Raising A Stink

As one drives towards Chandigarh, a short distance past the gurudwara at Majnu Ka Tilla in North Delhi, a looming mountain comes into view through Delhi’s haze. The size of the mountain starts to grow bigger on the approach to the GT

The Age of Drones

At the Bharat Drone Mahotsav (drone festival) in May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent out a strong message for ushering in transformational change by making India the hub of drone manufacturing by 2030. By flying a drone himself, the PM probably tried

Trapped By The Web

In India, more than five cases of cybercrime are reported on an average every hour, according to the statistics compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The Bureau, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, is responsible for collecting and analysing crime

Big Brother Looms Larger

A law which Parliament approved in early April to replace a 102-year-old piece of legislation and give legal backing to the collection of measurements of convicts and other persons is so wide in its ambit regarding both personal data points that can

Furrows of Distress

The year-long farmers’ agitation against the central government’s three farm laws has, to some extent, drawn the country’s attention towards the plight of tillers and the existing lacunae in the agriculture sector. Protests and demonstrations have taken place earlier too, but this

No Vacancy

Last year, Indian Railways invited applications for 35,000 posts it had created for non-skilled workers called Non-Technical Popular Categories. A total of 12.5 million (1.25 crore) candidates, mostly youth, applied. They included some holding master’s degrees and PhDs when the requirement was

Red Alert! Regulate Cryptos

Cryptocurrency or Cryptos is the latest flavour of the day. After stocks and mutual funds, cryptocurrency is pretty high in the pecking order. Those with yawning risk appetites, and in a hurry, are choosing them for investment. Also, those who repose faith

A Season Of Churn

Like the four other poll-bound states, battle lines have been drawn for the hustings in Punjab as well. Party-hopping continues, albeit on a low key, infinite bounties are promised every day and assurances of even more largesse ‘on victory’ are in vogue.

Devbhoomi Waiting for God

Come February 2022 and the 21-year-old Himalayan state of Uttarakhand will be plunged into yet another Assembly election amidst increasing voter apathy. The question is, what will those lining up at the polling booths in wintry conditions get in return for their

Woman Power: New paradigm for defending India

For the first time in the history of independent India, girls fresh from school will appear in examinations held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for entry to the National Defence Academy (NDA) that guarantees permanent commission in the Army, Navy