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cp_john
Currency ban pushing economy into deflationary condition

anagement of the shortage has once again become a major headache for the state due to the cash crunch after the withdrawal of high-value notes in the…

26 Nov 2016

Jug_Suraiya
Demonetisation and memories of being down and out in NYC

I woke one morning to discover that—like millions of middle-class Indians—I’d overnight become totally cashless, without the necessary…

26 Nov 2016

Reform education with focus on values, ethics and morals

In 1950s, the literacy rate in India was just around 20 percent as access to education was limited to only a small segment. Those who were in schools,…

26 Nov 2016

Mukul_sharma
Marsh-mellow dreams ... to sink in!

A marshmallow has the shape of a cylinder with a diameter of 5 and height of 3. A dessert is made with 24 marshmallows consisting of two stacked 3 x 4…

26 Nov 2016

MAJOR
India needs to seek alliance partners who are prepared to contain the Chinese aggression

stensibly, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is meant for trade and commerce. However, it has serious geopolitical ramifications which we seem…

26 Nov 2016

Mohan Menon
It’s time to ratchet up Modi’s calibrated policy on China and exploit its many weaknesses

he Modi government’s announcement that the Dalai Lama will travel to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh in March 2017 has infuriated Beijing. Tibet is…

19 Nov 2016

Parthasarathy
Fake notes: Consider Pakistan’s resolve to continue conflict

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s startling televised address to the nation, announcing demonetisation, left people rushing to petrol stations and…

19 Nov 2016

Pushpesh_Pant
It’s not the poor who are groaning at Modi’s cash cleanup campaign

It will be a long time before ‘We the People of India’ will be able to talk of Life Before Demonetisation dispassionately. What will be recalled…

19 Nov 2016

anirban_ganguly
An intellectual & political class works to denigrate idea of India

he Pantheon in Paris is a must-visit for all those who wish to see for themselves the manner in which the French people venerate those who have contributed…

19 Nov 2016

Mukul_sharma
Three-in-once... so club it right!

One of the so-called psychological tests of creativity and lateral thinking involves what’s known as a remote association test. Here what you have…

19 Nov 2016

Vaidhya
Road to world class universities needs tax waiver, not tar 

When Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in the 2016 Union Budget an enabling regulatory architecture to create 20 world-class institutions, the message…

12 Nov 2016

Fadnavis
Fadnavis deserves kudos and army a rethink over taking Rs 5 cr with grace

hanks to the ugly, opportunistic politics over the suicide of a retired serviceman in Delhi and killing of SIMI terrorists by policemen near Bhopal, the…

12 Nov 2016

js_rajput
For mutual trust, schools must embrace total transparency

Every year a great rush, and race, for pre-school admissions is witnessed across the country, particularly in the metros, district headquarters, and places…

12 Nov 2016

Maj
Escalation can only deter Pakistan, but India seems ready to strike and afraid to wound

The surgical strikes by  India had caught Pakistan by surprise. This, despite India’s warning  that it reserved the right to retaliate…

12 Nov 2016

Mukul_sharma
An antilog lizard 

... tipping the scales in its favour!

12 Nov 2016

aruna
Story of sorrow comes alive

The harrowing real life story of Aruna, raped and then strangled by a chain around her neck that resulted in cutting off oxygen to the brain, is the subject…

12 Nov 2016

Pushpesh_Pant
To defeat anti-incumbency, Akhilesh needs to step out of father’s shadow

ords have been debased so long that nothing means what it used to do originally. The family feud in the ruling Yadav clan in Uttar Pradesh has been described…

05 Nov 2016

parthasarathy
Post-surgical strikes, pak pays the price for misreading

It is clear that both the military and civilian establishments in Pakistan badly misread Prime Minister Modi’s outreach to the country’s elected…

05 Nov 2016

India
India must empower its intel gathering system and not get swayed by p5 power projections

hile narratives on the freedom struggle varyingly interpreted the British rule over India as negative, enduring or unconstitutional, none could substantively…

05 Nov 2016

Mukul_sharma
Numbered Daze

Here’s a fun thing. 111,111,111 × 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654, 321. Look at it carefully and wonder in shock and awe before figuring…

05 Nov 2016

Raavi-Birbal
Ta-ta to Mistry: Court rarely interferes with board’s affairs

The big fight between Corporate Samurais Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry has opened up a debate on various legal aspects. Some experts opine that since Shapoorji…

05 Nov 2016