Kalburgi, Pansare and Dabholkar melded modern sensibilities with tradition.
… because, to embarrass the rest of us into caring, Kashmiris must use fresh methods, free of radical Islam, free of violence.
Strong intellectual property rights infrastructure will help Indian industry.
Modi and Obama should wrap up the unfinished tasks in the agenda set by them before a new regime takes over in Washington.
Islam does not discriminate in allowing entry to places of worship. Yet, the Bombay High Court judgment upholding Muslim women’s right to enter the Haji Ali Dargah was constrained to invoke the constitution.
Ironically, freedom of speech was first restricted to curb anti-Pakistan views.
Public policy requirements of the 21st century demand a bureaucracy less generalist
PM Dahal must address coalition concerns, balance relations with India, China.
Government has the opportunity to rein in food inflation on a sustainable basis.
Scorpene data leak underlines the hazards of India’s dependence on foreign sources for military hardware.
Kejriwal’s attention is fixed on winning the Centre rather than making mohallas run better.
From Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s floods photograph, here are some interesting stories of the week to think about.
Burhan Wani, whose death caused the current spate of violence, was a peacetime terrorist.
Dalits are angry about the hollowness of the current hyper-nationalism where everything about India is called great and every criticism is labelled as anti-national.
Democracy makes Muslim states unstable because they think Islam is essentially democratic.
Epidemics in India are seldom followed by a long-term response.
Why personal, social and political self-identification of Dalits must count more than the legal nomenclature.
Realpolitik drives Myanmar’s outreach to India and China
Or insaniyat? Or jamhooriyat? In Kashmir, so-called solutions are riddled with contradictions and divisions
Overseas Indians, foreigners, unmarried couples, single parents, live-in partners and gay couples are barred from commissioning the services of surrogate mothers.
Pakistan army has a battle to win: The corruption within
The use of technology will be key to making GST a success
History shows why Balochistan is not an internal matter of Pakistan
The anger of her supporters should not be dismissed as selfishness or cynicism. As she changes course, she needs to take them along.
A post card from Una, Gujarat, August 15
OP Jaisha, the marathon runner, claimed that she had received no water from Indian officials along the route of the marathon, leading to her collapse at the finishing line.
Harish Gupta case involves questions about the very nature of governmental decision-making.
India has supported some human rights causes and ignored others.
It is the need of the hour to contain the forces of bigotry and intolerance which pose a grave threat to our democratic secular republic.
India’s dependence on China for medicine ingredients is a matter of concern.
Prime Minister Modi’s recent statements could help end the troubled region’s long international isolation.
I stand by my remarks. I see no reason to withdraw them or apologise.
Attacks on Dabholkar, Pansare and Kalburgi outline the challenge. That their voice lives on gives reason to hope.
Mental Health Bill tries to address complex issues, but it’s a work in progress
The tension between the executive and judiciary could play out in creative, or destructive, ways
The government needs to distinguish between crooked NGOs and genuine ones.