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Time for a Swede deal?
Nov 18, 2013

Time for a Swede deal?

The relationship between India and Sweden has always been low-key. But it's also mature one with immense possibilities for cooperation and collaboration.

Time for bold options in Afghanistan
Aug 16, 2010

Time for bold options in Afghanistan

India's Afghanistan policy has for long been hos tage to the vagaries of policy making in Washington and the enormous baggage of myths and wishful thinking which burden its strategic outlook.

Time for Dr. Singh to Step in
Aug 09, 2010

Time for Dr. Singh to Step in

As Chief Minister Omar Abdullah dithers in finding amicable solutions to the ongoing violence in Kashmir, the nation is desperately awaiting an intervention by the Prime Minister to find an amicable solution to the festering row.

Time for hard questions on Sino-Indian relationship's future
May 21, 2013

Time for hard questions on Sino-Indian relationship's future

India and China must bilaterally develop a substantial conversation on the cutting edge of global governance issues, including issues of the global commons like climate change, water, health and medicine, and Asian security architecture, as well as issues of space and proliferation, of rules and mechanisms of economic governance, and on new arenas of maritime and ocean governance.

Time for India to set priorities in South Asia
Aug 26, 2014

Time for India to set priorities in South Asia

India does not have much time left to set its priorities right, whatever they be. If nothing else, it cannot afford to 'tire out' its neighbours, who can then choose their own, individual course.

Time for New Land Acquisition Regime
Jan 02, 2012

Time for New Land Acquisition Regime

The Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation & Resettlement (LARR) Bill 2011 is the single most important piece of 'legislation in waiting' for very long time. The Bill is a major improvement over the archaic 1894 land law that has contributed to most of the impasse over land acquisitions.

Time for smart negotiations with Maoists
Apr 03, 2014

Time for smart negotiations with Maoists

At a juncture like this, rather than losing its energy and focus, the Centre and Maosts affected States need to keep up the pressure on the rebels and if possible make smart negotiations with rebel leaders with attractive surrender and rehabilitation packages.

Time Frame  for Kashmir Solution
Aug 02, 2004

Time Frame for Kashmir Solution

Pakistan's military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf has seemingly upset the Indians by insisting on a specific time frame within which a solution to the Kashmir issue acceptable to India, Pakistan and the Kashmiris is worked out within the framework of the composite dialogue between India and Pakistan.

Time to decapitate Lashkar
Jul 21, 2005

Time to decapitate Lashkar

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's call for zero-tolerance to terrorism in Washington on July 18 has come at a time when there is an urgent need for a global consensus on this issue. The Ayodhya and London attacks have clearly proved the re-emergence of terrorism with a renewed vigour.

Time to declare ISI a global terrorist entity
May 07, 2011

Time to declare ISI a global terrorist entity

Besides Osama bin Laden, Pakistan Army and ISI have been hand in glove with the Taliban for over 10 years, helping them with safe houses, recruitment bases, training and weapons. Their alliances have been effectively documented not only by the Indian security agencies but also by different western security and intelligence agencies.

Time to deliver for BJP and AAP
Feb 20, 2015

Time to deliver for BJP and AAP

Now, we have single party majority government at the Centre and in Delhi. For both BJP and AAP winning the election was the easy part, relatively. The hard part to fulfill promises, to give least government and maximum governance has just begun.

Time to focus on exports
Apr 09, 2013

Time to focus on exports

While the domestic economic situation needs various corrective steps to bring back an increase in private investment, the external situation needs to be addressed with right export-boosting policies. Raising export growth seems to be the only alternative.

Time to focus on job creation
Aug 25, 2011

Time to focus on job creation

The new NSS survey clearly shows that 8 per cent GDP growth of the last five years has not translated into a higher level of job creation. There was a dramatic deceleration in total employment growth. And this means that India has been experiencing jobless growth during the last five years.

Time to give women the right to face combat
Feb 16, 2015

Time to give women the right to face combat

It is time to think of the role of women in uniform beyond being merely the 'sobering/civilising force' on their male counterpart. With the same training and opportunities, it is time to imbue the phrase 'femme fatale' with a new meaning.

