beca... »
September 27, 2014

Showcasing ‘Make in India’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not have asked for a better boost to his Make in India campaign than this: ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has revised the outlook on India to “St... »
September 26, 2014

Re-defining the engagement

With 35 engagements planned over five days, Prime Minister »
September 25, 2014

Mars mission success

After a journey of over 660 million kilometres that took 10 months, India’s Mars Or... »
September 24, 2014

An untenable agitation

The ongoing agitation demanding that a government bungalow in Delhi’s Lutyens’ Zone be converted into a memorial for late Prime Minister Charan Singh is an attempt by Rashtriya Lok Dal leader Ajit... »
September 23, 2014

Brinkmanship in Maharashtra

Common sense would dictate that the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena have more to lose than gain by »
September 22, 2014

Widows of Vrindavan

In drawing attention to the plight of the widows of Vrindavan, the BJP’s Member of Parliament from Mathura, Hema Malini, got hold of the wrong end of the stick. Many of the Vrindavan widows are wi... »
September 29, 2014

Kashmir keeps turning up

There has seldom been a time when the domestic politics of India and Pakistan have not intruded into efforts to normalise bilateral relations. When Nawaz Sharif spoke at the United Nations about a... »
September 28, 2014

The long road to justice

The conviction of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case by a Special Court in Bangalore is a significant vindication of a vital constitutional principle — that... »
September 27, 2014

Unwarranted rollback

The National Democratic Alliance government should weigh the huge human implications of its move to curtail the reach of the world’s largest public works employment programme – schemes under the M... »
September 26, 2014

Dealing with the coal burden

The cancellation of all but four of the coal blocks allocated in an arbit... »
September 25, 2014

Dangers in disclosure

That the Supreme Court is now willing to take another look at its decision calling for the revelation of the identity of the whistle-blower who handed over a register of visitors to the residence... »
September 24, 2014

Alibaba in New York

It is the stuff of fairy tales, except that the main protagonist of the story rose to success not riding on luck but through talent and hard work. Jack Ma, the Internet entrepreneur from Hangzhou,... »
September 23, 2014

Time for action on climate

Anew report authored by Lord Nicholas Stern sounds as optimistic as his landmark 2006 study. It is possible to simultaneously prevent climate change and to augment economic growth, claims »