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Crores allocated but Delhi smog from stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana likely to persist this winter too
India

Crores allocated but Delhi smog from stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana likely to persist this winter too

Despite subsidies offered by state government, the capital cost requirement involved in alternatives to crop burning remains high, say experts

Solicitor General’s stance on same-sex marriage before Delhi HC goes against Indian law; rights aren't a matter of political convenience
Lifestyle

Solicitor General’s stance on same-sex marriage before Delhi HC goes against Indian law; rights aren't a matter of political convenience

The law of India does recognise same-sex relationships and it is time for courts in this country to declare the law and bring relief to millions of LGBTQ individuals who live in India.

Japan's next prime minister Yoshihide Suga emerges from behind the curtain
World

Japan's next prime minister Yoshihide Suga emerges from behind the curtain

There are suggestions that Suga might call a snap election soon after he takes over. If successful, he could strengthen his hold on power.

Addressing oxygen shortages is key to winning battle against COVID-19 as disease spreads in hinterland
India

Addressing oxygen shortages is key to winning battle against COVID-19 as disease spreads in hinterland

With India consistently reporting over 90,000 daily cases of COVID-19 in the past few days, shortages of oxygen are becoming increasingly apparent

Pakistan and Khalistanis in a sort of 'abusive marriage': Terry Milewski, author of paper on Sikh separatists
India

Pakistan and Khalistanis in a sort of 'abusive marriage': Terry Milewski, author of paper on Sikh separatists

The paper, titled 'Khalistan: A Project of Pakistan', supports the longstanding belief that support for a separate Sikh State is part of the Pakistani strategy to 'bleed' India

Out of work in COVID-19 lockdown, Delhi citizens try self-employment in hopes of rebuilding livelihoods
India

Out of work in COVID-19 lockdown, Delhi citizens try self-employment in hopes of rebuilding livelihoods

With millions out of work and many being forced to explore new avenues, it remains to be seen how much success these ventures have.

India, France, Australia hold Indo-Pacific dialogue: An alternative to the Quad in critical region won't hurt
India

India, France, Australia hold Indo-Pacific dialogue: An alternative to the Quad in critical region won't hurt

The notion of the Paris-Delhi-Canberra axis was first articulated by French president Emmanuel Macron in Sydney back in May 2018

Calls to boycott Mulan over concerns about China are growing: Here's why
World

Calls to boycott Mulan over concerns about China are growing: Here's why

The Chinese Communist Party has rejected international criticism of the internment camps in Xinjiang and has described them as job-training centres that are necessary to fight Islamic extremism

Kesavananda Bharati passes away: 40 years since he took on Kerala govt, a look back at landmark case
India

Kesavananda Bharati passes away: 40 years since he took on Kerala govt, a look back at landmark case

The idea that Parliament was a creature of the Constitution and draws its powers from it, is now well-established

Lessons from COVID-19: Govts must re-imagine public transport, other facilities to adapt to pandemic
India

Lessons from COVID-19: Govts must re-imagine public transport, other facilities to adapt to pandemic

Digitised and updated maps of land use, as well as data on population density, building density, road networks, etc can help cities prepare better for situations as the present one

Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84:  A look back at former president's relationship with the Congress
Politics

Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84: A look back at former president's relationship with the Congress

The former president presented a detailed and candid account of the one-and-half after Indira's death, leading up to his expulsion, in his memoir

Reading Rhea Chakraborty's public vilification as a modern-day witch hunt: Actress' harassment has historic roots
Entertainment

Reading Rhea Chakraborty's public vilification as a modern-day witch hunt: Actress' harassment has historic roots

The way women who are accused of witchcraft are dragged outdoors to be publicly shamed has now translated into a countless number of people consuming a new 'exposé' on Rhea Chakraborty every day on primetime television.

Ahead of US presidential polls, Donald Trump tries to make ‘wobbly Republicans’ think their party is great again
World

Ahead of US presidential polls, Donald Trump tries to make ‘wobbly Republicans’ think their party is great again

The goal is to make more moderate voters feel comfortable being associated with a party they think has lurched far to the right

'Out of coverage area': E-learning divide in Maharashtra's Palghar leaves Adivasi, poorer students in lurch
India

'Out of coverage area': E-learning divide in Maharashtra's Palghar leaves Adivasi, poorer students in lurch

There is no doubt the coronavirus-induced restrictions in Palghar would further marginalise students who were already disadvantaged

Prime-time pardon and Mike Pompeo speech highlight Donald Trump's control over GOP
World

Prime-time pardon and Mike Pompeo speech highlight Donald Trump's control over GOP

Donald Trump has been trailing Biden by significant margins in national polls and in most of the key swing states. That has led some Republicans to warn the president that if he did not put considerable effort into changing voters’ minds about him then he was in danger of losing in November

Former CBI second-in-command, IPS officer Rakesh Asthana appointed as new Border Security Force chief
India

Former CBI second-in-command, IPS officer Rakesh Asthana appointed as new Border Security Force chief

During his tenure in the CBI, Rakesh Asthana was involved in investigating many high-profile cases including the VVIP chopper scam, bank fraud by Vijay Mallya

Joe Biden's remarks on India-US ties are nice, but what relationship really needs is consistency
World

Joe Biden's remarks on India-US ties are nice, but what relationship really needs is consistency

India doesn't really need a US that fights its battles on its behalf. If anything, what India could do without is the sort of erratic uncertainty Donald Trump has introduced into the bilateral

For women in Mumbai slums, micro-finance loan repayments compound COVID-19 lockdown-induced cash crunch
India

For women in Mumbai slums, micro-finance loan repayments compound COVID-19 lockdown-induced cash crunch

'If we get a hundred rupees somehow, should we feed our children first, pay rent first, or deal with loans?' a resident of a slum in Chembur said

On 74th Independence Day, examining the idea of India and the Indian through five essays from our archives
Arts & Culture

On 74th Independence Day, examining the idea of India and the Indian through five essays from our archives

As we observe India's 74th Independence Day, amid a pandemic that is swiftly reshaping the world and all that was familiar, we're revisiting five essays from 'India and the Indian', a series analysing the renewed idea of nationalism that is in vogue.

Who qualifies as 'Assamese'? A look at confidential report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord released by AASU
India

Who qualifies as 'Assamese'? A look at confidential report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord released by AASU

The AASU, which was a part of the high-level committee on Clause 6 of Assam Accord, released the confidential report, saying that the public has the right to know the contents