Where pharma went can publishing follow? A compulsory licensing provision in the copyright act has been used to manufacture generic drugs. Could it help get a book published when the original publisher chickens out?
Michelle Obama is perceived to have "snubbed" Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan by not travelling to a summit of Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, which is all about establishing a personal rapport.
Want proof of the success of expansionary fiscal and monetary policy? Just check out the length of the skirts of Japanese all-girl bands and the undergarments of lingerie models...
There’s an endearing quality to reports that a CIA spy was arrested in Moscow: he comes across as a bumbling amateur who represents the lost Age of Innocence in the world of espionage.
There are eminently colourful narratives of the view that Nixon and Kissinger had of Indira Gandhi, whom they found a very tough nut to crack. The Kissinger Cables aren't half as good as earlier declassified documents.
The idea of 'mutual consent' is little appreciated, which is why even stray incidents of excess have the capacity to render Holi a joyless experience for many.
A relic of the licence-permit raj, the Ambassador car is today a sputtering 2000-cc symbol of the distance that the Indian economy has travelled since it opened up in 1991.
Actor Rahul Bose wants the accused in the gang-rape case to be given a chance to reform. Perhaps he is looking to emulate Arundhati Roy's instinctive resort to a contrarian argument, however outlandish it may appear to be.
The audacious theft of $50 million worth of diamonds from an Antwerp airport represents a throwback to an innocent era when criminals were simple – and so were their crimes.
A few elements in the Maldivian government want to push out the Indian company and rope in a Chinese firm instead.
When Barack Obama delivered a speech at Yangon University during his visit to Myanmar, it was a historic moment in international diplomacy. But history was lost on a jet-lagged Hillary Clinton, who dozed off for much of Obama's speech.
Obama’s body language during his tour of Asia, in which he schmoozed with Thailand’s Yingluck Shinawatra and planted a peck on Aung San Suu Kyi's cheek, has had commentators remarking on his touchy-feely tour of Asia.
The real significance of ‘Ram rajya’ lies in the promise of the highest, noblest form of governance. Sadly, no party - not even the BJP - is ready to deliver on that promise.
Are lusted-after high-heeled shoes worth the risk of harm and potential embarrassment?
Five lessons that Indian politicians can learn from Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's feisty interview to Piers Morgan.
Do 'business communities' have distinguishing traits that underlie their business success? Or is it just so much cultural stereotyping?
For all of Basu's well-earned reputation as a game theorist, his tenure as Chief Economic Adviser wasn't characterised by intelligent, rational decision-making by the government.
India's weak-kneed response to the visiting Chinese Defence Minister deliberate breach of protocol will reinforce Chinese perceptions of India's weakness.
Sonia Gandhi's scowl was the manifestation of the virtual 'blood feud' that passes for politics today. Mary Kom's smile, on the other hand, united our country - and made us feel good about ourselves.