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We're portrayed as a 'villain': SC during pollution hearing

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre and the states in the National Capital Region (NCR) to implement the orders of the panel on air quality management to curb air pollution while ruing......

Biden ready to reset US-Pak ties

US-Pakistan relations are poised to touch a qualitatively new level under the Biden administration, notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Then US vice president Joe Biden, centre, plays host to......

Did India's secularism die on August 5?

'Indian secularism doesn't deserve a tombstone. It needs a new shrine,' argues Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi along with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarsanghchalak......

Trapped in PPE for hours, no family time: Life of AIIMS doctors

Doughty frontline workers say this is what they signed up for and that is what they do. IMAGE: Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment take care of a patient suffering from the......

Like him or not, Modi is a risk-taker

'If Mr Modi continues growing as a Hindu Hriday Samrat, better that it is done by restoring ancient temples than demolishing medieval mosques,' says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra......

What to make of this bull market?

It is impossible for anyone to explain how markets are hitting record highs during an economic recession.It is both mysterious and surreal, notes Debashis Basu. Illustration: Uttam......

'Henceforth, no Indian should fear the taxman'

'We have set out a timetable to reduce income tax rates for all incomes below Rs 50 lakh, and to progressively eliminate the surcharges on income above Rs 50 lakh, by 2024.'The Budget speech past......

Why linking loans to external benchmark won't be easy for banks

The debate on the merits or otherwise of external benchmarks also does not answer a fundamental question raised by Viral Acharya, the former deputy governor of RBI: “The issue is - who should......

How Jack Ma grew from 'shrimp' to whale

Often described as the Rockefeller of his age, the 51-year-old Jack Ma, who started life as an English teacher, is courted by business tycoons, political leaders and Hollywood stars. This is not......

Lessons for bosses who silence their colleagues

Bosses have played a stellar role in stifling the voice of their junior colleagues, notes Shyamal Majumdar.  A popular Dilbert cartoon shows why many people feel it is pointless to speak out......

Army of the Dead review

Army of the Dead flounders by its mindless mood and clumsy characterisations, observes Sukanya Verma. A pair of soldiers steering a super classified convoy speculate over the shipment while a......

Hina Khan's lovely lavender look!

After wearing a pant suit by Sahil Kochar on Day One and a Ziad Nakad gown on Day Two, Hina Khan stepped out in a lavender dress by Armine Ohanyan on Day Three. Once again, she opted for nude......

Around the world with Alia, Katrina, Priyanka...

Amazing holiday ideas from Bollywood! Actors lead busy lives, but they know just where to vacation. As we get ready for the summer break, here are some amazing holiday ideas for you!   Germany......

We Indians love binge-watching!

Indians may have come late to the binge-watching party a little later than the West, but we're making up for lost time, says Shuma Raha. New reports suggest that we are the fastest in the world......

Amy Jackson collaborates with Manj Musik

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: British model-turned-actress Amy Jackson has teamed up with Punjabi rapper Manj Musik for a new venture. The actress shared......

'A BIG SALUTE to our cricketing soldiers'

We asked you, dear readers to send in your congratulatory messages for the Indian team on their success Down Under. Here are your wishes for the team... IMAGE: The Indian team celebrates with the......

Virender Sehwag- a man who set his own rules

Sehwag's unpredictability and carefree attitude made him a unique batsman ‘See ball, hit ball’ was his mantra and he lived by it IMAGE: India's Virender Sehwag during a nets session.......

'I have always done what I felt was right'

India's batting great Virender Sehwag on Tuesday announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League. Sehwag ends a splendid career, having scored 8586 runs in 104......

Our basics are weak: Rasquinha

In the last two years, Viren Rasquinha has progressed from a talented youngster to the country's best mid-fielder, and even went on to lead India in some matches in the bilateral series against......

Athens has to live up to romantic past

Sigmund Freud was astonished that it just existed.Henry Miller, Mark Twain, John Milton and Lord Byron were equally awe-struck.The Olympic spotlight falling on Athens in August will be the latest......

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