Understanding the sanatana in dharma

Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:32 AM IST

Sanatana Dharma is a definition of what it is to be human rather than a definition of a religion. When societies change, we need to discover new moral codes

Sanatana Dharma is an expression of the simple fact that what is truly eternal is the requirement to always act morally(HT Photo)

Not a political tool, but a Bill to empower women

Political representation is a fundamental aspect of women’s empowerment, and the government has taken steps to increase the participation of women in politics

Rajya Sabha MPs vote on the Women's Reservation Bill during the Special Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. The bill was later passed in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. (ANI)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:32 AM IST

Creative industries can boost economies

Arts and culture exchanges between India and the UK contribute to economic growth and foster understanding between cultures.

The Nataraja, a statue of Hindu lord Shiva as the cosmic dancer, installed next to 'Bharat Mandapam', the main venue of the G20 Summit, is pictured in Delhi. (Reuters)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:31 AM IST

Keeping up with UP | Has NOTA been able to strike the right note?

None of the Above (NOTA) was introduced to cleanse the political system in 2013. Its sparse use in 10 years has thrown up questions about its efficacy

Has the time come to give NOTA a legal sanctity as today it has no consequence on the election results?(Representative Image- Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 08:08 PM IST
BySunita Aron

Women's political reservation matters, so does their vote

Will this bill make it more acceptable for women to occupy positions of power? Will this acceptability give more confidence to women voters?

Lucknow: Women celebrate after the introduction of the Women's Reservation Bill, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 07:08 PM IST

Why is Mamata Banerjee reluctant to endorse INDIA’s caste census agenda?

Experts say that any revision in quotas may take on a communal colour since both Hindus and Muslims are part of the lists of Other Backward Classes

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is reluctant to agree to a nationwide caste census
Published on Sep 22, 2023 06:56 PM IST

Terms of Trade | Congress has embraced Mandal but will it reap the rewards?

Mandal politics led to the BJP replacing the Congress. Even today, there’s no reason why the BJP won’t benefit from the demand for OBC reservation

This time, both the Congress and the Mandal parties have ended up supporting a bill brought by the BJP which not only does not have a provision for quota within quota for OBCs(ANI)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 03:25 PM IST

A post-dated Bill of rights ahead of polls

Nari shakti sloganeering across the political spectrum over the women’s quota is hollow posturing, and a cynical attempt to woo the woman voter

Will the carrot of women’s reservations transform a patriarchal political milieu?(HT Archive)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 10:23 PM IST

Delhi boards e-bus in pursuit of clean air

Delhi's e-bus transition, despite its financial, infrastructure, and human challenges, serves as a template for other Indian cities battling air pollution.

Earlier in August, Delhi got its first fleet of electric DTC buses. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 10:23 PM IST

A year after protests, Iran remains restive

One year after the death of Mahsa Amini, protests in Iran have died out but the state crackdown continues.

One year after Mahsa Amini’s death, the Iranian regime has not been able to address the mounting anger of the Iranian youth and women, or the country’s economic woes.(AP)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 10:23 PM IST

India vs Canada is no more a bilateral play

There are multiple scenarios, but the investigation and a potential public inquiry imply a long, bruising journey for all parties

The persistence of the Khalistan movement in the Sikh diaspora has long complicated India’s ties with the West(AFP)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 09:29 PM IST
ByAvinash Paliwal

Making India’s DPI model work for all

Challenges in India's DPI, such as the lack of a robust legal framework for data protection and exclusion in the Aadhaar system need to be addressed.

The adoption of the DPI model could open up new vistas of opportunities for India’s IT sector while raising the country’s profile globally.(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 09:29 PM IST

Africa's G20 presence boosts Global South

It’s high time Africa, a significant global populace, participates in deciding our collective future.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of the Union of the Comoros and chairperson of the African Union (AU) Azali Assoumani during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit 2023, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 09:28 PM IST

Scientifically Speaking | The heartache of climate change

The Earth's latest chapter has a new lexicon: Heat domes, Anthropocene, and... Solastalgia

The blistering temperatures that were witnessed all across the northern hemisphere were driven by multiple factors(Rahul Raut/HT file photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 10:07 AM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

How to read the churn in Chinese politics

The shake-up at the top suggests that there is no challenge to Xi Jinping’s leadership or any let up in his anti-corruption campaign

Xi will continue to push China towards competition with the US and seeking to carve out a world that clearly acknowledges China as the unquestioned leader (File Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 10:04 PM IST

Urban designs to meet demographic challenge

India's population growth poses challenges for sustainability, but architects can contribute through efficient urban planning, preservation, and collaboration.

