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'If my politics is Leftist, it doesn't mean I am a Maoist'

'Is it a crime to be inspired by the Left ideology? Why can't I read a book on Marxist philosophy? Is it banned in India?' activist Jolly Chirayath asks Shobha Warrier. After living in the United......

The truth behind the assassination of Gandhiji

'Godse is no more, but the mindset which gave birth to such distorted philosophy is unfortunately still with us,' notes Gandhian Chunibhai Vaidya. The killer of Gandhiji and his apologists sought......

'I had no right to teach students who I deserted'

'It's the least I could do,' says Professor Soumitra Basu, head of the Philosophy department at Jadavpur University, who resigned to protest against the police violence last week. Professor......

Congress is philosophy that can't be wiped out, Rahul retorts to Modi

Rebuking Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s call to wipe out the Congress in 2014 election, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi said, “The Congress is not......

'My governing philosophy is closer to where Obama's is'

'The story is for the first time, Silicon Valley is mobilising locally to have a voice in American politics. The national Asian American-South Asian Diaspora with the Swadesh Chatterjees and Deepak......

Old guard celebrates return of Ratan Tata at the helm

Unlike Ratan Tata’s philosophy, Mistry cared about short-term gains. This is a Diwali gift for many In hindsight, Tata group senior executives say, it always seemed that all was not well......

How India paid the price for 'EPW types'

Had it not been for the intellectual dominance and political legitimacy of the Leftist philosophy since 1970, would EPW have become what it did? After all, there were other more established......

Mudra Bank: New regime, old philosophy

What can Mudra Bank do that can't be done now with some tweaking of the existing system? I dug around a bit and discovered, to my horror, that successive governments have focused on microlending......

Lead me, follow me or get out of the way: Jaitley

On the day of an unusual Railway Budget, Jaitley spelt out Modi Govt's philosophy, speaking in the context of opposition to the Land Bill No new trains in the Railway Budget and the Bharatiya......

Modi govt has a progressive agenda for health: Melinda Gates

On a recent visit to India, Bill and Melinda Gates spoke with the author Chetan Bhagat about the philosophy behind their philanthropy at a public event titled "All Lives have Equal Value" on......

PIX: Bollywood's trendy workout wardrobe

No one takes the 'no pain, no gain' philosophy more seriously than Bollywood.  Those washboard abs and toned arms don't just magically appear at the click of a finger but after hours of......

Review: Shuddh Desi Romance has NO dull moments

Shuddh Desi Romance conveys a simple but underrated philosophy in the most fun way possible, feels Sukanya Verma. If everybody acted on the instincts they felt on the day of their wedding, it would......

Tum Bin II Review: Silly, snivelling, superficial schmaltz!

Tum Bin II's out-dated twists, needless complications and comical confusion over the sacrificial lamb prolongs the rona dhona by a good half an hour and still cannot settle who loves whom......

Review: Doctor Strange is another league of visual magnificence

Just when it looked as though CGI overkill has ruined the fun of spectacle, here comes a film that charms with its kaleidoscopic vision and meticulous combats, says Sukanya Verma, who can't wait......

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Review: Splendidly romantic and richly satisfying

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil reiterates the unpredictability of love through a twist Sukanya Verma did not foresee or like. Remember the exuberant genie in Aladdin who fulfills our deepest desire and show us......

Mourinho will be a success at United: De Gea

‘To speak of Jose Mourinho is to talk about a winning coach and that is United's philosophy and mine’ IMAGE: Jose Mourinho is a winning coach. Photograph: Twitter. Manchester......

What is Ajinkya Rahane's batting success mantra?

IMAGE: India's Ajinkya Rahane. Photograph: PTI The shortest format may have resulted in change of batting philosophy for many but India's star batsman Ajinkya Rahane says that he will never trade......

Leicester's success mantra: Ranieri and a forgotten football philosophy

The statistics of a stunning campaign tell an astonishing tale of how Leicester have turned the clock back by shunning possession and glorying in the long ball to a pacey striker, while spurning......

Scholes, Ferdinand slam Van Gaal after United's 'disastrous' night

'It was shambolic ... so bad' 'United didn't need a new philosophy, they had one for 20-odd years that worked' IMAGE: Manchester United's Gullermo Varela and teammates look dejected after Roberto......

PHOTOS: How Chelsea were dumped out of Champions League

'It was a difficult game for us but we never change our philosophy' IMAGE: PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his team's second goal past Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during the UEFA Champions......
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