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Time for Supreme Court to revisit Mandal Verdict

Tamil Nadu's unending legislative fight for exemption from NEET has now flagged the question if it's time to review the Supreme Court's famous verdict in the 'Mandal case', fixing 50-per cent......

Why Stalin Wants NEET To Go

The real battle for NEET abolition can take much more time and energy, observes N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin during the discussion on the bill to dispense with......

Why is Rahul missing in action?

On all key issues, Congress is MIA, sighs Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi with her son and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi. Photograph: PTI Photo   Much debate has been......

Youth disillusionment with Modi-2 has been rapid and deep

'The economy is in a free fall.''And it's been declining for so long, so consistently, that the promise of growth and better days now looks a fantasy.''A mid-1970s kind of pessimism, even......

Will Modi go the Indira way?

'Sounds familiar? Barring inflation, much else looks, sounds, and feels more than a bit like 1974.''A phenomenally popular leader, with a party of unquestioning followers, a broken Opposition, a......

TN's Technocrat Finance Minister Faces First Test

P T R Palanivel Thiagarajan has proclaimed his determination to set Tamil Nadu's fiscal house in order in five years, and Friday will reveal how he plans to go about it when he rises to present the......

US diktat: Why didn't Modi stand up for India?

The Modi government caved in under American pressure without even token resistance.Two countries similarly placed as India with high dependence on Iranian oil -- China and Turkey -- have shown the......

25 SPECTACULAR frames of Lagaan

Lagaan's dream run on screen and off it is a much needed reminder of winning against all odds in these pandemic ravaged times, notes Sukanya Verma. You know that euphoric feeling when India......

Will Ayushmann ace Aamir's act in Lagaan? VOTE!

What if Lagaan was remade today? Sukanya Verma picks actors best suited for the key roles. Bollywood's big hero clashes usually end in one's misfortune and another's boom. But Aamir Khan and Sunny......

Which book-to-screen is YOUR fave? VOTE!

In Parineeti Chopra's upcoming Netflix release The Girl On The Train, the actress goes against type to play an alcoholic, whose obsession around a happily married couple lands her in the middle of......

The BEST and WORST of 2020

When 2020 began, nobody in the wildest dreams imagined it might sound the death knell for cinemas. Bookended in protests and pandemic, the Hindi film industry suffered huge losses prompted by a......

Oscar nod or not, Jallikattu's selection is a win-win

The Oscars is prestigious and all artists covet it, but ultimately, the business of winning is ruthless and political. And India has seldom risen to the challenge, argues Sukanya Verma. IMAGE:......

India superior than Pakistan going into T20 WC: Gambhir

'In a T20 format, anyone can beat anyone because it is a very individual kind of format, and we should not take any team for granted.' IMAGE: India play Pakistan in their opening group game of the......

Sindhu sets sights on World Championships

‘The last five years have been great, it has been a lovely journey. There have been lots of ups and down but I have learnt a lot, experienced a lot, improved a lot.’ IMAGE: Badminton......

Hockey PIX: India women shock Australia to make semis

IMAGE: Gurjit Kaur celebrates scoring the all-important goal for India in the Olympics women's quarter-final against Australia, at Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo, on Monday. Photograph: Buda......

Chen Yufei upsets Tai Tzu for women's badminton gold

Axelsen ends Cordon's run, meets Chen in men's final. IMAGE: Gold medallist Chen Yufei of China, silver medallist Tai Tzu-Ying of Taiwan and bronze medallist P V Sindhu of India pose with their......

'It's Yashpal. Hitting the ball with disdain'

'Good shot, yaar; but why are you batting so aggressively, almost angrily?' Amarnath wants to know.'Jimmy pa, you don't know, he swore at me in Madras. I have been waiting for an opportunity to......

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