TV went delirious chasing Uttar Pradesh’s new chief minister
New National Health Policy checks some boxes but sidesteps basic concerns. It leaves too much to the states on maintaining standards
It should be expressly included and highlighted in the list of fundamental duties in our Constitution
For India to strengthen itself, cobwebs of the Left’s borrowed ideas must be cleared
Those who want India to stay pluralist, must conserve strength, correct mistakes, construct networks
Police should not be scapegoated for arrests in high-profile corruption cases
PM Modi will need to change how different parts of government relate to each other and the world
Data shows electronic voting machines provide fair elections, which helps improve public utility provisions, reduces crime
Re-thinking the relationship between privileged universities and the rest is essential
China’s response to border problems with Nepal is in contrast to India’s postures
Anil B. Divan proved that the legal profession is indeed a noble one
In the UP election campaign, all the things usually used to signal ‘vikas’ — welfare schemes, laptops, housing, jobs — were directly connected with Hindutva
Trump’s wavering over US commitments to Europe and changing geopolitics in Asia could push more countries to acquire atomic weapons
Uttarakhand election had an overarching theme that straddled divides
A culture that normalises stalking is one that draws artificial lines, discourages dialogue
No one doubts Irom Sharmila’s heroic resistance to AFSPA. But somewhere, she lost her bearings, confused moral strength with temporal power
Ban on highway liquor vends is welcome, but why exempt bars?
Hubris has set in. The BJP believes it can get away with anything — it now intends to
With his uncanny knack for keeping his finger firmly on the pulse of Indian voters, he knows that what they really want is a different India.
The unwritten rule on government formation in a hung legislature — supported by precedent — is quite clear. The party that secured the highest number of seats would be invited first to form the government.
Ramdev also nurses a grievance that the BJP government has not rewarded him suitably for his extensive campaigning in 2014.
You could do the best thing for the Congress and Indian politics now. Quit. Take a lifelong sabbatical from politics. Get a life.
Going ahead, success of India, China will hinge on urbanisation and energy. They must share lessons
As the Board exams challenge students, a taste of India’s most ‘intelligent’ foods
Student movements are the cornerstone of a thriving democracy
In Pakistan, judges are a part of the problem of religious conservatism trumping justice
A ‘rate hike in time is just fine’ is a wise RBI saying. With CPI inflation at near-historic lows, this must mean, according to the RBI law of mean reversion, that the future will bring high inflation. Hence, the urgent need for intervention
Political parties question the EVM. But when they win with the same machines, they don’t eat their words.
Amending the Motor Vehicles Act is the first step towards reducing accidents.
The triumphant narratives call for disciplining of Muslims, and for Hindu assertion.
In the recent polls, PM Modi used social media in ways that flattened out the political terrain
India, and the world, are changing. Our collective responsibility — to make politics and policy more creative — grows more urgent
Like her, Modi has established his dominance. But can he move beyond her legacy, to rule by persuasion?
Democracy is about numbers. Yet a democratic government must address each citizen
The people want development. And corruption-free governance. That’s the message from Uttar Pradesh
BJP needs to address the alienation, fear and silence of the minority community