India

  • Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • India's you too Brutus moment

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    "Et tu, Brute? - Then fall, Caesar! Proclaiming this is what Julius Caesar said on receiving the mortal stab from his most trusted friend ...

  • India's missile build up gathers pace with Monday's Brahmos test by the Indian Army

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Monday's test by the Indian Army (IA) of a deep penetration version of the Brahmos symbolizes the emergence of a new era in standoff strike...

  • India and South Africa: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of apartheid

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    This month will mark 20 years since elections that brought the system of apartheid in South Africa to a formal end. India can rightfully celebrate...

  • Regulating the amorphous

    Plan B |  Bharat Joshi
    I was at TiE's (The Indus Entrepreneurs) annual IID (India Internet Day) recently, so you have the benefit of being spared the dull and dreary,...

  • Scotland's independence referendum: lessons for India

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    In India, we do not imagine the United Kingdom to have any internal diversity. They're all white, speak English, are one hundred percent united, have...

  • True federalism needs a constitutional overhaul

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Haseeb A Drabu's article titled 'Modifying Federalism', published in Livemint on March 02, 2014, carried some very important pointers to what is wrong with federalism...

  • Sedition charge for cheering: A new low for India

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    It is sad to see the administrative machinery of India succumb to jingoism. It was shocking that a couple of students from a university in...

  • Release of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins is a breach of trust towards our federal structure

    Legal views |  Abhimanyu Bhandari
    Even before the nation had fully woken up and come to terms with the decision of the apex court in commuting the death sentence of...

  • World Mother Tongue Day: Time for India to implement a multi-lingual policy

    Local Vocal |  Vasant Shetty
    Anecdote 1: It was a state run bank situated in a lower middle class locality of South Bengaluru. Several middle aged women, looking confused, were...

  • CCTVs and the move to make Indian cities safer across states

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The arrest of Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal has served to highlight the increasing role played by CCTV footage in terror investigations. Not only has...

  • Indian cultural and social realities

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    India is a complex country. Within its geographical boundaries, there are many boundaries. Whereas there is cultural unity, there is diversity of seasons and vegetations,...

  • The ethical hollowness of the idea of small states in India

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    The popular understanding among the Indian elite is that states are units created for administrative ease. The big picture is simple: there are these Lords...

  • Freedom from enforced sexuality: Why the 'aam aurat' loves the tent-like nightie, the life partner of the 'lungi'

    A-Musing |  Purba Ray
    It's time aam aurats of India conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to the lady who was too lazy to change out of her nightdress and ended...

  • India does not need an anti-racism law

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Assault cases against citizens from the North East have taken center stage in the national media. Within almost a week, a youth from Arunachal Pradesh...

  • Desi unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) efforts taking flight for India

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    The domain of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has unsurprisingly emerged as a focus area for indigenous military development and production efforts. Indeed domestic UAV programmes...

  • Satya Nadella: Can the system claim the success?

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The appointment of Satya Nadella as Microsoft CEO has been a breath of refreshing news amidst the state of business gloom in the country. As...

  • Remembering Lal Bahadur Shastri

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    On January 11, 1966 exactly 48 years ago, my father who was a compulsive listener of All India Radio (AIR), woke me breaking the news...

  • Dangerous disengagement

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    By putting off bilateral dialogue, India is missing the opportunity to engage with the changing reality of Pakistan's power structure. The most alarming part ...

  • Modi's misreading of history

    Finding the Centre |  Anu Kumar
    It is when the BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi makes a series of gaffes about recent Indian political history that really tells you how...

  • Tendulkar, the constant

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Now that he's gone, it will hit us. At no. 4, for 24 years, on those 22 yards, he was there. But won't be now;...

  • Master of the indulgent gesture

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    After the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, a young man called Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda attracted a couple of days of headlines. His high ...

  • The case for making it to Colombo

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should attend CHOGM and reaffirm the first principles of India's foreign policy that he has so often spoken of. In ...

  • Arunachal Pradesh: Urban migration and rural development

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    It is by now a reality in India that there is a steady stream of people moving out from rural areas to cities in search...

  • A nothingness of a nothing

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    "The number of two-Test series are becoming more common, which I would rather not happen at all because they are a nothingness of a nothing"-...

  • Australian and African mineral discoveries point to India's buried riches

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    While the consequences of the Supreme Court's wrath over rampant illegal mining in Karnataka and Goa are fairly obvious in terms of lost jobs, impaired...

  • Is Kerala losing form like Sachin Tendulkar?

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    It is well-known that Kerala is India's Sachin Tendulkar when comes to progress in Human Development. Over the last two decades it has made giant...

  • Laying the Foundation Right

    Children Are Watching Us |  Valay Singhrai
    Early childhood(0-6years). is the most important time for a child. The brain develops at a very fast rate and the experiences of a child during...

  • Fighting terror in J&K

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    As I post this blog, terrorists are firing at the civilians in Sanatnagar area in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. This indiscriminate attack comes barely...

  • The Terrorists are Talking, why aren't we?

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    The Jammu attacks have once again brought into sharp focus the Pakistan policy of the Indian government, and as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets with...