The Trump Phenomenon

How the 2016 election exposed the US underbelly

Home is where the heart is not


A lot needs to done for the well-being of about 36,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in India

Chinnamma is not Amma


Sasikala may have become the leader of the AIADMK, but she is a far cry from J Jayalalithaa, who towered over Tamil Nadu politics like a colossus

Delhi`s Deputy-in-chief


Manish Sisodia, the face of the Delhi government, is a mediator, meditator and the man CM Arvind Kejriwal trusts completely

“Interesting times” for US-UN diplomacy

Letter from Europe

US president-elect Donald Trump has clashed with the UN even before he has assumed office promising that “things will be different” after he takes over

Killer seeds of Malkangiri

Public Health

Over 100 children have died in Odisha’s tribal district and the killer was not Japanese encephalitis. The deaths were caused by cassia poisoning

A tall, clean order


ITDC’s comprehensive cleanliness programme at the Qutab complex in Mehrauli is a success story that it hopes to repeat at other monuments, beginning with Red Fort and Purana Qila

Some motherly business

Photo Essay

The market, the Ima Keithel, is one tourist spot that you will find on almost every list of ‘Places to Visit’ in Manipur’s capital city Imphal

Deconstructing demonetisation


A non-partisan look at the gains and losses of ‘the most creative destruction since 1991’

Hands tied

Commissions & Omissions

The NHRC began its journey with much promise. But along the way, it seems to have lost all its teeth

And the city softly sings the blues


Whether or not urbanisation is the way forward for India, rural-to-urban migration is a reality we must face up to. Sadly, our cities fail the millions who arrive in hope

Demonetisation & digitisation


Modi’s push for a cashless economy and digital society is welcome. It should be a national and market-based programme, not just a central government initiative

A green train of thought


Indian Railways sees promise in five percent biofuel blend. Big forex savings too

Guesthouses live in licence limbo


Gurugram’s guesthouses are the mainstay of medical tourism in the city and pay all the taxes. But they don’t have licences because the govt has not framed a policy

A bitter pill for e-pharmacies


Online sale of medicine can help consumers, provided govt guidelines are in place. There are also important matters like patient privacy to address

Chipped nib, dried ink

Governnace of Culture

Home to India’s literary geniuses, the Sahitya Akademi can do a lot to promote literature and literati. If only there is a will

We need better facilities: Wrestler Sakshi Malik

On a Personal Note

The Olympian talks about India`s prospects in international wrestling and more