PM Modi's response to Kathua and Unnao highlights an absence of moral leadership

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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When it rains

A ‘normal’ monsoon prediction is welcome. But the real challenge farmers face today is not production, but prices.

Tehran’s Wednesdays

In this season of cautious reform, Iran and Saudi Arabia host welcome moves towards greater freedom for women.

A Small Town Protest

A march in Kodaikanal draws a line from Kathua to Unnao.

No one is guilty

Despite a promising beginning, its bumbling in sensitive cases like Mecca Masjid blast case invites unflattering attention to NIA.

View From The Right: Reporting Kathua

Kathua rape-murder case: The report in Organiser claims that the police harassed locals in an attempt to boost the morale of nomadic tribes, who live in the area.

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Missing in Supreme Court: A spirit of collegiality

The way in which the apex court has been run in the past few months is not just a matter of debate, but of acute public disquiet.

April 18, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Bill On Emergency

At one time, opinion in the Janata was for declaring Emergency only on the ground of actual or apprehended external aggression.

A nation of innovation

At 70 years young, Israel continues to develop in itself and with the world. It knows the importance of cooperation and mutual learning.

India’s Commonwealth

Debate on the forum can’t be about its past. It must be about its value for India’s international relations.

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Brutalisation of Kathua girl is a terrifying moment for Indian nation

Caste and religious-based sexual violence against women and children by a dominant group is a well documented practice, apparently from older times in India.

Two atomic energy experts returned to New Delhi after reconnoitering Garhwal Himalayas, official sources said.
Forty Years Ago, April 17, 1978: Tornado Kills 100

India has undertaken to finance the construction of the Rs 30-crore Devighat hydro-electric project to meet the power needs of the Kathmandu valley.

Luckily for India, now there are new champions to follow, CWG 18 has added variety to the sporting view.
Watch their space

Commonwealth Games has given India many new champions to follow.

Dear friend, speak up

The government has now completed nearly four years in office, presented five budgets and used up all the opportunity available to it to show results.

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Judges in contempt

Pakistan Supreme Court verdict on Nawaz Sharif undermines gains made in institutionalising democracy.

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows anti-aircraft fire in the sky after US-led airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP)
A Post-Fact Conflict

How truth has been obscured in the narratives on chemical weapons in Syria.

Luckily for India, now there are new champions to follow, CWG 18 has added variety to the sporting view.
Form of the formless

Ram Kumar’s abstract art symbolised the journey of an artist who pursued silence.

Bhalchandra Bhai Vaidya (1928-2018): A life of service, politics of conviction

Bhai Vaidya will continue to inspire. His struggle for equality will go on.

Nagaland govt issues order contrary to PM Modi's 'no flower bouquets' rule
Raja Mandala: Nordic cool

PM Modi’s meeting with the region’s leaders could end India’s neglect of a part of the world that has punched above its weight in diplomacy.

Kathua’s inconvenient truths

Outrage over heinous crime cannot be a replacement for strengthening rule of law. Civil society must start — and sustain — a debate on the need for improving the quality of policing.

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Is India safer for women after Nirbhaya? The answer is no

Does any parent feel safe if his daughter is out late in any part of India, especially in metro cities? The answer is no. Isn’t every woman walking or driving alone considered fair game by otherwise seemingly harmless men? The answer is yes.