Child-friendly learning centres bring hope to kids in Kolkata’s red-light areas (November 20 is Universal Children’s Day)

Walking through the bylanes of a red-light area can be quite unnerving. It took a while to get to the place as the cab driver checked not once but thrice with me... Read more »

No solution to Kashmir issue, India-Pak relations accident prone: Natwar Singh

India-Pakistan relations are “chronically accident-prone”, says former External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh, who feels that the future lies in the past as the two countries carry too much baggage. He says... Read more »

Why are central bankers obsessed with inflation?

By Nikhil Arora The battle between the Indian government and its central bank is neither new nor unique. Though the ongoing spat between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government... Read more »

The lesser known Maulana who sought ‘United India’ to the bitter end

Sunday, November 11, happens to be Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birth anniversary, forgotten this year as it has been in the past. The Maulana is an inconvenient name to remember at a... Read more »

Empowering children to be future civic leaders

By:┬áNivedita Singh While kids of their age were busy playing, 12-year-olds Jatin, Vikas and Ritesh joined hands to resolve the problem of garbage disposal and the unhealthy living conditions in their working-class... Read more »

A new chapter in the saga of the Ram temple

By Amulya Ganguli The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the two “non-electables”, to use Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s term, are among the Hindutva groups which are pushing... Read more »

India in dire need of long-term growth strategy

By:┬áBy Amit Kapoor The 2019 general election is now just months away. This means that the time for any significant change on the ground has passed as the government will soon get... Read more »

India’s economic growth not inclusive enough, inequality rises

By Amit Kapoor The Indian growth story has been far from perfect. That is not an understatement by any stretch of imagination. A growing challenge for the economy is the fast-evolving problem... Read more »

A library run by industrial workers means world of change for children

At first look, it is just another small room with one wall almost crumbling. But this 25-square yard space means the world for children of factory workers and labourers in Punjab’s industrial... Read more »

Whether #MeToo stays or fizzles out, people will be wary: Neena Gupta

The most substantial impact of the #MeToo movement, which took off in India following actress Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations against actor Nana Patekar, is that people now will be wary of... Read more »