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Language imposition hurts Indian pupils

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Maria Wirth | Via email

This refers to the article, “Making students lifeless robots” (May 24) by JS Rajput. The problem lies not only in what the young are taught but also in the language in which they are forced to learn and express themselves. Indian students in English-medium schools are at a huge disadvantage...

Old friends

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | MC Joshi | Lucknow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s penchant for pleasant surprises was once again on display in Tehran, where, in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, he quoted a Persian couplet by Mirza Ghalib. Modi’s visit has rejuvenated the historical and cultural relations between India and Iran. India stood by Iran when the...

Future ties

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Ganapathi Bhat | Akola

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Iran visit portends well for India’s energy and strategic future. In the post-sanctions era, Iran is looking for friends and allies, and India could fill the void. The Prime Minister has done well to stress on the completion of the Chabahar port project which has been in...

Gulf partners

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Ramesh G Jethwani | Bangalore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits to the Gulf countries are of great significance. His tours of the UAE and Saudi Arabia have been successful, while his Iran trip signifies the expansion of political, cultural and economic ties with Tehran. In the post-sanctions era, Indian trade with Iran is likely to rise...

Congress comeback

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | A Prabaharan | Trichy

This refers to the article, “National washout is the real threat for Congress” (May 24) by A Surya Prakash. It may look like the Congress is vanishing but voters will bring back the party if they are not satisfied with the BJP. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is efficient but he...

Losing control

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | PN Saxena | Via email

This refers to the article, “National washout is the real threat for Congress” (May 24) by A Surya Prakash. The author has rightly analysed the Congress’s national debacle. In the past five years, the BJP and its allies have increased their tally from nine States to 13 States, while...

Promise kept, now for implementation

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Venkataraman Jagadesan | Via web

This refers to the report, “Jaya fulfils 5 poll vows on day 1” (May 24). The new AIADMK Government's decision will have a direct impact on the opposition DMK, since many leaders from that party reportedly own firms to manufacture Indian Made Foreign Liquor. Total prohibition in Tamil Nadu can...

God’s prasad

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Shreyans Jain | Delhi

This refers to the report, “Save every drop of God’s prasad-water” (May 23). Water is the elixir of life. Unfortunately, indiscriminate use of water has left the earth parched. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a welcome initiative to sensitise the people towards the need to conserve every drop of...

Upset Pakistan

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | KV Seetharamaiah | Hassan

Pakistan has expressed its displeasure with the US for the latter’s drone strike on Pakistani soil that recently killed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mansour. Pakistan is upset that the US violated its sovereignty. Yet, question of violating Pakistan’s sovereignty would not have arisen had Pakistan not been nurturing the...

New leader

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | J Akshay | Bangalore

As expected, BJP leader and three-time Lok Sabha MP from Himachal Pradesh, Anurag Thakur, has been elected as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The BCCI is the world’s richest cricketing body but it is also fighting an existential battle. Hence, Thakur will face many challenges...


Sunday Edition

Saffron rising in green State

22 May 2016 | Rajib Chowdhury

The BJP's historic win in Assam, signalling a major political shift in the region, is a crucial step in concretising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for the party's North East outreach May 19 ushered in a new dawn in Assam — a dawn that held the promise of change and hope for a better future, or as some would say, achche din. Expanding its political clout beyond the traditional bastion and...

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V’nagaram-Titlagarh rail project gets Centre’s nod

26 May 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its nod for taking up the Vizianagaram and Titlagarh 3rd line project at an estimated cost of Rs2,335.68 crore...

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Introduction of NEET would be a direct infringement on the rights of the State and would cause grave injustice to the State’s students.

Tamil Nadu CM | J Jayalalithaa

I am fighting with myself all the time. I constantly try to up my standard a little bit. I don't have time to look behind.

Superstar | Salman Khan

The idea of fashion is for people to discuss, and I guess she (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with purple lipstick) wanted to be discussed.

Actor | Sonam Kapoor
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