Dark, bright eyes. Such a contrast to that shock of short, white hair. A lean frameburning with an intense energy. Gauri Lankesh was vital, she was alive. Last night, she was shot dead at her house in Bengaluru.
Agreed there are no victors and vanquished in the world of diplomacy, but decisive moves and grace can undoubtedly steal the show. At the BRICS summit in Xiamen, Prime Minister Modi clearly emerged as the man of the moment.
We are at a critical time in the transition to a low-carbon economy. While technological breakthroughs and falling costs are driving adoption of renewables and widespread electrification, there are also strong headwinds in the form of political obstruction.
It is a common phenomenon around the world for a city to face an epidemic after facing heavy rain and water-logging. Here in Mumbai, we face the epidemic that has hit a few opportunists called the blame game and the misinformation campaign.
Not the EPS-OPS Vs TTK-Sasikala wrangle, not the farmers issue, not even what Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth said, it is Anitha who has become the top headline, creating a huge social and political uproar in Tamil Nadu.
It had never happened before - an Indian and a Chinese anchor sitting next to each other - one bound by protocol and state control, and the other bound essentially by the belief that asking questions, any question, was my democratic birth right.
Gandhi Jr is due back today, and significantly, his mother did not ask him to cut short his trip to fire fight for the party. Instead, the old guard of Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi Azad were at her her side during her meetings.
When India's prime minister announced last November that 86 percent of India's currency would be worthless in hours, he presented the decree as a well-thought-out measure to attack cash "hoarded by anti-national and anti-social elements." We were led to believe that honest taxpayers would line up to return their high-value currency notes, but these...