The Middle
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 03:02

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will next month lead the 125th anniversary commemorations of Mahatma Gandhi’s eviction from a train’s “whites-only” compartment in South Africa.

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:42

The government has withdrawn rules to control “fake news” less than 24 hours after announcing them, following an outcry that the regulations could be used by the government to curb press freedom.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 03:10

It’s always dangerous to say that Donald Trump has set a new low for presidential discourse, because he sets new lows with dreary regularity. Nonetheless, his heedless declaration that “trade wars are good, and easy to win” deserves special recognition.

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 02:44

The Union budget for 2018-19 must announce measures to accelerate the pace of India’s migration to digital platforms. People in urban and rural areas should be able to easily access financial services like loans and investment products on their smartphones.

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 01:19

Verus Ferreira, a music journalist, has just published his second book The Great Rock Music Quiz Book. The book was launched recently in Mumbai by Lesle Lewis, the veteran singer-composer of Colonial Cousins album fame. Lewis has given his imprimatur for the book by writing a beautiful foreword.

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 01:14

Rich tributes pouring in from several human rights activists, writers, lawyers and others to Jesuit Father Ambrose Pinto, who died of cancer in Bangalore on January 3, show that he was not just an ordinary priest.

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 02:29

The basic concepts of healthy eating are little-changed from your great-grandmother’s time: Consume a variety of foods, maintain ideal weight and avoid too much salt, sugar and alcohol. Nutrition wars rage over the details, however, and scientists keep changing their advice.

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 21:01

There is a story told of a little boy who was being put to bed by his mother. After she had given him her goodnight kiss, she turned out the light in the room and started for the door. Suddenly, the little boy realised he is alone in the dark.

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 02:51

Come Christmas, and celebrations begin full swing for the New Year’s eve. Keeping the spirits high at this time makes perfect sense. But over the past few years, this yearend celebration has evolved into something more. And ugly. High spirits is no longer about joie de vivre.

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:22

Soccer fans will be treated to an early Christmas this holiday season in the form of the 237th edition of the world’s favourite grudge-match — El Clasico.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 02:16

Pope Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion plus Catholics, expressed his love for India as he flew over the country on November 27 on his way to Myanmar and later Bangladesh.

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 01:02

The on-going 48th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa has drawn cinephiles in large numbers not only from India but also from overseas this year.

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 00:57

Earlier this year the NPPA (National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority) capped prices of stents to end exploitative pricing and vulgar profiteering.

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:09

November 15 and 16 will remain two of the most important dates in the history of Indian cricket. On the first, the great Sachin Tendulkar set foot on a Test ground for the first time 28 years back, against Pakistan in Karachi.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:53

The word pilgrimage in India has transcended from the once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey undertaken usually at the fag end of one’s life with few chances of making it back, to being adventure trip that can occur any time your work calendar offers a long holiday weekend.