People

An extraordinary economist

Understanding the genius of Kenneth Arrow


‘If two young leaders come together, people’s hopes will rise’

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister says the SP-Congress alliance gives a message that a progressive government could return in the State


Backroom to the front-stage

he issue is not about the relative abilities of Mr. Panneerselvam or Ms. Sasikala. Although he did show signs of administrative efficiency in the last couple of months, his previous record as head of government was below par.


Alok Verma takes over as CBI chief

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma on Wednesday took over as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.


‘Gandhiji said poverty is about dignity and self-respect’

In the government, counterfactuals are a luxury one can’t afford: CEA


‘Trump makes sense to a grocery store owner’

Economist-mathematician Nassim Nicholas Taleb contends that there is a global riot against pseudo-experts


Decks cleared for posting of Karnataka Lokayukta

Vishwanatha Shetty  


Heed this 67-year-old tryst

Our Republic and the Prime Minister were both born in 1950. An open letter, on Republic Day, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about India’s deepest oath


Delhi Police chief Verma named new CBI Director

The Centre on Thursday appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma as the new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, a decision that was immediately criticised by the leader of the


India loses its pioneer in black hole research work

Professor C.V. Vishveshwara (77), who did pioneering work on black holes, passed away in Bengaluru on Monday night


The prince of populism

MGR and M. Karunanidhi’s friendship, and later feuding, would lead to history in both films and politics. On MGR’s 100th birth anniversary, a recap of how he laid the foundation for welfare politics


Haksar and the Padma Vibhushan

The humility with which P.N. Haksar, Indira Gandhi’s go-to man, declined the award is in stark contrast to the intense lobbying the Padmas generate nowadays


The man who bore witness

Throughout his life, John Berger sided with difficult arguments and unpopular opinions


A remarkable captain

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is regarded as one of the country’s most dashing cricketers, but his flamboyance is founded, almost ironically, on an inexplicably cool and calculated head.


The sisterhood of wrestlers

A thousand akharas are blooming in Haryana as the State promises to nurture girls inspired by the Phogats and Sakshi Maliks, reports Damini Nath


Khehar sworn in as CJI, faces many tough tasks

Challenges daunting new CJI range from a divided Collegium to unprecedented judicial vacancies


Death of a naturalist

In part, Peter Jackson’s communications skills helped create the impression that in the 1970s, tiger conservation in India was due to the WWF


CJI Thakur retires, says he has played his role

Justice T.S. Thakur, considered one of the “most popular judges” in recent times, retired on Tuesday as the 43rd Chief Justice of India, saying he has “played his role.” In his farewell speech on the


CJI Thakur retires, says he has played his role

Justice T.S. Thakur, considered one of the “most popular judges” in recent times, retired on Tuesday as the 43rd Chief Justice of India, saying he has “played his role.” In his farewell speech on the


Najeeb Jung resigns, says will return to academics

Kejriwal calls it a surprise, wishes L-G the best in future endeavours