Dare to think big and make all your cherished dreams come true

NEW DELHI, April 21 -- If we want to be successful in life we should dream big. I tell youngsters if they dreambig they can achieve their goals. Of course, merely dreaming big will not work but they h... Read More

The medium isn't everything here

NEW DELHI, April 21 -- Seven years ago to the week, the first episode of TV show Game of Thrones aired on American television. Since then, it has become a worldwide phenomenon like no other, earning, ... Read More

A spate of rapes: This is no country for women

NEW DELHI, April 21 -- In the protests over the December 2012 gang-rape of a physiotherapy student, we didn't ask about her religion. We didn't put labels on our fellow protesters' ideology. And we ce... Read More

Why fighting hunger is India's greatest challenge

NEW DELHI, April 21 -- The stories from India's hinterland on hunger are woeful in themselves. Earlier this year, a 13- year-old girl from Lakhimpurin Uttar Pradesh hanged herself after starving for m... Read More

Kathua rape: No, your Lordships, don't shroud her name in silence

NEW DELHI, April 21 -- The most powerful moment in the 'Nirbhaya' protests against the gang rape of a 23-year-old medical professional in Delhi came three years later thanks to her mother, Asha Devi. ... Read More

On entrepreneurship, listen to Infosys' Murthy

NEW DELHI, April 19 -- In January, speaking at the 22nd National Youth Festival in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government was willing to hand-hold young entreprene... Read More

The cash crisis must be resolved

NEW DELHI, April 19 -- With reports of ATMs running dry in many parts of the country, fears of cash shortage witnessed in the post-demonetisation period have come back. Both the government and the Res... Read More


NEW DELHI, April 19 -- There is plenty of anger and violence in the world. In every town and village, in every home, one finds explosions of anger. Sometimes we become angry when someone hurts or offe... Read More

Safety education should be a part of the curriculum

NEW DELHI, April 19 -- Life is too precious to be lost on a kerbstone. Recently, a 22-year-old motorcyclist lost his life hit by a car in Delhi. There can be no consolation for lives lost so early, an... Read More

The Kathua victim must be called by her name

NEW DELHI, April 19 -- A small girl has slipped through the protective arms of the State. Now the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has reminded us that we are not free to ide... Read More