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BJP's attack on science in India is not based on rational thought or historical fact

The much loved Indian god Ganesha is just one of the accidental dramatis personae in the BJP onslaught on the scientific temper in India

A paradoxical PM but unambiguous attack on science

SHASHI THAROOR
NEW DELHI

How Hindutva ideologues are undermining the very idea of India. The following is a single chapter - The Attack on Science - from a new book, 'The Paradoxical Prime Minister - Narendra Modi and his India', by Shashi Tharoor. more…

In India, it's still divide et imperā

Big Indian smiles may disappear as the country turns saffron

That Indian smile may be endangered as citizenship changes loom

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

"We the people," starts the Indian Constitution. A new Citizenship (Amendment) Bill may refashion citizenship by stealth. more…

The 21st Century Animal Farm

It is irrelevant whether the leaders are despots or democrats — what preoccupies them ultimately is how to secure power

Is India turning into an Orwellian Animal Farm?

VENKATESAN RAMANI
NEW DELHI

The more things appear to change the less they change. The entrenched role of 'influentials' in India's vote-bank politics. more…

An Aye for an Aye - online click storm

Google office at Mountain View California - how Internet giants are reshaping our world, for better and worse

Google office at Mountain View California. Where is it leading us?

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

The Internet, led by Google and Facebook, was once a force for good. What happened? The online click-storm affects us all. more…

Honey, who shrunk the kids?

Tiananmen Square memorial at 4 June 2018 rally at Victoria Park, Hong Kong

4 June, 2018 memorial for Tiananmen victims - Photo: Vijay Verghese

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

After the tumultuous three-month Occupy, Hong Kong students dramatically scale down horizons and snub global causes. more…

If the money's right

How much do world leaders get paid to shake hands and smile on TV? Quite a bit, it turns out, but not if you're at the helm of the world's most populated country. Trump to donate his entire 2017 earnings? Read more

Fire in the sky

As the heated exchange between Pyongyang and the USA continues, by October, 2017, North Korea had fired a staggering 22 missiles over the year. Read more

Weighty bad loans

Chinese and Indian banks are racking up bad loans despite efforts at regulation. China's Big Four had just under US$112 billion in bad loans - a climb of 4.6% year on year end June 2017. Read more

Is this the end of Liberalism?

Charlottesville neo-Nazi protests

When n eo-Nazi protestors marched with lit torches in Charlottesville

VIJAY VERGHESE
HONG KONG

From Trump to Modi, a new breed of politician is taking the stage with a brand of narrow nationalism. more…

No end to Israeli violence

Israel-Gaza cycle of violence continues to result in horrendous levels of civilian casualties... See world opinion

Case of the disappearing GM

Are hotel behemoths eliminating humans from the hospitality mix? more…