The bureaucrat tasked with preparing the Chennai City Development Plan-2009, which forms the crux of Firstpost’s two-part series on the floods (read here and here) that afflicted the city earlier this month, MG Devasahayam, has refuted assertions made by the expert, AK Roy, quoted in the second segment.
All it took was a news flash that AAP leader Kumar Vishwas had been summoned by the Delhi Commission for Women over some charges
The home ministry's decision to scrutinise the usage of funds remitted by the Ford Foundation is more about checking where the money goes rather than a comment on what it thinks of the foundation's orientation
By appointing 21 parliamentary secretaries, who may draw no remuneration but would hold ministerial status, Arvind Kejriwal is probably trying to keep his 67-strong MLA flock together. But the move could face legal hurdles
The family of Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumarhas indicated that the government of India paid ransom money to his captors which eventually led to the release, a charge that the government has denied.
Activists however have pointed out that there are several problems with the framing of Delhi gangrape documentary and how Udwin has taken a very 'white-saviour-perspective' in the film.
It’s no trifling matter that Alabama governor Robert Bentley has apologised to India for the way his police treated Sureshbhai Patel when they threw him onto the ground and left him paralysed.
How we perceive events and people around us reflects a lot about us; doesn’t it? Kejriwal’s success and speech posed a challenge to the set beliefs of many of his critics.
Pahlaj Nihalani, the new Censor board chief is nursing delusions of being the Dada Phalke of today’s Indian cinema. But somebody should quickly remind him of what he once was: a poor clone of Dada Kondke,
Despite all its sins, Congress has a cogent philosophy and a worldview; a mass base even if it has been neglected and allowed to rust; and an instinctive feel for the inherent cultural diversity of this country.
Oh my god! Obama talked about religious intolerance! And he name checked India. Whaaaat? Bring on the totally cooked up media-fueled controversy.
McDonald’s is facing a PR crisis of sorts in India. The story of the street kid being thrown is no doubt bad, but the general hypocrisy in this whole tale is hard to miss.
It’s high time we stopped giving large, well-funded and powerful NGOs a free pass and subject their agendas and their funding sources to the same scrutiny as we would any interest group such as an industry lobby.
There are always two sides to every coin. The controversy over the withdrawal of Perumal Murugan's novel mathorubaagan is about free speech, but surely the temple and community has a reason to feel defamed?
By appointing Panagariya, the government seems to have sent out a worrying message because the economist enunciates an economic philosophy that prefers growth to welfare.
Mob violence is to radical Hindutva groups what guns and grenades are to the revolutionary Left. Mob is the vanguard of rightwing politics, sent to terrorise Hindu-Muslim couples, whether married or romancing each other.
The public investment-led revival that Subramaniam is advocating is not the dig-ditches-fill-them approach that came to mark the interpretation and execution on the ground of the Keynesian model. Nor does it involve reckless government spending.
Obama “gracing’’ the R-Day is not going to make any difference to long-term India-US ties. Such occasions never do beyond generating momentary goodwill.
All men who have been successfully treated for the Ebola virus are counselled about the high possibility of transmission of the virus through sex.
German would have had no place in the 3-language formula evolved in 1968 to promote national integration. But few states implemented the formula in letter and spirit. We need a new approach to it in the era of globalisation.