Voices

How Bengaluru became the go-to destination to study public policy in India

Much like the IT revolution, Bengaluru was quick to recognise the shift from public administration to policy and acted on it.

Climate models predict the world will be ‘anomalously warm’ until 2022

The PROCAST method does not only predict one given value, but a probability.

It's ok if you don't want to help Kerala, but don't spread hate

Lakhs of people have been displaced, hundreds have died, and the road to recovery is long. Kerala needs empathy and funds, not ridiculous and regressive comments.

When politics made veteran statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee cry

In 1998, BJP emerged as the single largest party in the Centre, but AIADMK pulled out in the last minute, causing the government to collapse.

It’s time to break free: Theatre-based workshops for kids

TNM talks to TheatreNisha’s Balakrishnan, who has provided theatre training to over 1,000 kids from underprivileged and marginal backgrounds.

Lessons from bye-polls and Assembly elections in the run-up to 2019

In his new book, ‘Newsman’, veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai discusses politics and the upcoming General elections.

B’luru allotted Rs 667 cr for women’s safety: Why the city needs a comprehensive plan

While intentions are commendable, the rush towards surveillance and mobile apps ignores that most basic of safety issues women face.

A celestial treat: Everything you need to know about the Perseids meteor shower

As the meteor shower peaks, we bring you a primer on the celestial fireworks.

How the Chennai-Salem Expressway was conceived and approved in a hurry

Governments can be appreciated for moving swiftly, but can that be at the cost of due process?

Will the Dravidian movement be diluted with Karunanidhi's death?

The question is whether Stalin has the capability to fill Karunanidhi's shoes to keep the DMK afloat.

We cannot erase hegemony of English, so why can’t our kids learn it in govt schools?

As a government college professor, I have seen generations of bright learners lose out on opportunities only because of their linguistic weaknesses.

My history with football is a tale of love, loss and longing

From playing in school to living in a sports hostel for two years, the author details his special relationship with the game.

How everyday devices make you vulnerable to cyber attack and what you can do

Deliberate practice and thoughtful approaches to security can increase the protection of your business or workplace.

Thai cave boys: the psychology of surviving underground

Fight or flight responses, such as an increase in heart rate, would have kicked in immediately, designed to help us stay alive.

Media can help sexual violence survivors get justice, but it needs to be more sensitive

The blatant disregard of these laws and guidelines shown by the media in its coverage of the Kathua case points to a worrying trend.

Blockchain-based property registries may help lift poor people out of poverty

In India, the lack of secure land ownership is a bigger cause of poverty than the caste system or a high illiteracy rate.

Are the Centre’s welfare measures for daily wagers effective or mere paper tigers?

With lakhs of bogus workers registered and the welfare boards sitting on thousands of crores of unused funds, migrant workers aren’t the real beneficiaries of these schemes.

One likely winner of the World Cup? Russian President Vladmir Putin

Putin seems to understand the ability of sport to foment feelings of national pride and has repeatedly used sporting events to enhance his popular standing at home.

The politics of steel: In the tussle between AP and Centre, Kadapa plant is losing out

The difference in the versions provided by the central and Andhra governments raises suspicion over whether the dispute is entirely political. 

National Statistics Day: How data can be harnessed for sustainable development in India

On the 125th birth anniversary of India's master statistician, PC Mahalanobis, it is important to see how far we have come, how far we have to go - and how to measure it.

If I were a farmer, here are 10 reasons why I would question the Salem-Chennai Highway

With no actual environment or social impact study being done, Nityanand Jayaraman writes the points he would raise had he been one of the farmers losing land.