The defeat in Gorakhpur is the least surprising. Who can forget the tragedy of all those children dying in the Gorakhpur hospital just a few months ago? Yogi Adityanath visited the hospital at the moment of high tragedy and failed to notice anything amiss
Amal, a close associate of mine, came to see me in my new room, ‘Achin Dera’. As his eyes fell on posters of M F Hussain’s oil paintings and a Faiz Ahmed Faiz painting with its poetic interpretation titled ‘Evening’, he shouted: “Are you building a museum out here with all these? So this is the reason why you don’t go out!”
Incidentally, Akhilesh’s denial of a Rajya Sabha seat to Agrawal is also a setback for Ram Gopal Yadav, considered Akhilesh’s chanakya in his battle with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav
Rural India is in acute distress and urban India is divided among the helpless poor and middle class and the palanquin-bearing sections that will go along with any regime
The lesson for Modi is that he must stop pretending that achche din (good times) are already here. They are not.
In a state where religious conversion has always been a highly sensitive and contentious issue and anti-conversion laws have been introduced by the government; people of all religions attended the ceremonial reburial of Father Bulcke’s remains to mark his final resting place in his karmbhoomi, Jharkhand, 35 years after his death.
TV stations try to rustle up khichdi fears, forgetting it’s comfort food. Elsewhere, Russia has touched a nerve with the Brits
Kejriwal’s apology to Majithia is a sign: AAP does not have political nerve or resources to back up its erstwhile audacity
BJP is alienating its allies while concentrating the energies of its opponents
Front page of The Indian Express on March 17, 1978
Bali is pulling the internet plug for a day. Global mental health would improve if everyone did it
Time was when judiciary shrank from brawling with executive in Pakistan. No more
Sonia Gandhi’s fear that the Congress is being perceived as a Muslim party completes the community’s abandonment
The demand is a call for upholding local practices of belonging
The country’s politics has ignored the farmers. Perhaps it is time they change the country’s politics
It must use its organisation and determination to decolonise the Indian mind, end the intellectual hegemony of left-liberals
The last episode of ‘The Wire’ was aired 10 years ago. But the American TV series holds a mirror to India today.
Challenge after euthanasia verdict is to ensure dignity to the poor.
PM’s vision and development initiatives have led to integration of the Northeast with the rest of the country.
With a special issue on race, ‘National Geographic’ confronts an uncomfortable record of reporting the world in racist frames
'The real success of a city depends on its ability to make available its facilities and resources equitably. Everybody who lives there must have access to what the city offers, be it housing, drinking water, healthcare, safety or educational opportunities,' says Sheila Dikshit.