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Friday, May 27, 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.

The hell with it

February 4, 2017 12:05:39 am

That was only the least startling Trumpism at the National Prayer Breakfast

No honours, Berkeley

February 4, 2017 12:03:02 am

Using violence to ban a far-right event, Berkeley challenges its own free speech legacy

The X factor

February 4, 2017 12:02:22 am

In Punjab and Goa, the election is more uncertain, less predictable, this time. That’s good

14 days into Trump administration: Pat on the back to authoritarianism and blow for human rights

February 3, 2017 7:04:06 pm

Several authoritarian governments and their leaders appear to revel or at least eagerly dance to the tune of Trumpian United States.

Kohima Violence: How Zeliang failed to see the writing on the wall

February 3, 2017 5:18:38 pm

By the time the elections were declared null and void, the protestors had already taken bodies of the two youth to Kohima, sat in protest and set 4 PM of February 2 as deadline for the chief minister’s resignation.

Oil Spill: We’re well prepared on paper but sluggish response made preparedness a joke

February 3, 2017 4:41:29 pm

As oil sludge is being removed manually using large buckets since, the slick has travelled more than 30 km and tarred Chennai’s Marina Beach.

Maharashtra Board has to learn this lesson: Being ugly can’t justify dowry

February 3, 2017 4:18:43 pm

If a girl is “ugly” her family pays a higher dowry — a school textbook reads. There is no reference to the boy’s physical appearance, however. By virtue of his gender, the boy is assured dowry, irrespective of his physical features, profession or nature.

Nepal police arrests Madhes activist C K Raut

February 3, 2017 3:57:45 pm

Raut has been remanded to judicial custody for 10 days and there are indications that the case against him is likely to be pursued more vigorously this time.

Why Punjab election is crucial for both AAP, Congress

February 3, 2017 10:36:02 am

A victory in Punjab would lead Rahul Gandhi’s official taking over of the party and his headaches will be more within the party than outside.

Canadian Contrast

February 3, 2017 12:44:47 am

Amid the rise of the far-right, Justin Trudeau’s Canada stands out as a bastion of Western multiculturalism.

Doubly Hurtful

February 3, 2017 12:39:06 am

Restricting H-1B visas will hit the Indian IT sector. It could have negative spinoffs for the US economy as well.

A moment wasted

February 3, 2017 12:31:42 am

Budget makes some good moves on agriculture. But they don’t add up to reforms necessary to meet aspirations in rural India.