Language Bar

English as the lingua franca of the supreme court makes it inaccessible to the masses. It’s high time the judiciary went vernacular

Sardar statue: PM builds legacy, dwarfs Cong

Opening Comment

Appropriation aligns with ideological inclinations, makes political sense too

Wait and watch


Elections in five states, followed by general elections, means hibernation time for bureaucrats

The killer instinct


Violent virtual games are the new addiction, driving teenagers to alienation – and sometimes, violence

Murmur of a prayer

Photo Story

Devotees thronging various Sufi shrines in the valley

Ageing dams or ticking time bombs?


More and more dams are nearing the end of their life spans, creating severe risks. Policymakers, however, are yet to consider their monitoring and decommissioning

Bridges to nowhere


The Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata is tragic proof of the state’s refusal to learn lessons

Will next time be different?


A bill to provide for financial resolution and deposit insurance was withdrawn. The IL&FS debacle shows why we needed it

Modi’s counter-intuitive economics

Book Review

Book review of Dhiraj Nayyar`s `Modi and Markets: Arguments for Transformation`

One a personal note with Jayant Kaikini


Born in Gokarna in Karnataka, Kaikini is one of the prominent young writers in Kannada.