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How Joko won -- and Modi could too

'Joko's re-election bid has been as tough as Modi's.''But in a curious reversal of roles, what Joko faced was a platform somewhat akin to Modi has chosen for himself to woo voters,' notes......

Andamans base boosts India in Indian Ocean

'The Andamans are strategic territory for India.''We need at least three full-length, 10,000-feet airfields here.'Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and his wife......

Stunning contenders for Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

A red fox in a derelict schoolroom, a Bengal Tiger in the forests of Bhutan and walruses are just a few of animals featured in the photos shortlisted for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of......

Meet this year's Republic Day Chief Guests. All 10 of them!

This January 26, India will host 10 ASEAN leaders as chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations.Utkarsh Mishra introduces us to the nine men and one woman who will witness the pomp and pageantry......

Section 295A needs to be deleted

'The existence of Section 295A on the Indian statute books sits uneasily with India's ambitions to be seen as a progressive democracy,' says Kanika Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The......

Why are our passports so shabby?

'Why can't a country that builds and manages airports of acknowledged excellence at home and abroad produce passports of durable quality for its citizens?' asks Sunil Sethi. Indian travellers to......

Indian and Pacific Oceans have been 'hiding' global warming

Extra heat from greenhouse gases has been trapped in the waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans in recent years, which may explain the so-called 'pause' in global warming observed during the past......

Indonesia: The new Asian business hub?

One could perhaps call it the slowest-moving development project in Asia, but it's finally ready for take-off. Last January, ending four decades of foot-dragging, Indonesian President Susilo......

India woos South Korean oil cos

India on Monday invited South Korean oil companies to invest in the country's upstream and refining sector and also work jointly to explore opportunities in other countries."We have invited them to......

Uniting against a tsunami

But for the tsunami, the four Sumatrans whom an Indian coast guard vessel rescued near Great Nicobar's Campbell Bay would have been arrested and thrown into jail. The wrath of wind and wave had......

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