Power is devolving to states, but state legislators are still to step up to a new role.
Will drastic cuts in child health, nutrition outlays really be made up by states?
Chinese leaders have tried to imitate, not always accurately, Lee Kuan Yew’s statecraft.
There is no doubt that people in India are cricket crazy but winning and losing need to be taken in the right spirit.
Challenge is to come up with a method of determining compensation that makes farmers beneficiaries, not victims or obstructionists.
A new sense of vulnerability is driving the effort to reunify the two Maoist parties.
To invest more in agriculture, Union government has to reorient food and fertiliser subsidies by moving to cash transfers.
Jean Drèze’s question ‘Is Aadhaar voluntary or compulsory?’ is disingenuous.
AAP has won Delhi but for it to be successful, there is much work to be done within the party.
Supreme Court approved of any fair, transparent and non-discriminatory method of allocating natural resources.
Singapore has become a model for China and most Southeast Asian countries. The beacon of change was Lee Kuan Yew.
No one should be surprised that many Dalits left Hinduism. Indeed the puzzle is that so many remained.
Sharad Yadav was at the centre of a controversy last week over his comments on south Indian women.
The leadership must make amends now. Or else the party will head for a crash.
India has begun to mobilise naval and air resources to rescue the nearly 3700 citizens said to be living in Yemen.
Parties have split before. But AAP’s internal dissension doesn’t look fundamental.
Supreme Court has upheld civil liberties in Section 66A judgment — unlike during Emergency.
Parliament condemned my statements on Gandhi and Bose without giving me a hearing, writes Markandey Katju.
A new book recounts the turbulence in the life and times of Benazir Bhutto.
Tahira Mazhar Ali struggled to reclaim spaces for a secular, pluralistic Pakistan.
I filed a petition against 66A. But SC judges made us all win.
Delhi must come to grips with the monster of air pollution, set an example.
The Indian cricket fan needs to grow up, deal with upsets on the field.
The Hashimpura judgment is highly disappointing and shows the sorry state of the Indian judicial system.
Government has sought to maximise revenue. India’s telecom story remains imperilled.
The Supreme Court has once again protected the rights of the people by quashing Section 66A of the IT Act,.
MP government must facilitate a free and fair probe in the scam. Much depends on it.
Yet India’s World Cup journey showcased a young team with the talent to take Indian cricket forward
Women pallbearers of her coffin have signalled a new moment in Kabul.
It says the government had consulted the opposition and addressed their concerns, but “the opposition ganged up under the leadership of [the] dying Congress to stall the proceedings.
The lawyer of the victims, Vrinda Grover, is right in saying that ‘the court’s order for compensation to the victims or their families is a confirmation of the fact that custodial deaths did take place.
But will there be takers once states realise a Smart City isn’t a ticket to Central funds?
In upholding blocking rules, the Supreme Court has commented only on their legality — not their desirability.
The most shining moments of Section 66A judgment lie in its articulation of what freedom of expression means in India.
Yemen’s civil war could spiral into a larger proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Battling a mixed record on civil liberties, SC decision couldn’t have come at a finer time.