Cooperative federalism and fierce competition between states is the backbone of Make in India
‘Lalitgate’ is an act of monumental political indiscretion. But it is also the case that lines between responsible investigation and vigilantism have blurred
A welcome Supreme Court judgment is marred by its language and reasoning.
Delhi has had a great run so far, claiming strategic partnerships with all in the name of “multi-alignment”.
Greece is on the edge. There are lessons for India
Socio-economic census data provides valuable pointers — and reality checks — for policymakers
At Santiago’s Estadio Nacional, Chile’s triumph over Argentina was poignant
Modi’s visit marks a new start. But a long-term strategy is needed to overcome constraints on India’s role in the region
Sushma Swaraj short-circuited due process for Lalit Modi'
To fight authoritarianism, we must first acknowledge its presence
Draft constitution has widened the political divide
Shiv Sena has toned down. But other parties have imbibed its extermist tactics
Since April 2015, situation seems to have turned for the worse. A trend is discernible and it is worrying.
No. The media has not come out well of Lalitgate. But, nobody has come out worse than the Congress Party.
BJP is a relative newcomer to the role of the ruling elite and Narendra Modi has been an outsider to the jhappi rajashahi .
Let us prepare for Hillary, but as we do, let’s also enjoy the circus of the American election.
The BJP feels its best strategy is to ride out the storm, at least till after the Bihar assembly elections.
But it is time now to turn the page and abolish emergency provisions in the Constitution.
If I were in Sushma Swaraj’s position, I would have acted like she did.
From the Middle East to Malaysia, Muslim states are ‘expelling’ minority elements
Move to create a pan-Indian electronic trading portal for primary agricultural produce can end APMC monopoly
Maharashtra government has become a victim of its own identity politics
But beyond the stunning headline figure of BP’s settlement with US government, has anything changed?
Modi must heed the warning signs of his government’s diminishing credibility.
A political idea like the EU needs success stories. It has had too few.
US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage is inspiring in its reliance on constitutional rights.
Today, the attitude is — let’s do it only my way. There is little tolerance for opposition and there are obvious double standards in play.
SC order has righted a wrong. There must be justice for the rape victim, not a ‘settlement’.
Rajapaksa’s comeback bid could unsettle possibilities of ethnic reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
Strategy against Islamic State must keep in mind the fluidity of the situation and the scale of collaboration needed.
On same-sex love, Bollywood needs to break the taboo, take the lead.
Negotiations between the country, its creditors are about politics, not economics.
It keeps our democracy safe. By ensuring that an internal emergency has lost its bite
Nuclear agreement marks a new era in Iranian politics. But political troubles await the Middle East
Lalit Modi may have driven a wedge between Modi government, its viewers
Modi government needs to move fast if it wants to dispel the impression that it is losing reform momentum.
The BJP candidate has done strikingly well in the Kerala bypoll. But for now, there are limits to the party’s rise in the state.
The tiny island nation has eliminated HIV transmission from mother to child. India can learn.
The view of MGNREGA as a makeshift work programme is far off the mark.
Forget gay marriage. In India, the constitutional debate is stuck at the lowest rung.
The only ground report on the forcible sterilisation campaign during Emergency appeared in a little-known magazine.
The Organiser cites a sentence from a Supreme Court judgment on the IPL spot-fixing scandal at the outset: “BCCI must ensure institutional integrity in the conduct of [the] game considering the expectations of millions of viewers.”
Government’s Digital India plan is ambitious. To be successful, it must address concerns about privacy and data protection
Increase in ITI enrolments is good news for a country that seeks to Make in India. It shows the way forward.
Let the river remain where it belongs, in India’s collective unconscious.
US court’s gay marriage decision subordinated judicial restraint to justice and equality — and so it should have
Diffusion of militant Islamic radicalism from the region cannot be ignored.
Emergency may not return in the same form, but we need to guard against illiberal tendencies.
Before opening up the antiquities market, India needs to modernise the registration process and address its lack of institutional expertise.
The Chinese navy first showed its flag in the Indian Ocean nearly three decades ago, when it began to make ship visits to Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Let’s commemorate the 1965 Indo-Pak war. But let’s not make it a gung-ho celebration.
Some volatility is inevitable. But the fallout from the crisis seems containable.
India could learn from the US Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right of all people, regardless of orientation, to marry.
The paradox is striking: While India has been trying to attract FDI, Indian companies are investing abroad.
UGC’s choice-based credit system is a gamechanger. But are colleges ready?
Grassroots democracy makes an emergency more difficult today. But largescale urban discontent is growing
India was surprised at Kargil. But its lessons may still be unlearnt
In a letter to the speaker, Sharad Yadav explained why he was resigning as an MP, on March 14, 1976. Excerpts:
HRD ministry’s draft bill, which seeks to strip IIMs of autonomy, frames the worsening crisis in higher education.
It has had an unexpectedly good start but it’s still too early to wish away monsoon fears.
Who is the majority? Is it the majority of persons belonging to a caste or a religion?
If lustre has begun to fade from image of PM who last year at this time was a rock star, he has himself to blame.
This streak of gamesmanship is new to Bangladesh, perverse proof of a new self-confidence.
The Partition is a wound that has not healed. It still incites passion.
On the International Yoga Day, there was no shortage of yoga enthusiasts. However, a shortage of mats was the problem.
From available evidence, he isn’t. So where is the need for Raje and Swaraj to resign?
A painful monetary course correction can lead to sustained long-term growth.
The danger of authoritarianism revisiting India is a very real one.
Going slow on ‘Hindu terror’ is dangerous. It’s also an insult to the memory of Hemant Karkare.
We need a holistic bankruptcy code. RBI’s Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme is not the answer.
It needs to be reinterpreted for a new time.
We now have a crackdown we don’t see. It’s less ominous, but equally insidious.
Judiciary is reasserting itself, pushing political parties towards accountability.
A new biography recalls Eqbal Ahmad, who brought together people with a shared belief in justice and dignity.
MQM funding controversy in Pakistan is only latest reminder of dangers of chauvinist hysteria on both sides of border.
But Bobby Jindal’s career and politics should caution us against appropriating him as an NRI success story.
Slogans of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Minimum Government’ won’t ring true if IIMs are being strangled.
India needs to come out in favour of the Iran nuclear deal before it’s too late.
It would not be necessary for an autocratic government to take any extra-constitutional measures today, so pro-establishment has the media become.
Emergency regime tried to intimidate ‘The Indian Express’ and failed, writes a special correspondent with the paper, 1975-78.
While ‘Lalitgate’ flares, prices in Parliament canteen raise heckles.
Electronic transactions must be encouraged — but there are better ways to do it than tax sops.
Its blocking of India’s moves in the Lakhvi case points to the indispensability of direct engagement with Pakistan.
Skinny jeans are certainly not the first or only style choice that can be injurious to health.
Agreement between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal marks a new sub-regional framework.
They are expansionist and vainglorious — and vulnerable to political satire.
The Emergency’s enduring legacy is the cult of the supreme politician: bigger than party, government, nation.
Government is in denial about rural and farmers’ distress.