Engineering a glut

There’s a glut of engineers, thanks to the proliferation of engineering colleges over the last two decades. Now, many of these ‘assembly line’ institutes are shutting shop

Stone’s throw from Pakistan

Opening Comment

How Kashmiri youth took to the Islamist narrative and how a right-wing centre is hardening their stance

The curious case of HC Gupta


A retired IAS officer is convicted in three Coalgate cases, and a wide section of bureaucrats rally to defend him

Here is why farmers are suddenly in rage


A detailed interview with Yogendra Yadav on farmers` issue

Battle over cattle


Banning cattle slaughter, like demonetisation, may deliver political gains but will hit the rural economy hard

A long road to diplomacy


Is Dhola-Sadiya bridge, in the northeast, India’s strategic answer to China?

Schools for change


Backed by the AAP government’s big hike in budget, Delhi’s state-run schools are performing better than even private schools in CBSE exams

Class divide


Activist wants UP to implement a high court order of 2015 that asked judges, bureaucrats and all public servants to send their kids to state-run schools

Building a better home


Reasi becomes the first open defecation free block in Jammu and Kashmir

A political ploy afloat on the Giver of Joy


Shivraj Singh Chouhan leads a unique river conservation campaign, but experts allege it will not even begin to mitigate the destruction governments have wreaked on the Narmada

Making cancer treatment accessible

Letter from Europe

A recent resolution at the WHO shows it will be a long, winding path before all can afford cancer drugs

Inside Chandigarh’s first police station for women


Emotions run high, boredom often kicks in and yes, some of the officers need lessons in handling gender equations

Ways of seeing


Research methodology is not merely ‘academic’: it decides much, from our daily lives to policy outcomes

Interview with Ramin Jahanbegloo


“Gandhi and Tagore are the two Indian authors who redefine civilisation as a moral compass and a space of dialogue”

On a sticky wicket


As arguments continue for and against the biometric authentication system, a look at the technology related criticism of Aadhaar

"There is nothing wrong with fusion music"

On a personal note

In conversation with singer Vani Jairam