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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Happy birthday Krystle D'souza: Her journey from a sanskari bahu to a social swagger

Krystle D'souza's Instagram account defies her image of a demure woman and testifies the actors’s love for clothes, bags, shoes and everything pretty.


Not so easy business

India’s jump in Ease of Business ranking is welcome. But there is much that it does not capture


Poverty in all its faces

Growth can alleviate poverty but its definition needs to expand to make any tangible difference on the ground.


Sun powers the sails

For the seas, solar-powered ships could be what E-vehicles are for land.


Happy Hours & Happy Seeders

How electioneering throws a spanner on solving real problems.


Has AIADMK’s failure to groom strong leaders brought the current crisis on itself?

February 12, 2017 4:24:59 pm

While MGR and Jayalalithaa helped the party flourish, they are responsible for the leadership crisis by not letting a second rung take roots.


Out of my mind: The big one

February 12, 2017 12:41:32 am

Narendra Modi cannot hope to win the Muslim vote yet, but he has kept the more troublesome elements in his party and in the Parivar at large from doing too much damage.


Inside Track: Trumped out

February 12, 2017 12:32:46 am

The recent re-release of P N Chopra’s biography of Sardar Patel highlights how the Nehru-Gandhi regimes have downplayed Patel’s contributions.


Fifth column: Beyond black money

February 12, 2017 12:25:20 am

The fact that demonetisation was handled so inefficiently should tell the Prime Minister that administrative reforms are almost more important now than economic reforms.


Across the aisle: Wanted expansion, got contraction

February 12, 2017 12:17:44 am

The government should have adopted an expansionary strategy coupled with bold and broad reforms.


Ambassador drives itself into oblivion, but India can never forget its favourite car

February 11, 2017 7:32:01 pm

The trademark Ambassador, sometimes known as the ‘national car of India’, is etched in the hearts and memories of those who grew up in pre-liberalization India.


Love, Unapologetically

February 11, 2017 12:25:53 am

Our cultural software for romance is the problem. Valentine’s Day is a solution.


Backward, forward

February 11, 2017 12:20:42 am

UP campaign shows regional parties are courting cross-sectional appeal and the personality cult.


City limits

February 11, 2017 12:15:40 am

Airports will be named for the urban centres they serve. That’ll be all, thank you.


On the record: Europe has bad experiences with walls. We try to tear them down, says Christian Leffler

February 11, 2017 12:12:21 am

“There’s no doubt the Trump administration will present us with strong challenges. It’s still too early to say exactly what these will be,” said Christian Leffler.


Dollar diplomacy

February 11, 2017 12:10:34 am

Intelligent use of aid to curb Pakistan military’s influence will serve US interests in Afghanistan better than sanctions.



February 11, 2017 12:05:52 am

Throw it out, not the baby. Congress’s decision to boycott the PM does itself — and Parliament — a disservice.