opinion
  • ICJ Ruling On Kulbhushan Jadhav Awaited Feb 20, 2019

    It is time to sober expectations and not let emotions run high. There is a need to open backchannel moves to secure release of an Indian unfairly under a death sentence.

  • New Twist In The Tale Of Singh Brothers Feb 20, 2019

    Blood brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh, who have been at each other’s throats for long, are now singing a different tune. Malvinder Singh, one of the brothers, is saying bulk of their missing cash - estimated at Rs 5481 crore - was loaned to their mentor, and a former CEO of the group, and the brother of the CEO.

  • Time to See through Vested Interests that Operate under the Garb of Whistleblowing Feb 19, 2019

    For the first time, the Companies Act, 2013 recognized the whistle-blower concept by providing protection to individuals who expose wrongdoings by companies, particularly those involving frauds, corruption, etc. It is a salutary provision and aims to curb malpractices being indulged into by unscrupulous managements.

  • How Many Lies Need to be Peddled to Sustain a Sinking Dynasty? Feb 12, 2019

    Truth is both precious and sacrosanct. In mature democracies, those who deliberately rely on falsehood are banished from public life. There is no doubt that with the changing socio-economic profile of India this will inevitably happen in India.

  • Let A Billion Ideas Shine In India Feb 08, 2019

    I have one thing common with Sanjeev Sanyal, sorry two. Khan Market in Delhi and lakes in South Kolkata which are the ideal hub for conversations and lovers, in that way.

  • Top Cop On The Run Shocks Kolkata Feb 03, 2019

    There are charges against him that he destroyed crucial evidence linking politicians to Ponzi Scheme owners in the state? It means he has virtually saved members of the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress.

  • Budget 2019: Walking The Fiscal Tightrope Jan 31, 2019

    The big numbers ahead of Budget 2019.

  • I told myself I do not want to die: Manisha Koirala Jan 29, 2019

    The first thing Manisha Koirala, once a top Bollywood actress, told herself after doctors dropped a dreaded word into her ears like molten lava on tender earth: “I do not want to die.” She texted her friend, remembered her days as a beautiful, much sought-after star on the silver screen.

  • Emergency Era Political Titan Passes Away Jan 29, 2019

    To a generation that attained political baptism from rebellion against the Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi government in 1975-77, the picture of George Fernandes standing at his prison cell holding his chained hands high had the same aura as Che Guevera’s photographs had done a decade earlier.

  • Do you know who is Shrikant Mohta? Jan 28, 2019

    Kolkata is in a state of shock, the rebellious city lies like a prostrate, disemboweled Gulliver. There’s a deadly silence in the city where dailies and news channels are currently debating a soccer derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, not Mohta. Why? Wasn't he the biggest influencer of West Bengal’s fledgling film industry?

  • Narendra Modi auctions gifts to clean the holy Ganges Jan 27, 2019

    In what appears to be a noble, philanthropic effort, an estimated 1,900 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go under the hammer tomorrow and funds used to clean India’s holiest Ganga river.

  • A Push For Congress As Priyanka Descends On UP Jan 24, 2019

    Though there is no official word on Priyanka Vadra entering the election fray, political circles are rife with speculation that she may contest from Rae Bareli in place of her ailing mother Sonia Gandhi.

  • Regional parties may tilt the scales in LS elections Jan 21, 2019

    As BJP and Congress battle it out to dominate upcoming national elections, regional parties may play a decisive role.

  • A Dip Like None Other Jan 15, 2019

    The smell of wet cement greets you the moment you walk into the terminal after arriving at the Bamrauli military airbase and public airport in the recently rechristened eastern Uttar Pradesh city of Prayagraj.

  • Rahul Gandhi confuses his Gandhi, this time in Dubai Jan 13, 2019

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi has once again criticised the BJP-led NDA government and PM Narendra Modi on the foreign soil. His latest interactions with NRIs in Dubai revolved again around his penchant for lampooning the government back home.