Blogs and Opinion

Karnataka temple prasadam poisoning: The need for emergency readiness mechanisms

Unless lessons are learnt and the system gears up, these kinds of incidents are likely to recur and more lives will be unnecessarily lost.

A feud that began in 19th century: What happened before Jacobite-Orthodox locked horns

What started as a disagreement between a few higher-ups in the Church hierarchy has snowballed over the years into a major religious issue in Kerala.

Will Lakshadweep islands survive climate change?

Rapid erosion, turbulent seas and rising ocean temperatures brought on by climate change pose serious threats to the coral atolls of Lakshadweep.

Woman Qazi conducts marriage: A victory in women reclaiming spaces taken up by men

Although in Islam there is nothing that stops a woman from solemnising a nikah, the practice has been mostly limited to the male domain for centuries.

Dear Subramanian Swamy, your words on Priyanka Gandhi and mental illness are toxic

The BJP MP lashed out at the Congress’ party’s decision to appoint Priyanka Gandhi as the general secretary for UP (East) by claiming that “she has bipolar disorder and beats up people.”

Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

While it is true that globalisation has put some downward pressure on middle-class wages, it has also helped lift millions of people above the global poverty line.

Data breaches are inevitable – here's how to protect yourself anyway

Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.

Why farm loan waivers may be helpful to farmers in the short term

Farm loan waiver, although criticised by economists, is the only subsidy that directly reaches the hands of distressed farmers.

Confessions of a Karnataka voter: Don’t blame us for the MLAs we never voted for

We cast our votes for caste, religion, money and muscle power. We voted for the party symbol and not the person who is seeking our vote to represent us, writes Srinivas Alavilli.

Outlandish claims at Indian Science Congress: A 6-point rebuttal by a science activist

The claims made by some speakers at the congress were termed ‘scientifically completely untenable’ by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the PM, Dr K VijayRaghavan.