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Don't add to the higher education crisis

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11 -- The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been around a lot longer than we thought, or at least that is what the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) political science department would have... Read More


DDA's Yamuna plan might work

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11 -- Much water has flowed down the Yamuna in the Art of Living Foundation (AOL) case, and much more will flow in the days to come. Holding AOL responsible for damaging the river's fl... Read More


VISUALISE YOUR DREAMS, BRING LIFE TO THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11 -- When I go on the stage, the stage seems familiar to me like an old lover, for I have already envisioned my act a thousand times, the music chiming in my ears, the melody floating... Read More


Geopolitical trouble in South Asia's paradise

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11 -- The Maldives, an island paradise for tourists, is ruled by a geopolitical serpent. Its president, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, has been using Chinese money and Saudi Arabia-backe... Read More


Oratory has given way to crass, cheap rhetoric

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11 -- In 1963, Ram Manohar Lohia wrote a pamphlet highlighting the Rs 25,000 per day spent on Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's security, which was in stark contrast to the daily life ... Read More


This loss of innocence diminishes us

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11 -- Last month, I was left stunned when the Delhi Police registered a rape case against a four-and-ahalf-year old boy. I initially thought that the police had erred, but no, the case... Read More


MOTHERS, THE FIRST AND ULTIMATE TEACHERS

NEW DELHI, Dec. 10 -- I am sure that Manushi Chillar's recent testimonial to mothers made many people fondly remember their own. It certainly made me think of mine. With that, alas, went thoughts abou... Read More


EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL FOR QUALITY IMPROVISATION

NEW DELHI, Dec. 10 -- All progress depends on the unreasonable man," said George Bernard Shaw in a different age. He was right, but only partly. While improvisation, imagination and some amount of rul... Read More


FLU ALERT: INFECTIONS LIKELY TO SOAR IN 2018

NEW DELHI, Dec. 10 -- Seasonal flu will hit India and the rest of the northern hemisphere hard next year, predict flu-trackers based on outbreak trends in the winter of the southern hemisphere, where ... Read More


FIGHTING CANCER BY LIVING RIGHT

NEW DELHI, Dec. 10 -- Cancer cases in India are shooting up, not just because life expectancy has increased by more than a decade in 15 years - from 57.9 years in 1990 to 68.3 years in 2015 - but also... Read More