Case against Cash

Thanks to technology, more people are turning to digital payments. What the coming cashless regime means to you – and the economy

The sledgehammer blow and its aftermath


What surgical strikes mean for India-Pak relations

Case for synchronising election cycles


It will save time and money, remove frequent election-mode governance gaps

Cauvery water dispute “because of greed”


India’s water expert and president of the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies, S Janakarajan explains why the southern states saw a water-war like situation

“We will be in the majority [in UP]”


Rajnath Singh’s elder son, Pankaj Singh, talks about dynasty politics, his political ambitions and the prospects of BJP in the upcoming UP assembly elections

A possible India-led TFS agreement at the WTO?

Letter from Europe

India has an uphill task of securing strong commitments on Mode 4 services from the US, EU

Why replacing MCI with NMC makes sense


Govt readies ambitious plan to remove bottlenecks in medical education and prepare more doctors to meet the demand



Uber joins the Skill India platform to train youngsters and help them find employment

Starved to Death

Ground report

A number of tribal kids are dying of malnutrition in Palghar district, Maharashtra. Lack of basic facilities like roads, water, healthcare and employment is also not helping

Balancing the rights – of mother and unborn baby


The pro-life bias in the abortion law undermines the rights of women as they cannot terminate even an early pregnancy at will

Make a noise


Many years have passed in lax interpretation of noise pollution rules. It is time authorities took stringent action on citizens’ complaints

My NPAs, your NPAs


If you equate the bad loan crisis with public sector banks, think again. Private sector lenders are also in the soup

A journey, not a destination


RBI Deputy Governor SS Mundra speaks at Governance Now’s India Banking Reforms Conclave 2016

GST: Achhe din for retail sector


The new tax regime is expected to boost exports with reduced costs of goods and services

Ending poverty in all its forms


An assessment standard can help identify, target, monitor and assess poverty in all its forms

Spectrum auction: Winners and losers


Now that the big bang event is over, where does the consumer stand in the new scenario?

In conversation with actor Vyjayanthimala Bali

On a personal note

"Actors are just repeating themselves. Same pout, the same expressions they carry in all films. Earlier film stars were icons."