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For panchayats to emerge as efficient institutions, they must have adequate financial resources transferred to them from other levels of government. Photo: Hindustan Times<br />

Whither the little republics?

3 min read . 16 Oct 2012
For Europe, which suffered over 50 mn casualties in two wars and is now facing economic meltdown, the Nobel Peace Prize comes too late. Photo: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters<br />

Not such a noble prize anymore

3 min read . 15 Oct 2012
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, centre, receives the Congressional Gold Medal from speaker of the house John Boehner, at the US Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. Photo: <br /> ()

Hard, red and green lines

2 min read . 23 Sep 2012
For agriculture to be revitalized, its contribution to the economic growth and for the push factors leading to migration to decrease, India needs to empower its farmers. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

The benefits of taxing agriculture

3 min read . 17 Sep 2012
StanChart entered into a settlement with the regulator and agreed to pay a penalty of $340 million, admitting that the transactions involved ran up to a total of at least $250 billion. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint<br />

Lessons from an Iranian gazelle

3 min read . 10 Sep 2012
Crop advisories linked to weather forecasts can help farmers plan their crop protection better. Photo: Ajay Kumar Singh/HT<br />

The traditional art of forecasting

3 min read . 03 Sep 2012
Many speakers felt that their regional accent showed them in a poor light and led to discrimination in the workplace. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />
Gender relationship and mythology

Gender relationship and mythology

3 min read . 02 Jul 2011
English assaults on language bastions
The cherub who woke the US President

The cherub who woke the US President

3 min read . 28 Nov 2010
The return of a tyrant

The return of a tyrant

3 min read . 30 Dec 2008
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