The lynching of police officer Mohammad Ayub Pandit speaks of the several grave breakdowns in Kashmir.
For most among us, faith would be bigger than science but faith masquerading as science is what we should all be wary of.
PM Modi’s US visit is a time for India to revisit fundamentals of diplomacy: Power flows from the sum of a state’s capacities.
It is back because of rural-urban disparity. It draws attention to a contradiction in Hindutva worldview.
MKBKSH, a show on empowering women, has reached 400 million people, been dubbed in 11 languages, aired on 239 radio stations and given saas-bahu entertainment serials a run for their money.
By applying Sec 124A, the sedition charge, the BJP seems to be redefining nationalism – and sport
Union Law Minister Shanti Bhushan told the Lok Sabha that there was no proposal before the Election Commission to postpone the assembly election in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Those responsible for the demolition of the Babri Masjid and exploiting the communal situation are still free…Cases have been re-opened against some, including a few BJP leaders in the CBI court. We hope that the CBI court will succeed in bringing to justice those guilty of the Babri Masjid’s demolition.”
External threats to India’s security persist but more worrisome are vulnerabilities on new fronts. When memory and experience are missing, knee-jerk reactions and ad-hoc decision-making follow
Iftar is about people of all religions and backgrounds coming together to savour the city
After the recent atrocities against Dalits in different parts of the party, the BJP had to regain lost ground amongst these communities. The choice of Ram Nath Kovind should be seen in this context.
Internet has become a recruitment ground for terror. Global action is needed
India needs to be more liberal and internationalist, and worry less about what the US president thinks of it
Daniel Day-Lewis is a mystery to be grateful for — known largely through his performances.
Farmers need better price realisations, not blanket waivers
Opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar is let down by her own side.
Bandhs and economic blockades have badly affected Manipur’s economy, but the new BJP government holds out hope
PM Modi had promised that all loans would be waived, as part of the ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ poll promise, yet the UP government decided to waive loans of only about 25 per cent of the farmers, whereas Maharashtra waived loans of Rs 30,000 crores.
The Ashram tells us about one man’s dedication, determination and ideals but also reminds us of the road we still need to traverse in order to realise Gandhiji’s dream of an India free from injustice.
Anil Kumble’s exit sends out the message that the job is only meant for yes-men
India lost to Pakistan on the cricket field. But that’s not all
It is true that Kovind was a little known figure till the other day but now we know that he is humble, has a clean slate and while in active politics he had been above controversy.
The noticeable drop in India’s visibility in important global debates should worry us all
There will be awkward moments but India’s PM could return as a legitimate climate superhero
By sweeping parliamentary polls, French president seals his mandate. Now, he will need to build a social coalition
While Devi Lal in Haryana, Nilamony Rautray in Orissa and Kailash Chandra Joshi were elected unopposed, leaders in Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan had to take the secret ballot.
It’s time policymakers outlined a coherent growth path for the economy.
Kumble exits, leaves behind questions: Why was cricket board caught unawares? How can it prevent a replay in future?
There is rich symbolism in a Dalit president. But government, opposition must also stop turning their back on Dalit issues.
The BJP’s presidential candidate shows up the falling popularity of the former political queen of Uttar Pradesh
The RSS and BJP continue to question constitutionally mandated affirmative actions for Dalits, which is why their Dalit outreach remains thin on the ground
The prime minister is headed to a dysfunctional US capital, but it is the divergences on both Pakistan and China – in Afghanistan and the Indian Ocean — that will define the outcome of his meeting with the US president
The Margaret Court Arena controversy touches upon a key question plural democracies must deal with: What should be the correct response to the demand for the renaming of public places?
However, it is “necessary to remind the real horrors of Emergency” to those who “may not be able to connect with the draconian period”.
“Sports often panders to the parochial, but Pakistan is a team that can elevate those who watch it.”
Agriculture cannot survive without them. But they are invisible in the current conversation on the agrarian crisis
There are no wars to be won through poetry, no great intentions behind a poem's composition and it is more of a compulsion for self-motivated souls than a mere hobby, says Kiriti Sengupta, a gifted Indian poet, who has more than 17 books of poetry to his credit.