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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Good neighbours

India and Nepal reset relations while agreeing to build on the cultural and historic ties.

Our threatened humanity

Harsh Mander: India has never been as divided since Partition, and new partitions are being constructed each day in our hearts.

Ramachandra Guha and Harsh Mander return to reflect on the issues their articles flagged in these pages — and take the debate forward
Burdens of the past

Ramachandra Guha: My comparison was ill-chosen, and the chastisement I received for it is merited. I also agree that the headscarf and the skull-cap are akin to the turban and the vibhooti, markers of religious identity that should not offend anyone when displayed in public.

Lived Secularism
Lived Secularism

Muslims are tired of not only being discriminated against, attacked violently, not receiving justice; they are also tired of all their citizenship issues eclipsed by a single agenda of security from communal violence.

Love marriages must be protected, for sake of lovers, society
Love marriages must be protected, for sake of lovers, society

Recent Supreme Court judgment states that “the human rights of a daughter, brother, sister or son are not mortgaged to the so-called or so-understood honour of the family or clan or the collective”

April 9, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Morarji’s Press Meet

The CPM support to the Janata Party in the fight for democracy was renewed at the party congress by its re-elected general secretary, E M S Namboodiripad.

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Cheat Sheet

A classroom is a microcosm of the real world

No reference from SFIO on ICICI Bank matter, says corp affairs secy
When the supervisor slept

PNB, ICICI could have averted malpractices if banking system had a mechanism that sounded timely red alerts.

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Flight to safety

The current rush among farmers to grow sugarcane, cereals is a reflection of falling returns from other crops

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National vs regional

The BJP may have to be more accommodative of its allies for the NDA to remain intact.

The realpolitik of change

Saudi reforms are a way to preserve its political order. But they are still welcome.

The FIR has been lodged against Durgesh Pandey, Ankesh Pandey, Ritesh and Tej Narain for derogatory Facebook posts. (Representational)
A Moment Of Reckoning

Facebook represented a world of possibilities for a generation.

Between tragedy and farce

Theatre Olympics missed a vision, a curatorial proposition. It ended as a pile of randomly selected plays.

Taming the hydra

CBSE examination paper leaks are symptomatic of a deeper rot in the system. It needs to be overhauled using technology to secure exam papers, process.

Narendra Modi will be the first prime minister to visit tribal district Bijapur, one of the most backward regions of the country. (File)
PM Modi gives BJP karyakartas lessons on how to win elections

The key message from the PM’s 43-minute phone conversation with BJP workers this week was that the party is not responsible for the Parliament washout in which Rs 169.5 crores are said to have been lost.

Patthalgarhi challenges the Republic in its own backyard

This is a challenge to the state in the form of nonviolent resistance, but also an opportunity to rethink the exclusive development model

Fifth column: Hindutva against Hindus?
Fifth column: Hindutva against Hindus?

Ironically, it is the Hindutva mothership that has noticed what is happening before most political commentators have.

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Out of my mind: Trust the court

That idea is a hallmark of the liberalism which is the foundation of the Constitution. Liberalism presumes a basic equality of rank among all citizens. Yet, the society has no such equality.

Inside Track: Caught in the middle
Inside Track: Caught in the middle

The hapless Frank Noronha, who was on leave prior to retirement as PIB chief, was reportedly asked by the PMO to immediately issue the WhatsApp message declaring that the PM had ordered the I&B Ministry to withdraw its notification.

Across the aisle: Southern flames may scald the nation 
Across the aisle: Southern flames may scald the nation 

Post-1991, every state could take advantage of a more open economy, less control and state-specific strategies. States that were once regarded as having low potential now claim to have achieved high growth rates.