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December 17 ,  2017
  • Battle in his backyard

    Battle in his backyard

    By Pratul Sharma and Soni Mishra/ Ahmedabad & Delhi | December 17, 2017

    The Congress has made Narendra Modi sweat in his own state; but it remains to be seen if the resurgence is strong enough to...

  • Saffron sweat

    Saffron sweat

    By Nandini Oza | December 17, 2017

    A rejuvenated Congress and its new allies have pushed the BJP on to the backfoot. The tension in the ruling camp is palpable

  • Quietly efficient

    Quietly efficient

    By Nandini Oza | December 17, 2017

    Both the BJP and the Congress have their party bigwigs—<b>Amit Shah</b> and <b>Ashok Gehlot</b>—on ground zero for an...

  • Hand in glove

    Hand in glove

    By Nandini Oza | December 17, 2017

    In a bid to end two decades of exile, the Congress makes smart moves


Current Events

We aim to be a 200-ship navy in a decade INTERVIEW
We aim to be a 200-ship navy in a decade

Interview/Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Naval Staff

By R Prasannan
Faith accompli


Ominous signs CONTROVERSY
Ominous signs

The Biswa Bangla logo controversy indicates the rise of a dynasty in Bengal...

By Rabi Banerjee
Abhishek should be prosecuted




Lean patch BUSINESS
Lean patch

Anil Ambani’s battle for survival depends on how and when his planned deals go...

By Nachiket Kelkar
Fundamental change


Money, and the man? SPECIAL REPORT
O Panneerselvam: Money, and the man

Is Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam worth several thousand crores? THE...

By Lakshmi Subramanian
Hyperloop is the secret weapon to beat China



    Mountain gems
    Mountain gems
    By Reuben Joe Joseph/ Shillong

    Indian Super League and the I-League seasons will see the structured...


    Striker deficit
    Striker deficit
    By Karthik Ravindranath

    Football evolved, teams adapted, but lost in transition is the...


    Cubs to lions
    Cubs to lions
    By Reuben Joe Joseph/ Kolkata

    How England scripted its first U-17 World Cup triumph



Dragon on the prowl ZIMBABWE
Dragon on the prowl

As China spreads its tentacles in Africa, it may not be averse to toppling...

By Jeitendra Kumar Tripathi
Why socialism collapsed

Point Blank

  • "To those who think they are too important to use a seat belt in the front seat. Even the prime minister uses one and he doesn’t do it out of fear of traffic police."

    Omar AbdullahFormer Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, sharing a road safety message on Twitter

  • "Today, women are breaking barriers and conquering new heights. There is nothing that young women across the country cannot achieve. If you have a dream, you must live it, work on it and achieve it through hard work and perseverance."

    Chanda KochharCEO, ICICI Bank

  • "The moment you put a woman in the centre and a thousand men looking at her with lust, it is setting the wrong example. As a filmmaker, I have made those mistakes and I will never do it again."

    Karan JoharFilm director

  • "As somebody who has lived through these turbulent phases of history, I believe we must not hyphenate the Babri masjid demolition with Muslims alone. It was an attack on the very idea of ‘We the people’, the opening lines of our Preamble."

    Lalu PrasadRJD president

  • "India has strategic alliances with certain countries. Because of the lucrative deals that it offers to powerful countries in the west, it has practically imposed a gag order on Kashmir."

    Masood Khanpresident, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir