Lawmakers and gallant rescuers: Kipling's other child heroes (Column: Bookends) (With Images) (10:32)
By Vikas Datta
Mowgli, the wolf-raised child in a central Indian jungle, and Kim, the orphan drawn into the "Great Game", may be his most enduring child characters, but Rudyard Kipling is responsible for other irrepressible young heroes too. Changing literary politics have, however, regrettably obscured the tales of the children who could influence the Viceroy's council or view an unprecedented natural spectacle in the Garo Hills.

Congress' problems begin and end at the top (Column: Political Circus) (12:06)
By Amulya Ganguli IANS Photo Service
Few people will believe that the former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's exit from the Congress and entrance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be a great loss for the former and a considerable gain for the latter

Of kebabs, slaughterhouses and crocodile meat (Comment) (11:22)
By Saeed Naqvi
These are trying times. Even some friends are turning. They probably see their interest better protected by keeping their options open for adjustments, should excesses increase. And even if they show their residual spunk by digging in their heels in favour of Lucknow's iconic Tunday Kababi, how will it help matters?

In 8 years in Parliament, Yogi Adityanath's most recurring debate topic: Hindu affairs (15:06)
By Alison Saldanha IANS Photo Service
"It is unfortunate that some opponents, communalists are trying to portray him as a rabble-rouser and fringe personality. They should go through his parliamentary debates. Those reveal his seasoned thinking on various issues of governance," union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on his Facebook page on March 19, 2017, referring to Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Why India needs more male health workers -- to tackle maternal-health crisis (16:34)
By Devanik Saha
Female health workers are the primary drivers of maternal health initiatives, but male health workers (MHWs) could complement their services significantly, according to a 2015 research study conducted in rural Odisha.

Key to reviving Punjab lies in revitalising its once industrial cities (Column: Active Voice) (14:22)
By Amit Kapoor
The conversation around BJPs electoral win in UP has completely overshadowed the political scenario in the state of Punjab. Political commentators attribute this to Punjab's small electoral share compared to UP, but there is more to it than mere arithmetic.

Portrait of a Muslim home in shadow of rising BJP colossus (Comment) (16:40)
By Saeed Naqvi
It was a spectacular celebration. The beating of drums, sprinkling of colours, group songs, dancing continued well after dusk.

Love jehad to sabka vikas: Can Modi tame Yogi? (Column: Political Circus) (13:40)
By Amulya Ganguli
Did the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) desist from naming its Chief Ministerial candidate for UP before the assembly polls because it wanted to spring a nasty, or pleasant, surprise - depending on one's point of view - on an unsuspecting public?

Modi is now more presidential than before (Column: Political Circus) (11:06)
By Amulya Ganguli IANS Photo Service
Narendra Modi's emergence as the most dominant politician in today's India, as the Congress's P. Chidambaram has said, means that he is now the master of all he surveys.

Void caused by sports journalist M.L. Kaul's demise hard to fill (Obituary) (19:54)
By Veturi Srivatsa
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Few knew his full name because he went by his by-line M.L. Kaul. Those were the days when it was difficult to fit in a full name in a single column.

Protests, ink attacks and trolls have become lethal weapons against writers, intellectuals (Comment) (11:26)
By Saket Suman
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A day after the BJPs thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, a little-known progressive Kannada writer became the victim of an ink attack in Davangere town by a group of suspected right-wing activists. In gross defiance of the law and freedom of expression, his face was smeared with black ink in broad daylight. An isolated incident or the new order?

Post assembly elections, time for bold reforms (Column: Active Voice) (18:16)
By Amit Kapoor
The just-concluded assembly elections and the unparalleled performance of the BJP have been the highlight of the weekend. The elections, happening mid-way of the partys term at the Centre and coming immediately post-demonetisation, were practically a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modis leadership.

From gratified desire to social-climbing skills: The course of a Greek myth (Column: Bookends) (With Images) (10:32)
By Vikas Datta
Does only economic status determine social class, or do other determinants -- speech patterns, apparel, mannerisms and the like -- play a part? And if so, will changing them mean upward -- and irreversible -- social mobility for all (across gender)? These questions have been much debated, but never so entertainingly as in this play, named after a mythological Greek character, and its numerous adaptations.

