- Art of commuting: Delhi metro stations double up as art galleries (Art Feature)(16:40)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Most Indians may still need a push to visit art galleries and museums, but when the national capital's favourite commuting mode Metro Rail doubles up as a contemporary art gallery itself, it is not uncommon to see Delhiwallahs stop, look and even click an occasional selfie.
- May 23: A day to celebrate India's democracy (Comment)(11:02)
By Frank F. Islam
On May 23, the seven-week long Indian election process will come to an end. The votes will be counted and a winner will be declared. No matter who wins, the real winner will be Indias democracy. I say this as an Indian American who has had the privilege of living in the two largest - and, I would add, greatest - democracies in the world. I have watched in awe as this years election in India has unfolded. It brought back memories of Indias national election of 2014. The scope and size of that election was unrivalled in the history of the world.
- Can east, south offset BJP deficit? (Column: Political Calculus)(09:30)
By Jayanta Ghosal
The biggest test for India's largest democracy is going to end in the Lok Sabha elections. The whole country's focus is on West Bengal elections in the last phase. One big question is: Will the number of BJP seats in West Bengal increase a lot? This question can only be judged from a larger perspective. Let the question be slightly different. Have Bengalis started following or following BJP ideology after so many years?
- Stay away from choppy market (Column: Market Watch)(16:20)
By Arun Kejriwal
Markets were super volatile all through the week. Monday saw the markets begin on a neutral note and it appeared that the anticipated reversal after eight straight days of losses would happen, but then someone hit the futures with a large sell order and markets cracked. Probably, the seller had inclination that China would retaliate on the US imposing higher duties on $ 200 billion of US imports. China did retaliate that night by imposing duties of 20 per cent and 25 per cent on $ 60 billion of US exports to China. Markets rose on Tuesday instead and the reversal did happen.
- When Nehru asked police to locate Natwar (IANS Interview-II)(15:10)
By Sandeep Bamzai
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kunwar Natwar Singh in many ways is monotypical in that he served so many Congress dispensations in different capacities. Equally, he came into maximum proximity with celebrated Indian and world leaders, acclaimed writers and people in position of pre eminence. Influenced by novelist E.M. Forster during his years in Cambridge, he learnt the value of friendship from him. In the second and concluding part of this IANS interview, I let the raconteur in him take over:
- Finding the kismet connection (Column: Tete-e-tete)(15:00)
By Aditti Ahluwalia
It's no secret. Astrology has always had an undeniable appeal. Who doesn't like knowing about one's future? It's no laughing matter. Never was. Even after completing over two decades of rigorous reading of thousands of birth charts, its still astonishing for me to see how the human mind works. So I can't help but throw my own experiences in the fray for upvotes. Though I have encountered an army of types in this journey, there is a looming demographic which underlines why our Universe borders on the absurd. So allow me to pay homage to those who are unusually notable.
- The era of star secretaries (Column: B Town)(11:58)
By Vinod Mirani
A star secretary was a phrase used to describe a man/woman who handled the work affairs of an actor. But, a lot of them fitted the bill of âStar Secretary because many secretaries who handled stars eventually became bigger stars.
- 2019 general election: The Turning Point (Comment)(11:20)
By Rahul Vatsa
The ongoing 2019 general election is one of the most closely contested general elections in Indias parliamentary history of India. It also has one of the most widely spread election schedules of seven phases in a span of 39 days. Everyone is anxiously waiting for May 23 - the day the poll results will be announced. Even the most experienced political experts are not in a position to do a precise qualified prediction of the results. But the majority of the surveys and analyses indicate a post poll scenario where the BJP and the NDA will be the largest single party and alliance respectively, but the NDA may fall short of the majority mark.
- Left's legacy blocking Tripura's growth: Deputy CM (IANS Interview)(19:30)
By Sujit Chakraborty
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) The erstwhile Left Front government's "terrible 25-year legacy" in Tripura is hindering the BJP-IPFT alliance government's attempts to push development projects and welfare schemes, according to Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma.
- Men who are critical of Nehru are pygmies: Natwar Singh (IANS Interview-1)(14:00)
By SANDEEP BAMZAI
Nehru greatest Indian after Asoka, says Singh
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The lion may well be in winter, but he still roars and growls. Diplomat, politician, litterateur, globetrotter and above all raconteur, Kunwar Natwar Singh has always been a man of all seasons. Celebrating his 90th birthday, the Bharatpur-born Jat leader retains his singular twinkle in his eye, as he sallies forth in a verbal marathon with IANS.
- Jimmy Carter chastises Trump: 'US most warlike nation in history' (Comment)(10:50)
By Saeed Naqvi
You may not have noticed it, but Americas war with Iran started some days ago, and may not be going too well for the worlds mightiest power. This is not a war that President Trump, as Commander-in-Chief, is enthusiastic about. The eager beavers, the trigger happy foursome lurching towards war are what Irans Foreign Minister Javad Zarif describes as Trumps "B" team - Bibi Netanyahu, John Bolton, bin Salman and bin Zayed.
- The roots of violence in Bengal (Column: Political Circus)(09:44)
By Amulya Ganguli
Forpeople who are generally known to be gentle, genteel, soft-spoken 'bhadraloks' with a liking for sweets like 'sandesh' and 'rosogolla' and Rabindrasangeet (Tagore's songs), Bengalis are also suspected of having a mutinous streak in them.
- Glamorous end to IPL 2019 - Cricket soon a specialists' game (Column: Close-In)(09:16)
By Yajurvindra Singh
The last ball finish to the final between the two consistent top sides in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was just what the doctor ordered. The match had the ingredients of an epic boxing match, in which both teams had the opportunity to lay the knock-out punch and Mumbai Indians finally put the nail in the coffin.
- Modi hiding behind Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur: Sunil Jakhar (IANS Interview)(18:38)
By Prashant Sood
Gurdaspur, May 17 (IANS) Congress leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "hiding" behind actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, his BJP opponent in Gurdaspur, and said that by bringing in an outsider for the poll fight in the border district of Punjab, the saffron party had admitted that there was "no Modi wave".
- Muslim vote fragmented in UP, says Khurshid (IANS Interview)(13:24)
By Prashant Sood
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Unlike in the Bihar Assembly elections, the Muslim vote has split between the Congress and the SP-BSP alliance in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid says.
- Self-obsessed Modi indulges in theatrics: Captain Amarinder Singh (IANS Interview)(10:32)
BY VISHAL GULATI
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is indulged in theatrics since he took over as Prime Minister, he's a self-obsessed man and the people of Punjab or anywhere else can never forget the incident of desecration of their holy scriptures, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Thursday.