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In a sign of its assured diplomacy, New Delhi is sending out a clear signal on its stakes and interests
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 03:43 PM IST
By Kanwal Sibal
There can be no genuine accountability, or an end to impunity, as long as the concept of “national security” fails to place the people — rather than the government — at its heart
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 01:44 PM IST
By Gautam Bhatia
The extensive water-logging and flooding across the city have happened because of wrong land-use planning, unsustainable urbanisation, failure to remove encroachments such as infrastructure around rivers, lakes, and watercourses, and delays in cleaning stormwater channels
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 01:33 PM IST
By HT Editorial
The national executive showed that the BJP remains politically committed to expanding its power. For polls, the BJP’s narrative will centre on welfare, nationalism, and leadership
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 01:32 PM IST
By HT Editorial
The 2030 targets will now force government and industry to accept there will be no exceptions, that they must treat climate as an organising principle around present and future activities
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 10:55 AM IST
By Pramit Pal Chaudhari
Indian officials have said talks will breakdown if there is no resolution on climate finance, both a review of promised $100 billion and decision on a new, fairer and higher finance goal for the post-2025 period
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 10:41 AM IST
By Jayashree Nandi
In India, there’s no one-size-fits-all coming out story. While some members of the LGBTQI community are lucky to have supportive families, others pay a heavy price
Updated on Nov 07, 2021 10:11 PM IST
It helped the BJP frame a larger national security narrative. But in areas which saw deaths and funeral processions, the party’s vote share dipped
Updated on Nov 07, 2021 06:34 PM IST
By Jamie Hintson and Milan Vaishnav
The fall in the number of Covid-19 cases and bullish markets have given many some hope that things are turning a corner. While it is too early to make accurate predictions, there is good news and bad news for the middle class
Updated on Nov 07, 2021 06:16 PM IST
By Shashi Shekhar
To realise the full potential of solar, what is needed is not just energy transition, but an energy transformation, founded on unprecedented climate cooperation
Updated on Nov 07, 2021 06:04 PM IST
By Ajay Mathur
The passage of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill is good but the Democrats face major political challenges
Updated on Nov 07, 2021 05:31 PM IST
By HT Editorial
But as the political and policy debates on fuel prices gather momentum, the timing of the price cut does raise the question on whether it was politics or economics which was the trigger
Updated on Nov 07, 2021 05:27 PM IST
By HT Editorial
Displaying an array of explosive and innovative strokes, Buttler scored an unbeaten 71 off 32 balls against Australia and followed it up with a skilful unbeaten 101 off 67 against Sri Lanka.
Published on Nov 06, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Vaccine demand can be generated through the development of targeted action plans addressing both access issues and hesitancy. With only a third of the eligible population fully vaccinated, we don’t have the luxury of time
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 05:55 PM IST
By Sofia Imad and Anushka Bhansali
Delightful ambiguity of some words makes English a fascinating language for those who know it but exasperating for those struggling to learn it
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 04:12 PM IST
By Karan Thapar
In spite of her policy of seeking compromise in the best sense of the word, Merkel would not have survived for so long if she had not been able to be tough
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 04:01 PM IST
By Mark Tully
Also called ‘down meals’, these are repasts characterised by ennui: ketchup with crackers, chocolate sauce on bread. The tragicomic combinations may be trending on social media, but they can also be a cry for help.
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 03:36 PM IST
The Be My Eyes app allows visually challenged users to reach out to volunteers, via video calls, for help with small everyday tasks such as picking between colours or reading labels in a store.
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 03:27 PM IST
By Tanisha Saxena
Studying is more stressful, jobs are scarcer, Earth’s heating up and social media is triggering. Adolescents are swapping angst for anxiety. See how you can help.
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 03:25 PM IST
By Vanessa Viegas
For most of history, it was a treat reserved for royals and the elite. In this month’s column for HT Wknd, Swetha Sivakumar takes a look at how ice-cream is kept frozen today, why the fat content is key, and what it looks like under a microscope.
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 03:21 PM IST
By Swetha Sivakumar
After a bunch of medals in the national championships, Srihari Nataraj is looking forward to fun in Abu Dhabi next month
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 01:43 PM IST
By Shantanu Srivastava, New Delhi
Can you work out how a system of lighting and extinguishing diyas brightens up Diwali? Will all the lamps at Rukhsana’s home ever be lit?
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 03:20 PM IST
By By Dilip D’Souza
Much of ‘making it’ is about how far one is willing to go, the price one is willing to pay. What is your optimum selfishness point?
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 10:41 PM IST
By Charles Assisi
It’s hard to get right, easy to lose the audience. And yet films like Badhaai Ho have shown the way. What will it take to get a Hindi classic in the league of The Bridges of Madison County, asks Anupama Chopra.
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 10:23 PM IST
Privacy, law and order, access are just some of the tangles that lie in wait as companies get set to create virtual worlds that mirror our own — worlds where one can buy, play, meet, work, all in the same simulation. Also vital, what will metaverses do to the nature of reality?
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 10:01 PM IST
The 21-year-old from Haryana has shot forward, beating boxers with more experience, even beating an Olympic medallist, to secure a rare medal for India at the world championships. He’s done it all amid personal tragedy, to fulfil a mother’s dream.
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 09:34 PM IST
By Avishek Roy
- Superb commitment, can counsel but has no experience as senior team coach, writes former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar.
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 10:19 PM IST
By Sanjay Manjrekar
They’ve been around longer than we have. But we’ve only just got around to finding and naming them. India got 407 new species named in 2020 alone. Thousands more await.
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 09:30 PM IST
By Natasha Rego
Nobody can deny that Indian society is still imperfect. And that women continue to bear the brunt of bias every day – in big and small ways. The best change comes organically, from within our families and communities.
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 07:46 PM IST
By Shunori Ramanathan and Swati Ramanathan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has bucked tradition, offered solutions to the ongoing climate summit in Glasgow
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 06:50 PM IST
By Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda