The trolling of Shashi Tharoor and the targeting of Kangana Ranaut underline a terrible shrinking

Happy Birthday Advani and 1947 being bheekh aren’t the same thing. But the reactions to both underline a terrible shrinking.

US Army is answering Congress on Afghanistan fiasco. But questions on Pakistan still missing

US Generals are spilling it against their military establishment on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. And the testimonies are unedifying – everyone is blaming everyone else.

No more ‘high command’, please

Tavleen Singh writes: No political party is in greater danger of being destroyed by its ‘high command’ than the Congress, but it seems unable to save itself.

Common Foe Arun Jaitley Had Once Warned Amarinder Singh that Sidhu would undermine him

It came as a shock to other BJP-ruled states that Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, along with his entire Cabinet, was replaced a fortnight ago with a first-time MLA, Bhupendra Patel.

'Because this book had to be published’

In today’s world, all these collaborative practices may seem all too usual but Ahmed was most certainly the first from Bangladesh and one of the first in South Asia to have started these practices, way before all the fancy multinational enterprises set up their shops in India.

Improve governance and rules instead of privatisation: Raghuram Rajan

Rajan was also critical of the government for not focusing enough on healthcare and education, and cutting down on expenditure

Ganesha-the supreme lord of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is worshipped as the supreme lord of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.  Ganesh Chaturthi, which has been an individual, home function for a long time, is now a social event as well.

Who is Jonathan the Tortoise, the Oldest Known Living Animal on Earth?

Jonathan, the tortoise's age was estimated so because records say he was 'fully mature' when brought to Saint Helena in 1882.

Analysis: The constant struggles of an alternate leadership to the Gandhis in Congress

Try as they might, substitutes to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have not really emerged in the Grand Old Party. This despite the poor electoral and organisational record of the Gandhis.

Fall of Kabul: On Afghanistan crisis

With Afghanistan under the total control of the Taliban, the future looks bleak

Opinion: Rahul Gandhi's Wasted Cause In Attacking Twitter

Mr. Gandhi had tweeted an image of him meeting the parents of a nine-year-old child who was allegedly raped before being killed in Delhi. The tweet was first withheld and then, Mr Gandhi's account was locked. This was followed by the locking of the accounts of 23 senior party leaders and 7 official handles along with that of over 5,000 Congress supporters (as per the party).

Taliban Declares "War Is Over" As It Takes Control Of Presidential Palace

Spokesman Mohammad Naeem said in interviews with Al Jazeera TV the Taliban did not want to live in isolation and the type of rule and the form of regime would be clear soon.

Rediscovering Ashoka The Great

Irwin Allan Sealy’s Asoca tells the story of an emperor from the subcontinent in third century BCE, a man we know as Ashoka the Great. Sealy has a delightful play on his name—ashoka and ashocha mean the same thing, effectively, but he attributes his preferred softer “ch” sound to the prince’s mother and her “socially” lower dialect. This gentle linguistic shift immediately places us in a position of intimacy with our hero, a man not as good-looking as his more appropriately birthed royal stepbrothers but with a far more glorious destiny.


At the beginning of Ayurveda, during Saraswathi Civilization (8000 BCE) various methodologies were developed to prevent the occurrence and spread of infectious diseases. They were aware of “shookshmannu (Viruses), krimi (Bacteria)” is the cause of some of the diseases. These diseases spread among the population by drinking contaminated water, breathing air, eating food, and in contact with diseased persons.