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

‘It’s going to be an interactive govt, led by PM. It won’t be a govt for, of and by GoM’

In this Idea Exchange moderated by Senior Editor Maneesh Chhibber, Ravi Shankar Prasad makes it clear that in both the portfolios he holds, changes will be seen in tandem with the new government.

Out of my mind: Swept Away

The party began to believe the media hype of itself as a national third alternative and decided to contest over 400 seats.

National Interest: Talk less

That’s what Modi should tell his ministers before they shoot their mouths off and damage his hard earned political capital.

Will the new India please arise

One responsibility that comes with an overwhelming electoral mandate is a commitment to structural change in the economy.

How to distil a mandate

We need to talk about what needs to change, and what doesn’t, about our electoral system

The divisiveness of secularism

The BJP’s call to treat all communities ‘equally’ must not ignore the vulnerability of those that are insecure and marginalised.

Stirring Plans

Just a week in office and they start announcing crowd-pleasing decisions.

Letters to the Editor: Great expectations

Mehta cites Section 377 as an example of a law that violates civil liberties and which should be done away with.

When Modi met Nawaz

Both PMs have baggage to shed. And a dialogue to revive.

Science non-fiction

From real-time translation to robotic cars, some futuristic ideas are becoming reality.

An ordinary crime

Confront the Badaun rape and murder, and see the social violence that underpins sexual violence.

Focus on Beijing

Dealing with China will require a foreign policy more agile and clear-sighted.

When Putin blinked

The Russian president got a lot wrong in Ukraine.

Freedom from whom?

There’s controversy over whether Nripendra Misra could be appointed to the post of principal secretary to PM.

Banking on ourselves

What we must learn and unlearn from the West’s financial overhaul.

Modi’s real test

His government will be judged by its respect for rule of law and social inclusion.

Laying down rules

A DoPT circular on recruitment signals a new beginning. Modi government must build on it.

Starting problem

Government could have avoided ordinance for an individual appointment, ahead of a Parliament session.

Free verse

America’s greatest poet of the self is no more.

Why India needs the Congress

Defeatism and carping should not distract from the necessary party reform that Rahul Gandhi has taken on.