Editor of Inquilab, Shakeel Shamsi, in his column on September 4, writes: “Usually, BJP leaders are particular about choosing auspicious time and other details for any event. But this time, PM Modi, ignoring superstition, opted for the swearing in on September 3, of 13 Ministers.”
Last mile works for maintenance are essential for safe, fast rail travel
Those who want to silence dissent are trying to force people into making the reverse journey
Mamata Banerjee lets down her own, and the Opposition’s, cause by playing tit for tat politics with the BJP
John Le Carré’s greatest character is back. The quiet spy is worth the wait
It is clear that the Chinese have a better appreciation of what the ground situation is in Myanmar. The difference is in long term policy formulated by sagacious mandarins in Beijing and the establishment in New Delhi
Gauri Lankesh received three bullets in her body and died. I got seven bullets, but survived. I know I’m really lucky to be alive. Gauri’s terrible death made me search for other similarities — perhaps, I want her friends and family, my readers, anyone, someone, to know that I understand the pain and the grief and the anger, all twisted into one emotion, that follows when Death comes calling.
Once an Indian woman begins to discard English, turns down marriage and motherhood and then voluntarily accesses and fraternizes with vernacular-speaking people not of her own class, she becomes anathema as well as an irritant.
This is the moment, perhaps, to ask why India’s world ranking on press freedom is falling.
Reading him out of context robs his writings of the lessons they hold for modern-day reformers
There must be a fair and time-bound probe into the killing of Gauri Lankesh. Justice must be done, it must be seen to be done
Gauri Lankesh opposed the communal totalitarian politics of the BJP and its twisted interpretation of Hinduism. She stood against the caste system, inequality, and gender discrimination.
That an individual can source divinity within herself was unimaginable for religious institutions. But for the institution of the nation state, the individual remains as suspect.
Central government must lead the fight to protect what the killings — of Kalburgi, Pansare, Dabholkar, now Gauri Lankesh — have violated: The rights to life, belief and expression. The nation is watching.
The blockbuster IPL media rights deal will rearrange the field
India is of the opinion that a stage has not yet been reached where the two countries could exchange such missions because China is averse to even discussing the vacation of the Indian territory it occupies.
On the Rohingya, India is failing to live up to its own record of compassion and hospitality for the persecuted
The murder of Gauri Lankesh, which followed the murders of Rationalists Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and Prof MM Kalburgi, is a signal that dissent won’t be tolerated in the world’s largest democracy
Economy is ‘cattle class’ anyway; having to fly bolt upright can’t add to the pain
Over-stressed landfills are no solution. Cities should work out ways to segregate waste at source
For weeks before the summit, the world was transfixed by the spectacle of troops of two nuclear-weapons states facing off on the Doklam plateau.
Falling growth, lack of jobs, erratic rains are grim portents
What happens when a community turns against the writer who speaks for and about them?
Caste biases have instilled a disdain for all forms of manual work. From there, the dots can be connected to the lack of quality and safety in public works and services.
Getting a bomb is insurance, it is North Korea’s strategy. The world will have to live with it
Truth is, the Army fails women. If a Lady Officer who is on the rolls gets pregnant, the already skewed manpower situation means one less pair of hands on the job; a substitute is impossible till such time she is on the rolls. Perhaps that’s why male officers take out their frustration on women.
Thirty years after the India-Sri Lanka accord, the silence of former women LTTE cadres speaks volumes of their social exile and anonymity.
Tavleen Singh’s column on a lecture at JNU ignores some facts, distorts others
The forum is less about ideological posturing, more about repositioning India in changing great power equations.
PM Modi’s visit to Myanmar is an opportunity to improve business and strategic ties and bolster the Look East policy.
Trump administration has upped the ante with Pakistan. For South Asia’s sake, the two need to start a conversation
Bollywood today has more nepotism than it did 30 years ago
Sanctions and threats cannot always stop states from seeking nuclear weapons. There needs to be a genuine global compact
Creators of films and TV shows may be shooting themselves in the foot by taking their fans for granted
Despite the best intentions, NEET has failed to level the playing field across the nation
As political actors in Nepal lose credibility, its armed forces grow in stature.