Forget gay marriage. In India, the constitutional debate is stuck at the lowest rung.
The view of MGNREGA as a makeshift work programme is far off the mark.
The Organiser cites a sentence from a Supreme Court judgment on the IPL spot-fixing scandal at the outset: “BCCI must ensure institutional integrity in the conduct of [the] game considering the expectations of millions of viewers.”
The Shah Commission report should be made compulsory reading in schools and colleges.
The only ground report on the forcible sterilisation campaign during Emergency appeared in a little-known magazine.
A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on June 30, Forty Years Ago.
Emergency may not return in the same form, but we need to guard against illiberal tendencies.
The Chinese navy first showed its flag in the Indian Ocean nearly three decades ago, when it began to make ship visits to Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Before opening up the antiquities market, India needs to modernise the registration process and address its lack of institutional expertise.
US court’s gay marriage decision subordinated judicial restraint to justice and equality — and so it should have
Diffusion of militant Islamic radicalism from the region cannot be ignored.
In a letter to the speaker, Sharad Yadav explained why he was resigning as an MP, on March 14, 1976. Excerpts:
Grassroots democracy makes an emergency more difficult today. But largescale urban discontent is growing
UGC’s choice-based credit system is a gamechanger. But are colleges ready?
India was surprised at Kargil. But its lessons may still be unlearnt
The paradox is striking: While India has been trying to attract FDI, Indian companies are investing abroad.
This streak of gamesmanship is new to Bangladesh, perverse proof of a new self-confidence.
The Partition is a wound that has not healed. It still incites passion.
Who is the majority? Is it the majority of persons belonging to a caste or a religion?
On the International Yoga Day, there was no shortage of yoga enthusiasts. However, a shortage of mats was the problem.
If lustre has begun to fade from image of PM who last year at this time was a rock star, he has himself to blame.
A painful monetary course correction can lead to sustained long-term growth.
From available evidence, he isn’t. So where is the need for Raje and Swaraj to resign?
The danger of authoritarianism revisiting India is a very real one.
Going slow on ‘Hindu terror’ is dangerous. It’s also an insult to the memory of Hemant Karkare.
A new biography recalls Eqbal Ahmad, who brought together people with a shared belief in justice and dignity.
Judiciary is reasserting itself, pushing political parties towards accountability.
We now have a crackdown we don’t see. It’s less ominous, but equally insidious.
It needs to be reinterpreted for a new time.
We need a holistic bankruptcy code. RBI’s Strategic Debt Restructuring Scheme is not the answer.
India needs to come out in favour of the Iran nuclear deal before it’s too late.
Slogans of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Minimum Government’ won’t ring true if IIMs are being strangled.
It would not be necessary for an autocratic government to take any extra-constitutional measures today, so pro-establishment has the media become.
While ‘Lalitgate’ flares, prices in Parliament canteen raise heckles.
Emergency regime tried to intimidate ‘The Indian Express’ and failed, writes a special correspondent with the paper, 1975-78.
They are expansionist and vainglorious — and vulnerable to political satire.
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