India can make it even easier to do business

NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 -- Can India break into the top 50 of the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Index? After all, this was one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aims when he took over in 2014, when th... Read More

Air pollution: Reactive, band-aid solutions will not solve the problem

NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 -- The Supreme Court petition that asked to ban firecrackers also pleads to control pollution created from other sources, such as burning of crop stubble, garbage and vehicular emiss... Read More

Partnerships can save more lives

NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 -- The world's progress in improving health and development-related outcomes for people everywhere is one of the greatest success stories of the past 20 years. Two decades ago, the i... Read More

India and Pakistan must unfreeze ties

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- If India and Pakistan have been unable to resume some form of dialogue in the 10 years since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, it is not for want of trying. The two sides have gone... Read More

A reasonable trade-off

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- The Supreme Court has done well to push hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi case to January, effectively ensuring that a verdict on the case doesn't come before the next parliamentary el... Read More


NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- Most of us are so occupied in our life that sometimes we forget to take a minute to breathe. Being one of the brightest students in my school when I was growing up, I was so busy... Read More

We must involve women in politics and policymaking

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- A few weeks ago, I visited Lakhimpur Kheri, one of the largest districts in Uttar Pradesh. I met Lakshmi Devi, the Gram Pradhan, at the Mukhlishpur panchayat, overlooking the pro... Read More

Bhutan's new politicians can strengthen India ties

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- The third national assembly election in Bhutan since it adopted a democratic constitution in 2008 has once again brought a new party to the Himalayan kingdom. The Druk Nyamrup Ts... Read More

How the British impoverished India

NEW DELHI, Oct. 30 -- How exactly did the British manage to diddle us and drain our wealth' ? was the question that Basudev Chatterjee (later editor of a volume in the Towards Freedom project ) had po... Read More

UP police have a lot to answer for

NEW DELHI, Oct. 2 -- Prashant Chaudhary, the policeman who shot and killed 38-year-old Apple India executive, Vivek Tiwari, was dubbed Chota Don by his colleagues for his participation in an agitation... Read More