India can, and must, reform its welfare system. More efficient redistribution is desirable for ethical and political reasons
Zia Mohyeddin evokes classicism in an environment of vulgar exaggeration
Cameras in classroom is the wrong answer. We lose all chances of reform if we isolate and pillory the teacher
After recapitalisation, government should hasten on a linked reform: Improving governance standards in PSBs
Deaths in Maharashtra have bared issues that government must address in the Pesticides Management Bill
It is a political project, a metaphor for our times, and also a multiplying meme
There was no issue of The Indian Express on January 27 on account of Republic Day. These snippets are from the edition dated January 26
It shows the heft that New Delhi has gained over the last few years as a credible geo-strategic partner of the ASEAN, and also reflects a reaction to the aggressive posture adopted by China in the South China Sea
An objecting Sena, capitulating governments lead India down a dangerous path
While everyone is entitled to freedom of expression in appropriate forums, no one should be permitted to drag each and every issue to the streets, excite dormant passions, advocate disrespect for law and order and incite violence, President Sanjiva Reddy said
A film release overhung by fear, children attacked in a schoolbus — this R-Day dawns amid sobering images
India’s relationship with ASEAN continues to be afflicted by the gap between promise and performance
Creating it was an act of audacity. Maintaining it is proving to be a daunting task
In Ursula K Le Guin’s care, fantasy and science fiction attained the age of majority
India’s institutions face large challenges. We need more democracy, less restrictions.
Wide disparities and shrinking freedoms mark the arduous journey of the republic.
Maulana Asrar-ul-Haque Qasimi, in his signed column in Rashtriya Sahara on January 16, writes: “If the Chief Justice of India has taken to allocating cases with far-reaching effects on the politics and society of the country, to benches of his own liking, and not on the basis of merits, anybody would understand that he wants […]
If the CPM General Secretary is able to get the Congress on board, he will be thumbing his nose at his erstwhile General Secretary Prakash Karat.
Can we allow the modern interpretation of a Rajput to be distorted by a fringe element that does not realise the damage it is doing to our hallowed legacy?
Why we need a movement to save the nation we had, or at least the nation many of us hoped we had.
But was he probed well enough in interviews last week?
Disqualification of AAP MLAs is questionable on both legal and procedural grounds
The Indira Gandhi-led group is moving the Supreme Court against the CEC order on the symbol.
The Academy Award nominations are diverse. With streaming services making their mark, cinema is set to go online
India’s economy is not doing well. Only carefully crafted policy reforms can turn it around
Shiv Sena vows to go it alone, but its strategy looks riddled with contradictions
PM Modi projected a confident nation at Davos. At home, he must address government’s mixed record on ease-of-business
The approach to making buildings friendlier for persons with disabilities has been limited and perfunctory.
Uddhav’s message is clear. He wants to tell Modi and Shah that the Shiv Sena was born on the street and lives and fights on the street, its power doesn’t come from sitting in the Mantralaya, but from its Shiv Sainiks.
Organiser adds that journalism is more a profession these days and therefore, commitment to truth, culture and a certain set of values is a rare commodity.
Chief Justice of India must clear the air on the allocation of cases controversy
Yogi Adityanath, prominent BJP campaigner in Karnataka, has much to learn from the state’s mathas. They provide an alternative model of how community organisations engage with society and state
Pressures of a different Dalit imagination are colliding against strategies of containment of an old politics
PM Narendra Modi’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos promises to pave the way for collaborations beneficial for Indian business
Controversy over Kerala Governor’s Budget speech underlines need for the office to be non-partisan, and to be seen to be so too
Addressing a large public meeting in Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Mrs Gandhi said even if others, who were responsible for the mistakes and excesses were not willing to own up, she would own the responsibility for those mistakes as well.