Once an outsider to Delhi’s power corridors, PM Narendra Modi learned the ropes like an apprentice and took the world by storm, writes Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Sonia Gandhi’s story is extraordinary on every level. Fairytales do no justice, writes Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
The unscripted reign of the commons’ king and the crossroads he stares at
Combining commercial success with simplicity, Baba Ramdev is a class apart, writes Sadhguru.
Madhav Gadgil’s vision and work put people’s rights and justice at the centre of saving the environment, writes social activist Medha Patkar.
So far, Dalits had been told to aspire for nice clothes, to look good and build big houses…these are fine dreams, but they obliterate Dalit identity in a way. After Chandrashekhar, they can reclaim who they are—chamar.
Bezwada Wilson has transformed himself into an extraordinary activist, a great campaigner against discrimination and injustice, and a mesmerising speaker, writes Aruna Roy.
Raghuram Rajan crafted a new monetary policy framework, laid grounds for attacking banking ills and spoke his unbiased mind, writes A.K. Bhattacharya.
The Dravidian veteran’s influence on Tamil society and politics was unique. He practised realpolitik, masterminded reforms, stayed on course during adversity and played patriarch.
It’s been a short century—still in its teens. But India already has a gallery of epoch-makers.
In The Subcontinental Menu this week, read about an ashram in UP's Raebareli which has launched a pen made of paper, and a Sikh priest in England who has grown what might be the world’s longest cucumber.
After a hail of 1.3 million pellets by security forces, some victims get together to rehabilitate in Kashmir
Stuck in a swamp of Maoist threat and red tape for 36 years, Odisha finally bridges a remote corner
Growing disquiet in the community is pushing Dalit leaders in the NDA to a tight corner
A regular column on the essential buzz
A godos wagon train arrived at its destination after 4 your years and Manohari Gold Tea was sold for a record Rs 39,001 at an auction. Read all this and much more in The Subcontinental Menu this week.
Demand for a new state arises in north Karnataka—sunk in underdevelopment and neglect for generations
Curtains rise on a potboiler as the final NRC draft spins a political punch-up in Assam and beyond
Modicare ambitiously plans healthcare for the poor, but doesn’t address the glaring concerns of past efforts
Europe’s shown the data protection way with the GDRP, India intends to follow, but the road is tricky
Generic, unsubstantiated allegations over critical equipment vitiate the defence procurement process and put decision-makers on the defensive
The Rakhigarhi project shines light on an old enigma: the Harappans were genetically ‘Ancestral South Indian’ stock. Which is to say, all of us in South Asia are their children.