India and Nepal reset relations while agreeing to build on the cultural and historic ties.
Harsh Mander: India has never been as divided since Partition, and new partitions are being constructed each day in our hearts.
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.
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.
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”
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.
A classroom is a microcosm of the real world
PNB, ICICI could have averted malpractices if banking system had a mechanism that sounded timely red alerts.
The current rush among farmers to grow sugarcane, cereals is a reflection of falling returns from other crops
The BJP may have to be more accommodative of its allies for the NDA to remain intact.
Saudi reforms are a way to preserve its political order. But they are still welcome.
Facebook represented a world of possibilities for a generation.
Theatre Olympics missed a vision, a curatorial proposition. It ended as a pile of randomly selected plays.
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.
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.
This is a challenge to the state in the form of nonviolent resistance, but also an opportunity to rethink the exclusive development model
Ironically, it is the Hindutva mothership that has noticed what is happening before most political commentators have.
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.
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.
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.
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.