opinion
  • An Indian in Oslo - Sri Sri, Tagore & Fresh Air Jun 04, 2019

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Indian spiritual and wellness guru, invoked lines from Rabindranath Tagore during a keynote address in Oslo, almost a century and six years after India’s most popular bard was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

  • PM Modi’s focus remains on shaping policies May 31, 2019

    The new Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an imprint of continuity and caution that has been the hallmark of Modi’s leadership.

  • Ready Player One? Policy Expectations Post Elections May 29, 2019

    The elections handing over a stable and strong government for second consecutive time is welcome relief to market participants. In particular, it will help keep India’s country risk premium stable amongst its peers. With this out of the way, local policy can afford to start focusing emphatically on the evolving macro narrative.

  • Modi, His Big Bucks Agenda May 27, 2019

    Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s election victory has pushed in political stability in a billion-plus nation, now it’s time for the big bucks business to trigger the growth that must happen in India.

  • Can Only Economists Be FMs? May 21, 2019

    Business journalist Puja Mehra dissects why recent governments - all coming to power on the back of some great expectations - end up doing a mishmash of economic reforms and eventually do nothing for the world’s second most populous nation.

  • Curtains down for the world’s biggest polls May 19, 2019

    The clock has struck six, the gruelling process to elect the 17th Lok Sabha has ended. Now, results of the world’s largest democratic exercise based on universal adult suffrage will trigger breaking headlines on May 23, 2019.

  • Marichjhapi: Did you see this blood-soaked island? May 16, 2019

    Deep Halder, a top editor with 'India Today', recounts the deaths of Hindu refugees from Bangladesh which took place in Marichjhapi in West Bengal in January 1979 in his book "Blood Island". Halder’s meticulous investigation finds out what was behind what can arguably called Bengal's most gruesome crime.

  • Celebrations For A Good Cause May 13, 2019

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who has painstakingly pushed the peace envelope in some of the world’s most troubled conflict zones, has turned 63 years. His devotees across the world are celebrating, and those who do not know him are trying to understand the selfless and silent works of the spiritual and wellness guru across the world.

  • India & ITC: Made For Each Other May 11, 2019

    A pall of gloom has enveloped the ITC headquarters in balmy Kolkata, the air filled with sadness. The company’s chairman, YC Deveshwar, fondly called the Little John of Corporate India for his strapping figure, love for great conversations and well-cooked food, has walked into heaven. He will not return.

  • Ardh Satya Of Indian News Channels May 10, 2019

    The debate over both journalists and journalism in India started around the time when news channels discovered the 3Cs and added one more in their news bulletins (cricket, crime, cinema and then came comedy).

  • Auto Component Makers Face Heat in 2019 May 01, 2019

    Indian auto component manufacturers are getting ready for a blistering summer, and the woes could even extend right till the end of 2019.

  • How Smriti Irani fought a fire in Amethi Apr 30, 2019

    Irani abandoning any thought of personal safety, grabbed a bucket, operating a hand pump and egging on the villagers to save their lives, livestock and straw huts in the hamlet that were slowly being ravaged in the fire that had started after farmers resorted to the age old method of clearing farm stubble.

  • Moksha On The Ghats Apr 28, 2019

    A member of the century-old untouchable caste that handles cremation in Varanasi is elated to be counted among the proposers for PM Narendra Modi’s candidature from India’s oldest city.

  • Bye Bye Priyanka, Ghar Ghar Modi Apr 25, 2019

    A much hyped battle of 2019 general elections has ended without a whimper. Narendra Damodardas Modi v/s Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was a contest to be held in Varanasi. It was a contest everyone waited with bated breath. But it ended in an anti-climax with Congress, India’s grand old party announcing Ajay Rai as its candidate against PM Modi.

  • Shouldn’t the Election Commission focus on making the Electoral process shorter? Apr 23, 2019

    Can the political process not be smoother and shorter? May be it is time the Election Commission of India as the referee to ponder over it.