Soli J Sorabjee

Chieftains descend to take pride in their ‘ass’ slur

Abusive Election Campaigns: I vividly remember the lively intra-collegiate debates during my college days.

23 hours ago

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Air pollution: two deaths per minute and politicos in denial 

This month, India was informed by two different studies that air pollution is causing pre-mature deaths across India. A study, by The Lancet, states that over a million Indians— or two Indians every m

23 hours ago

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Robbed of own history, Congress faces a blank

Microquakes are indicative of macro faultlines in political geography.

23 hours ago

T J S George

T J S George

Akhilesh jumps over dynasty, gives UP new horizons; alas, Rahul can do no such thing in Congress

It’s an unusually long wait for Uttar Pradesh election results.

23 hours ago

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Girls can’t wanna have fun

We didn’t really need science to enlighten us.

23 hours ago

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Off with the guillotine of guilt

Guilt has “quick ears” to accusation even when it’s not articulated, even if it emanates from deep within oneself.

19 Feb 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

The return of the bad penny: merger of oil PSUs

There is a certain kind of predictability about some ideas. No matter how emphatic the rejection, they make a comeback—it is almost as if bad ideas have a homing device embedded in them. 

19 Feb 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Without police reforms, powerful own the truth

Justice is blind. The enforcers of justice, however, are cockeyed. Over a decade after the 2005 bombings in Delhi in which 67 died, the court acquitted two men last week, lamenting that the prosecutio

19 Feb 2017

T J S George

T J S George

As Rahul Gandhi drives S M Krishna out of Congress, issues of morality, bankruptcy and dilemmas surface

There is a tragic inevitability about the doom of the Congress party.

19 Feb 2017

Soli J Sorabjee

Laws of libel do not deter our barb-philia politicians

Election campaigns in our country provide tax-free entertainment and also cause disappointment.

12 Feb 2017

Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar

Air India, political Maharajas and the royal mess

The trouble with socialism, it has been said, is that you run out of money.

12 Feb 2017

T J S George

T J S George

Defying possible peace in Syria, defying Russia, Trump brings the world to the brink of war

Iran is no longer the weak polity that America needled in the George Bush years.

12 Feb 2017

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Shampa Dhar-Kamath

When in doubt, edit out

The best thing my parents did for me was something they actually did for themselves: buy and read books non-stop, and leave them all around the house.

12 Feb 2017

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Bring home India’s king of bad times

James the First, who ruled England when the East India Company landed in India, was the original king of the good times.

12 Feb 2017

Tom Arms

Tom Arms

To Make America Great Again, Trump needs a much bigger red baseball cap

Trump’s great America is a non-renewable energy-powered industrial monolith churning out yesteryear’s manufactured products behind a metaphorical and physical wall of bricks, steel and tariffs.

10 Feb 2017