Army faces a tough mob in front of it. But it has more to fear from the mob behind it, egging it on
Lessons from the ’70s: How we tackled the food shortages
Government, security agencies must urgently address questions raised by the Assam fake encounter probe
K.P.S. Gill played a key role in carving Punjab's victory, though imperfect, against terrorism
A survey shows that it is numerically insignificant. The unusual attention that is being devoted to the practice is politically motivated and a waste of resources
Macron argued that Le Pen represented the “party of hatred” which wanted a “civil war” in France. She responded by saying that he was part of the bourgeois elite and didn’t understand how ordinary people lived.
A strong European Union is in the interest of India, New Delhi can do its bit to support this process.
Macron’s win is unprecedented. To have a man who has never held an elected office before, win on a national scale, with a one-year-old party certainly sets a new record for France.
The para military organisations are responsible for internal security and counter insurgence activities. Then why do we drag the army into a role it is not trained for?
Impending impeachment of the chief justice inaugurates a new crisis.
Six months on, there appears little justification for demonetisation in theories of politics, governance.
MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s investments in irrigation, electricity, roads and procurement systems worked for the state’s farmers. The new UP CM would do well to emulate him.
Does Congress agree with its MP’s view on “basic structure” doctrine? Does it also believe that executive power must be overriding?
Legacy of the December 16 case should go deeper, death penalty can’t substitute for life lessons.
Soldiers fired on protesters in Lahore and Hyderabad and police used tear gas and clubs to break up other marchers as the Opposition staged Martyrs’ Day rallies nation-wide.
Aadhaar has also brought huge savings for the government, increased transparency and made direct cash transfers easier.
What makes the Justice Karnan case particularly complex.
We have been numbed by a series of lies, myths and fictions about the project.
The two finalist candidates for the Second Ballot cater to diametrically opposite visions for France, unlike the relatively sober differences between the traditional right and left parties in the past.
The threat of loss of import revenue trumped any love of freedom of the press or of women’s rights to free speech.
To peddle the counter-narrative, the drum-beating has started, aided and abetted by sections of the media that want a spectacular blow-up either in the Kashmir Valley or in Pakistan.
It is hard to understand why a PM so passionate about making India a modern, digital, prosperous country has seemingly not noticed that hunting and killing Muslims on the pretext of cows and love jihad does not sit well with modernity.
The writer appears less concerned about the situation in Kashmir and more about “restoring” the primacy of the armed forces.
Bogota’s Ciclovia programme is reviving its bicycle culture. India can learn
Bilkis Bano finally gets justice. Conviction of police, doctors who worked to subvert due process in the case is significant
Once upon a time, presidential candidates making election speeches spoke of lofty ideals, their vision of history and the world
Pai said Sanjay Gandhi had become the leader of the Congress party and de facto authority in the government
The high-speed project is a chance to replicate the success of the auto industry
With Shivpal Yadav’s new outfit, are we seeing the start of many Samajwadi-theme parties?
Swachh ranking does not go far enough — it rewards states for cleaning up, but does not incentivise waste disposal
Aadhaar-related cases could tell us whether our jurisprudence is fit for an age of technology
In Pakistan, people are being killed for blasphemy; in India, for cow slaughter. Governments in both countries are allowing people to kill while getting ready to hurt each other.
The claim is that “Blue Whale” game has been responsible for more than 130 suicides in Russia.
Ever since the Samajwadi Party lost the assembly elections, Shivpal has been demanding that Akhilesh should step down and hand over the party’s reins to Mulayam.
Two hundred years later, his philosophy has new significance
By disparaging legitimate data security concerns, government could devalue Aadhaar and its promised efficiencies
Congress leaders opposed to Indira Gandhi’s attempt to control the affairs of the party seem to be rallying around the former West Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray, who jumped into the contest for Congress presidentship. He will contest against former home minister, K. Brahmanand Reddy, whom Mrs Gandhi’s group is backing, or anyone else […]
The politics of outrage and patronage has run its course
Prince Philip will soon step down from public life. The world changed as he stood behind the British throne
What’s the message the MEA is trying to give by sending back 50 Pakistani school children?
Six ways to strengthen the Indian banking sector even as the NPA crisis billows