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Why settle for the moon when the stars are within reach?
Sports

Why settle for the moon when the stars are within reach?

The world has now embraced Naomi Osaka with the gusto it has for champions, her years of toil are but a footnote that only the discerning will sieve through to get to the essence

The stories that Bollywood can't tell
Entertainment

The stories that Bollywood can't tell

The Hindi popular-film industry — Bollywood to all of us — is the most prolific and beloved among today’s storytellers. Yet, there is this aspect: Hindi popular cinema is most remarkable for the stories it does not tell

How to rebuild the CBI
India

How to rebuild the CBI

Irrespective of who they find, the solution will only be skin deep because the real problem in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) runs far deeper than most understand.

America's pursuit of a peace accord that won't offer peace
World

America's pursuit of a peace accord that won't offer peace

Washington is considering a complete withdrawal of US-led forces in exchange for the Taliban committing to direct talks with Afghan government for a ceasefire

Kim Davy: The one that got away
World

Kim Davy: The one that got away

Twenty-four years after Kim Davy dumped a planeload of weapons in West Bengal, India seems to have given up on bringing the Dane to justice

Two-Wheeled Wonder Woman
India

Two-Wheeled Wonder Woman

Riding a bike was her thing and that is what Pissay loves more than anything else in the world. She started racing because she wasn’t sure what to do after failing her boards. But she was ready to explore, and biking clicked.

Some home truths about the Lutyens Bungalow Zone
India

Some home truths about the Lutyens Bungalow Zone

In New Delhi’s elite social circles and corridors of power, considerable prestige and social capital adheres to a ‘Lutyens bungalow’, of which there are about a thousand in all, with 90 per cent owned by the government

Italy: The latest ISI outpost
World

Italy: The latest ISI outpost

On a frigid winter morning as rain poured in Milan, around 200 men, most of them Pakistanis, gathered outside the Indian mission at the Piazza Castello to protest New Delhi’s “illegal occupation” of Kashmir.

How slow-and-steady India entered life in the fast lane
First Cricket News

How slow-and-steady India entered life in the fast lane

India's premier pacemen — Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma — rattled rival teams and bagged 136 Test wickets. This is a fantastic statistic in itself, made even more remarkable by the fact that Bumrah, who claimed 48 wickets in nine Tests, was in his first year in Test cricket.

Greying India's silver lining
India

Greying India's silver lining

In its obsessive quest to draw the demographic dividend, is India missing a big opportunity?

The All-New Great Game
World

The All-New Great Game

Afghanistan was once dependent on Pakistan, it no longer is. Between 2012 and 2016, Afghan imports from Iran totalled $1.3 billion against $1.2 billion from Pakistan and $1.1 billion from China

The Grey Factor
India

The Grey Factor

Within three decades, India will be a country of old women and men. The burgeoning greying population will mostly be alone, lonely, vulnerable and ill, with no one to take care of them. Are we ready for an old society?

The sameness of the ‘other’: India has an enduring Islamic legacy; confluence of art, culture make Muslims innate part of Indian history
India

The sameness of the ‘other’: India has an enduring Islamic legacy; confluence of art, culture make Muslims innate part of Indian history

At a time when the fault lines are becoming starker, how corrosive and baffling it would be to define the boundaries of an accepted Indian-ness along lines of Hindu and Muslim otherness?

Soft separatist battles to stay relevant in Valley of violence
India

Soft separatist battles to stay relevant in Valley of violence

In downtown Srinagar’s Mazar-e-Shuhada, or the martyrs’ graveyard, assassinated Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Farooq Shah lies buried close to Hizbul Mujahideen’s Abdullah Bangroo.

The politics of toxic textbooks: History isn't repeated, it's rewritten
Politics

The politics of toxic textbooks: History isn't repeated, it's rewritten

If you can’t make history, then just make it up. This strategy, that India’s political parties relish exercising when in power to further their ideological footprints, is a textbook case of what ails the country’s education system

CN Annadurai: Legacy of a Dravidian stalwart
India

CN Annadurai: Legacy of a Dravidian stalwart

On February 3, 1969, Tamil Nadu witnessed over 15 million people – an unbroken world record – participating in the last journey of former chief minister Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai

Taking the cash cow of smuggling by the horns
India

Taking the cash cow of smuggling by the horns

Since coming to power, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gave the BSF a clear mandate: end the smuggling of India’s ‘holy’ cows to Bangladesh

Why is the onus only on Hindus to accept Muslims and not the other way round?
India

Why is the onus only on Hindus to accept Muslims and not the other way round?

Hindus feel victimised in a Hindu-majority country and in turn, some demonise Muslims, most of whom are descendants of victims of the conquerors and forced converts.

Fall in oil prices may fuel NDA’s Raisina run: Accelerating growth due to lower oil prices may boost NDA's chances at re-election
India

Fall in oil prices may fuel NDA’s Raisina run: Accelerating growth due to lower oil prices may boost NDA's chances at re-election

To be sure, inflation pressures have also eased due to lower food prices, but it is undeniable that lower oil prices have helped. One reason for the slowing of consumption growth in the GDP numbers for the September quarter was higher oil prices