Wednesday 23 January, 2019

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 [...]

Runoff elections: Vote and voice your opinion

BY MOHAN NAIR Campaigning is on in full swing for the June 20 runoff for Georgia’s 6th congressional district. Unlike in the earlier elections, one can see a number of volunteers, mostly young boys and girls, knocking on your door and seeking [...]

Domestic violence & the Neha Rastogi case – Raksha pens open letter to South Asian community

Neha Rastogi and her husband Abhishek Gattani. BY APARNA BHATTACHARYYA AND MADHU DESHMUKH* To my beloved community, We have seen your power – the power to make a change, the power to work towards a community that is equal, just and [...]

Trumpexit could be good news for India as Modi meets Macron

By Rajendra Shende Newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted 24 times within two hours as news, on June 1, came from across the Atlantic. US President Trump declared that he has broken away from the Paris Climate Agreement. That [...]

Under Trump, a presidency declines, step by remorseless step

By Ashok Easwaran As the US constitution was being drafted in utmost secrecy in 1787, an anxious citizen asked Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers, “Well, doctor, what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?” Without [...]