Opinion

‘GST opens up a lot of data for policymaking’

The Chief Statistician of India on the economy, the meaning of the new series of GDP data, and the need to wait for the impact of demonetisation to unfold


India’s plural soul

An assassination, a demolition and a portrait’s unveiling together spelt the polarisation of India


Minister defends PIB deal with Soviet agency


The Tea Scheme.


The pain of newborns

Treat babies in ways that will minimise pain and stress


Bail-in doubts

The government needs to re-examinethe proposed financial resolution legislation


Forgotten war

Yemen is on the brink of a huge famine —the world community must force a ceasefire


Zheng and now

A figure from Chinese maritime history is a symbol of China’s prowess and inspires its maritime ambitions


Stand up against torture

India has undermined its prestige by repeatedly promising — and failing — to ratify the Convention Against Torture


The one-election idea is a farce

The case for holding simultaneous elections in the diverse, federal Indian polity is weak


Who swings the vote in India?

Party leaders and their ideological messages matter more to voters than middlemen


Miles to go before...

Rahul Gandhi’s real fight will begin after the Gujarat elections


World’s first human heart transplant


The Moslems Interned.


How the Pentagon Papers got published

Remembering a newspaper’s fight for press freedom


Disability rights over time

A quick recap of how legislation for disabled persons has evolved


Capturing crime

The increase in crimes against women must prompt better policing and all-round reform


Bit of a bubble?

It is difficult to account for the dizzying increase in the value of cryptocurrencies


Where Achilles is close to the tortoise

Editors and designers try to give a newspaper the rightlook and feel without sacrificing content


A misleading hunger index

In its calculations, the Global Hunger Index assigns a disproportionate value to child undernourishment