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The akhara, which for centuries remained a no-go zone for girls, is now changing
Women wrestlers mat finish

Haryana, known for its feudal traits and a low sex ratio, is now giving its women the muscle to storm the male bastion. 

14 Jan 2017

Collaborative research needed for rapid academic diffusion

Global consultancy major McKinsey & Co in its 2013 McKinsey Global Institute report on Disruptive Technologies identified 12 major technologies that would change the way humans would behave and work.

14 Jan 2017

PM opted courage over caution by making Gen Rawat army chief

The appointment of Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat as the next chief of the Indian Army briefly stole some thunder away from demonetisation.

14 Jan 2017

Six years on, only 6.4% of govt schools comply with RTE norms

Hailed as a path-breaking legislation, the RTE Act was launched with huge fanfare on April 1, 2010.

14 Jan 2017

A Chief of Defence Staff? The dire need for tri-service integration

Sixteen years ago, the Kargil Review Committee had highlighted the urgent need for a Chief of Defence Staff.

14 Jan 2017

Diaper rash dept.... and wiping the slate clean!

Happy New Year to you too people who wished in and even those who didn’t.

14 Jan 2017

Competition is global and laws’ amendment need of the hour

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has indicated that India needs a lower tax regime and higher compliances to provide more competitive services.

07 Jan 2017

UP impasse: Replay of the ancient sacred epics and chess players

'Mahabharat’ is a much abused word. From one-day cricket to electoral contests, everything is seen in that distant mythic mirror.

07 Jan 2017

Challenges ahead for Kabul and their repercussions on India

India should have no doubt that its security challenges will increase if the Taliban overthrow the present elected government in Afghanistan

07 Jan 2017

India must fix asymmetrical trade ties with China to reclaim leverage on the Tibet issue

China’s national character pervasively reveals that obsessive national security granules take precedence over all else in dealing with the outside world

07 Jan 2017

Angle of attack ... to ward off the eulogy!

Let’s get those molars into a real toughie this time.

07 Jan 2017

Analytical Engines

Written in caps, a straight line passing through the middle cuts the words in two mirror images.

31 Dec 2016

Will Trump tread responsible Presidential Governance path?

ow, Mr Donald Trump’s victory is official. On January 6, the Electoral College result will be certified during a joint session of the American Congress.…

24 Dec 2016

My grandmother and her famous encounter with dreaded Bandit chief

After dinner my grandmother would tell us stories.

24 Dec 2016

Righting a historical wrong: bring back Bose and the INA on Rajpath

The nation enters its 71st year of Independence in 2017.

24 Dec 2016

Presence, not presents, essential to foster parent-child bonding

The parent-child bond brings forth the images of celestial love that makes life worth living, and sustains human life on planet Earth.

24 Dec 2016

Multinational muddle... to give it stature!                                   

Which man drinks diet soda? Question #2: Which man owns a spider monkey? Given that . . . There are five houses and that in each house lives a man of…

24 Dec 2016

Rahul Gandhi speaking in Parliament
Tales of institutional failure in the winter of discontent

Demonetisation and its aftermath have hogged headlines and usurped all the Breaking News space for the past month and more.

17 Dec 2016

PM Modi addressing the crowd. (PTI)
Bhakt-intellectuals employed to raise the bogey of dictatorship

When genuflecting intellectuals with cleverly concealed dynastic loyalties write with a clear political objective of denigrating a particular personality.

17 Dec 2016

US President-elect Donald Trump. (Photo | AP)
Looming challenges of 2017: focus on ace of ‘Trump’

Washington and New Delhi are virtually on the same page in backing the government in Afghanistan to deal with Pakistan-backed Taliban terrorism.

17 Dec 2016

J Jayalalithaa
Amma and her people had an inestimable synergy and compact that is worthy of emulation

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and DMK leaders helmed by M K Stalin himself.

17 Dec 2016