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Presidential form of government more transparent, accountable
India

Presidential form of government more transparent, accountable

If we wish to build a great nation, our system of government must unify people and involve us all in governance. These two ingredients are essential for a large, diverse country but our parliamentary system fails us on both counts.

Pulwama: No easy options for India; diplomacy, international isolation of Pakistan key to strategic policy
India

Pulwama: No easy options for India; diplomacy, international isolation of Pakistan key to strategic policy

Should our military options be directed more specifically at the Pakistan army? The ISI and Pakistan military leadership is the real driving force behind terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and unless they feel real pain, they will have no reason or incentive to change their ways.

Stump mic intrusive but the flip side is good too
First Cricket News

Stump mic intrusive but the flip side is good too

While appreciating and encouraging the use of stump mic, we must also acknowledge a possible outcome where only the players from the touring teams are caught transgressing.

‘Chuck de India’ is our policy on hockey coaches
Sports

‘Chuck de India’ is our policy on hockey coaches

In the caliphate of Hockey India, ego and false pride hold sway over long-term planning and structured vision. Parochialism is mistaken for patriotism.

Found in translation: 100 Sanskrit verses
Life

Found in translation: 100 Sanskrit verses

The recently released translation of 1,300-year-old Sanskrit erotic poetry offers us an opportunity to transcend our ‘pale moralising’

The roots of a cult classic
Entertainment

The roots of a cult classic

Gully Boy has its soul in Pyaasa, spirit in Deewar and is executed with the gritty style of Satya. Beyond its shining performances, taut dialogue, catchy music and slick production values, the film holds the promise of timeless appeal

Ritesh Batra: Photograph is about corners of our hearts only others can find
Entertainment

Ritesh Batra: Photograph is about corners of our hearts only others can find

Rajeev Masand caught up with the globally-feted director of The Lunchbox at the recent Berlinale 2019, where the filmmaker screened his upcoming Hindi film, Photograph

Talking to Taliban won't bring peace, says Afghan former spy chief
World

Talking to Taliban won't bring peace, says Afghan former spy chief

Amrullah Saleh, a former Afghan intelligence chief, explains to Praveen Swami why talking to Taliban bring lasting peace to the war-torn south Asian nation

India’s rusted fangs need urgent repair
India

India’s rusted fangs need urgent repair

Modi has to address arguably the toughest strategic problem any leader of a nuclear-armed state has faced: hit another nuclear-weapon state to deter it from patronising terrorism.

A phenomenon called Mulayam: In praising BJP, SP patriarch fights last battle to save his legacy
Politics

A phenomenon called Mulayam: In praising BJP, SP patriarch fights last battle to save his legacy

Mulayam Singh Yadav, who praised his adversary Modi in the Lok Sabha and wished him victory in the 2019 polls, is fighting one last battle to protect his legacy without even getting into the ring

Queens of the Ring
Sports

Queens of the Ring

Divya Aale, also known as Cheeni Alia is one of the prime draws of the Continental Wrestling Entertainment (CWE), the four-year-old wrestling academy in Kangniwal village, 9 kilometres from Jalandhar city.

The striped mystery of Gujarat
India

The striped mystery of Gujarat

Guest of Gujarat this tiger may be, but the buzz it has started attracting refuses to die down

Should the president run India?
Politics

Should the president run India?

The argument that a presidential form of government reduces corruption is misplaced and is not relevant to the whole debate. The parliamentary system is equally equipped to be transparent and accountable.

Opening up stump mics not a sound idea
Sports

Opening up stump mics not a sound idea

The open cricket field with thousands watching is a public place. But it was still in many ways a private space for the players, where they could chat freely. Also, there is a certain kind of language that’s spoken on the field.

Bumpy ride for national highways
India

Bumpy ride for national highways

Poor quality of construction, overloaded vehicles, lack of oversight coming in the way of building a strong expansion

In nuclear standoff, becoming captive to one view of reality is dangerous, caution and constructive criticism is needed
World

In nuclear standoff, becoming captive to one view of reality is dangerous, caution and constructive criticism is needed

In the nuclear realm, a series of weapons were deployed which the Soviets believed were designed to eliminate the USSR’s leadership and ability to retaliate.

Message from Mohammed bin Salman visit: It is Pakistan first
India

Message from Mohammed bin Salman visit: It is Pakistan first

The Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to New Delhi was historic, but perhaps only for the frankness with which Mohammed bin Salman never even pretended he was on the same page as India with respect to Pakistan

Jaish goes for the kill on social media
India

Jaish goes for the kill on social media

Dar’s determination and admission was much like that of 16-year-old Fardeen Khanday’s admission of mounting an attack on a paramilitary camp in the same southern region, on December 31, 2017

The Jaish-e-Mohammad’s fidayeen factory: How Masood Azhar set up his industry of terror in Kashmir
India

The Jaish-e-Mohammad’s fidayeen factory: How Masood Azhar set up his industry of terror in Kashmir

Feeding the fidayeen factory in Kashmir is a much larger army: the infrastructure which organises the hundreds of young south Punjab men who head to the Jaish’s military camps each year