Fuelling growth

The inside story of how India’s largest coal producer played on the strengths of the public sector to revive its fortunes

Poriborton: once a promise, now a threat


Mamata faces headwinds, but she may sail through choppy Bengal waters. Corruption, law and order coupled with Singur – a ghost town today – weigh heavy on the mind of voters

The hate for Bhagat Singh’s hat


The freedom fighter had no inclination towards any religion. Yet, political parties try hard to appropriate him to widen their vote base

Why Bastar women are scared


Allegations of mass rape – which spiked violence from both sides – finally get official acknowledgement

A forgotten reform


Should attempt to suicide be considered a crime? Law commission and government have repeatedly spoken against IPC section 309 but it is yet to be removed from the statute book

The ordeals of preventing radicalisation

Letter from Europe

The United Nations is considering a new strategy to tackle terrorism: prevent it rather than counter it. Will it draw action from the member states?

Even this too is odd for a breathless Delhi


The capital readies for the second innings of the controversial odd-even scheme, but the jury is out on its effectiveness

A Mangalyaan model of healthcare


Cost-effective, timely and outcome-driven use of technology is the answer to India’s healthcare problems

Vaccine leaves experts on pins and needles


Controversies surround the pentavalent (‘five-in-one’) vaccine which is being given to children in India as part of routine immunisation since 2011

Out of mind, out of sight


Dementia takes away the mental peace of not only the patients but also their family members. Knowledge about it is less, and professional care even lesser

Just a click away!


While some states continue to expand e-district project with more services, states like Bihar and J&K are yet to take the first step forward

What makes a city smart?


From energy management to waste disposal, here are a few ingredients of a model city

David Hickman, manager IBD, Thomson Reuters


“India has a great opportunity to increase the revenue coming from municipal corporations”

The land of Mohan and Mahatma


Not to mention the lions. That’s Gujarat, a tempting tourist destination

In conversation with actress Tabu

On a personal note

Tabassum Fatima Hashmi has won millions of hearts with her acting in multilingual films. She talks about her interests