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'If we want to escape future waves, we need more and more vaccination

'Wherever the Delta variant is spreading, and the population is not vaccinated, there is death and devastation.' IMAGE: Vaccination in Mumbai, July 23, 2021. Photograph: ANI Photo IMAGE: Tourists......

Xi's Tibet visit: Bad Signal for India?

Xi's visit to Nyingchi, bordering Arunachal Pradesh, signals China's opening of another front to India in the eastern sector, observes Srikanth Kondapalli, the leading China expert. IMAGE: Chinese......

What makes Eric Garcetti the right pick as US envoy

He has Biden's ear and because of the past relationship, Biden will actually listen to him, unlike some past residents of Roosevelt House, notes Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Los Angeles Mayor Eric......

Who's the Greatest General of the 20th Century?

My candidate for the best general of the last century hailed from a little, poor colonised Asian nation whose impact on world affairs rarely amounted to much, notes Shankar Acharya. IMAGE: General......

How face-off with Indian govt has boosted Twitter

Political controversies aside, Twitter’s business in India is expanding, and creating opportunities for Indians, reports Neha Alawadhi. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters The last few months......

Why ONGC is grappling with existential crisis

While India’s dependence on imported oil and gas is rising steadily, the country’s premier exploration conglomerate’s share of domestic natural gas production is less than 80 per......

ADB lowers growth forecast for this fiscal to 10%

The Asian Development Bank has downgraded India's economic growth forecast for the current financial year to 10 per cent on Tuesday, from 11 per cent projected in April, on account of the adverse......

How India can avoid being crippled by chip shortages

A big part of what India is missing here is talent or expertise in precision engineering and manufacturing. IMAGE: A researcher plants a semiconductor on an interface board to design and develop a......

'RBI should be more concerned about inflation'

'We have lived through 10% plus inflation in India and we are aware of the economic pitfall.''With the RBI now having formally adopted an inflation target range, they cannot turn a blind eye to the......

Gourmet meals on wheels, 5-stars' latest success mantra

Since home-delivered meals from five-stars are cheaper by 15 to 20 per cent as compared to eating at the destination outside, food delivery has emerged as an important part of every......

10 Films that Amazed Me at Cannes

The 74th Cannes Film Festival ended with the jury -- headed by Spike Lee -- handing out awards to a number of international films from France, Iran, Finland, Israel, Norway, Japan and the US. But......

'I am an ordinary person who doesn't want to get into trouble'

''I am fascinated by people who cannot accept things.' IMAGE: Abdullah Mohammad Saad, right, and model-actress Azmeri Haque Badhon, who plays Rehana Maryam Noor, at the Cannes Film Festival.......

Hockey: Men fancy chances against NZ; women set for tough Dutch test in opener

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Hockey India/Twitter The men would be seeking to reclaim a glorious past, while the women would be aiming to script some history of their own when the two Indian......

'Japan's' Korean gold medallist's lesson in Olympic spirit

IMAGE: Son Chung-in poses with a photograph of his father, Sohn Kee-chung, who won the 1936 Berlin Olympics marathon event. Photograph: Chang-Ran Kim/Reuters Long before American sprinters Tommie......

Smith looking forward to 'sub-continent challenge'

IMAGE: Among the current Australian batsmen, only Steve Smith and David Warner have a Test century in Asia. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Star Australian batsman Steve Smith is looking......

WC qualifiers: Argentina held by Chile; Aus win

IMAGE: Argentina's Lionel Messi and teammates look dejected after the match against Chile at Estadio Unico, Santiago del Estero in Argentina on Thursday. Photograph: Agustin Marcarian/Pool via......

Soccer: Spalletti named Napoli coach as Gattuso's successor

Luciano Spalletti has been named the new coach of Napoli, succeeding Gennaro Gattuso, the Serie A club confirmed on Saturday. The vastly-experienced Spalletti left his last role with Inter Milan......
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