Guest Columnists

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during their bilateral meeting in Singapore

Free trade for all: The potential that RCEP has

With services being about 55% of India’s GDP, agreement on the free movement of skilled personnel and related aspects of...

New Delhi: Congress activists stage a demonstration against the Central Government over Rafale deal in New Delhi on Nov 2, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Has Opposition peaked too soon?

Its attempts to form a Mahagatbandhan suffers from a lack of conviction, and an agenda beyond ousting Modi.   The...

vivek

Don’t worship a false icon like Tipu

The dogged persistence of the Karnataka government to continue with the Tipu Sultan celebrations for a fourth year in a...

A cut-away model of the Chinese Gen-III nuclear power technology HPR1000 by China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) is displayed at the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE), the trade fair event for the global nuclear community in Villepinte

Made in China 2025: Cause for a Cold War between China and the US?

It is clear that the initiative is geared towards letting Chinese manufacturing move up the value chain in production and innovation...

mughals

Prayagraj: Congress refuses to look beyond Mughal legacy

India missed the industrial revolution until the time the British initiated modern facilities in the country.   Discarding Prayag and...

sabarimala

Sabarimala and the ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’

In 1993, US President Bill Clinton signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”. This Act overturned a 1990 Supreme Court ruling...

lakshmi

Tradition must not be ignored at Sabarimala

India has all too few written records and even less respect for its ancient history.   Emotions are running high...

shubabrata

Prayagraj has roots in history

Will renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj be the precursor of bifurcation of the behemoth state of Uttar Pradesh? The decision...

copernicus

How Copernicus got a road in Delhi

I discovered that Warsaw city authorities had named roads in honour of Mahatma and Jawaharlal Nehru.   Hitler attacked Poland...

ravi

MeToo: Good but fraught

On the face of it, the MeToo movement in India can be dismissed as a dangerous trend, as trial by...

Ganga-Aarti

Reclaim India’s pride through the science of ritualism

Rituals have played a role in keeping our collective civilisational identity alive.   Sripuranthan is your average Indian village in...

jay

US spy games signal new low in ties with China

Three espionage cases involving Chinese citizens stealing sensitive technology related information have been publicised.   Espionage is a craft that...

monikia

Han-exclusive vision of Chinese history, texts

The prevailing conditions for the native minority Uyghur community residing inside China’s remote north-western province, Xinjiang, are rabid. The secret...

ravi

As we await the inferno

Northern India, including Delhi, is facing the prospect of becoming one of the most polluted places on earth.   Northern...

Sonipat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the statue of Sir Chhotu Ram in Sampla of Haryana's Rohtak on Oct 9, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Who was Sir Chhotu Ram?

He changed the face of rural Punjab, by enacting revolutionary reforms.   On 9 October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled...