The irony is that it is this low cost of iron ore extracted from their Adivasi homeland mines that enables steelmakers not only to be among the most profitable companies in India, but also gives it the financial muscle to make huge overseas acquisitions
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi

In 2009, the Americans openly said they wanted Montek Singh Ahluwalia as finance minister instead of Pranab Mukherjee
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Noted Supreme Court lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party council member Prashant Bhushan remains sceptical of the CBI’s independent functioning under the new government. Excerpts from the interview
Sadiq Naqvi New Delhi 

The very reluctance to frame the attacks on people from the Northeast in racist terms is a symptom of the culpability of those who indulge in garden-variety racism themselves
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

Something is brewing in Thailand, and it is in India’s interest to take interactions with its troubled neighbour to a new level
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

PM Modi’s opposition to WTO’s diktat in global trade, besides eliciting a few surprises, bears some good news for the poor
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

Modi’s West Asian balancing act maintains ties by remaining ambiguous
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi 

There are some striking parallels between the happenings in Syria and those taking place in riot-infested Western Uttar Pradesh
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

In spite of corralling evidence against the accused in high-profile cases, the CBI seems reluctant to file charges. Can it wrest control from its political masters?
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi 

MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju is also known as the face of BJP in the Northeast. He tells Hardnews about the government’s intent to tackle racism
Sadiq Naqvi and Lily Tekseng Delhi 

Now that Zindagi Gulzar Hai is no longer playing on Zee Network’s Zindagi channel, I don’t know what else to watch on television.

New Juvenile Justice Bill will not improve public safety

Coming out of the pro-Israel closet, India has ended up becoming the biggest customer of its ‘field-tested’ defence weaponry
Sabika Zehra Delhi 

A magnificently executed film which marries passion for cinema to its very plot, delivering a cleverly told story for cinephiles
Sonali Ghosh Sen Kolkata

Indian e-tail captain Flipkart founders while investors sweat at the bilge. Are they jettisoning quality to stay afloat?
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

The humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany had, so to speak, snapped Brazil back to reality. An intimate account of a party that was rudely disrupted
Uday Jhabvala Khare Sao Paulo 

Former education minister of Ethiopia, and one of the most articulate members of Delhi’s diplomatic community, Gennet Zewide shares her views with Hardnews on how traditional ties between her country and India could be strengthened
Sadiq Naqvi New Delhi 

Protesters outside the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, to protest against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties. They chanted slogans like "free Pal

If tomorrow Modiji decides to offer us 5,000 MW of power free of cost, I will be the first man to call off all the dams’
Sadiq Naqvi Dehradun

Exactly a year after the Uttarakhand tragedy that claimed thousands, Hardnews revisits the devastated areas to survey the lives of those who were irredeemably affected
Sadiq Naqvi Ukhimath/Joshimath/Kedar Valley/Dehradun

The permission granted by the new Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to the CBI to file a chargesheet against the Maran brothers in the Aircel/Maxis case could trigger a legal storm
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

I regret to inform you that I cannot criticise the Dear Leader (even children are being arrested for creating anti-Modi crossword puzzles in college mags these days). Don’t worry, though.

On July 1, the Peshawar High Court directed Pakistan’s defence and interior ministries to provide full information about an Indian national, Hamid Ansari, who disappeared from the mountainous Kohat

By a rough estimate, more than 32,000 books and treatises have been written on the First World War—or the Great War, as it is known—since it erupted 100 years ago.

Power at the expense of safety? The Modi government may seek to dilute the liability laws that would indict nuclear energy suppliers in the event ofan accident
Kumar Sundaram Delhi 

The IB report indicting NGOs underlines the contradiction inherent in preventing human rights violations across the country and keeping the economy on the fast track
Hardnews Bureau Delhi 

For the first time in Maharashtra, 10 police personnel have been charged with the horrific custodial death of 25-year-old Agnelo Valdaris
Souzeina S Mushtaq Delhi 

When history will be written, the rise of Dhirubhai Ambani will be one of its more memorable chapters
Mohan Guruswamy Delhi 

A meat trader wields his cleaver over the CBI, and other tales
Sadiq Naqvi Delhi

Editorial: July 2014
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Delhi University’s FYUP gaffe is an excellent lesson in how not to introduce reforms, and how not to suspend discussion
Lily Tekseng Delhi 

The ISIL scheme for a sectarian Islamic Caliphate can prove to be a thorn in India’s side with its threat to the latter’s oil dependence and its manifesto of Sunni-Shia hatred
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi

In a statement to the press on Wednesday, Sirajuddin Qureshi, President of the India Islamic Culture Centre, praised PM Narendra Modi for his concern and awareness of the issues of the Muslim commu

Charu Singh reflects on the inspiration, research and the landscape that inspired her best-selling first novel
Souzeina S Mushtaq Delhi