New angle to 2G and TATA – Radia Tapes

TATA Group Big Boss Ratan TATA had reportedly told one of the TV Channels in an interview recently that his “Chemistry” with former telecom minister and now textiles minister Dayanidhi Maran was not good. The answer was in response to a question on how he would react if the DMK were to replace ..

Things may not be so bad after all

Each year, the pope gives Christmas greetings to the leaders of the Roman Curia. This year, referring to the expanding scandal of the sexual abuse of children by clergy that was covered up and facilitated by bishops and superiors and until recently pooh-poohed by Rome, Pope Benedict told them, ..

Ties of convergence and divergence

One of the most difficult area of study for the students of international diplomacy is India-China relations. This relationship can be rightly characterized as one of limited convergence and wide divergence of interests, depicting the growing nature of rivalry rather than friendship. Chinese moves..

Nitrogen vs Food Security

The government’s latest decision to spend Rs 350 crore to assess the degradation of environment due to improper use of nitrogen based fertilizers and to educate farmers in at least 100 districts vulnerable to climate-change indicates the pressure mounted by environmentalists from all over the world.


While turning the pages of history of the colonial Indian Muslim politics, only issue that comes immediately to our mind is their engagement with the question of Hindu-Muslim relations, communalism, and power sharing formula in various sectors/ institutions. Here is a case a little away from all ..

Should lobbying be legalized

The Nira Radia tapes, coming on the back of the “Telecom 2G Spectrum Scam” and subsequent housing loan scam of financial institutions throws up many interesting issues that needs to be publicly debated and decided upon by the government in order to prevent any ugly controversies in the future.

The new stars of India

Name one Electronic Channel which focussed on our boys and girls training hard for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the Asian Games in Guangzhou (China) to make India proud.
Yes, they did. These stars shining bright in the Sport firmament. And what did these channels dish out. It was ..

Aung San SuuKyi; A modern-day Moses

A.J. Philip/WHEN I received an invitation to attend the release in India of the book, “Than Shwe: Unmasking of Burma’s Tyrant” by Benedict Rogers, I decided to attend the function, for I wanted to listen to a person who has visited Myanmar 30 times, unlike some of the refugees in Delhi who have..


Congress party was clearly surprised by the Bihar Assembly election results on Wednesday. It obviously did not expect to fare so badly. From 9 seats in the previous Assembly, it had dropped to mere 4 seats of the total 243 Assembly seats.
While congratulating Nitish Kumar for excellent ..

Essence of Haj

For thousands of years, the believers from around the world have traveled to Makkah for Haj. The sight of nearly three million pilgrims in all white performing Haj rituals and endlessly circumambulating the majestic black structure is breathtaking.For days the pilgrims go around the Kaaba, ..



A tough test awaits Indian at Indonesia Masters

Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu will resume her quest for glory in the new season, while Saina Nehwal and ...

Tata Steel Chess: Viswanathan Anand beats Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory over Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan ...

ICC Test Rankings: India, Virat Kohli maintain top positions

A maiden Test series triumph in Australia saw both the Indian team and its skipper Virat Kohli consolidate the ...



Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

US school students discuss ways to gun control

             Students  discuss strategies on legislation, communities, schools, and mental health and ...


PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema

AMN / MUMBAI Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the government will soon start a single window cleara ...

Noted Film actor Kader Khan passes away in Canada

Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna's "Daag" and has featured in over 300 fil ...