Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Indian Constitution


Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: This Republic Day, fighting the dark

January 26, 2023 8:14 pm

These are testing times. This year will be challenging for constitutional processes

Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathaan' and the industry of hurt sentiments

January 25, 2023 12:29 pm

Controversies around the film’s release show that Indian film certification laws, by design, function in an anti-free speech fashion.

Ladakhis hold joint protest, demand statehood and safeguards under the Sixth Schedule

January 15, 2023 10:26 pm

Political, religious and social bodies barring the BJP unite, as patience over longstanding demands run thin

V-P Jagdeep Dhankhar sparks debate with remarks on Basic Structure of Constitution; what is it?

January 13, 2023 12:51 pm

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar criticised the Supreme Court for using the Basic Structure Doctrine to strike down constitutional amendments by Parliament, such as the NJAC Act. What is the Doctrine of Basic Structure of the Indian Constitution?

Constitution Day: A rare, enduring document

November 26, 2022 8:53 am

Menaka Guruswamy writes: India’s drafters and the methodologies they adopted to craft their glorious product, hold lessons for contemporary politicians and lawmakers. Consensus, craft and vision are invaluable while making an enduring instrument

First amendment to Constitution challenged: What happened in SC in 1950 that provoked Nehru to amend Article 19(2)?

November 09, 2022 8:59 am

Two important cases, ‘Romesh Thappar’ and ‘Brij Bhushan’, led to the amendment that expanded the restrictions on free speech but also laid down that the curbs should be ‘reasonable’.     

After Uttarakhand, Gujarat seeks to bring Uniform Civil Code: what is it?

October 31, 2022 11:10 am

Bringing in the Uniform Civil Court relates to questions of personal laws, the directive principles of state policy and the Indian constitution. We explain these issues.

A translation revolution for an inclusive, prosperous India

August 03, 2022 8:51 am

Manish Sabharwal and Arunava Sinha write: A translation revolution is blurring aesthetic, linguistic and political borders. This will raise inclusiveness, prosperity and soft power

P Chidambaram writes: How much do people care?

July 10, 2022 8:15 am

P Chidambaram writes: Nothing seems to stir the middle classes out of their self-imposed isolation. The relentless price rise, the crushing tax burden, the unemployment, the tragic internal migration of 2020, the Covid-related deaths, the excesses of the police and investigating agencies, the flagrant denial of human rights, the hate speeches, the exclusion of Muslims and Christians, the egregious Constitutional violations...

Kerala: Police lodges FIR against CPI(M) MLA Saji Cheriyan over remarks against Constitution

July 07, 2022 11:33 am

In visuals aired by local TV channels, Kerala CPI(M) MLA Saji Cheriyan could be seen saying in a recent event that the Constitution of the country "condones exploitation" and is written in a way helping to "plunder" the people of the country.


Constitution Day 2019: Inspirational Quotes by Dr BR Ambedkar

November 26, 2019 11:22 am

Constitution Day 2019 Quotes: Also known as Samvidhan Divas, the day is commemorated to remember that the constitution of the country provides the fundamental rights and duties and to uphold them as a responsible citizen of the country. On India's 70th Constitution Day, here is a look at Ambedkar's powerful and thought-provoking quotes.