Humour, and the funny business of mathematics
22 Apr 2017
Commercialisation has made education system divisive
War clouds gather ominously as military modernisation programmes languish
Three cities, three young groups, three productions, three ways of creating a script. Recently in Chennai, watching Theatre Nisha’s dramatisation of Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’s’ epic poem on Karna, Rashm
15 Apr 2017
Here’s the problem. You have seven toothpicks on a table arranged in such a way as to make two adjacent squares one on top of the other like the number 8 in calculator typeface.
China’s absolutist diplomatic regime and Indian democracy’s transparent diplomacy have rarely witnessed any degree of convergence in recent years.
While the Trump Administration has, since it assumed office, focused its attention primarily on ISIS, there is no clarity as yet on how it intends to deal with Afghanistan, where over 8,000 US troops
Old habits die hard. Especially when one belongs to the tribe of what is referred to as the ruling class.
The BJP completes its 37th year this month and continues to exude a robust index of growth and self-renewal.
Parents in urban India are rather invariably keen to send their child to ‘school’ at the earliest. Their fondest desire is to see their child speaking English at the earliest.
08 Apr 2017
No issue has been flogged and branded more than the one concerning Ram Janam Bhoomi in Ayodhya.
A decade back, when a leading government institution’s efforts to establish an overseas campus was curtailed, with unmet demand in India being cited as one of the reasons, a former Director of a leadi
Many years ago a Chinese General in charge of safeguarding his country’s energy supplies had snapped: “The Indian Ocean is not India’s Ocean”.
A long time back when I was a teenager (in the 17th century) and water balloons and Holi had just been invented this is what we did.
True Akshay, this time Twinkle’s punch was harder! Well, pretty much required, too. High-profile cases make people talk more and come forward to report unjustified happenings.
01 Apr 2017
The recent London terror attack on the Westminster Bridge in the vicinity of the British Parliament by a standalone terrorist, Khalid Masood, a former English teacher at the Saudi Embassy, clearly sho
There’s this guy who’s a proud owner of a certain number of rabbits and also the proud father of three sons who for some reason are expert logicians.
Recent elections in Manipur have led for the first time to the election of a BJP-led government, where the new chief minister appears keen to adopt an inclusive approach to deal with tensions with the
Who would have thought that closing down of unauthorised slaughterhouses and butcheries would have raised such a storm not quite in a teacup?
We’ve just been discussing our health,” says A, “and found that between us we share the same five complaints, and the same prescribed tablets for them.
25 Mar 2017
Track two talks with Pakistan is fast becoming a profitable cottage industry in this country.
Textbooks are the pivot of modern-day education systems.
In the film Il Postino, the village postman gives the girl he loves a poem he passes off as his own, though it has been written by Pablo Neruda.
The reference to Balochistan in the PM’s 2016 Independence Day speech triggered speculation over possible Indian support for the Baloch cause.
Ukraine cuts off power to part of separatist east
India wins 16 medals at US Open karate Championship
East Bengal defender Anwar Ali suffers heart attack, stable
17 die as boat capsizes in Africa's Senegal
Chhota Rajan sentenced to seven years in jail
Three Taliban militants arrested in Pakistan
27 killed in Kenya road accident
HC rejects TN's attempt to reopen highway liquor shops
6-judge Supreme Court bench to hear curative plea in Soumya rape case
CRPF jawans were having lunch when Maoists ambushed them
World's last male rhino getting help from Tinder dating app
Young man shot dead in Venezuela unrest: Prosecutors
Straight Path receives superior offer to AT&T's buyout bid
Nifty scales lifetime high, Sensex nears 30,000-mark
Want to give England selectors some headaches: Sam Billings
Serena Williams calls out Ilie Nastase for ‘racially’ abusing her unborn child