The trend of glorifying political actors is nothing new, starting from schemes named after Gandhi and Nehru.
Those at the top must listen to the elder members of the BJP, who have warned against the party coming under the control of one or two leaders. The BJP has always prided itself on being a “party with a difference” and has often taken potshots at the Congress for having become the family concern of the Gandhis. […]
The statement of Haryana CM may provide yet another god-gifted opportunity to the united opposition to once again put the government in the dock.
As an aspiring world power, India cannot shrug off its responsibility to make its military establishment gender neutral.
The German chancellor’s gesture of returning the 10th century Durga statue to India should move UK to return the Kohinoor diamond and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s sword.
With regard to the draft National Encryption Policy, the government’s decision to withdraw the poorly conceived draft in its entirety was the only face-saving course left.
Letter to the editor, 31 August, 2015.
It was Narendra Modi who had equated the strength of the rupee to the prestige of the prime minister.
The census data underscores the fact that the only community to grow at more than the usual rate was the Muslim community.
Distortions of the reservation policy caused the Patels to demand backward status.
The separatists do not represent the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and have no locus standi other than as citizens of India residing in Kashmir.
A hundred objections are bound to be raised by vested interests, including legal luminaries.
The 70-day FTII imbroglio has almost reached a point of no return (‘Midnight knock’, August 20).
In the passing away of India’s first lady, Suvra Mukherjee, we lost a noble woman.
The rejection of terror in the joint statement issued after talks between Narendra Modi and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a welcome development.
This refers to the editorial, ‘Winter is coming’ (August 14). To dub the monsoon session a wash-out would be a gross understatement.
Meghnad Desai sounds like a Modi spokesperson in his attempt to defend Modi’s continued silence over ‘Lalitgate’ and Vyapam.
No wonder, Justice Ray developed an adulatory attitude towards Indira Gandhi.
By interpreting the word “adhinayak” as “Angrez”, we are doubting the patriotism of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Why build a prison when inmates can easily run away by destroying a wall supposed to confine them?
It was refreshing to read that former Union law minister and governor of Karnataka, H.R. Bhardwaj, has lambasted his party colleagues for their conduct in recent times.
. The ruling of the United States Supreme Court is a historic and landmark decision that accords equal rights to the LGBTQ community.
Thousands of villages across the country continue to be deprived of internet connectivity — the widening digital gap between country’s urban and rural parts needs to be bridged.
Ex-servicemen’s associations have declared that they will boycott the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war event because of the failure to implement the “one rank, one pension” promise.
Radha Kumar has a doctorate and is a well-published author. Her mother, Dharma Kumar, was the editor of the Cambridge Economic History of India.
The desired effect of this law will not be achieved unless proper infrastructure is provided at the grassroots level.
An African American of Kenyan origin is elected to the highest office of the land in his first attempt.
Blaming the Reserve Bank’s policy blindly for all defaults is foolish.
When China blocked the bid for UN action against Pakistan over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, it made the same mistake as the US did.
China’s direct support to Pakistan at the UN, to save Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, is shocking.
Coaching for the IIT entrance test has become unaffordable for many. Anand Kumar is a godsend for underprivileged aspirants.
In such a scenario, when fundamental civil liberty stands threatened by extreme rightwing groups, the possibility of another Emergency cannot be ruled out.
When there are so few seats and so many candidates, the authorities conducting the AIPMT ought to weed out all possibilities of cheating.
The National Judicial Appointments Commission may not be a panacea, but it is a step forward.
Committees for policy formulation are not needed now, but a few for policy implementation will help immensely.
The fact that Bollywood has an extremely stereotypical way of depicting mental illness is undeniable.