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Aadhaar: Doubts linger

It may be a Herculean task to reassign Aadhaar numbers to 119 crore people before bringing in Virtual ID.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Modi@Davos: A new kind of challenge

Mr Modi was one of the first to warn the developed world that terrorism was a hydra which strikes rich and poor alike.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Tories’ divide drove May’s rejig, with some UK Asians gaining

Labour reformed education and health provision for all and there was born an optimism that the rigidities of class would be eroded.

Saturday, January 13, 2018


Move for 49 per cent FDI in Air India is welcome

Air India is currently surviving on successive bailouts by the government.

Friday, January 12, 2018


Give ’84 victims’ kin relief

There’s no clarity on what can be expected from fresh probes over 33 years after one of the most shameful moments in free India’s history.

Friday, January 12, 2018


Aadhaar: A lot of questions yet to be resolved

Everyone in a village in Uttarakhand has the same birth date on their Aadhaar cards.

Friday, January 12, 2018


Mystic Mantra: Feminine in the ultimate sense

This primordial energy is always identified as feminine. It is just lying there, throbbing, but it cannot do anything by itself.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Interview of the Week

Taslima Nasrin with her cat Minu at her New Delhi home (Photo: Sondeep Shankar)

‘India is much safer. Democracy is far more entrenched here... I feel at home’

I have written to the current West Bengal government, but there has been no response, says Taslima Nasrin.

G.V.L. Narasimha Rao

‘BJP never broke relationship with any party... we believe in coalition dharma’

The BJP is not responsible for the break up and sees the exit of TDP as an opportunity for growth rather than being a threat, says Narasimha Rao.

D. Raja, CPI national secretary

‘By destroying statues, can you claim an ideological victory?’

It is unfortunate that the BJP leadership, including the Prime Minister, claimed that they won an ideological victory in Tripura, says Raja.

Ram Vilas Paswan (Photo: G N Jha)

Advancing polls is a flawed election strategy: Ram Vilas Paswan

Dalits and mahadalits are with me only, they are not with anybody else, especially in Bihar, says Ram Vilas Paswan.

The Age Debate

Rahul Gandhi with party workers at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Age Debate: Is it Mission 2019 or 2024?

Congress has a long way to go before it can turn 2019 into a Mahabharat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)

What’s needed before 2019

Congress needs a total makeover if it has to have any chance in the 2019 elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah (Photo: PTI)

‘Achche din’ in Upper House?

The NDA govt’s performance will improve if it gets a majority in the Rajya Sabha.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: AP)

Faith as power strategy

Rahul’s temple run and projecting a ‘soft Hindu’ image may not help Cong in polls.

Reporter's Diary

The fact that Ms Bachchan has been chosen over stalwarts like Naresh Agarwal and Kiranmoy Nanda has also led to dissent.

Reporters’ Diary: Jaya in RS, dissent in SP

BJP stalwart and Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram has an inimitable style.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (Photo: PTI)

Reporters’ Diary: Naveen misses the mission

Recently the Aam Aadmi Party set up a stall to sell pakodas in Lucknow when the cops chased them away.

The incident caught in a video camera had gone viral later, causing acute embarrassment to him.

‘Kabhi Gussa, Kabhi Pyar’

The transformation noticed in him at Babai was truly amazing, a member of the delegation observed.

The BJD immediately lapped up the minister’s gaffe and attacked the BJP, saying it deliberately wanted to defame the state government for political mileage.

Scoring a suicidal goal

Mr Gohain blamed the ruling BJD — an arch-rival of the BJP — for adopting dilatory approach to acquire land for various projects.