Sushma Swaraj set high standards for MEA by taking diplomacy to people, was always just a tweet away
Swaraj — who was also the most followed foreign minister in the world — took several path-breaking measures during her term, such as the expansion of the passport infrastructure and the enhanced engagement with the Look East policy.
BJP's nationalism is partisan effort to show patriotic front, has no links with ideology of original nationalist cause
In 2014, when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in India, it rode on the mantra on 'sabka saath, sabka vikas' — a chant to unite the nation on the model of welfare and across-the-board economic growth. It pledged to do away with all the wrongdoings of the preceding two UPA regimes, and the voters obliged. Come 2019, the BJP is set for yet another political campaign, in hope of a second inning, but this time its focus is on another dimension of 'equalitarian welfare': nationalism.
'Mental hai': Politicians' pejorative usage of psychiatric terms can't pass off as slang; India staring at big mental health crisis
A simple change in the language might lead us to better understand the severity of the problems people bogged down with mental illnesses suffer from and ensure that they are treated with equal dignity and respect, despite it.
New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally
Places of worship are 'soft targets' as they reign in a psychological hijack of people. "By targeting a house of worship, rather than a private home or business, the attacker has committed a powerful symbolic transgression: profaning a space that is both sacred and communal."
Women's Day 2019: Men look forward to helping women get empowered, create a more equal world for them to co-exist
International Women's Day is celebrated every year on 8 March to honour the strength and power of one half of the world and the reason for the other half, women. This year's theme is: 'Balance for Better'
Mumbai's firemen prepared for all challenges, but more public awareness needed on fire safety, says CFO Prabhat Rahangdale
The data released by the Directorate of Maharashtra Fire Services reveals that the number of inspections done has gone up over the years. A new compliance circular was brought in place in August 2018 by the fire department post the Kamala Mills Fire tragedy on 29 December 2017.
Political opportunism washes away taint: Despite active probes, politicians switch loyalties, get big party tickets
With the heat turning up on the Saradha chit-fund scam in West Bengal and the ghost of the scandal coming to haunt former TMC leader Mukul Roy and ex-Assam Congress member Himanta Biswa Sarma, the focus is back on possible political opportunism practised by tainted netas.
Arvind Kejriwal's AAP a shell of its lofty vision: Opportunistic party that decried Congress during political entry now seeks tie-up
AAP had been critical of both the BJP and the Congress leadership and if it joins hands with the grand old party to stop BJP, it would turn out to be the case of another 'unholy alliance' put together to counter the common rival
Shivraj Singh Chouhan has established his image of being one among the masses, and that has worked in his favour so far, but would the dream run continue?
In Madhya Pradesh, Congress may sink for ignoring Patidars over ticket distribution as community shifts loyalty to BJP
After the final list of candidates was declared for the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha election 2018, Patidars swore allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
World AIDS Day: Health organisations urge people to get tested for HIV; here's why you should 'know your status'
1 December is marked as the World AIDS Day every year to spread awareness and unite people in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Women's safety survey: Thomson Reuters Foundation defends its methodology as questions over 'perception poll' mount
The Thompson Reuters Foundation's survey report titled 'The Most Dangerous Countries for Women-2018', which has adjudged India as the most unsafe country for the fairer sex, has been garnering a strong but mixed response.
Sexual harassment charges against Asian College of Journalism professor resurface with petition calling for his ouster
Sexual harassment charges resurface against ACJ professor Sadanand Menon.
Narendra Modi in UK: Unlike Wembley 2015, PM harps on reality, avoids dreaming big in Westminster avatar
How much has changed between Narendra Modi's speech at Wembley in 2015 to his address at Westminister in 2018?
A 'federal front' ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Will regional parties shower 'mamata' over Congress?
Can non-Congress led third-front thrive and make an impact in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections?