A recent study of attitudes among Indian students offered an ominous finding. Young Indians are sceptical about the merits of democracy and are open to the idea of authoritarian rule.
A hundred and six years ago, on December 27, 1911, at the annual session of the Indian National Congress, Rabindranath Tagore’s freshly composed song “Jana Gana Mana” was performed, offering thanks for the divine benediction showered so generously on our country and our people.
The 18-month project, a partnership with SAI and Tata Trusts, focused on three key areas: rural livelihood creation (emphasis on the handicrafts and handloom sectors); educational, social and economic empowerment of women; and science and technology-based interventions for poverty alleviation.
There has been a big stink about the inclusion of Maggie Thatcher and Germaine Greer on the latest list of powerful women. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, BBC's Woman's Hour chose seven females who, in their panel's opinion, have done the most to empower and shape women's lives over the past seven decades.
Just when the Supreme Court is determined to impose outdated and unnecessary concepts of patriotism, in the mistaken belief our love of our country needs to be more visibly displayed and re-inforced, a novel by a former foreign secretary offers a refreshingly different perspective on true service to India. Its ‘hero’ Michael Marco is a shabbily-dressed, soft-spoken Somalian former diplomat. Everything about him suggests he’s unimportant, uninformed and irrelevant. Except he’s not.
The Allahabad High Court, while dismissing two petitions and refusing to give any relief, has made interesting observations on triple divorce. There was no “judgment” as was reported in the media as judgment determines rights and liabilities.The Allahabad High Court, while dismissing two petitions and refusing to give any relief, has made interesting observations on triple divorce. There was no “judgment” as was reported in the media as judgment determines rights and liabilities.
Over the Years, a collection of 106 short articles, offers us interesting sidelights on the currents and cross- currents in the public life of India during two distinctive periods: (I) 1987 to 1991 and (II ) 2010 to the present.
India remians the inflexible bête-noir for Pakistan, yet there are few books by Indian authors that have sought to interpret the prodigal neighbour in a holistic, informed and empathetic manner.
The line that Mortimer Durand drew across a small map in 1893 has bled the Pashtun heart ever since. More than a century later both sides of that line remain restless. But the mystery behind what actually happened on 12 November 1893 has never ...
What went wrong for the West in Afghanistan? Why couldn't a global coalition led by the world's preeminent military and economic power defeat "a bunch of farmers in plastic sandals on dirt bikes" in a conflict that outlasted b...
What will be Pakistan's fate? Acts of commission or omission by itself, in/by neighbours, and superpowers far and near have led the nuclear-armed country at a strategic Asian crossroads to emerge as a serious regional and global concern whi...