Can Modi’s appeal do wonders for Nitish?

Can Modi’s appeal do wonders for Nitish?

Sunday, 25 October 2020 | Swapan Dasgupta

Although Narendra Modi's appeal and popularity is intact, can it offset the impression that Nitish is well past his prime? Here the record is mixed. Modi couldn't offset the anti-incumbency against Raghubar Das in Jharkhand; he and Amit Shah couldn't prevent the AAP victory in Delhi because Kejriwal had a...

Wait, what?

Wait, what?

Friday, 23 October 2020 | Kushan Mitra

The lack of a single feature can irritate a car buyer For those of you who might not know, I have a little human who has just entered my life and as a responsible, sort of, car reviewer, I bought a child seat to ferry around. For those of you who...

Big, loaded and Chinese

Big, loaded and Chinese

Friday, 23 October 2020 | Kushan Mitra

How can one bring geopolitics into a car review? Well, one can Let me be very honest at the outset, the MG Gloster for what it offers with regards to technology features, comfort, space and size is tremendously good value. Everything may not gel together all that well at times but...

Legalise marijuana

Legalise marijuana

Friday, 23 October 2020 | Pioneer

India can accelerate technology and innovate around a plant that is part of its botanical heritage There are several logical arguments to be made about why marijuana and products derived from the plant, colloquially known as ganja, should be legalised in India. For one, the draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic...

The federal might

The federal might

Friday, 23 October 2020 | Pioneer

Punjab and Maharashtra have taken the Centre head on by contesting farm Acts and CBI’s rights. Will this be the new trend? Two States are taking up the fight for federal rights against the unilateralism of the Centre — Punjab and Maharashtra — showing an emerging trend of a new...

Politics of prohibition

Politics of prohibition

Friday, 23 October 2020 | Ajoy Kumar

In its enthusiasm to ban liquor, Nitish Kumar’s Government may have actually driven a fair few towards alcoholism. There are better ways to tackle addiction In the US, the Volstead Act was passed in 1920 to ban alcohol. This prohibition stretched for nearly 14 years and established a parallel illegal...

The pandemic of violence against women rages on

Friday, 23 October 2020 | Archana Datta

In today’s modern, digital India, the caste factor and group identity further accentuate a dominant-submissive gender role culture, especially in the northern States The Hathras incident forced us all to relive the horrific Nirbhaya gang rape. What stands out in public memory is the burning of the Dalit girl’s mortal...

An ancient, crumbling city

Friday, 23 October 2020 | Kota Sriraj

No matter how glitzy or well-ranked a metro is, without an efficient network of drains, it can be brought to its knees within days Hyderabad usually evokes images of nawabs, Nizams and royalty on one hand and information technology prowess on the other. But for the last few days, the city,...

State Editions

Covid-19 cases on  decline in State

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

IN BRIEF

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Lalu likely to sacrifice goats to please Goddess Durga

25 October 2020 | VIJAY DEO JHA | Ranchi

Congress intensifies poll campaign in Bermo

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

JD(U) joins hands with  BJP for by-election

25 October 2020 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

Dussehra of Kulasekaranpatinam, Tuticorin

25 October 2020 | Experts | Agenda

The Return of Delhi Smog

25 October 2020 | Sonal Shukla | Agenda

Astroturf: Season of empowerment

25 October 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Dauntless picks

25 October 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘It’s a matter of perception on how to value artwork’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

‘I shifted to NY to explore international music’

25 October 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer