Muslims face rapid socio-economic decline. Yet, any move in their favour is made to look illegitimate

India’s liberalisation regime focused on removing poverty, but strains caused by inequalities are sharpening

Recent events in SC are about judiciary asserting itself against executive's overreach

Curbing stubble burning is about inducing behavioural changes in farmers

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A southern discontent

Increasing alienation between the North and South in political discourse is fuelled by deep cultural anxieties

Malala’s homecoming
Malala Yousafzai’s homecoming

In the welcome accorded to her in Pakistan, there are heartening signs of change

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The Anatomy Of Autonomy

Independence without adequate funds, leadership will not help universities flourish

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Maharaja for sale

The challenge now for the government is to make Air India an attractive buy

Open Wound
Failing the test

The failure to secure board exam shows the CBSE, HRD ministry in poor light. Those responsible must be punished

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Telescope: Just that Bancroft-Smith got caught

Going by TV commentators, it seems that ball tampering is part of cricket.

Forty Years Ago, March 29, 1978: Kissa Kursee Ka case

Amrit Nahata, MP, said that V C Shukla had used threats to make him withdraw his case in the Supreme Court against the Union government.

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Liberals and nationalism

They disapprove of Hindu nationalism, but support the constitutionally consecrated view of the nation

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A Law Without Parliament

Euthanasia verdict was not within the Supreme Court’s ambit to deliver

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Cease fire, commence dialogue

First step to bring normalcy to J&K must be a restoration of the 2003 ceasefire agreement.

It’s not just religion, it’s also caste

In addressing the ‘Muslim question’, left-liberals have been extremely hesitant in acknowledging the Ashraf-Pasmanda divide.

The train cometh

North Korea is coming out of its isolation and seems willing to negotiate. The gains must not be frittered away

Khap out

Supreme Court’s order should enable the administration and police to move more effectively against these social assemblies

Why Karnataka

Assembly elections in the state will impact the future course of the BJP and the Congress in significant ways

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Krishna-Rukmini bind Gujarat with North-East

@narendramodi retweets the Madhavpur Mela event in Gujarat, which celebrates the union of Krishna of Gujarat with Rukmini of Arunachal Pradesh, and which earlier this week turned into an occasion to take potshots at China.

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Is the cost of being a Muslim liberal too high to be paid by ordinary Muslims?

The Hindu Liberal-Left must take the time to engage with the Muslim public sphere not just by quoting Urdu poetry and enjoying Sufi music and admiring Mughlai cuisine, but also by visiting madrassas and Islamic seminaries to understand to what extent they are communal

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Only Paens, No Answers

BJP’s defence in the NaMo app controversy is toothless, and laughable

Forty Years Ago, March 28, 1978: Indo-Pak Test cricket

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that Pakistan will resume playing Test cricket with India after a lapse of about two decades.

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One misstep too many

Facebook has egg on its face again and this time it might stick

Abul Kalam Azad, the lodestar

Abul Kalam Azad’s commitment to religion, the nation, lights the path for Muslims, secular Hindus