• Lung transplant: A ray of hope

    Respiratory diseases are one of the largest killers across the globe. After accidents, respiratory diseases cause the maximum amount of fatalities in the Indian population. Respiratory diseases do not only cause suffering, they also impose a huge economic burden on the nation. The picture is more de...

  • True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

    My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow jails and was released in 1946.I often used to ask him whether he and hundreds and thousands of Indians like him who sacrificed their lives for India's independence ever thought that it will be...

  • Solar sector unfazed by India-China tensions

    As reports of the border stand-off between India and China continue to hog headlines, one of the concerns raised is whether this would have a bearing on the solar sector in India because local project developers are dependent on solar cells and modules imported from China. Of the $2.34 billion worth...

  • For Haryana BJP, it is 'Beta Bachao' in Barala's case

    Chandigarh: Every time the law is violated, there is one set of rules for the common man and another for the privileged class and their spoilt brats. The incident in which the daughter of a senior Haryana IAS officer was stalked, wrongly restrained, intimidated and almost abducted - all in 25 minute...

  • From Moeen Ali to Ranji: Hindu-Muslim in cricketing diaspora

    When he completed his hat-trick by trapping South Africa's Morne Morkel leg before wicket in the third Test match at the Oval with his orthodox off-spin, Moeen Ali entered the record books on three counts. This was the first hat-trick in history at Surrey's famous cricket ground. The hat-trick also ...

  • A 'fuzzy Brexit' in the making? High stakes for India

    The UK after Teresa May's self-imposed "Brexit General Election" reveals a stalemated society and politics, deeply divided between those who support and those who passionately reject the decision to leave the EU. Voting to leave was much easier than actually leaving. Political analysts are now talki...

  • Foodgrain output up 5-fold in 60 Years, hides farm distress

    Indias foodgrain production rose five times over six decades, according to 2016 government data, the latest available. But with the average Indian farm half as large as it used to be 50 years ago and yields among the lowest in developing economies, the agriculture sector and farmers have been driven...

  • Don't say my child is mild

    By Dr Karunakara MoolyaThe book titled "DON'T SAY MY CHILD IS MILD" authored by Chandrashekhara Damle is an eye opener for all parents. It deals with events of real life developments circling around parent – child – teacher relationship in moulding the child's growth progress with several case studi...

  • Draft Energy Policy: Several unanswered questions

    The 2017 National Energy Policy (NEP), drafted by the NITI Aayog, takes the baton forward from the 2006 Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) in setting the trajectory of growth for the energy sector. The value proposition of the NEP is to present a broad framework for the overall energy sector, taking int...

  • Climate change pushing Asia towards doom, says report

    Much of Asia may see 50 per cent more rainfall due to climate change, although countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan may experience a decline in rainfall by 20-50 per cent, says a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. The increase in ...

  • Mandsaur cow vigilante attack: 27th this year

    The attack on two women in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh suspected of carrying beef (though it turned out to be buffalo meat) was the 26th in 118 days since 55-year-old Pehlu Khan died after a mob attack on April 1, bringing the count to 27 cases of cow-related violence in seven months this year. This ...

  • Don't taint defence forces through isolated incidents

    By A Fauji WifeThere has been much mud-slinging after news of a senior army officer's wife humiliating a junior officer's wife in public appeared in a national daily. Like it's the trend these days, this piece of "news" has been dissected to the minutest detail on social media platforms by just abou...