The why not game

A medley of out-of-box ideas. Let us debate them to better understand our democracy

Why Naseeruddin Shah should be heard

Opening Comment

In UP if you keep yourself on the right side of law, you may end up on the wrong side of a bloodthirsty mob

Quit, or patch up!


A Padma Shri and former Indian Medical Association president argues for e-cigarettes and nicotine patches as a harm-reduction strategy. Time for a smoking debate

Thread of simplicity

Photo Story

A woman at the National Gandhi Museum in Delhi is bringing back life to the forlorn charkha

On the edge of the sickle


As farm distress impacted assembly polls, loan waiver is the buzzword. Telangana’s pre-harvest support scheme is a better alternative

A collective front


New approaches within and outside the government aim to challenge the dreaded disease

“Extreme weather is the new normal”


IMD chief KJ Ramesh on how well- or ill-prepared the country is to deal with the change in climate

A maker and marker of development


Looking at the critical need to end malnutrition in India in the light of the Global Nutrition Report

Immunisation prog needs a shot in the arm


What the state-level data show, and what needs to be done

Putting Northeast on a tourist map


Policy changes that can restructure and boost tourism in the region

Tracking locomotives in real time


Tenders for installing RTIS devices in 2,700 locos have been floated

On a personal note with actor Sayaji Shinde


Born into a farmer’s family, Sayaji Shinde worked as a watchman in the Maharashtra irrigation department and later as a clerk and cashier in Kurla Nagrik Sahakari Bank. But his passion was theatre.