Time to make villages attractive for tourists
Feb 21, 2014

Time to make villages attractive for tourists

India is now extending 'visa on arrival' to tourists from 180 countries to encourage tourism. But budget tourists, who aim at staying in small hotels/guest houses and not five-star hotels, face problems in finding clean and safe accommodation.

Time to rethink differences between neighbours across Himalayas
Oct 31, 2013

Time to rethink differences between neighbours across Himalayas

For those who see the India-China relationship as one of the key partnerships of this century, what is most disappointing is the lack of ambition in the agenda for the conversations. The two countries now need to be bold and creative in what they do together.

Time to revisit our reservation policy
Dec 12, 2015

Time to revisit our reservation policy

For over six decades, Indian politicians and policy makers have remained obsessed with reservation as the only viable tool for affirmative action. B

Tinkered, tailored
May 24, 2006

Tinkered, tailored

His arrival created controversy and so did his departure. For nothing was becoming either about Porter Goss¿s arrival at Langley to replace George Tenet, or about his departure on May 5. He was brought in to head a sullen and demoralised force and when he was unceremoniously dropped, the CIA was a much-diminished organisation.

TN Assembly resolutions and strengthening pan-Tamil perspectives
Jun 30, 2011

TN Assembly resolutions and strengthening pan-Tamil perspectives

With two resolutions in as many days relating to neighbouring Sri Lanka, both moved by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the Tamil Nadu Assembly has revived complex pan-Tamil issues nearer home, with consequences flowing from across the world.

TN passive, or positive?
Nov 22, 2004

TN passive, or positive?

If the rest of India was ¿shocked¿ over the Tamil Nadu police arresting the Kanchi Sankaracharya in a murder case, it was equally surprised over the passivity of the people in the State, whom they expected would have taken to the streets in protest.

TNA between the two polls
Jan 05, 2010

TNA between the two polls

The four-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is yet choose between General Sarath Fonseka and incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa

TNA joins Colombo to pour cold water on Tamil Nadu fishers' proposals
Apr 24, 2015

TNA joins Colombo to pour cold water on Tamil Nadu fishers' proposals

The Tamil National Alliance, heading an elected Government in Sri Lanka's Northern Province, have shocked well-wishers in India, particularly in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, with its tough stand on the fishers' issue between Colombo and Chennai.

To be not talking to Pakistan is dumb
Oct 31, 2015

To be not talking to Pakistan is dumb

The Modi government appears to have abandoned the multi-pronged policy of its predecessor of simultaneously engaging Islamabad and dealing with cross-border terrorism. This government made a surprise beginning with the idea of promoting South Asian unity . But since then it has been fixated on countering terrorism at the cost of everything else, though Pakistani covert activity in India has seen a sharp decline since 2008.

To Build Bridges in Afghanistan, Deploy India-Pakistan Nation-Builders
Nov 01, 2010

To Build Bridges in Afghanistan, Deploy India-Pakistan Nation-Builders

Irrespective of how the 'Afghan Endgame' unravels in the coming months, it is safe to argue that stabilizing the war torn country will take decades, and much international help.

To Delhi, via State capitals
May 08, 2012

To Delhi, via State capitals

With the Delhi Durbar at its dysfunctional worst, power is flowing away from Delhi to State capitals, where some strong men and women are ruling. India's external partners tend to see this with much greater clarity than the domestic observers of Delhi's current listlessness.

To Islamabad and After
Dec 23, 2003

To Islamabad and After

Call it a game of good-cop-and-bad-cop being played out by President Musharaff and Prime Minister Jamali, yet Pakistan¿s willingness to ¿keep aside¿ the UN resolution on plebiscite in Kashmir should come as a welcome turn, if not relief, for India, and all those hoping for permanent peace in South Asia.

