Opinion: Akhilesh Yadav Is Correct In Asking For Ban On Opinion Polls

Opinion: Akhilesh Yadav Is Correct In Asking For Ban On Opinion Polls

Praveen Chakravarty | Tuesday January 25, 2022

These opinion polls are not merely reflective of the opinions of Indian voters but a strong determinant of their voting behaviour too. The Election Commission of India cannot continue to turn a blind eye to this dubious practice.

Opinion: Netaji's Growing Status In Project Political Hindutva

Opinion: Netaji's Growing Status In Project Political Hindutva

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Tuesday January 25, 2022

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has become what the anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss would have called a 'floating signifier' - a sign or an idea whose original content has disappeared, and it can now receive any significance.

Blog: Imagine My Plight - A Muslim, Non-Vegetarian Bachelor

Blog: Imagine My Plight - A Muslim, Non-Vegetarian Bachelor

Waseem Ahmad | Tuesday January 25, 2022

This is among my learnings: if you are a bachelor, it's a problem; if you are a non-vegetarian bachelor, it's an even bigger problem. And at the top of the heap of problems is being a Muslim, non-vegetarian bachelor.

Opinion: No, Modi-<I>ji</I>, We Did Not Get Independence In 2014

Opinion: No, Modi-ji, We Did Not Get Independence In 2014

Priyanka Chaturvedi | Monday January 24, 2022

The only explanation is that this is a vindictive and insecure government which wants only its own decisions to be seen as worth remembering.

Opinion: What Mukesh Ambani Bought With 100 Million Pounds In UK

Opinion: What Mukesh Ambani Bought With 100 Million Pounds In UK

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Monday January 24, 2022

From smartphones to Tesla Inc. cars, lithium-ion batteries are everywhere. But when Asia's richest man went shopping in England with 100 million pounds ($136 million), he came back with humble sodium.

Opinion: Another Modi Message To Lutyens' Delhi On Transfer Of Power

Opinion: Another Modi Message To Lutyens' Delhi On Transfer Of Power

Aunindyo Chakravarty | Sunday January 23, 2022

Why did Indira Gandhi choose to erect a memorial to soldiers who had given their lives for the Bangladesh War right under the archway of that monument to the colonial army, India Gate? And why has PM Modi chosen to extinguish its fire and merge it in

Opinion: Amazon's 200-Crore Fine In India Will Seriously Warn Off Investors

Opinion: Amazon's 200-Crore Fine In India Will Seriously Warn Off Investors

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Thursday January 20, 2022

What should be an ordinary commercial dispute between Amazon.com Inc. and the founders of a near-bankrupt retailer is shining a harsh light on the quality of legal and regulatory protection investors actually receive in India.

Opinion: Why Some Vaccinated People Resist Omicron and Others Don't

Opinion: Why Some Vaccinated People Resist Omicron and Others Don't

By Faye Flam, Bloomberg | Thursday January 20, 2022

The omicron variant spreads so rapidly that sometimes it feels as if resistance is futile. It's disheartening to hear of omicron infecting people who are up-to-date on their shots and wear an N95 mask every time they leave home.

Blog: The Kashmir Press Club Stands Erased. Another Strike At Democracy

Blog: The Kashmir Press Club Stands Erased. Another Strike At Democracy

Nazir Masoodi | Tuesday January 18, 2022

Kashmiri American poet Aga Shahid Ali has written of a "country without a post office''. Kashmir Press Club was the post office of journalists - the last bastion of free space in the Valley is gone.

Anushka Sharma's Diamond Tribute To Husband Virat - by Shobhaa De

Anushka Sharma's Diamond Tribute To Husband Virat - by Shobhaa De

Tuesday January 18, 2022

Yes, Virat Kohli, you sure did good. And so did your wife Anushka Sharma. Glow on, Golden Couple...

Opinion: Akhilesh Yadav's Gained Some Oomph. But Can He Close?

Opinion: Akhilesh Yadav's Gained Some Oomph. But Can He Close?

Saba Naqvi | Monday January 17, 2022

The big takeaway is that there appears to be much splintering within the voter blocs that were essential to the BJP's caste rainbow in the last state election.

Opinion: The Acquittal Of Kerala Bishop Is Best Example Of A Bad Judgement

Opinion: The Acquittal Of Kerala Bishop Is Best Example Of A Bad Judgement

Brinda Karat | Monday January 17, 2022

This is equally a fight against insensitive and patriarchal judicial blinkers that dehumanise a victim of rape and expect her to abide by a preconceived code of conduct as a "sterling witness".

Opinion: Virat Kohli Played To Win - With Him, There Were No Lulls

Opinion: Virat Kohli Played To Win - With Him, There Were No Lulls

Keshava Guha | Monday January 17, 2022

Fifty years later, it is Pataudi, not his statistically-superior successor, Ajit Wadekar, who is remembered. If Test cricket lives another fifty years, it is not going to forget the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

Opinion:11 Big Trade Deals For India Under Manmohan Singh. None After.

Opinion:11 Big Trade Deals For India Under Manmohan Singh. None After.

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Monday January 17, 2022

India entered 11 trade agreements in the 10 years under previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. On Modi's watch, it hasn't signed even one

Opinion: Yogi Did Not Want Ayodhya, And He Has Not Been Put In Place

Opinion: Yogi Did Not Want Ayodhya, And He Has Not Been Put In Place

Ashutosh | Monday January 17, 2022

There was at no point any official confirmation of Yogi moving to Ayodhya. It was relayed on different TV channels and digital platforms that Yogi had sent his special envoy to Ayodhya, and had secretly begun making all arrangements for the contest.