Congress Over but no Modi Wave
The Assembly elections are over, the results out, and the introspection and analysis on. The first message from the polls in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya...
The Mars Mission Moves out of Earth's Gravity
Just past midnight of 30th November, India's Mars Orbiter or Manglayaan, left earth's gravitional pull for its 10-month long journey to Mars. This...
'March to Parliament' on Dec 12 by Trade Unions
Within ten months from the historic two day countrywide general strike on February 20 – 21 this year, the working class of India is again...
Amandla tribute to Mandela
"Some are born great,
some achieve greatness,
and some have greatness thrust upon them".
Nelson Mandela Lives on in the Hearts of People
Nelson Mandela, the legendary freedom fighter of South Africa, passed away on December 5, 2013. He was 95. Mandela, a symbol of inspiration not only...
China ADIZ: You Furnish the Hysterics, We’ll Furnish the...
That guidance (to paraphrase Hearst’s famous admonition to Frederic Remington on the occasion of the Spanish-American War, “You furnish...
Should the State Abdicate in the Name of Rape Survivor’s Agency...
A lot has been said about feminism in these past 10 days, in the context of the Tarun Tejpal case.
Tejpal : Symptom of a Deeper Disease
Journalists are sinking to new lows, with the Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal case still reverberating through India. The media itself is obsessive...
Stunning results favouring the Status Quoists
In what has been a surprising result, the second iteration of Constituent Assembly elections held in November 2013 has relegated the United Communist...
Iran and the P5+1 Accord
The negotiations between Iran and nominally P5+1, but in reality the US, have led to an interim accord in which Iran will temporarily restrict its...
“My Sea, My Sand”
One woman’s fight against the sand mining mafia in her hometown in Kerala to save the beach she grew up on.
Trade: On to Bali, ' To Buy a Pig in a Poke?'
Geneva, 21 Nov - An ancient Indian saying (perhaps by a disillusioned courtier) has this: 'the words of a king, are like words writ in water,...
Food Politics: The World can’t be Just a Huge Supermarket
There are now 7 billion human beings inhabiting the planet. More than half of them crowded into big cities. Far away from their original homes. And...
Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning Novelist, Dies at 94
LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing, the Nobel prize-winning, free-thinking, world-traveling and often-polarizing author of “The Golden Notebook...
From Outmaneouvred at Durban to Confusion at Warsaw