Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

Columns

25 Jan 2015

Military voices now challenge the established narrative of the Bangladesh war.

25 Jan 2015

An investment stimulus, not a trimmer budget, is the need of the hour.

25 Jan 2015

After failing to keep the peace, the Samajwadi Party now denies Muzaffarnagar victims' plight.

25 Jan 2015

In the environment ministry, Moily must reset procedures, weed out opacity and bias.

25 Jan 2015

The 15th Lok Sabha has passed some big-ticket laws. But not enough laws.

25 Jan 2015

The Ugly Indian and the Ugly American have rediscovered each other.

25 Jan 2015

25 Jan 2015

No cause for them. Sensex worries are overdone and India is in a much better position to deal with it.

25 Jan 2015

This abbreviated winter session has marked one of the lowest points of the 15th Lok Sabha.

25 Jan 2015

Unlikely alliances and surprising reconciliations mark the politics of the moment.

20 Jul 1951

Our politics is becoming home to intolerance, exclusion, sub-democratic solutions.

27 Jul 1951

The government has chosen the wrong way to address India’s research deficit.

Letters to the Editor: Repeal 66A

The Union govt’s U-turn on need to revisit Sec 66A of the Information Technology Act is disappointing.

Letters to the editor: Subtle violence

Narendra Modi government seems to have a penchant for ordinances, particularly because of the logjam in the Upper House.

Letters to the editor: For the record

Whenever there is a terrorist attack, liberal and moderate Muslims are quick to denounce them.

Letters to the Editor: An intervention

A sustained and harsh crackdown on extremists is non-negotiable.

Letters to the Editor: Ancient glory

Of course, there were those in ancient India who broke new ground

Letters to the Editor: Ancient glory

We Indians seem to bask in a sense of past achievement.

Letters to the editor: Some sunlight

While BJP cadre has been engaged in vitiating the social space, its top leadership is still busy making promises of development.

Letters to the editor

The Sri Lanka election results make it clear that people want to live for democracy, in a democracy and by democracy.

Letters to the Editor: A return

The Mahatma’s idea of freedom differed from the ideas of those hurling bombs at the British.

Letters to the editor: Play it coal

If that coal could be mined in India, more jobs would be created at home.

Letters to the editor: Reform, not punish

The Punjab and Haryana High Court must be lauded for taking the first step in the direction of prison reform by allowing inmates the right to conjugal visits (‘Prisoners have right to conjugal visits: HC’, IE, January 7). The Indian judicial system is grappling with huge pendency of cases, which means a large number of […]

Letters to the editor: Cloud of suspicion

Sunanda death: The law should be allowed to take its course.

Letters to the Editor: Silver lining

What the Congress party is doing is truly frightening.

Letters to the editor: Learning from Nehru

The Congress has realised, a little too late in the day, that it has alienated Hindu voters by overplaying the Muslim card. We are a multi-religious society. Religion is too deeply ingrained in our psyche for us to be secular in the Western sense of the word. Many people who are secular in their public […]

Letters to the editor: RIP, Verghese

B.G. Verghese spoke fiercely in favour of protecting the civil liberties of all communities.

Letters to the Editor: Burning question

Apropos ‘Ban intolerance’ (IE, December 30), it is a matter of great sorrow that in a democratic country where the right to express ideas is enshrined in the Constitution, authors are constantly threatened. Mathorubagan is a work of fiction, in which the writer throws light on the beliefs of the people in Tiruchengode. Even if […]

Letters to the editor: Party ratnas

The way in which the government decided to confer this prestigious award to persons loyal to its ideology brings into question the non-partisan spirit of the Bharat Ratna.

Letters to the editor: Far from the truth

A majority of people across faiths are good and desire social harmony, peace as well as stability.

Letters to the editor: Satcom time

The piece would’ve spread the false idea that Jamaat-e-Islami and Dawat call on Indian Muslims to support IS.

Letters to the editor: Trials by terror

The question of conversion has held up Parliament for some days now.

Letters to the editor: The horror

Disciplinary action must be taken against MPs for disrupting the work of other public servants.

Letters to the editor

Failed intelligence The arrest of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, who allegedly handled the Islamic State’s Twitter account from Bangalore, following his outing by Britain’s Channel Four, is significant for many reasons. His arrest is a grim pointer to the growing influence of the IS among misguided Muslim youth. It should serve as a wake-up call for […]

Letter of the Week: Question for Naidu

The Constitution is the supreme law of India. Jyoti can’t get away with just an apology and some hilarious excuses.

Letters to the editor: On a loop

Are the people of Chhattisgarh who are fighting for their rights to be tagged as anti-national?

Letters to the editor: All faiths, not one

It is time he talked sense into leaders who practise the politics of divide and rule.

Letters to the editor: History mysteries

Letter of the Week from our readers.

Letters to the editor: The chief signal

The PM should also initiate measures to bring the CBI back under the ambit of the RTI.

Letters to the editor: How to leap

The prime minister should enact the police bill drafted by the Soli Sorabjee committee for the Union territories at least.

Letters to the editor: Letter of the Week

The writer has presented a sorrowful account of the “blasphemy raj” in Pakistan.

Letter of the Week Award

Letter writers should mention their postal address and phone number. The winner receives books worth Rs 1,000.

Letters to the editor

National shame I lost my three-year-old daughter, Lineshya, and my husband in April this year outside my house. A bus driving on the wrong side of the road drove over her and my husband. To add insult to injury, the driver was freed on bail while I was being treated in hospital for shock. I […]

Letters to Editor

Tax-eating termites The news of alleged tax evasion by Abhishek Manu Singhvi is highly disgraceful. His reported reply that all documents, including vouchers relating to income tax assessment, were eaten by termites in the office of his CA, is unconvincing and hollow. Is he suggesting this information is not stored in computers? Were the records […]

Letters to the editor

This will automatically improve voter turnouts. There are many citizens who do not bother to enrol in voters’ lists.

A slight thaw

But China and Japan have much work to do before trust can be restored.

Letters to the editor: Right move, at last

People who do not subscribe to the views, ideology and programmes of the BSP must not be given party tickets.

Letters to the editor: A heavy price

The people of Pakistan are paying a heavy price for their government and army doing business with the devil.