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    A fiercely contested landscape

    Vidya Subrahmaniam  | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IF CELEBRATIONS have broken out in Congress offices across the country, few will grudge it considering that its success in the Hindi heartland comes after four years of defeats, self-doubt and a feeling of being under siege by a perennially turbo-charged Bharatiya Janata Party....

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    A nice little earner – for everyone

    Janet Kursawe | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    FOR over 25 years, Afghanistan has been the world’s main cultivation area of opium poppies and the primary supplier of opium, heroin, morphine and other opiates....

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    Income disparity is among leading global trends

    Grete Mautner | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IT’S hardly a secret that there was an abrupt increase in income disparity pretty much all across the globe in the period from 1980 to 2017, as it has been recently confirmed by a report released by World Inequality Lab....

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    Child labourers left to suffer

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    THE employment of children in the informal sector continue despite repeated government announcement of steps to end it....

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    Onus is on Election Commission to stop electoral violence

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    VIOLENCE started stalking the campaign for the general elections posted for December 30 the very day parties began their campaigns after the Election Commission had largely completed the allocation of election symbols....

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    Was Pakistan an ‘autistic’ state in 1971?

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    AS A historian focused on 1971, I deal with the grisly on a regular basis....

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    Ilhan, Rashida and Rahul

    Jawed Naqvi  | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    THE young politician shows up at Mount Kailash in Tibet, and proclaims his youthful Hindu-ness in lighter sportswear than the freezing weather warrants....

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    Four parameters of a Lankan political solution this time

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    THE country being on the verge of imminent division due to envisaged constitutional reform was one of the main justifications of the backdoor seizure of power of October 26 by members of the hitherto opposition who are now members of the government....

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    Easy bike: a blessing or a curse

    Ashikur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    EASY bike is now a well-known name in the field of transport. Except for Dhaka, all other urban and rural areas have easy bikes as the cheapest and instantly available public transport....

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    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

    N Jayaram | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    IN MID-NOVEMBER, a spectacle little noticed by much of world media unfolded in one of the most affluent countries and one which, not only in jest, claims to have ‘invented human rights’....

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