Theatre of the absurd
Theatre of the absurd

Sedition law cannot be used against honest views, expressed peacefully.

Health Security At Stake
Health Security At Stake

India’s dependence on China for medicine ingredients is a matter of concern.

Before Balochistan
Before Balochistan

India has supported some human rights causes and ignored others.

Defining public interest
Defining public interest

Harish Gupta case involves questions about the very nature of governmental decision-making.

Telescope: Twist in a happy tale
Telescope: Twist in a happy tale

OP Jaisha, the marathon runner, claimed that she had received no water from Indian officials along the route of the marathon, leading to her collapse at the finishing line.

Edit- Olympics to come
Edit- Olympics to come

Let’s celebrate the successes of Sindhu, Sakshi and Dipa. Let’s begin to pay more attention to sports at the ground level.

Edit- Wrong question
Edit- Wrong question

Quibbling over Rohith Vemula’s Dalit-ness is an attempt to deny the reality and resonance of his story.

Edit- Bumbling power
Edit- Bumbling power

‘Yes Minister’ presented the politician as the underdog and made us sympathise with him.

Managing mistrust
Managing mistrust

The tension between the executive and judiciary could play out in creative, or destructive, ways

Halfway To Dignity
Halfway To Dignity

Mental Health Bill tries to address complex issues, but it’s a work in progress

A message for Gilgit-Baltistan
A message for Gilgit-Baltistan

Prime Minister Modi’s recent statements could help end the troubled region’s long international isolation.

The freedom from unreason
The freedom from unreason

Attacks on Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi outline the challenge. That their voice lives on gives reason to hope.

Pakistan is no hell
Pakistan is no hell

I stand by my remarks. I see no reason to withdraw them or apologise.

Edit- Mixed message
Edit- Mixed message

PM reaches out, puts Kashmiri people front and centre. Why is home minister inviting “Muslims” for talks on Kashmir?

Edit- Beaten by a mosquito
Edit- Beaten by a mosquito

Dealing with vector-borne diseases requires monitoring systems far more sophisticated than those used so far

Edit- To exile and back
Edit- To exile and back

Pakistan cricket team’s rise to the No 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings is a spectacular achievement

Return of the cow
Return of the cow

Cow protection, paradoxically, poses a threat to the BJP’s project of Hindu unity.

Suspicion And Red Tape

The government needs to distinguish between crooked NGOs and genuine ones.

Learning to play the games
Learning to play the games

India’s quest for Olympic medals is hampered by history and geography. We need to concentrate on events where our strength lies.

Raja Mandala: The Great Wall of China
Raja Mandala: The Great Wall of China

Delhi’s Look East policy has to contend with Beijing, seen to be a more reliable partner for Nepal and Myanmar in development projects.

Edit- Fewer, better
Edit- Fewer, better

India’s e-commerce industry is ripe for consolidation, which isn’t a bad thing even for consumers.

Olympic letdown
Olympic letdown

Instead of waiting for talent to appear, we must create a national sports culture.

The art of war
The art of war

We need to think creatively about the proposed defence university

A gamechanger for the Baloch
A gamechanger for the Baloch

Baloch nationalists have always wished to be treated as an entity separate from Pakistan. Prime Minister Modi’s statements have granted us that recognition.

Interdependence Day
Interdependence Day

Nationalism and consumerism are blinding India and Pakistan to the benefits of a collaborative relationship

Look before you dismantle
Look before you dismantle

Replacing PDS with cash transfers will weaken social protections.

Edit- Fighting words
Edit- Fighting words

Prime Minister Modi’s I-Day speech signals a risk-laden shift in India’s Pakistan policy.

Angered By The Gau Rakshak
Angered By The Gau Rakshak

Now PM must apply the same principle to all crime — including communal crime