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Friction is good

The issue of autonomy of the RBI is real. It is not about the ego or intransigence of an individual.

A single tale

For over 30 years, the people of Hashimpura have been reliving the killings

Sun powers the sails

For the seas, solar-powered ships could be what E-vehicles are for land.

Cult of the leader

Two years after Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh, politics of the two states converges in disquieting ways.

Elections and borders

India’s refusal to talk to Pakistan has much to do with BJP’s electoral narrative.

Trump and the Iran boomerang

New US sanctions can hurt Iran. But they also risk alienating young Iranians from America.

Not so easy business

India’s jump in Ease of Business ranking is welcome. But there is much that it does not capture

Poverty in all its faces

Growth can alleviate poverty but its definition needs to expand to make any tangible difference on the ground.

Relax, have a samosa

The US mid-terms have seen unprecedented Indian presence. But the caucus is identified with a snack.

Happy Hours & Happy Seeders

How electioneering throws a spanner on solving real problems.

The significance of Arihant

Navy’s first home-built, ballistic-missile armed submarine makes India’s nuclear deterrence credible

Death of a tiger

The gunning down of Avni points to a pressing problem in several parts of the country — human-animal conflict.