India can do a lot in the domain of health care tech

NEW DELHI, Nov. 23 -- The launch of what is the largest public health coverage scheme in the world has put India at the centre of attention. Besides Ayushman Bharat, India has a lot going for it in it... Read More

The Saudi government is tying itself up in knots

NEW DELHI, Nov. 23 -- Saudi Arabia is scrambling to create new narratives on the sensational assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. T... Read More

More about the rural-urban divide

NEW DELHI, Nov. 23 -- In the age of T20 style elections - instant opinion, shoot and scoot polls and parachute reporting - it is increasingly difficult to confidently predict an Indian election outcom... Read More

India can make it even easier to do business

NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 -- Can India break into the top 50 of the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index? After all, this was one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aims when he took over in 2014, when th... Read More

Air pollution: Reactive, band-aid solutions will not solve the problem

NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 -- The Supreme Court petition that asked to ban firecrackers also pleads to control pollution created from other sources, such as burning of crop stubble, garbage and vehicular emiss... Read More

Partnerships can save more lives

NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 -- The world's progress in improving health and development-related outcomes for people everywhere is one of the greatest success stories of the past 20 years. Two decades ago, the i... Read More

India and Pakistan must unfreeze ties

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- If India and Pakistan have been unable to resume some form of dialogue in the 10 years since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, it is not for want of trying. The two sides have gone... Read More

A reasonable trade-off

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- The Supreme Court has done well to push hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi case to January, effectively ensuring that a verdict on the case doesn't come before the next parliamentary el... Read More


NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- Most of us are so occupied in our life that sometimes we forget to take a minute to breathe. Being one of the brightest students in my school when I was growing up, I was so busy... Read More

We must involve women in politics and policymaking

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- A few weeks ago, I visited Lakhimpur Kheri, one of the largest districts in Uttar Pradesh. I met Lakshmi Devi, the Gram Pradhan, at the Mukhlishpur panchayat, overlooking the pro... Read More