When more is less

A.S. Panneerselvan There is an amazing variety in this newspaper for readers. I conducted a straw poll among my family and friends to find out which section they read... Read more »

Secular Hindu, secular Muslim

Rajeev Bhargava Though ‘secular’ and ‘religious’ are conceptually related, people differ on the nature of this relationship. For some, ‘secular’ means ‘anti-religious’. If so, nothing can be both secular... Read more »

BJP Must Rethink Strategy

Jasim Mohammad The BJP has been riding high on the development agenda and has pushed the country’s image globally. But the question is: Can the party make a shift... Read more »

Reimagining governance

Dhiraj Nayyar The 115 Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is radical not because this is the first time that a government in India has... Read more »

Mandate and allocations

M.Govinda Rao It is not without reason that the presidential terms of reference (ToR) of the Fifteenth Finance Commission have raised questions, and the recent conclave of Finance Ministers... Read more »

With or without Nawaz Sharif

S. Akbar Zaidi Nawaz Sharif has been here before, most famously in 1999, when his government was overthrown by military dictator Pervez Musharraf and he was charged with attempted... Read more »

Once again, Stray Crimes in Kerala

Hiranmay Karlekar Yet another campaign for mass slaughter of stray dogs is reportedly under way in Kerala and, this time, it is said, the plan is to extend it... Read more »

India’s Chabahar approach needs grander strategic revisit

Jagannath Panda Is India facing a new challenge over Chabahar, a port central to New Delhi’s alternative outreach to Central Asia? If the recent statement by Iranian Foreign Minister... Read more »