GM Mustard is ready. But are we?

It can increase yield by a third, and put up to Rs 500 crore in farmers’ pockets. However, it is facing the same challenges that Bt brinjal did five years ago

Surgical strike? This was aspirin for cancer

Opening Comment

Demonetisation: Bold? Yes. Right intention? Yes. Effective? Hardly

Letter from America: Trumped


Despondency and disbelief – as well as patience and hope – in the US after historic elections

Not in the driver’s seat


A central government initiative which chief minister J Jayalalithaa had opposed has now been given the green signal. As she recuperates, are her decisions being reversed?

Tata-Mistry fallout


Was the independence of Tata Sons’ independent directors compromised during Mistry ouster?

The challenges and expectations in heading WHO

Letter from Europe

Transparency, financial crunch and economic divide are key issues the next WHO chief would need to address

The light in the shadow

Photo Essay

Stories of children from a de-addiction centre in Delhi

Kota system

Ground Report

A dying industrial town transformed itself into a booming coaching hub of the nation. Then came the suicides

The dilemma of ‘study hour’


Children in many Andhra schools stay in school till 7-8.30 pm daily, at the cost of holistic learning

A waste of money?


Health sub-centres in rural Uttar Pradesh are serving no purpose despite huge investment on their buildings

Thrash it out


An international arbitration centre has been set up in Mumbai, promising relief to businesses lacerated by disputes

Paper tray is empty


Coal ministry is clutterless after a month-long drive

Another tryst with destiny

Book Review

Sanjaya Baru through his new book traces the story of an extraordinary politician who through various reforms made 1991 a remarkable year in the Indian political history

Songs for a change


As caste-based protests take centre stage across the country, a dalit from Chhattisgarh is singing a different tune

On a personal note with artist Geeta Chandran

On a personal note

"Every artist has the freedom to choose their own creative expression"