Kolkata: They have shown remarkable fighting spirit despite the demoralising spot-fixing scandal and the Rajasthan Royals will now look to upstage the mighty Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier here tomorrow to book, what would be, a dream final berth in the Pepsi IPL. On paper, Mumbai Indians may appear stronger but Rajasthan will be [...]
The world listened to Barack Obama’s inaugural speech in which he told Americans to “seize the moment”. America is in tumultuous times, as most of the world is, but it’s their luck they have someone with good sense and wisdom like Obama, who is level-headed and had to fight his way to where he is. [...]
It was emotional, was Rahul Gandhi’s speech. His personal tragedies were also the nation’s — the loss of his grandmother, that of his father. And his mother cried, too, as the time approached for him to take over the mantle of Congress leadership. This story could not have been otherwise: a party formed to win [...]
Rahul Gandhi had been shying away from all eyes despite the nation being in uproar over severe issues. You may not blame him: the reasons for his hiatus were grave and heavy: even if he had been in grooming for long to shoulder the responsibility of the party and at a later time the nation, [...]
Virat Kohli has once again hit form and stood firm by Captain Dhoni as the latter hit the winning runs to beat England, once again. A section of the media has gone gung-ho about Kohli’s innings. All that is fine, but Kohli should not get carried away by the pile of praises heaped on him, [...]
As if our education system was not sufficiently dismal with the impractical content and archaic methodologies used to impart knowledge in schools, we now are also faced with the even bleak news that our students are below par in learning and almost 53 per cent of Class V government school students cannot read a Class II level text book nor can they solve simple arithmetic problems.
Is Sonia Gandhi on the defensive or offensive when it comes to the corrupt government? Her recent remarks on “public being rightly fed up” on corruption levels, and the pompous display of wealth by leaders, might leave one wondering why politicians charged on various grounds of corruption and crime and still in her party. Is [...]
They prowl the street of London, clad in hooded jackets. Their intention is to educate people about the right way to live. But when Muslim Patrol insists that people do as deemed right by their religion, they cross a line. Because saying something to people and insisting that something be done are different. And when [...]