VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
AAP, Delhi Government, Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi government schools

Why every state in India must follow AAP government's education model

In the past five years, the only state which has made positive headlines in matters of public education is Delhi.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar, maharashtra alliance

Maharashtra tiger flaunts new stripes

Like the tiger that has tasted human blood, the Sena has also turned rogue.

POLITICS

 |  Ed Hoc |  3-minute read

Forever in shadows, can Uddhav Thackeray ever be his own man?

Being in bed with Sharad Pawar and the Congress is a difficult threesome even for a deft political acrobat. And Uddhav has no administrative experience.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar |  5-minute read

How S Jaishankar set the record straight

The external affairs minister's assessment of the changing global environment is apt and its impact on Indian foreign policy is already very visible.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Blackwarrant, Book Review, Tihar Jail, Books

Black Warrant: On the wrong side of Tihar's high walls

Sunil Gupta and Sunetra Choudhury's book is not for the faint-hearted.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Avianbotulism, sambharlake, biodiversityloss, Rajasthan, migratorybirdsdead

What killed the thousands of migratory birds in Rajasthan?

Avian botulism is the surficial cause that killed tens of thousands of migratory birds. Collective apathy is the underlying reason.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
China, uyghur muslims, hong kong protest, communist china

Xi Jinping's many problems: Hong Kong to Xinjiang

Beijing faced a 'tsunami' in favour of the pro-democracy movement and then its atrocities on Uyghur Muslims were exposed to the world.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Mahavikasaghadi, Maharashtra, shivsena-ncp-congressalliance, uddhavthackeray, sharadpawar, Sonia Gandhi, BJP, Devendra Fadnavis

The learning curve ahead for the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance

The Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition between the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress is a learning experience for a future politics of reconciliation and hope.  

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Art, painting exhibition, Mahabharat, Food, Music, Literature

Abiding power of soul-stirring art

Nations may boast good economics, but if the citizenry hasn’t found its artistic calling, they are incomplete.