The winners of this year’s Economics Nobel have shown that it is possible to reach out of the ivory tower to the real world.
In their haste to propogate the populist measure of distributing laptops to school students, State governments are overlooking the basic issues that can make this scheme a success.
While the Delhi rape incident saw mass protests for justice, crimes against Dalits hardly evoke such outrage, which is why the killers in the Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre have got away.
China is quietly but surely pursuing its strategic interests in Afghanistan. It is time India worked outthe implications for itself.
The country’s official recognition and generally peaceful acceptance of Hinduism contrasts with India’s own problematic record of religious tolerance.
With the Wakf (Amendment) Act, 2013 now in place, the prospect of some order evolving in the management of the more than four lakh registered wakf property parcels has emerged.
That the prosecution must meet the highest standards of proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, is an indispensable condition in the trial of any criminal case.
A Punjab and Haryana High Court decision to halt the framing of charges in the graft case against its former judge Justice Nirmal Yadav raises disturbing questions about judicial accountability.
In contrast to a flagging American foreign policy, China is hitting all the right notes in forging relationships and configuring partnerships.
Delhi’s new law on public-private partnership for land development seems tailor-made to suit big buildersand marginalise housing for economically weaker sections.
Bose’s name was conferred on the class of particles called bosons by Paul Dirac in honour of Bose’s collaborative work with Albert Einstein in defining the properties of such particles in the 1920s.
The quick and effective elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons would reinforce the world’s faith in multilateralism and vindicate the Nobel Committee’s choice for what is arguably its most prestigious prize.
So glaring is the injustice being perpetrated by the BAI that the silence of the Sports Minister is baffling, as is the indifference shown by other mature sports administrators and personalities in the country.
New Delhi must reach out to Myanmar by offering education and training in the diverse fields in which capacity building is required for the newly emerging country.
The role of education in reducing poverty is widely recognised but our planners are yet to realise how the impoverished struggle with a learning process that is unresponsive to their needs.
Sachin Tendulkar’s decision to retire after his 200th Test match, scheduled against West Indies in mid-November, brings to a close a career like no other.
India’s external sector which, like the rest of the economy, has been passing through a bad patch, has recently found some reasons to cheer.
There is finesse to Munro’s writing that makes even her most painful stories appear like moments of redemption in the midst of utter loss.
Going green is smart economics in a resource constrained world, as maintaining high environmental standards is now a prerequisite for achieving steady, long-term growth.
Contrary to the perception that she is vengeful and abuses the law, all she wants is a life of dignity.