Friday, October 23, 2020

For the farmers: Punjab government’s claims of protecting farmers are belied by the bills...

If the farm reforms enacted by the Centre were a step forward, then the bills passed in the Punjab assembly this week to negate...

‘Beauty comes with a calculated risk now … the 1982 Brazil side were the...

Few teams in sport continue to hold the world’s imagination with their mystique as Brazil at the 1982 football World Cup. Stuart Horsfield was 10 when...

Bull’s aye: Web series on Harshad Mehta brings to mind my interview with him...

It was March, 1993, and I was in what was then Bombay to do a story for a German magazine on the rich and...

Strong dislike for Vibhishana for turning traitor

By Bhartendu  Sood Paradoxically, Ravana who was associated with the heinous crime of kidnapping a married woman by deceit, invokes less hatred than does Vibhishana,...

Voices from ground Ziro: Against Chinese claims, it’s time for the Arunachali frontier to...

It’s been relentless – Beijing’s unbridled propaganda offensive against India since the bloody clash in the Himalayas. Threatening rhetoric on Chinese military superiority, punishing...

Vaccine first: Hitching Covid vaccine delivery to unproven digital systems is risky

Government’s ambitious plan to leverage the National Digital Health Mission to ensure a robust vaccine delivery system raises some concerns. On first glance, it...

Plug into Taiwan: New Delhi must pursue trade deal with Taipei, ignoring Beijing

With reports surfacing that India is looking to start discussions for a trade deal with Taiwan, the Chinese foreign ministry has asked New Delhi...

Sitharaman calls for shedding socialist baggage. But her government is more socialist than previous...

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman was lobbing an ideological grenade when – speaking at the launch of finance commission chairman NK Singh’s memoir – she...

Choose your effi-ji: The A-Z of real-time Ravanas to be burned this Dussehra 😊

Good and Evil used to be a simple white and black. Both now have an identity crisis. Thanks to the 50 Shades of Bray...

To remove ignorance and purify the mind

By Swami Sukhabodhananda The nine nights and days of Navaratri indicate the darkness of ignorance present in us and ways to bring in the light...

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