Opinion

Judiciary: the biggest economic bottleneck

The best way to deal with case backlog is to create a collaborative environment, as demonstrated in income tax matters


Defence offensive

Sweeping reforms are needed if India is to become a global defence manufacturing hub. A piecemeal approach won’t work


Tanzania must halt violence against persons with albinism: UN rights body

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights harshly condemned on Thursday the murder and mutilation of a toddler with albinism in Tanzania, demanding that authorities protect persons with albinism whose body


Maximum City

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray has given a new spin to the term SEZ. His proposal to make Mumbai truly the Maximum City and open up select non-residential areas for a vibrant nightlife has been welcomed widely in Mumbai


The moral injury

Most discussion about post-traumatic stress disorder so far has been about the conquering of fear, but lately more people have come to understand it as also being about moral exile


Band-aid solutions for health problems

The Draft National Health Policy 2015 fails to tackle head-on the core problem of the Indian health system: its management, administration and overall governance structure


Bengal in the time of BJP

Mamata Banerjee is wary of the erosion in the voter base of the CPI(M) as the beneficiary is not her party, but the BJP


Opposites as competing possibilities

The victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi election last week granted the citizens of Delhi a desperately needed respite from politics. Newspapers look aimless and there is already a restlessness of a


For indigenous defence output to take off

India’s high import component can be scaled down by raising the FDI cap to at least 74 per cent


In the beginning, there was the world

A weekly column that helps you ask the right questions


The digital divide

Digital India can be realised only if quality access to the internet is matched by availability. High spectrum prices threaten both


A maverick scheme to save the Greek economy

Compare the terms demanded of the Greek government to those offered to the banks. Eurozone ministers now insist upon unconditional surrender: a national abasement that makes a mockery of democracy.


Secularism is not a policy option

In speaking up against violence and incitement of hatred on the basis of religion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seeking to correct a growing perception that his government passively encouraged Hindutva groups that


Marching to its own beat

That the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a self-contained world, with an internal logic all its own, was abundantly clear from Monday’s player auction. Unlike 2014, this wasn’t a year for overhauls.


Holding on to the mother tongue

Within multilingual societies, maintaining the languages of ethnic and cultural groups is critical for the preservation of cultural heritage and identity


Evidence matters to policymaking

The challenge for the Modi government is to evaluate what works in development programming before making large spending decisions


Politics of rape in Kashmir

<body><p>Last year at a seminar in Srinagar, women from Kunan-Poshpora, twin villages in Kupwara district of Kashmir, publicly recounted the night of February 23, 1991, when soldiers of the Indian Army invaded their


Smart solutions

How to plug the gaps in India’s power sector


Food security, a slippery slope

There’s no Malthusian problem right now, but without sustainable farming the world will be in serious trouble


Brand India — the small picture

Take 10 steps to push MSME growth. These include making credit and land available at reasonable rates