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​Instex is Europe's first challenge to a dollar-denominated world order
World

​Instex is Europe's first challenge to a dollar-denominated world order

Is 2019 the year de-dollarisation goes from being a crackpot Russian idea to something with real structure that the wider world can buy into?

Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas mantra rules out religious inequality
Politics

Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas mantra rules out religious inequality

What the BJP is doing through its policies such as ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ is ensuring there is no discrimination on the basis of religion. But to say a few such schemes are only for Muslims is something the party will not do. And even if it did, that wouldn’t help the Muslim cause, because they would be struck down by the Constitution, which prohibits any kind of special treatment based on religion

In another dynasty war, younger son comes on top
Politics

In another dynasty war, younger son comes on top

Jind results offer other clues to these changes. In 2014, INLD got around 31,000 votes, of which 23,000 were in villages, neatly conforming to the party’s identification with the Jat community and farmers.

The many reservations about the 'upper caste' quota
India

The many reservations about the 'upper caste' quota

Regional outfits favour expansion of the reservation pool because they view quota as a battle for hegemony between elite and non-elite social groups.

This game isn’t just for kicks, it’s a miracle
Sports

This game isn’t just for kicks, it’s a miracle

With the arrival of big game contests, will sepak takraw finally pick up in India where scarcity of funds is the norm?

‘India’s reserves built at $17 per barrel, global average is $23’
Business

‘India’s reserves built at $17 per barrel, global average is $23’

India will soon have the capacity to store crude oil in underground caverns that it can dip into to meet 90 days of requirements in case of an emergency.

Boards loom over Manu’s gold shot
Sports

Boards loom over Manu’s gold shot

Manu Bhaker sits casually on her delicately done chaise lounge, flipping pages of history. A few months back, the Class 12 student and ace shooter switched from biology to arts mid-session, and is racing against the clock to cram her syllabus before the CBSE board exams that start soon after the ISSF World Cup that begins in Delhi on February 20.

Propaganda against Muslims has gained legitimacy under BJP
Politics

Propaganda against Muslims has gained legitimacy under BJP

The fact of the matter is that Hindus are recipients of the biggest appeasement. The BJP talks about minority appeasement because it helps the party build a robust Hindu vote bank.

Ranji breaking new ground but it’s still on a sticky wicket
First Cricket News

Ranji breaking new ground but it’s still on a sticky wicket

When Vidarbha lifted the Ranji Trophy on February 7 at Nagpur after a taut final against Saurashtra, it capped an extraordinary achievement.

Bovine invasion hurts Bharatpur sanctuary
India

Bovine invasion hurts Bharatpur sanctuary

In the season of cow vigilantism, stray cattle have taken over one of the finest birding areas in the country, and the forest department of Keoladeo National Park is busy looking the other way

From behind the camera to the backseat
Entertainment

From behind the camera to the backseat

The director is fast becoming insignificant in big-budget commercial Bollywood, in the era of PR-driven box-office kill and aggressive hardsell of superstars

China leads the safari on cobalt
World

China leads the safari on cobalt

As New Delhi struggles to shape its strategy on tapping cobalt in the Congo, Beijing has already become the dominant player in mining the shiny grey metal used to make lithium-ion batteries that power electric cars and smartphones.

The muck stops here: Bhadreswar, a small town in West Bengal, is remarkable for nothing except its filth
India

The muck stops here: Bhadreswar, a small town in West Bengal, is remarkable for nothing except its filth

First prize for being India’s dirtiest city isn’t an honour Bhadreswar wants, and it’s working hard to lose it when new ratings are released this year.

Toon Cinema gets a Ray of Hope and Joy
Entertainment

Toon Cinema gets a Ray of Hope and Joy

A new animation film that re-imagines Satyajit Ray’s evergreen Goopy-Bagha adventure might just be the affirmation that children’s cinema in India needs

No Business like Snow Business at Sundance!
Entertainment

No Business like Snow Business at Sundance!

A young film hack looks back at his first-ever experience at Sundance and says the biting cold of Park City only makes it an ideal venue for the film festival, because you don’t want to do anything but sit inside a theatre and watch movies all day

In the Company of Women
India

In the Company of Women

As imperial Britain’s cantonments swelled with men raised from across the country, with artillery, with Baker and Brunsfield rifles, they swelled, too, with an army of prostitutes

India's defence needs political substance
India

India's defence needs political substance

The suggestion that we isolate defence and security issues from the rough and tumble of politics illustrates the complete disconnect between the establishment and the defence needs of a mature democracy

Poll panel on the hunt for black bucks
India

Poll panel on the hunt for black bucks

In the next few months, eyes will be riveted on Sunil Arora, India’s Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), as he organises and manages the Herculean effort of human history’s biggest date with democracy till now—holding India’s parliamentary polls.

All Lokis and no Thor in Karnataka
Politics

All Lokis and no Thor in Karnataka

The latest episode in Karnataka’s nataka is about an 80-minute audio tape which supposedly exposes BJP’s unabashed attempts to buy up MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition.

Geopolitics, the black swan in Saudi-Indian relations
India

Geopolitics, the black swan in Saudi-Indian relations

Saudi Arabia’s ties with Pakistan and its concerns over Chabahar are two big complications in bilateral ties.