Ram Kumar’s art believed in the endless generation of life against death.
Bankers’ demands for accounting forbearance are dangerous and self-serving.
Rising crude prices are cause for concern. But they don’t warrant going back on deregulation, forcing OMCs to absorb losses.
Strikes on Syria raise questions of legitimacy of force, underline renewed great power rivalry, while a brutal civil war unfolds.
Emerging religious, ethnic faultlines could trip Oli’s vision of a prosperous Nepal.
Raising agricultural exports requires the government to unburden policy of consumer bias. A balance should be struck between meeting the needs of food-insecure consumers and income-insecure farmers.
How do ideas of metaphysical and political freedom align themselves? Is dissent the essence of freedom?
The PM knows the Delhi gangrape in 2012 drove another nail into the coffin of the UPA – he knows he can’t afford to have the same done to him and the party, in this last year before national polls in 2019.
Children’s bodies are ‘feminised’ the same way as women’s bodies are. Bodies become frontlines where men fight their wars, bond through gangrapes and communicate messages of hatred towards other communities.
When lawyers of the Lahore High Court showered rose petals on Mumtaz Quadri, the assassin of Pakistani politician Salman Taseer, we in India looked on in horror. This time, let us not give them a chance to say, “Tum bilkul hum jaisey nikley….”.
In Jammu, the rape of a girl has become an issue of rivalry between communities, with lawyers obstructing the investigation. It is as if the horrendous shock of the Nirbhaya episode and the powerful reaction of men and women from around the world were in vain.
In the present system, there is only rote book knowledge with the objective to get marks in examinations. There is no focus on practical knowledge. Reform of the system should ensure all-round creative learning.
One other group of Indians remained unmoved by what happened to the little girl. Hindutva hyper-nationalists. Their voice has got louder, angrier and uglier in the past three years, and especially on social media.
Towards the end of the last Parliament session, the Congress appeared at the forefront of the Opposition move to bring an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
The fire that was lit by the Terms of Reference of the XV Finance Commission will not be doused by specious arguments pitting ‘populous and poorer states’ against ‘diligent and developed’ states. All states have poverty and developmental deficiencies.
Mark Zuckerberg sat tall in his blue suit at the hearing and, thanks to Congressional ignorance, saved the day for Facebook
Panchayat poll process in West Bengal reflects the unchanged and unaddressed distortions in the state’s political culture
PM has promised justice. Now his party needs to work with partner PDP to address the darkness in Kathua
Pakistan’s free fall continues under politicians, judges who represent state’s dark side
Any reform of the judicial system will have to come from within the court
Papa CJ started stand-up comedy in 2004 after his visit to the annual Fringe festival in Edinburgh. Since then, amongst various places, he has performed at the Sydney Opera House and also at gun-point in South Africa, he quips.