Thursday 20 September, 2018

World Hindu Congress: A message of unity anew, 125 years after Vivekananda’s speech

By Ashok Easwaran Chicago, Aug 28 (IANS) A century-and-a-quarter after Swami Vivekananda’s rousing speech to the World Parliament of Religions here in 1893, the World Hindu Congress has declared its objective to re-connect the 1.1 billion [...]

The great divide: How inclusive growth still eludes India

Photo courtesy: Isha Foundation By Amit Kapoor Inequality and lack of access to public goods and services has been the bane of Indian society for centuries. But never has it been as stark as it is today, with 10 per cent of India’s [...]

Vajpayee: A man of moderation who raised India’s global stature

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) He was a man of moderation in a fraternity of jingoistic nationalists; a peace visionary in a region riven by religious animosity; and a man who believed in India’s destiny and was ready to fight for it. Former [...]

Paving the way towards prosperity with global migration

BY AMIT KAPOOR Last month, after more than a year of intense negotiations, United Nation member states, except US and Hungary, agreed on the first-ever Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The pact aims to address the challenges [...]

Triumph of spirit over form: The extraordinary life and career of Stephen Hawking

By Vikas Datta Diagnosed with a debilitating condition when barely out of his teens, he was given just two years to live. But Stephen Hawking went to live on a further half-century. During those years, though confined to a wheel-chair and only [...]

Rahul Gandhi’s US takeaways positive, but rejuvenating Congress still a task

By Mayank Chhaya Two weeks of a well-orchestrated tour of the US may not be enough to determine whether Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is a reflective and seriously analytical politician, as his supporters insist, or a privileged nincompoop, [...]

Championing the Dark is Beautiful and Beauty Beyond Color movements

BY MAHADEV DESAI Appearance is deeply ingrained within our nature. Many of us go to great lengths to appear smart and good-looking to attract the opposite sex, to find a job, to get a modelling or acting role, to get a marriage offer etc. “Mom, [...]

Bright future awaits Indian Women’s Cricket after India soars into ICC Women’s World Cup final

BY MAHADEV DESAI At times, game of cricket can be heartbreaking. Cricket loving fans of Indian Women’s Cricket Team experienced that when Indian team lost the nail-biting ICC Women’s World Cup Final at packed iconic Lords ground(home of [...]

For Modi, the real test will be taming ‘gau rakshaks’

By Amulya Ganguli A year ago, the Prime Minister had admonished the gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) in no uncertain terms. He did so again last Thursday, but even as he was speaking a mob was killing a man suspected of carrying beef in Jharkhand, [...]

Demonetization and the OCI – a personal experience

BY MOHAN NAIR With the looming June 30 deadline for NRIs to exchange old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes,  “Note bandhi” is back in the news.  This is my own personal experience about how genuine wealth became “kagaz-ka-tukada” in the words [...]