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Shifting sands in the Far East

As was to be expected, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won a convincing victory in the elections to the lower house of the Japanese

Why do we shoot, load and then aim?

There is a joke about what Indians would do in a crisis. A plane “crashes” on a desert island

The rich-poor climate divide

Two weeks of debate on how to limit carbon pollution across the globe ended with a deal that failed to resolve the toughest debate: how to narrow the divide between

Truth vs myths about Mahatma

A senior BJP MP called Mahatma Gandhi’s murderer Nathuram Godse a desh bhakta and later retracted. The sangh and sabha have always venerated and eulogised Godse secretly now

REDD is the best route forward

It is common knowledge that forests and trees store carbon. When the flora is burnt down or cleared as a result of deforestation the stored carbon is released

Policy reforms for agrarian prosperity

The national policy for farmers formulated by the national commission on farmers (NCF) and approved by the previous government lays stress on imparting an income orientation to agriculture. Unfortunately,

Mobile technologies vital in education

The Education World Forum, which has been operational for the past decade, is the largest annual gathering of more than 150 international education ministers. It is supported by foreign

It always takes two to tango

Joint ventures (JVs) have become ubiquitous. Their importance has grown tremendously with increased globalisation and spread of multinational companies

Shinzo Abe seeks a new mandate

Japan will go to the polls on December 14 to elect a new Lower House of Parliament. This is two years before the term of the present Lower House

We cannot ridicule Opec anymore

There are some perennials in the international economic calendar, such as US Federal Reserve board meetings, IMF annual meetings and G20 summits. But some fall off the radar for

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  • For those who are left to survive a war-torn world, let there be peace

    The hunger games have begun, and they have started reaping our children. There is no way around it.

  • Winter has set in. It’s snowing heavily in mountains again. There is three to five feet snow in some places.

  • Jodhpurs — the fashionable tapered riding breeches named after Jodhpur in India — were introduced in England because of a lost luggage!


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