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The right diagnosis, now for the bitter pill

NEW DELHI, Oct. 6 -- The security of the larger subcontinent as defined by United States secretary of defence Jim Mattis is a perspective that should give India some comfort. The question is whether h... Read More


Air pollution: No lessons learnt

NEW DELHI, Oct. 6 -- As winter approaches, northern Indian cities like Delhi stand at the brink of yet another smog and pollution-filled season. Last year, the situation had become so bad that schools... Read More


OLD AGE IS A TIME TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE MEMORIES OF YOUTH

NEW DELHI, Oct. 6 -- Nobody can predict how our old age will be. So, it's important for us to live each moment and also cherish the days that have passed. When the memories of your first day of school... Read More


India must rejuvenate business ties with the EU

NEW DELHI, Oct. 6 -- The 14th India-EU summit in Delhi has the potential to rejuvenate bilateral ties and to provide a new direction to free-trade agreement (FTA) negotiations. The EU is still one of ... Read More


Muslims must open their minds to stay relevant

NEW DELHI, Oct. 6 -- The Muslim political power in the Subcontinent came to a close with the fall of the Mughal empire. But the downfall didn't descend in a flash from the heavens. Muslims manufacture... Read More


Listen to Gandhi to grow sustainably

NEW DELHI, Oct. 6 -- This year marked the 148th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth. In addition to being the unrivalled moral presence who led India's freedom movement to its final denouement Gandh... Read More


Stop cities from choking on garbage

NEW DELHI, Sept. 6 -- One of the big problems of massive urban agglomerations such as Delhi and Mumbai is waste management. Solid waste generated in a city the size of Delhi needs to be immediately re... Read More


Ties go beyond border disputes

NEW DELHI, Sept. 6 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, seemed to have sensibly adopted the view that there is more to the larger Sino-Indian relationship than a border ... Read More


WRITING IS A MEDITATIVE WAY TO KEEP LIFE AFLOAT DURING A SEVERE CRISIS

NEW DELHI, Sept. 6 -- Writing for peace of mind and to reflect life in order to showcase its plus points and failings is the endeavour of every writer. Every writer has to go through this 'mission'. ... Read More


Smart city templates can enhance local governance

NEW DELHI, Sept. 6 -- The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) promises to bring India into the 21st century of governance and this is no mean feat given the negative perception of municipalities. The SCM requi... Read More