Killing the golden goose

R. Srinivasan The Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Draft Passenger Charter, unveiled with much fanfare in May and promising long-suffering Indian air travellers some basic rights somewhat on par with what their brethren enjoy in other, better regulated geographies, was quietly buried last month, with airline operators refusing to budge on most of the issues. While […]

Road to peace passes through Kashmir

Road to peace passes through Kashmir

The United States has welcomed the efforts by India and Pakistan to increase people-to-people contact and has exuded hope that such initiatives would lead to improvement in ties between the two countries. “I’m aware of reports on this Kartarpur corridor. I understand that it’s kind of a visa-free way for Indians to visit this important […]


Khalid Lateef “Behind every atom of this world hides an infinite a universe” “This Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; Everything that you want, you already are.” “All day I think about it, and then at night I ask myself; where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be […]

Britain needs its own Mueller investigation

Peter Geoghegan & Mary Fitzgerald Theresa May has had to get used to facing difficult questions about Brexit. After two years of gruelling negotiations, the British prime minister has spent recent weeks trying to sell the virtues of her proposed Brexit deal to the United Kingdom’s media, and to often sceptical colleagues in her own […]

Fugitives cite our system to avoid extradition

India has proposed nine points to the G-20 member nations asking for strong cooperation to deal with fugitive economic offenders.India’s note to the others reads: “Cooperation in legal processes such as effective freezing of the proceeds of crime, early return of the offenders and efficient repatriation of the proceeds of crime should be enhanced and […]

Political parties in people’s court

Political parties in people’s court

The news reports about Election Commission of India likely to club fresh Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir with the Parliamentary elections have brought the political parties out of their shell as these parties know that they have to approach the ‘people’s court.’ The forthcoming polls would pose a big challenge for the National Conference […]

Disagreement, dissent, disobedience are vital

Devi Kar Long, long ago, when I was in school, we were taught to close our letters with “Yours obediently”, if they were addressed to seniors. Today, not only is this form of valediction archaic but it would actually be frowned upon as it has connotations which are unacceptable by modern ethical standards. Even the […]

Targeting India from within: Are we ready to foil China’s strategy?

Abhijit Bhattacharyya In spite of so much evidence from our history, even the recent history of the past few decades, very few Indians realise the extent to which certain unfriendly foreign powers, and some neighbours, take full advantage of our open, even transparent, society. It is high time that more Indians realise the extent to […]

Imran’s peace talk

Imran’s peace talk

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Kashmir is the only issue between India and Pakistan. “The only issue between us is Kashmir, all it needs is just two capable leaderships to resolve this issue. Just imagine the potential we have if our relationships get strong,” said Khan. Since the day Imran Khan has […]

Service chiefs: Why one is better than three!

Mohan Guruswamy It was heartening to read that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, had recently said that “all three services will have to adopt a coherent approach to effectively deal will all possible security threats facing the country”. Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said in an interview to PTI that it […]

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