Government must step aside, not bully academic institutions into submission.
Her suffering will not go in vain. Solutions to tobacco are within reach.
Can it assure the people its anti-terror law will not be wantonly misused, like other such legislation?
Nigeria has surprised the world with its presidential election. It could be a model for other African states.
We watched the party implode. It wasn’t a pretty sight.
A Gandhian partnership model involving women could help the electrification of villages.
A nuclear agreement could end the long confrontation between Iran and the West — and also open up diplomatic space for India.
Former Mizoram Chief Minister T. Sailo spoke up against the conduct of security operations during the Mizo insurgency
As with 66A, SC could use the ‘void for vagueness’ doctrine to strike it down.
A chief of defence staff is a good idea. But first, let’s debate the challenges of higher defence management
The main task of the next cabinet secretary must be civil service reform.
Different parties rule at state and national levels. It is not yet clear if this is a sign of maturing democracy or a crisis of governance
SC’s resounding words while striking down 66A apply not just to internet but to all media.
A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood
Prithvi Theatre and Café Samovar — which closes down this week — are the last bastions of the city’s warm, secular spirit
Centre must learn from models of land acquisition satisfying both buyer and seller.
Last week, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the Bharat Ratna. Here, his former media advisor, Ashok Tandon, recalls the story of one of the Vajpayee regime’s biggest challenges — and achievements
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.
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.
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.