Wilful defaulters

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has landed itself in the midst of another controversy after it refused to disclose the identities of those corporate houses which are wilful defaulters on repayment of loans from the Public Sector Banks (PSBs).…

Moral education

We are today witness to a flawed sense of competition that has gripped educational institutions in the State, and which if not corrected will have adverse consequences in the long run. A student wants to be better than other students;…

Not sportsmanlike

The Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, without any doubt, is one of the greats of the game. His ten thousand and counting runs in Tests and ODIs speak volumes about the command and the authority he has on the various…

Fake news

The threat of fake news across the globe, including in India, has been recognised for quite some time as a potential challenge and apprehensions have been raised from time to time about the right wing push in propelling this fake…

Polarized state

India is on the threshold of heralding a new era of all-round growth via BJP’s 2019 electoral success almost on its platter. The BJP leadership’s tall claim to get close to the club of world powers during the next five…

Air pollution

Harmful air pollution levels are choking almost all major cities in North Indian states at this time of the year as changes in temperature and slowing winds trap soot, dust and fine particulate matter once again. The worst hit is National…

Remove barriers

It is not an uncommon scenario to come across words like differently-abled, handicapped, specially-abled, children or people with special needs, the deaf and dumb, and the mentally retarded in our day to day interactions. These are the terms that are…

Temporary relief

The decision of the US administration to grant India and seven other countries waivers on the sanctions, the former has imposed on Iran provides temporary relief for the time being. The details of the waivers granted to India and other…

Toxic air quality

The Air Quality Index (AQI) in National Capital Region (NCR) and New Delhi and its surrounding areas dipped to a new low of 597 into severe plus category marking a further drift post Diwali celebrations last Wednesday and Thursday morning.…

Silent Modi

Some say these past few days have probably been the most embarrassing ones for Narendra Modi. Well, it may have been so. And looking at it from terra firma, it seems a fair comment too. But if you say it…