Why farmers adopt certain technologies, but leave out others

New Delhi, July 4 -- Exactly 125 years ago, John Augustus Voelcker, a British Agricultural Scientist, warned in his 'Report on the Improvement of Indian Agriculture': "India is a country about which o... Read More

India needs property title reforms

New Delhi, July 4 -- Archimedes said, 'Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.' The message is that leverage creates disproportionate impact. This ... Read More

Make Indian campuses safe for women

New Delhi, July 4 -- In 2017, the Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, constituted a six-member panel to analyse issues related to the safety of women in the city. A key focus area of the report... Read More

The anti-AMMA backlash has a larger message

NEW DELHI, July 3 -- Nearly a year after his arrest for allegedly hatching a conspiracy for the abduction of an actress and subsequent bail following an 85-day prison stint, Malayalam cinema's superst... Read More

The next big political battle

NEW DELHI, July 3 -- With Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson PJ Kurien retiring, the big political battle in the monsoon session of Parliament will be the election for his successor. In the run-up to 2019... Read More


NEW DELHI, July 3 -- One life lesson each one of us must remind ourselves every morning is: How to remain joyful throughout the day. This is not a difficult task but not that easy as well. Yes, it ma... Read More

Preventive detention must be used judiciously

NEW DELHI, July 3 -- On June 8, Chandrashekhar Azad, a Dalit leader from Uttar Pradesh, completed one year in jail. Azad was not serving jail time after being convicted in a criminalcase. Farfromacon... Read More

BJP is a symbol of misgovernance

NEW DELHI, July 3 -- The BJP propaganda machine, ably assisted by its army of spokespersonsandTwittertrolls, wouldhave us believe that the nation never received a fortune greater than the NDA governme... Read More

A fillip for the 'Make in India' programme

NEW DELHI, June 28 -- India's creaky mass public transport infrastructure and efforts at decongesting the cities got a boost this week with the Centre announcing that it has given an in-principle appr... Read More

On Iran, US can't push India further

NEW DELHI, June 28 -- The US wants India to completely cut petroleum imports from Iran, the country's third-largest supplier of oil, in a little more than four months, with no scope for a waiver of sa... Read More