Within four years of coming to power, Narendra Modi has transformed the political ideological map of India.
There is another acclaimed report published every year. It is the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER). We have a new report (2017) on the status of education in rural India and it was published on January 16, 2018.
There was a brief moment 10 years or so ago when India was the flavour of Davos. There were Indian fashion shows and art exhibitions, Bollywood songs played in cafes and people danced to them in nightclubs.
Whether it is the scare over the Gujarat elections or the coming Lok Sabha polls in 2019, both Narendra Modi and Amit Shah appear keen to mend fences with the media.
India is home to many castes, subcastes, sects, faiths, creeds, ideologies and other undefined social groupings. Each one of these groups has its own beliefs and ways of thinking.
AAP cannot hide its “political crookedness” by hiding behind its predecessor Sheila Dixit doing the same thing in 2006 with 19 MLAs.
When 20 MLAs of an Opposition party, that is particularly hated by the party in power, are disqualified without giving them a hearing, it is safe to say we are in the midst of an institutional meltdown.
CISF is doing a commendable job with airport security. It needs to keep innovating
Its administration is attempting to change the basic character of the university.
RBI has been accommodative: Just compare the real interest rate with the ‘natural’ rate
Every man is a piece of the continent, but what if the continent is breaking up?
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader does not hide his links with soothsayers. But is this association just spiritual?
Punjab CM’s decision to sack discredited minister sends out the welcome message that misuse of office is unacceptable
The apex court’s order on ‘Padmaavat’ underlines truths which are conveniently forgotten, to the unholy glee of the mob
The implied savings estimates for India, derived from his calculations of income distribution, do not conform to any known model of savings behaviour
The EC’s decision comes at a time when the party had started work on its 2019 general election campaign in Delhi. If the 20 are disqualified, the party’s attention and resources will both be divided.
All data on education outcomes must be in public, not just the processed ones
Delhi government’s move to have classrooms under constant surveillance threatens more harm than good.
The communal conjuncture in Karnataka calls for more than policing.
The Koreas agree to share a standard. Unfortunately, this cannot be read as a preamble to grand unification.
Memories can rouse a social group. And they can be a source of hurt to others.
Thousands could be declared non-citizens when the National Register of Citizens is finalised. Since their deportation is an almost impossible option, the focus will be on the detention policy.
The speedy trial and conviction in a Tamil Nadu ‘honour killing’ case indicates that amended SC/ ST Prevention of Atrocities act is yielding results.
Price deficiency payments are the way forward, as MP and Karnataka have shown.
The protesters have not watched the film until today. Also, whether queen Padmavati ever lived, or if she was a fictional character from Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s acclaimed work Padmavat, is highly debated.
Here is what had happened forty years ago, have a look
Import duties on electronics could spiral into a return to the days of protectionism
News did what it does best during SC crisis — impugn motives, pass judgement
The ultimate guarantee of fairness as justice lie with the justices themselves
Study indicates that gender disparities and lack of skills to match aspirations could upset India’s demographic dividend
Akbar, Suleiman the magnificent and Elizabeth I were contemporaries. They also fit the bill of Plato’s ideal of philosopher-kings, for they carried the entirety of the people they ruled
SC makes it illegal for extra-constitutional organisations, society and parents from forcing marital choices
Narendra Modi’s social reform agenda sets him apart and above the political class
Catherine Deneuve’s criticism and support for #MeToo stands out as a way of managing contradictions
Grace was clearly disappointed not just with Ansari’s entitled behaviour, but also with the fact that he portrayed himself as a believer in gender equality with the Times Up pin at the Golden Globes.
While the personal chemistry between Netanyahu and Modi has helped elevate bilateral ties to new heights, the real agents driving the diversification and consolidation of the India-Israel partnership have been the regional governments.