To Price or not to Price? Making a Case for a Carbon Pricing Mechanism for India
Sep 26, 2022

To Price or not to Price? Making a Case for a Carbon Pricing Mechanism for India

The 2021 Conference of Parties 26 (COP26) propelled nations to ramp up their climate targets and the concomitant Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. However, the updated NDCs and the announced pledges for 2030 remain insufficient and poorly aligned with the targets of the Paris Agreement. The reduction in projected 2030 emissions is estimated to be 7.5 percent—far lower than the 30 percent requi

To talk now is wrong
Feb 22, 2010

To talk now is wrong

Pakistan has shown inadequate political will to act against the Mumbai conspirators and has found tactical refuge in legal niceties to take minimum action

To what extent will coronavirus outbreak rewire global trade dynamics?
Mar 03, 2020

To what extent will coronavirus outbreak rewire global trade dynamics?

Unless mainland China somehow manages a swift recovery, historians of globalisation will view this moment as a watershed

Tokenism For Muslims Now Counter Productive
Jul 15, 2011

Tokenism For Muslims Now Counter Productive

Talking about how minority tokenism is hurting the real cause, Saeed Naqvi says a non Muslim with a secular image in the Ministry of Minority Affairs would be able to chart out an agenda for minorities which is free of the odour of tokenism, which would really enthuse the community, not bluff it.

Tokyo's defence
Jan 02, 2014

Tokyo's defence

India, which hosts Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations later this month, must come to terms, like the rest of the region, with Tokyo's determination to shape the Asian security order. After he returned to power a year ago, Abe has set about transforming Japan's military strategy.

Too little too late: TRIPS waiver saga illustrates global policy hesitancy
Sep 02, 2022

Too little too late: TRIPS waiver saga illustrates global policy hesitancy

Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing monkeypox epidemic, concerns over global policy hesitancy need to be addressed.

Too many reds have left the skies in the red
Dec 22, 2014

Too many reds have left the skies in the red

The turbulent history of the civil aviation sector and the threat of a bumpy future given its current situation are not good for the economy or the image of India as a rising economic power through private entrepreneurship.

Torture is not the answer to terrorism
Dec 24, 2014

Torture is not the answer to terrorism

A detailed report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee recently has told us once again that torture doesn?t work. India should aspire to become a civilised democracy by putting an immediate legislative ban on torture. It will give our security organisations incentive to develop the interrogation and forensic skills, which are far more efficacious in countering terrorism.

Tough India more likely under Modi
Apr 05, 2014

Tough India more likely under Modi

Narendra Modi's view of foreign affairs is likely to be shaped by the outlook of his contacts in the world of commerce. This is not a bad thing, because, the key to any "tough" or decisive policy rests on the state of the Indian economy. But toughness as policy is fraught with all manner of danger, like Nehru's "tough" policy with China in 1962.

Tough task ahead for Otunbayeva Govt in Kyrgyzstan
Jul 14, 2010

Tough task ahead for Otunbayeva Govt in Kyrgyzstan

Hit by violent ethnic clashes, the Otunbayeva government faces a tough challenge to bring Kyrgyzstan out of the present crisis. One of the main challenges would be to conduct an impartial probe into the violence and punish the guilty to regain the confidence of the minorities.

Towards a ceasefire in Libya
Jun 08, 2020

Towards a ceasefire in Libya

European powers should seize this break to bring Libya’s almost decade-long tryst with unprecedented violence to an end.

Towards a holistic digital health ecosystem in India
May 24, 2023

Towards a holistic digital health ecosystem in India

In an effort to facilitate the digitisation of the country’s healthcare systems, India released a National Digital Health Blueprint in January 2020, which provides a detailed framework for a “Federated National Health Information System.” This brief makes a case for expanding the scope of the blueprint to include digital therapeutics, digital diagnostics, and telemedicine. It proposes a “National Digital Health Blueprint 2.0,” with dive

Towards a multipolar world?
Nov 17, 2003

Towards a multipolar world?

A number of important treaties of immense strategic significance have been signed during Prime Minister Vajpayee's first ever visit to Tajikistan on November 14. The agreements signed were related to setting up a Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, a bilateral extradition treaty and military ties.