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    New results-based Lanka governance needs to be inclusive

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 13, 2020

    THE early indications from the newly elected government elected by an astounding majority is that they are serious about making a difference and in making...

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    The future of Indian secularism

    by Rajeev Bhargava | Updated at 12:00am on August 13, 2020

    It is premature to pronounce the end of constitutional secularism; it has only suffered a setback and can be revived, writes Rajeev Bhargava OUR public...

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    Govt must set its power, energy policy aright for sustainable future

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 12, 2020

    FLAWS in the power and energy policy, which has increased the installed electricity generation capacity but has largely ignored the quality and coverage, have left...

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    Dhaka worryingly left in the throes of water stagnation

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 12, 2020

    WATER stagnation has remained a major concern for the capital city for years as the rain or floodwater that collects cannot drain out because of...

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    Is this a remake of 1941 Hitler-Stalin great war?

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:00am on August 12, 2020

    IF WE step back from the details of daily headlines around the world and try to make sense of larger patterns, the dominant dynamic defining...

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    Beirut goes up in smoke

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on August 12, 2020

    TO SEE Beirut and its port area with a huge mushroom cloud hanging above is a truly surreal sight. But what is not surreal in...

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    Ram Temple celebrations in Modi’s India

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:00am on August 12, 2020

    IN THE past week, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi, dressed like a priest-king in a saffron scarf and a silver crown, performed a sacred ritual...

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    Creating digital commons after COVID-19

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2020

    ON DECEMBER 31, 2019 the Wuhan Medical Health Commission informed the World Health Organisation of a new form pneumonia, of unknown cause, that had struck three patients. Six months later, with 14 million reported cases...

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    Predicament for citizens

    Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2020

    IT IS unfortunate for us that there is hardly any organisation within the country that we can fully rely on as a philosopher and guide. An all-pervading mistrust mostly for all entities that constitute civil society largely eats up...

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    Consequences for India

    Dmitry Bokarev | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2020

    IT IS widely acknowledged that from a geopolitical point of view, India is caught between a rock and a hard place. It shares its land borders with China, its most powerful competitor in Asia, as well as Pakistan, and...

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