Opinion: Himachal Crisis-Congress Evens Score, But Can It Stop Rebellion?

Opinion: Himachal Crisis-Congress Evens Score, But Can It Stop Rebellion?

Amitabh Tiwari | Thursday February 29, 2024

For the continuity of the government, the Congress needs to ensure that there is no further rebellion. After all, it doesn't have a big cushion to fall back on-it has a strength of 34 against a simple majority of 32.

Opinion: The Looming Irrelevance Of The Bahujan Samaj Party

Opinion: The Looming Irrelevance Of The Bahujan Samaj Party

Bharti Mishra Nath | Thursday February 29, 2024

BSP leaders, in a last-ditch effort to salvage their political futures, are fleeing to safer havens, leaving the once formidable party in a state of deep limbo.

Opinion: Making Sense Of Karnataka Government's Language Mandate

Opinion: Making Sense Of Karnataka Government's Language Mandate

Sanjal Shastri | Wednesday February 28, 2024

Given the emotional draw of the Kannada linguistic identity in large parts of the state, both the Congress and the BJP are actually on the same page on the issue. If anything, they are trying to outdo each other.

Opinion: From Fair To Glow-Is Indian Fixation With Light Skin Finally Over?

Opinion: From Fair To Glow-Is Indian Fixation With Light Skin Finally Over?

Bharti Mishra Nath | Wednesday February 28, 2024

A recent report by Nielsen indicates a decline of 3% in the volume of fairness creams in 2023, compared to the previous year. Does this indicate a shift in outlook, or something else?

Opinion: AAP-Congress Alliance Is Good Optics, But It Can Confuse Voters

Opinion: AAP-Congress Alliance Is Good Optics, But It Can Confuse Voters

Amitabh Tiwari | Tuesday February 27, 2024

The experience of CPI(M)-Congress alliance in the past showed that it's best not to confuse voters with alliances that keep changing according to the demands of the time. It's akin to taking voters for a ride.

Opinion: Bvlgari To Tiffany, All Want A Piece Of Indian Men's 'Maharaja' Dreams

Opinion: Bvlgari To Tiffany, All Want A Piece Of Indian Men's 'Maharaja' Dreams

Nishtha Gautam | Tuesday February 27, 2024

India is the second-largest market for jewellery, after China. Indian men are buying more jewellery than ever, and luxury brands are happy to shower them with options.

Opinion: Modi Dives Right In For A Win, Congress Continues To Tread Water

Opinion: Modi Dives Right In For A Win, Congress Continues To Tread Water

Shubhabrata Bhattacharya | Tuesday February 27, 2024

With Rahul flying overseas just weeks ahead of the elections, his party may be left wondering about his seriousness towards preparing for the polls, the dates for which are scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks.

Opinion: Narasimha Rao Recast Not Just India's Economy, But Foreign Policy Too

Opinion: Narasimha Rao Recast Not Just India's Economy, But Foreign Policy Too

Elizabeth Roche | Tuesday February 27, 2024

If India is able to manoeuvre through rough times today, some credit needs to go to Rao, who set India on this course economically and in terms of foreign policy, with a pair of steady hands.

Opinion: New Surrogacy Rules Offer Hope, Though Scope Can Be Widened

Opinion: New Surrogacy Rules Offer Hope, Though Scope Can Be Widened

Bharti Mishra Nath | Monday February 26, 2024

The new rules allow the use of a donor gamete if one of the partners is certified of having a medical condition that prevents the use of his or her gametes. But they still bar unmarried women from taking the surrogacy route to have children.

Opinion: AAP-Congress Alliance Can Inject Dynamism Into The Poll Landscape

Opinion: AAP-Congress Alliance Can Inject Dynamism Into The Poll Landscape

Ashutosh | Monday February 26, 2024

The announcement of the alliance comes a few days after a senior AAP leader's comment that the Congress did not "deserve a single seat''.

Opinion: How India's Space Sector Reforms Will Add Wings To Growth

Opinion: How India's Space Sector Reforms Will Add Wings To Growth

Bibek Debroy and Aditya Sinha | Monday February 26, 2024

The recent amendments in the FDI policy by the Union Cabinet, allowing 100% FDI in designated sub-sectors, are set to revolutionise the space sector in India.

Opinion: Kashmiri Sapphires Set To Dazzle The World Again

Opinion: Kashmiri Sapphires Set To Dazzle The World Again

Shantanu Guha Ray | Monday February 26, 2024

A decade after a 19.88-carat Kashmir sapphire shattered auction records in Geneva, the potential return of the priceless gems from the strife-torn region to global markets is on the horizon.

Opinion: 62 Years of Indo-China War: The Major Who Remained Undefeated

Opinion: 62 Years of Indo-China War: The Major Who Remained Undefeated

Jai Samota | Monday February 26, 2024

"Major Shaitan Singh's body was still resting on a boulder, and his hands held an LMG with the trigger depressed. Wild birds had feasted on his nose and eyes already, and the terrible cold turned his entire face black."

Blog: 'Sorry Papa, Forgive Me' - Notes From Kota, And A Plea For Change

Blog: 'Sorry Papa, Forgive Me' - Notes From Kota, And A Plea For Change

Rohit Khanna | Sunday February 25, 2024

Roughly two students die by suicide every month in Kota, India's coaching capital. Key among many other factors that contribute to this rot is the glaring lack of accountability the city's coaching centres enjoy.

Opinion: Asia's Imperfect Elections-Democracy Remains Intact, Even If It's Procedural

Opinion: Asia's Imperfect Elections-Democracy Remains Intact, Even If It's Procedural

Chietigj Bajpaee | Saturday February 24, 2024

Recent elections in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Taiwan show that democracy remains alive in Asia as most countries in the region continue to derive legitimacy from their status as democratic states.