Op Ed
Opinion  /  Published 02.08.22

Star wars: Russia pulling out of ISS project

For more than two decades, the International Space Station has served a crucial diplomatic role as an outpost of cooperation between the United States of America and Russia, even amid broader tensions...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.22

Ease of words: PM's speech on swift justice

All the country is a stage for arrest. While it is not clear why the Assam police should arrest a member of the legislative assembly from Gujarat, Jignesh Mevani, not once but a second time after he h...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.22

New formula

Narendra Modi’s criticism of the freebies culture (rewadi culture) has been interpreted in two contradictory ways. A section of observers finds the prime minister’s statement rather strang...
By Hilal Ahmed

Opinion  /  Published 31.07.22

Land of abundance

To fly from Delhi to Washington D.C. is to swap a state of urban rage for a state of civic good nature. After Air India’s uneventful fourteen-hour flight landed, I managed to quarrel with a comp...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 30.07.22

India’s shame

It is now five months since the first Russian tanks went deep into Ukrainian territory, and the first Russian jets rained bombs on Ukrainian towns and villages. It has been a brutal, bloody, war with ...
By Ramachandra Guha


Opinion  /  Published 29.07.22

Complicated legacy

It is 173 years since the publication of the first critical edition of the Rig Veda Sanhita, an immense scholarly accomplishment, more so because in presenting the only known complete commen...
By Bihani Sarkar

Opinion  /  Published 28.07.22

The Khan rises

Ever since the successful vote of no confidence against Imran Khan, the coalition government at the Centre has been struggling on many fronts. Imran Khan is at the peak of his popularity. The governme...
By Mehmal Sarfraz

Opinion  /  Published 27.07.22

The Kasparovdas

There are whispers that purists have found themselves checkmated by the decision to have Rajinikanth release a teaser video of the 44th Fide Chess Olympiad that is scheduled to begin in India — ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.22

Cogs in a grey wheel

All too often, for instance in novels about post-colonial countries, we see a lot of empathy and sensitivity being poured into characters whom we call the ‘oppressed’, with very little tim...
By Ruchir Joshi

Opinion  /  Published 26.07.22

Precarious balance

Ignazio Cassis, the president of Switzerland, has argued that Switzerland’s political tradition of neutrality in times of war must accord with reality. Officially, Cassis advocates a new foreign...
By Ravi Shankar Jayaram


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