Efficient urban planning, which is mindful of the social fabric and accommodates the needs of the growing population while minimising its impact on the environment, is the need of the hour(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 10:04 PM IST

For an equal future, G20’s gender vision

The G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration 2023 is considered inclusive and visionary, emphasizing the role of women in shaping a sustainable future

G20 nations are dedicated to closing gender gaps and promoting “the full, equal, effective, and meaningful participation of women” in the economy as decision-makers (File Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 10:04 PM IST

The Taste With Vir: To crucify Hasan Minhaj or not for embellishing his stories

Minhaj’s stand-up routine consists of stories about his time in America. According to an article, none of them is true - at least not in the way he tells them.

The Taste With Vir: To crucify Hasan Minhaj or not for embellishing his stories. (Instagram)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 10:29 AM IST
By, Delhi

Beyond the euphoria, G20 lessons for India

Delhi used the presidency to give a renewed push to making the multilateral component of the international order inclusive and representative

Delhi’s overarching goal as it shepherded India’s presidency was to arrest the increasing fragmentation of the global order through new initiatives and making India an area of agreement amongst conflicting actors (PTI file photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 12:44 AM IST

In praise of growth that lifts all the boats

There is no evidence that suggests that India’s economic growth has furthered inequality

The tricolour atop the new Parliament building. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 12:42 AM IST
ByMonika Halan

Building the nation, delivering on promises

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nine years in office have been significant in many ways

PM Modi has taken the country on the path of progress with a leadership style that is not based on inheritance but on merit(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 12:22 AM IST

Just Like That | Adi Shankaracharya and lessons from the apocryphal Great Debate

The Great Debate between Adi Shankaracharya and Mandana Misra is a pivotal event and challenged Shankaracharya's celibate lifestyle with questions on eroticism

Adi Shankaracharya was a believer in the jnana marga, the path of knowledge to salvation(HT photo/Raajiv Kala)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 03:15 PM IST

When India and China speak for Global South

Delhi is looking to act as a bridge between different countries while Beijing is being driven by what it decries – the Cold War mentality

PM Modi poses with BRICS nations' leaders(via REUTERS)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 09:25 AM IST

Divide and rule is the mantra as polls near

It is certain that in the following days, not only flowers but also thorns will appear in the political sphere.

Chaos was sparked recently in Tamil Nadu at an event where Udhayanidhi Stalin, the son of chief minister MK Stalin and a minister of the state cabinet, uttered such remarks for Sanatana Dharma. (PTI)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 09:25 AM IST

IMEC promises a new model of globalisation

The beauty of IMEC is that it contains something attractive in it for all eight parties that have signed the founding Memorandum of Understanding

US President Joe Biden, Saudi Arabian PM and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and PM Narendra Modi seen during the launch of the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor.(AP)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 09:25 AM IST

The Art and Science of Fitness | The power of habits for lasting fitness

To form sustainable fitness habits, strike a balance between pursuing fitness goals and maintaining a well-rounded, enjoyable life.

Our lazy brain doesn’t want to figure out new patterns each time. It prefers to stick to the same old ways.(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 09:24 AM IST

Serving the nation, leading the world

PM Modi’s leadership, based on the core principle of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ has enhanced India’s stature and made him a global icon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 03:59 AM IST

Why Germany wants to strengthen the UN

Germany marks 50 years of UN membership, emphasizing commitment to international order and responsibility to strengthen the UN Charter

We, Germans, therefore have a particular responsibility to strengthen the UN Charter.
Published on Sep 16, 2023 10:06 PM IST

Ifs and buts about simultaneous polls

We need to reflect on three concerns in particular: The desirability of the concept, the implications of implementing it and the consequences that could follow

One Nation, One Election narrows our democracy by reducing the opportunity for citizens to vote and choose governments. (PTI)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 10:06 PM IST

Delhi G20 raises the bar for Brazil

Will Lula have the same energy necessary to maintain the momentum of the G20 established by Modi?

The G20 Summit held last weekend was a triumph of India’s ability to organise events (PTI)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 10:06 PM IST
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