Poor performance in UP to make RLD irrelevant? (19:48)
By Saurabh Katkurwar and Anurag Dey
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Poor performance in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections may have shut the doors on the future prospects of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) for making a comeback in either state or national politics, at least for a decade, say experts.

The woman who brought drinking water, toilets to a lost panchayat (15:20)
By Bhanupriya Rao
Melamarungoor, Sivagangai district (Tamil Nadu): Mazharkodi Dhanasekar has a radiant smile and is keen to talk about her achievements, which, as it emerges, are considerable: Building 650 toilets and making her panchayat in southern Tamil Nadu free of open-defecation.

In Trumpland: The art of the foil! (Washington Diary) (13:50)
By Arun Kumar
Washington, March 11 (IANS) The 45th tenant of the White House was livid. His newly minted Attorney General's failure to disclose a couple of meetings with Moscow's envoy had raised new questions about his Russian connection.

In a sylvan valley, one woman reveals, changes lives obscured by beauty (15:40)
By Bhanupriya Rao
Sittilinghi, Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu): Nestled in a sylvan valley in northwestern Tamil Nadu and surrounded by forests, the village council, or panchayat, of Sittilinghi struggled to bring to attention the infirmities obscured by its natural beauty.

Krishnaveni's story and the era of women panchayat presidents (15:12)
By Bhanupriya Rao
Thalaiyuthu panchayat, Tirunelveli district (Tamil Nadu): P. Krishnaveni remembers the night of 13 June, 2011, clear as day. Barely 200 m from her home of 15 years, in front of a local temple, she lay in a pool of her blood.

Job creation vital for India to escape middle-income trap (Column: Active Voice) (11:08)
By Amit Kapoor
The Indian economy has been witnessing a flux of good news lately. The GDP growth for the October-December quarter stood at seven per cent, beating all expectations of the negative impact of demonetisation. Stock markets hit their highest in two years, and the rupee stood at a three-month high.

The sun of Indian wisdom and his arduous task (Column: Bookends) (With Images) (10:34)
By Vikas Datta
Confusingly complicated family relations, logical puzzles for intellectual betterment, problem-solving by, and through, imagination, the importance of choices, and the spinning on a basic tale through a number of episodes have a long pedigree in India. One of their best examples can be found in this ancient but still popular story.

Vinod Rai rightly tightening BCCI's accounting system (Column: Just Sport) (19:00)
By Veturi Srivatsa
Like a good accountant, Vinod Rai has said something the Rajendra Mal Lodha Committee should have in the first place instead of turning the entire cricket structure upside down.

Despite law, 70% working women don't report workplace sexual harassment, employers show poor compliance (Special to IANS) (15:28)
By Manisha Chachra
Ridhima Chopra, 25, once with a NGO in New Delhi is among the growing number of Indian women encouraged to complain -- without an end-result -- about harassment at work by the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, promulgated in the wake of the 2012 Delhi gangrape. Yet, 70 per cent women said they did not report sexual harassment by superiors because they feared the repercussions, according to a survey conducted by the Indian Bar Association in 2017 of 6,047 respondents.

Global War On Terror And Anniversary Of Gujarat Riots (13:24)
By Saeed Naqvi
The post-9/11 global war on terror was officially launched with attacks on Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. It was exactly on that date that Narendra Modi was sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister for the first time. He had been sent from New Delhi to replace Keshubhai Patel but was not even a member of the Vidhan Sabha.

This is how the great LeEco India story went bust (Tech Trends) (14:42)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) After arriving in India in January last year, Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco fast became the "true disrupter" in the evolving Indian smartphone market with its huge marketing spend -- and the announcement of a state-of-the-art assembling/manufacturing unit.

Don't give rooftop solar units the short shrift (Comment) (12:04)
By Saptak Ghosh
Riding on the wave of the record low solar tariff, of Rs 2.97/kWh, in the 750 MW Rewa Solar Park project in Madhya Pradesh, the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs approved increasing the number of such parks to 50 (from 33), which will take the installed capacity from 20 GW to 40 GW by 2020. An additional Rs 8,100 crore ($1.2 billion) has been earmarked for this.

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