Opinion

“Transportation” infrastructure applies to physical goods as much as to non-physical goods. Infrastructure that assists in “transporting commodities through space” is what is most needed in India today. To boost growth and create a global economy to match the best, it needs “highways” that assist in efficiently transporting not just physical goods but also energy, …

If Rahul Gandhi participates in the meeting called by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to discuss the country’s future, he can take the opportunity to seek clarifications on the organisation’s worldview. The replies by the RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat, to the Congress president’s questions cannot but have an impact on the outfit’s future in case …

By -Vivek Singh Chauhan Lucknow: Lucknow, which has turned into a coaching and education hub, has very few options when it comes to study of foreign languages. Any person, student or otherwise, who wishes to learn any foreign language face tough time and lots of hurdles in their way. The city has very few institutes who …

Lucknow: The BJP’s high-profile immersion of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes in rivers has not impressed everyone in Uttar Pradesh. While many feel that the “tamasha” would not have earned the approval of the late leader himself, a small section in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) feels that the event was commensurate with the …

Taking a leaf out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s book, Congress President Rahul Gandhi used his Europe tour to reach out to non-resident Indians, or NRIs — a group largely known to support Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in recent years. Throughout the tour, he targeted Modi for his style and policies, bitterly attacked the …

When one of the rulers of Travancore, now a part of the southern Indian state of Kerala, handed over the reins of his territory to Lord Padmanabha, the presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram, and undertook to take care of it in the Lord’s name, his idea was that he had assumed even greater responsibility as he …

Eulogies have been written about the tehzeeb, a Urdu word translating into etiquette, politeness and political culture of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16. Apparently Vajpayee, during his term as Prime Minister 1999-2004, was not happy with the US pressure on India to join the Iraq war. So he invited …

Lucknow: We often cite scientific studies while talking about certain facts or things, as it is considered a base to answer everything or to uphold any idea. But what will happen if science fails to answer certain questions? Whom are you going to believe then? Well, take a deep breath! Science, if doesn’t have any …