Tag: Sunday ET

How Maradona refashioned the football field as a battlefield-cum-canvas with his divine physicality

Physicality. We had started remembering Diego Maradona long before reports — first unconfirmed, then confirmed — started coming in “from Argentina” on Wednesday evening that...

View: The change of guard in the US is an opportunity to enforce true accountability over the internet industry​​​​​

By Dipayan Ghosh In recent days, we have witnessed an historic presidential election in the United States — one that will entirely reorient America’s approach...

Recovering economy: Companies looking to hire employees they had laid off seven months ago

Life seems to have come full circle for Sandeep Saxena, and that too in seven months. On December 1, the 28-year-old will join a Bengaluru-based...

Tough job: Govt’s new scheme to incentivise jobs creation is unlikely to trigger hiring

Anurag Sharma (name changed) runs a logistics company in Delhi that owns five trucks and employs 22 workers. He keeps only eight employees on the...

Destination Kolkata: After Bihar, BJP shifts its focus to Bengal

Chunav aate jaate rehte hai…lekin maut ke khel se koi math nahi paa sakega. Yeh deewar pe likhe hue shabd pad lena (Elections will come...

Fifty-fifty America: A look at the dysfunctional US, post-election, with Trump refusing to concede

President-elect Joe Biden is projecting the authority and purpose of an incoming chief executive, naming a coronavirus task force and vetting candidates for top positions...

View: The Modi government will find a Biden presidency to be less volatile

By Tanvi Madan If present trends continue, Joe Biden will be president of the United States on January 20. While the situation remains in flux,...

View: India needs to have a plan ready to work with Biden if he gets voted to Oval office

By Sreeram Chaulia With emotions running high as the US presidential election climaxes, India needs to adopt a cool and considered attitude to further the...

Bihar elections: The alphabet soup in Bihar

Citizens of Bihar are reluctant to disclose their voting preference. “Jo jeet raha hai ussi ko na vote denge (we will vote for whoever is...

Tejashwi Yadav-led opposition poses a challenge to Nitish Kumar and NDA in Bihar

Nalanda, Vaishali, Saran & Patna: Bihar mein ka ba (What does Bihar have)?” The village of Kalyan Bigha could be the answer to that question...

Tata: The true toll: Settling the Tata-Mistry dispute has given rise to a reckoning about the real cost of this conflict

On September 22, after nearly four years of all-out acrimony, an opportunity to cease hostilities presented itself to Tata Sons and Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group....

PM cautions against complacency in COVID-19 fight; directs full preparedness for vaccine distribution

NEW DELHI: Calling for full preparedness to ensure speedy access to COVID-19 vaccines for every citizen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday suggested developing a...

The Borlaug legacy: The common link between farmers’ protests in Punjab and stubble burning

What links farmers’ protests in Punjab, pollution from stubble burning and, much less seriously, unjust GST rates on Malabar parottas? The link is Norman Borlaug...

S Jaishankar: Chinese belligerence: Whither goes India, will go the Quad and the Indo-Pacific

The first standalone Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo on October 6 holds the promise for something much larger, giving a new direction to Indo-Pacific geopolitics....

Is ‘Nal Se Jal’ an achievable target by 2024 or just a pipe dream?

At Kasmauli village in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, 58-year-old farmer Rai Chand Ramola walks to a community tap at a stone’s throw from his...

How an IPS officer is changing the fortunes of students from marginalised communities in Telangana

When Siddartha Nemali’s teacher first told his class that there was an opportunity for them to go to the US to study for a year,...

Hooked to hemp: Can better regulation help to unleash the medical and industrial advantages of cannabis?

Sayed Tahir Hassan is not your regular family doctor. Tahir, who completed his MBBS from Karnataka University in 1998 and his DNB in 2003, is...

View: Only a sustained project of strengthening democracy can prevent incidents like Hathras

How do we account for frequent rapes, especially of Dalit women, and callous, often criminal, police response to the rapes, leading to impunity rather than...

As layoffs, pay cuts and gigification loom large, road ahead looks bumpy for executives

It has been over six months but Covid-19 is yet to be tamed. “We don’t yet know whether we are at the beginning, middle or...

NPPA caps price of liquid medical oxygen, medical oxygen cylinders

To ensure availability of medical oxygen in the country at a reasonable price amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the national drug pricing regulator NPPA has capped...

Temporary retention of GST compensation in the Consolidated Fund isn’t diversion: FinMin Sources

Temporary retention of goods and services tax (GST) compensation in the Consolidated Fund of India (CFI) pending reconciliation cannot be termed as diversion, finance ministry...

Mandate in a pandemic: NDA has many strengths. But Bihar can yet spring a surprise

The bugle has been sounded for India’s first assembly election in the Covid-19 era. Despite deciding who governs almost 125 million people in Bihar for...

For how long will India be kept out of decision-making structures of UN, PM asks at UNGA session

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made India’s strongest pitch yet for a more prominent role in the UN Security Council – the...

Without prioritising human factor, digital transformation tools will never be enough: Arianna Huffington

By Arianna Huffington Every country has dealt with Covid-19 in its own way, and the pandemic is far from over, but there are some clear...

How a new political party to be formed by AASU can change Assam’s political dynamics

In December 1985, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta moved his belongings from a hostel room in Gauhati University to the chief minister’s bungalow. So did most of...