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India is talking to the Taliban because the Taliban are winning

But why should India be talking to the Taliban in the first place? There is no love lost there.India will never forget or forgive the humiliation to which the Taliban subjected it in the IC-814......

Nitish must think of new governance ideas

No one in Bihar will deny Nitish Kumar's contribution to governance, notes Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses an election meeting in Katihar, November 5, 2020.......

Speak in one voice in times of external threat

'It is nobody's contention that uncomfortable questions regarding national security should not be raised. But that is a topic for another day and another time when the immediate threat has faded,'......

Modi must be wary about campus protests

'New Delhi's rulers should be alert to lighting a dangerous tinderbox,' warns Sunil Sethi. IMAGE: JNU Students Union President Aishe Ghosh speaks to the media in New Delhi. Photograph: Kamal......

A padyatra with Owaisi

MIM workers tried to shoo the complaining woman and her silent husband away, but Owaisi insisted that she be heard.As he turned to leave, he told her: "Good that you spoke up. Keep doing......

Why be afraid of businessmen owning banks?

Bad loans of PSBs are at Rs 20 trillion.Most of it is, I sense, due to corruption and behest lending.Nobody pays a price for this charade.Not the promoters, the bankers, RBI officials, finance......

For Modi, politics trumps the economy

Perhaps the calculation is that economic recovery will have been achieved before the next general election comes around, but such assumptions can come unstuck if current directions are not reversed......

''Every businessman fears enforcement agencies'

'Everybody fears them and rightly so. Who in his right senses wouldn't fear these agencies?''They can take away everything in seconds with near zero recourse to law.'Illustrations: Dominic......

How Piyush Goyal managed to walk a very tight rope

Governments make budgets to retain and consolidate their hold on power, not to please opponents or economists. They do so by trying to gratify as many as possible without causing harm to the......

Mallya's fate will be decided on December 10

The 62-year-old former Kingfisher Airline boss' defence team, led by Clare Montgomery, opened the day by branding the government of India's evidence presented in the case as "utterly unfounded". A......

Salute the Power & Glory of Indian Cinema!

It is the most potent symbol of India's soft power -- more perhaps than the IT industry and our managerial skill, notes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. IMAGE: Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan in a scene from......

Reader Reviews: Avengers: Endgame gave me goosebumps!

'Does Avengers: Endgame close satisfactorily?''Does it beat that gold standard of superhero movies, which Mr Nolan gave us nearly seven years ago?''After watching on an IMAX screen at a midnight......

The MOST SHOCKING Deaths in Bollywood

Did you expect Kareena Kapoor to die in Udta Punjab? A character dying on screen is not uncommon. It's the nature of death or the circumstances under which it all happened that makes all the......

Superheroes are like us and more

'When we walk around wearing Batman t-shirts, buy posters of Green Lantern and collect little vinyl figurines of Hulk, such actions remind us that these heroes deal with the realities running......

Expect *this* from Pataaka, Manto, Sui Dhaaga

Sreehari Nair introduces you to three promising movies coming up. IMAGE: Radhika Madan and Sanya Malhotra in Pataaka. For their sheer curviness, very few Hindi film writers can match Vishal......

The doosra: A high five for champions Australia

The trans-Tasman cricket World Cup final may have failed to live up to expectations, but the Australians were deserving winners. The result re-establishes the country's status as the best in the......

Life-ban stays as Kaneria spot-fix appeal dismissed

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's appeal against a life ban from cricket for spot-fixing was dismissed by an England and Wales cricket board disciplinary panel on Tuesday.Kaneria, who......

Readers on whether Ganguly should play

Vikram Shah: Can someone from your organisation lead a discussion on the validity of this penalty, please?Let us not talk about Saurav's form as a batsman as that is not the issue here.Do the rules......

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