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CEC O P Rawat concerned over data breach, Election Commission to review its relationship with Facebook


When the Cause of a Sexless Relationship Is — Surprise! — the Man

There are varying definitions of a sexless marriage or sexless relationship: no sex in the past year, no sex in the past six months or sex 10 or fewer times a year. According to one study, approximately 15 percent of married couples are sexless: Spouses haven’t had sex with each other in the past …

Ryan Reynolds

Public Shaming and the Malicious Role Played by Telugu TV Channels

The ridiculous climax of the media coverage of Sridevi’s death had a Telugu TV reporter getting into a bathtub to speculate on how she died.<p>It was …

Andhra Pradesh

Engineering democracy


The World Seen From India’s Raisina Dialogue 2018

In its third iteration, India's Raisina Dialogue shines as a forum at the forefront of regional and global discussions.


The 56-Inch Fist

Almost four years into the term of the Narendra Modi government, its foreign policy in South Asia is under the spotlight. Since the government began …

New Delhi

Rwanda Is The No. 1 Country For Women In Power But They Still Face Challenges In Daily Life : Goats and Soda : NPR

In high school, Mireille found that teachers and students took for granted that the head of a club should be a boy. When she would stand up in front …

Paul Kagame

The joy initiative: people who inspire others to live happier lives

From simple daily greetings and happy cafes to helping refugees, four people have devoted themselves to bringing more joy to the world<p>Most people would agree with Anne Frank, who wrote that “we all live with the objective of being happy”, and that “our lives are all different and yet the same.” In …


Democrats Are Primed for 2018 and Looking Pretty in 2020

Throughout the 2016 election cycle and ever since, I’ve been hearing that the Democratic Party has no bench. This is 100 percent true. When it comes to credible presidential prospects, the Democratic Party has several rows of benches. The Democratic Party has bleachers.<p>Dozens of prominent Democrats …

Rhode Island

5 ways the 2018 midterms could change American politics

What’s really at stake in this year’s elections.<p>The results of this year’s midterm elections will be enormously important — not just in shaping the future of Donald Trump’s presidency, but in shaping the American political landscape for a great many years to come.<p>A sprawling series of contests for …


Pak recalls envoy

MOHALI: A local court on Monday awarded three-year jail term to five members of the management of Guru Ram Das Education Society, which runs …


Inside a Whatsapp group of BJP workers, here's who they blamed for UP bypoll losses

<b>Drawing an analogy from the Mahabharat, one message said on the one hand was Abhimanyu (Yogi) all by himself, and on the other the entire army of the</b> …


Gorakhpur to Delhi


The history of the Left in India: From freedom struggle to being freed of Tripura

The history of Left politics in India runs deep into the very heart of the freedom struggle.<p>It was the tenth anniversary of the historic revolution …


Embracing Trade in Services

The defining transformation of the 21st century will be the shift of global trade from goods to services.<p>For most of the past five decades, trade in …


Lessons from the Tripura Election

Ten years ago, in 2008, I was invited to speak at a colloquium in Rome regarding the war in Afghanistan; this was organised by the think-tank …

Political Science

Message from the North-East

<b>POLITICAL NOTEBOOK</b>The BJP has embarked on a media blitzkrieg that it has swept the North-East in the recent Assembly elections and is closer to its …


India’s pivot to Southeast Asia

Written by Simi Mehta.<p>To commemorate 25 years of dialogue partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), India hosted 10 …


Modi’s Silence

Written by Aarti Subramaniam.<p>In November 2015, during his first visit to the United Kingdom after being elected Prime Minister, Narendra Modi faced …


India and the mantle of regional hegemon

Written by Sandeep Bhardwaj.<p>For the last few months, New Delhi has been watching China’s rising influence across South Asia with growing alarm. From …


Macron’s visit has been a success for India on many levels

As far as outcomes go, French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to India stands out for its strategic content, with understandings reached and …


Just A Minute, Cat

I wrote this for Twinkle Khanna but I was five minutes too late.<p>Her tired eyes watched the cat make itself comfortable on her belly. The sunlight …

Shah Rukh Khan

It’s like a super-university pitching its tents in Jaipur

There are across the globe six or seven truly great book festivals: Hay on Wye, Sydney, the New Yorker, Mantova, Frankfurt, Adelaide, Edinburgh and …

Rahul Gandhi In Singapore: The Truth Vs The Fake

Theoretically and empirically, I have many points of disagreement with Rahul Gandhi. I disagree with his unfettered celebration of connectivity and …


You can deny environmental calamity – until you check the facts

Rosy worldviews that rely on avoiding inconvenient truths should always set alarm bells ringing<p>One of the curiosities of our age is the way in which celebrity culture comes to dominate every aspect of public life. Even the review pages of the newspapers sometimes look like a highfalutin version of …

Steven Pinker

Twitter is the modern public square. So can the president block you?

On Thursday, a federal court in New York will consider whether President Trump has the right to block certain individuals from interacting with him<p>The central institution of the first democracy was the Athenian assembly, where all important civic decisions were put to a vote. And the central …

Social Media

The far right hates vaginas. Why doesn’t this anger the left more?

Identity politics ought to unite the left, not divide us. No progressive should be at ease while macho misogyny thrives<p>From Donald Trump’s “locker-room banter” about grabbing women by the pussy, to the instructions of the Philippines president to shoot female guerrilla fighters in the genitals, a …


Feminists have slowly shifted power. There’s no going back

The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements are a revolution that could not have taken place without decades of quiet, painstaking groundwork<p>This International Women’s Day comes five months after the revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s long campaign of misogynist punishments of women first broke, and with …


The Five Star Movement has earned the right to govern Italy

If Italy is to end corruption and rebuild the economy, it is this young party that can do it, not Berlusconi’s shaky coalition<p>• Federico Manfredi Firmian was a Five Star Movement candidate in the general election<p>The Five Star Movement (M5S) secured a clearcut victory in Italy’s parliamentary …