For almost every destructive project, there are often alternatives that cause less harm to environment and local communities, and can provide overall long-term benefits
Sectarian lines are being hardened in the Arab region.The battle now does not revisit the ancient fight at Karbala. This is not an age-old conflict. It is a modern one, over ideasof republicanism and monarchy, Iranian influence andSaudi influence.
A minor overshoot on deficit is fine if accompanied by aggressive disinvestment and subsidy rationalisation.
The Indian space agency is well-placed to provide the sort of assistance that the Prime Minister envisages.
If the malpractice allegations are proved, they will have shown themselves incapable of honest participation. Nothing would suit the Taliban better.
Personal law has no relationship whatsoever with the development or backwardness of any community.
A show of determination and toughness on non-nuclear fronts such as terrorismis more important than stockpiling nuclear weapons
Since the Emergency, when it had touched its nadir, India’s democracy has been struggling to restore the balance between the executive and judiciary.
If FYUP was illegal, why the UGC released funds for it last year is a question that begs an answer.
Bangladesh will watch to see if the continuity with UPA extends to another trait: playing favourites with Bangladesh’s political parties.
Equal access to higher education requires the introduction of massive open online courses
The Maharashtra government’s announcement of a quota for the Marathas showsa desperation to placate the community ahead of the Assembly election
Israel’s excuse for the latest rampage through Palestinian lives is that it is searching for three settlers who went missing on June 12.
There may well be lessons to be drawn from the latest accident while seeking to resolve this issue.
What makes the completion of one Martian year all the more significant is the rover’s ability to not only survive the harsh environment of the red planet but also fulfil its primary objective — providing much sought after information on whether past environmental conditions there were favourable for microbial life.
Interview with Sri Lankan auteur Prasanna Vithanage on his film With You, Without You
Negotiating positions can never be frozen, but must actually evolve over time
The NGO as an expression of voluntarism is a Janus-faced entity and it is this double-edged nature that puts it in a perpetual state of suspicion.
The stand-off between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission reflected an ad-hoc, callous and arbitrary approach toward higher education in India
Idealists have argued that a multipolar world would be desirable, limiting imperial excess while at once creating a web of regional powers that would limit each other’s ambitions.