Opinion

Doubling farmers’ income by 2022 will prove Herculean

March 30, 2016

After adjusting for rising costs, an Indian farmerÂ’s income effectively rose 5 percent per year over the decade (2003-2013), according to an IndiaSpend analysis of various government data. This calls into question Finance Minister Arun […]

Opinion

Star candidates set to dazzle Bengal voters

March 29, 2016

Kolkata, March 29 Political parties engaged in a fierce fight to capture power in West Bengal have, once again, put their faith in stars from cricket to cinema and other fields to lure the voters in […]

Opinion

Indian cities are being shorn of trees

March 29, 2016

Findings of a new Indian Institute of Science study that used satellite-borne sensors, compared images over decades and modeled past and future growth reveal the rate of urbanisation in four Indian cities. – Kolkata’s tree […]

Opinion

Your allies in the war against cancer

March 28, 2016

Despite major advancements in methods of treatment, cancer continues to be the most dreaded disease in the world, with its very name evoking the image of impending disaster. Ironically, even the chemo and radiation which […]

Opinion

Donald Trump and BJP hawks: Birds of a feather?

March 27, 2016

The similarities between the views of Donald Trump, the Republican Party hopeful in the US presidential campaign, and the BJP hawks in India are too obvious to be ignored. Like all those belonging to the […]

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