Railways’ Priority

Bullet train or infrastructure? By Dhurjati Mukherjee The recent tragedy at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road foot over-bridge where over 23 persons died and 39 injured due to...

MP’s Gang Rapes

Governance under questionBy Proloy Bagchi The capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is seething with anger and outrage. Recent incidents of gang rape have put a...

What should India do?

Trump & Pakistan By Dr. D.K. Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI) US President Donald Trump's tweet on New Year eve on Pakistan has radically changed the geopolitical...

Whose corrupt in whose eyes?

‘Power’of CorruptionBy Poonam I Kaushish When does money become dirt? When it begins to stick. As the Kartigate corruption saga explodes on the political firmament, it has...

Compromising our democracy?

Cambridge Analytica By Dr. D.K. Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI)A few weeks ago, India was stung by an 'expose' that a foreign company, Cambridge Analytica, was...

Shield from govt meddling

Public Sector Banks By Dhurjati Mukherjee Public sector banks are underperforming and are mostly in the red due to increase in non-performing assets. Even the largest...

Wise pricing policy vital

Weird Sensex Rise By Shivaji Sarkar The sudden record movement of Sensex to 36,548 points once again proves that the stock market need not follow other economic...

Denting dissent & democracy

Activists' Arrest By Insaf The nation is in dire straits. The high profile arrests of rights' activists and lawyers in three cities on Wednesday last puts...

Mere talk, lack of action

Eradicating Poverty By Oishee Mukherjee There is much talk of development with ruling political leaders harping on what all is being done. But the way politicians...

Crime against deities

Idol Thefts Dr. S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) A Special Division Bench of the Madras High Court issued a warning while hearing a series of...

Double rate in offing?

Minimum Daily Wage By Dhurjati Mukherjee A committee, appointed by the Centre, has recently recommended an improved formula on minimum daily wage, based on workers' families...

Cash is king

Notes=Votes By Poonam I Kaushish Heard this week’s flavour amidst our ongoing noisy nautanki of democracy: rajniti is the best dhanda and our netagan’s greatest asset...

Repeat performance

Opposition Sans LoP Dr S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi)At the first meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party, it is reported that Party President Rahul...

Business crawls, revival critical

BSNL & MTNL Digital India’s backbone is in severe crisis. The worst BSNL crisis is hitting trade and business all over the country and has...

Need to reinvent

Governor Who? By Poonam I Kaushish The more things change the more they remain the same. An adage which resonates in the corridors of power when...

Impels international initiatives

New Delhi Ups The Game By Dr D.K. Giri (Prof. International Politics, JMI) India experiences a week of hectic diplomacy and international activism. New Delhi ups its...

As serious as crime?

Encounter Killings By Dr. S. Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Encounter killing of four persons suspected of gang rape & murder of a veterinary doctor in...

Non-starter or game changer?

Delhi's Jhaadu Vs KamalDelhi, the country’s capital is all set to cast its vote today for the next incumbent to the hot seat of...

Survivor not defector, new norm

Gaddi Aur GaddariBy Poonam I Kaushish A sense of de ja vu overwhelms. Brutally reinforced by the revolving door politics witnessed in the last fortnight...

Russian business doubles

India-China BrawlBy Shivaji Sarkar It is a global world. One button switches off, another opens. As India gets into a stand-off with China, there...