Monday, Jan 26, 2015



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.

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.

‘There is some back channel contact between India, Pak PMs on private level’
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

In this Idea Exchange Hamid Mir, Shafqat Mahmood talk about why the army won’t intervene against Nawaz Sharif.

Faiz Wala Love: Small screen’s love affair with Urdu
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Urdu’s revival on the small screen and at festivals indicates resurgent popularity of the language

In Azamgarh madrasa, talk revolves around TV, WhatsApp, higher studies
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

While even a decade ago students here would have been loathe to talk about watching television, or serials.

Story of love that conquered odds, set a precedent in court
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Sachin and Khadija's case is now cited in almost every court in the state by inter-religious couples seeking to stay together.

It is tech, not terror, that’s shrinking boundaries in Adityanath’s home turf
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

In August this year, a local court declared Pushpa and Nur “major”, and hence free to make own decisions.

Bhardwaj writes a book on Nehru
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Bhardwaj has written a book on India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, titled Nehru: Gazing at Tomorrow.

Come All Ye Faithful: Biography of Mecca is a courageous reminder of its syncretic past
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

As a writer, Sardar brings lightness and humour to thorny issues.

Modi at 100
Fri, Sep 12, 2014

BJP spokesperson M.J. Akbar has lauded “the roadmap for economic development and promotion of moral values among the people prepared by PM”.

‘For the first time, Muslim countries not cordial to each other have condemned the IS in one voice’
Tue, Sep 09, 2014

Akhtar-Ul-Wasey, former director of Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies spoke to Seema Chishti.

Push for protecting languages whose speakers a minority
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

The Constitution accords as much primacy to linguistic minorities as it does to religious minorities.

‘First Indira, then Sonia, now Rahul in line of fire’
Tue, Aug 05, 2014

Rajiv Satav, Youth Congress president and MP, hits back against attacks on ‘the family’

VC vs AMU prof turns into academics vs ‘military rule’
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

On Friday morning, prominent historians from all over India and academics threw their weight behind Rezavi.

Efforts still on to form govt: L-G
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Jung however, said he “could not comment” on the Congress and BJP’s statements that it was upto him to call fresh elections.

‘Polls an option only if no possibility of any govt’
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Najeeb Jung describes his role and challenges as Delhi’s L-G to Seema Chishti.