Duleep Trophy still has its own sheen

Shubman Gill’s India Blue takes on Fazal’s India Green in the opener on Saturday The Duleep Trophy no longer boasts of a distinct identity, stripped as it was three years ago of its regional zone-wise format and replaced with a tournament which distributed the country’s best players into three different sides. Even the experiment with […]


Kashmir: Has Delhi thought through the consequences?

‘Once the other side expresses itself we will start to know what the consequences of our actions has been, and the full meaning will reveal itself in time,’ says Aakar Patel. The full meaning of what we have done in Kashmir will unfold in time. At the moment the narrative we have been given in […]


Indian players seek neutral venue for Davis Cup

They are baffled that the AITA has merely asked for a security re-check The Indian Davis Cup team wants the tie against Pakistan in Islamabad next month to be shifted to a neutral venue and is baffled that the national federation has merely asked for a security re-check so far. After repeatedly making statements that […]


Suspension of trade relations will hurt Pakistan more than India

India’s export basket for Pakistan has a limited portfolio as Pakistan has not given ‘most favoured nation’ status to New Delhi and such goods have ready market in South Asia and the Middle East. Pakistan’s decision to suspend bilateral trade ties with India would hit the neighbouring country more as they import essential items, according […]


Support from seniors, despite failures, helped: Pant

‘What I try to do always is to focus on my basics, trust my instincts and just follow the process’ The lack of runs, at times, does “frustrate” Rishabh Pant, but unwavering support from his senior India teammates helped boost his confidence, the wicket-keeper batsman said. After two poor outings, young Pant came good under […]


FAQ: Why is Article 370 so contentious?

All it took was one nondescript statement from a minister in the Narendra Modi government for the contentious issue of Article 370 to re-emerge in national focus. Minister of State Jitendra Singh’s comments that the Modi government was open to debate on the relevance of Article 370 that gives a special status to Jammu and […]


Failure a big deal in India, this has to change: Vinod Khosla

India needs a social fabric that delinks an enterprise from the entrepreneur or an institution from the person who sets it up, said Nandan Nilekani, the artchitect of Aadhar and also co-founder of tech major Infosys. Mr. Nilekani was responding to a query raised at a fireside chat with Vinod Khosla, an Indian American billionaire […]


Battling all odds: The rise of young subaltern women

As Monika Kumari begins a two-week, all-female scientific wilderness expedition to Mount Baker, an active volcano, in Washington, USA, she might want to consider the distance she ha s come. Hutup village, Jharkhand, where she lives, is over 11,500 km away. But the terrain that this 16-year-old daughter of a security guard has travelled is […]