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SEEMA CHISHTI

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Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Seema Chishti unpacks SC order which says that a ‘re-convert’ to Hinduism from Christianity would be entitled to quota benefits.

I’ve received no salary or remuneration from Nalanda University… It’s been a labour of love, says Amartya Sen
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

In an interview with IE, Sen speaks on some of the questions that have been raised about his relationship with the university. Excerpts.

Whose biryani is it anyway?
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

The dish has come to telegraphically signal ‘anti-national’.

Dreze, CEA discuss PDS leakages
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

Dreze and Reetika Khera of IIT Delhi met Subramanian on February 10 to discuss their recent work on PDS leakages and related matters.

Catholic body says not hosting Modi event
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

The CBCI is understood to have conveyed its displeasure to Syro-Malabar church authorities.

Explained: Full mandate in a half state
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Delhi and Puducherry are seen as Union Territories with Assemblies, and are called ‘half-states’ even though the term does not technically exist.

After landslide comes the task of building
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

The voters’ expectations will now force AAP to think big.

Whose Delhi?
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Why a victory or setback in the national capital matters

On Delhi barometer, Aam Aadmi Party reflects in every reading
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Desired or dismissed, party stirs Patel Nagar, a seat whose choice has invariably formed govt.

The poor man’s nostalgia for those short 49 days
Mon, Feb 02, 2015

On Janpath, even Congress loyalists and Modi fans acknowledge AAP.

Legal experts say debating Preamble of Constitution pointless, needless
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee said that the 'Constitution itself is secular', and a debate is 'totally unnecessary'.

From the Urdu Press: Obama in India
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Roznama Khabrain writes that Obama laid emphasis on his observation that India can develop only if it is not divided on religious lines.

Except in health, Delhi tops developed districts; Bihar, UP, MP trail far behind
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Data was analysed using National Sample Survey 68th round, 2011-12, and information available with Health Ministry.

‘Always a third front man, so I joined Congress’
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Shoaib Iqbal explains his decision to switch parties, as do Chaudhry Sahi Ram and Krishna Tirath. Seema Chishti reports.

On bus to East, opinions lurch between AAP, BJP
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Opinions and expectations differ but there is agreement on the likelihood of a close election.

Explained: ‘Freedom’ to express oneself, but within limits
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

In India, the Constitution guarantees free speech but not the right to offend. A look at what has constrained and qualified that right.

Muslim outfits plan meet to discuss minority concerns
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

There will be a session on the slogan of ‘inclusive growth’ and to point out discrepancies.

As extremists do not read literature, we are safe: Pakistani writer Intizar Husain
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

One of the stalwarts of Urdu literature, Pakistani writer Intizar Husain on his childhood in India, the politics of language and the intolerance towards minorities in Pakistan.

Godse back in paperback, publisher asks: Wouldn’t you kill an insect?
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Delhi architect beefs up Nathuram’s views with his own to serve ‘democracy’.

Explained: Code Language
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

The Centre said last week that it would start consultations for a consensus on a Uniform Civil Code at the earliest.

On the Record: ‘In medical school, we are taught how to fix a problem. But not enough time is spent on problems we cannot fix.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

US-based doctor and writer has written his most recent book, ‘Being Mortal’.

Living life vs avoiding death: Surgeon and writer Gawande dissects the choice
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

The health system, he warned, was becoming a threat to individual well-being.

Explained: Whose Taj is it?
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Seema Chishti explains issues in the debate.

Biggest caste survey: One in four Indians admit to practising untouchability
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Going by respondents’ admissions, untouchability is the most widespread among Brahmins, followed by OBCs.

CALLING ATTENTION
Fri, Nov 28, 2014

When the Trinamool Congress twirled umbrellas in the House on Tuesday, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked them to not ‘introduce new styles of protest’.

Nehru’s First
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

An exhibition on Nehru’s first Cabinet tells of his capacious idea for India.

From the Urdu Press: Defending AMU
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

The BJP is faced with a serious dilemma on this issue.

Explained: Q for Quota
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Reservation in public educational institutions and government jobs is usually, at most, 50 per cent.

Sonia Gandhi hands over key to Nehru papers, access now controlled only by PMO
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

The request for access will now have to be okayed only by the PMO — which, sources said, will be done on a case-by-case basis.

Explained: Trust Or Vote
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

There was controversy in the Maha Assembly as the Fadnavis govt won trust by voice vote, and 5 Cong MLAs were suspended for manhandling the Governor. IE explains the issues involved.

Rahul Gandhi has to be more hands-on, Congress cadre-based: Digvijaya Singh
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Digvijay believes the Congress lost the chance to fix itself between 2004 and 2014 when its leadership was not in the government.

Decisions have to be taken at local level, not from Delhi: Digvijaya Singh
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Congress MP Digvijaya Singh analyses what is hurting the Congress.

Mayawati slams Narendra Modi’s Swachhta ‘naatak’
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

The government at the Centre... has set a record of working exclusively for big industrialists and dhan seths.

Inviting BJP is not the only option on L-G Najeeb Jung’s table
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

CAPITAL CONUNDRUM: President gives nod for calling largest party but Jung has to leave door ajar for AAP too.

When Sheila Dikshit met Modi: ‘I saw a confident man, with a vision’
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Sheila Dikshit was quick to add that it remained to be seen how this vision “would be practically implemented”.

BJP surge opens up opposition space
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

In 1999, it was only when the NDA was able to break away parties from other groupings and draw them on its side.