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Vision India: Modi, RSS on collision course but who'll blink first?
Politics

Vision India: Modi, RSS on collision course but who'll blink first?

To implement his vision for India, Modi intends to consolidate power both within the government and the party

Meet Narendra de Gaulle, India's 'Republican Monarch'
Politics

Meet Narendra de Gaulle, India's 'Republican Monarch'

Is Narendra Modi more Charles de Gaulle than Thatcher or Reagan? One thing is certain: he derives his authority directly from the people, and in this he is more closely linked to the aam aadmi that any of our previous prime ministers

PM Modi's maiden I-Day: 5 reasons why he bowled over the nation
Politics

PM Modi's maiden I-Day: 5 reasons why he bowled over the nation

From toilets to technology, from Make in India to a new planning body, here's everything Prime Minister spoke about on Independence Day.

Singapore leaders convey interest in Modi's I-Day speech to Sushma Swaraj
World

Singapore leaders convey interest in Modi's I-Day speech to Sushma Swaraj

Top Singaporean leaders today expressed their "surprise and interest" over the extempore speech made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of India's Independence Day.

Kerala school forced to drop 'Vande Mataram' from I-day eve fete
India

Kerala school forced to drop 'Vande Mataram' from I-day eve fete

A radical outfit allegedly forced a private school here to abandon rendering of the national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Day-eve celebrations, claiming it would hurt the religious sentiments of certain sections of students.

PM Modi calls for Digital India to improve governance
India

PM Modi calls for Digital India to improve governance

Expressing the government's resolve to move towards the goal of 'Digital India', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday underlined the need for using information technology to improve governance and spread education and medical facilities.

I'm your 'pradhan sewak' not 'pradhan mantri': Modi on I-Day
India

I'm your 'pradhan sewak' not 'pradhan mantri': Modi on I-Day

Crediting the Constitution for his rise from a "small-town poor boy" to prime minister, Narendra Modi today called himself the "pradhan sewak" of the people and not their "pradhan mantri".

J&K: Guns fall silent along Indo-Pak border on Independence Day
India

J&K: Guns fall silent along Indo-Pak border on Independence Day

After a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops in the past six days, guns fell silent on Friday along the Indo-Pak Border (IB) in Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mining to resume in Goa by year end: Manohar Parrikar
India

Mining to resume in Goa by year end: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that the mining industry will resume operations by this year end, thereby restarting the economic activity in the iron ore rich belts of the state.

Will ensure affordable housing for middle income group: Chavan
Politics

Will ensure affordable housing for middle income group: Chavan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said the state government will ensure that middle income group people are able to afford their own houses.

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif greets Modi on Independence Day
India

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif greets Modi on Independence Day

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday greeted his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on India's Independence Day and wished its people prosperity.

Attempts to create communal disharmony will be dealt with firmly: Gogoi
India

Attempts to create communal disharmony will be dealt with firmly: Gogoi

Expressing concern over repeated disturbances in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said any such attempts by forces "inimical to India" will be dealt with firmly.

Sonia Gandhi hoists tricolour at Congress headquarters
Politics

Sonia Gandhi hoists tricolour at Congress headquarters

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today hoisted the national flag at the AICC headquarters in a simple ceremony.

Can you hear the change? 67 years of #FreeIndia in five minutes
India

Can you hear the change? 67 years of #FreeIndia in five minutes

If you close your eyes and just listen can you hear how India has changed? Can you hear it in the way we speak, the rhetoric our politicians use, in the way our music sounds, even in our ads?

Modi's most poignant I-Day message: We have to focus on how we bring up our boys
India

Modi's most poignant I-Day message: We have to focus on how we bring up our boys

A point which has been made less before, Narendra Modi's I-Day speech asked parents to focus on what their boys are upto and not just their girls. This is a subject we need to discuss more deeply, We don't know how to bring up our boys.

From DD to Phantom ciggies: Twitter's favourite memories growing up in #FreeIndia
India

From DD to Phantom ciggies: Twitter's favourite memories growing up in #FreeIndia

Here we list out some of the most popular memories of growing up in #FreeIndia

The urchin at the traffic light: An unexpected postcard from #FreeIndia
Life

The urchin at the traffic light: An unexpected postcard from #FreeIndia

Stuck at a traffic light in Mumbai a management consultant gets an unexpected glimpse of both the price and the rewards of #FreeIndia.

Unfurling of national flag by BJP worker marks a big day: Amit Shah
Politics

Unfurling of national flag by BJP worker marks a big day: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said the unfurling of the national flag at Red Fort by a "BJP worker" marked a "big day" for party workers.

Teach your sons how to behave, says PM Modi on rising rape cases
India

Teach your sons how to behave, says PM Modi on rising rape cases

Against the backdrop of rising cases of rape, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said such incidents make "our heads hang in shame" and asked parents to take responsibility for their son's actions and put the same restrictions on them as they put on their daughters.

From Salman Rushdie to Chetan Bhagat: The navratna of new Indian storytelling
Life

From Salman Rushdie to Chetan Bhagat: The navratna of new Indian storytelling

Who would form the navratna of storytelling in the new India? From Salman Rushie to Chetan Bhagat, here's our list.