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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Jaya Jaitly

The writer is former president of the Samata Party.

Virtual courts cannot fully replace a process that demands direct human interaction
Thu, Oct 22, 2020

The dispensation of justice is a human endeavour made up of laws, ethics, morality, wisdom and compassion. The absence of any one of these five ingredients, short-changed by restrictive virtual situations, would render the exercise of justice only partially satisfactory or even downright unjust.

Handloom Day announcements look like a mix of the good and the bad, but are mostly foggy
Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Jaya Jaitly writes: In the case of the textiles sector, what happened to the Satyam and Ajai Shankar committee reports? What about the inputs from the few meetings that were held before COVID-19 arrived?

Pradeep Sachdeva nudged capital’s citizens to respect their surroundings
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

The grace with which Pradeep Sachdeva lived and shared in his work will now be embraced by the greatest public space of all — the infinite cosmos.

Craftspeople have always Made in India. They now need state support
Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Unless there is recognition and support for our 50 million skilled artisans and craftspeople through enabling sustainable livelihoods, many can be driven to penury and heritage skills will die.

She set an example
Fri, Aug 09, 2019

We need more women leaders like Sushma Swaraj

Khan Market gang’s blinkers couldn’t spot the India which sees dynasts as obstruction to its dreams
Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Narendra Modi, who exclusively controlled the discourse during campaigning both in 2014 and 2019, cleverly ensured that aspiration and entitlement for the voter, particularly the youth, came wrapped in contempt for entitled dynasts.

No is a complete sentence
Mon, Oct 29, 2018

But sexual predators don’t get it. Because they draw on deep reservoirs of misogyny.

Jobs, lost and found
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

There is a basket of livelihoods and knowledge, guided by culture, which fulfils all that government means when it says “jobs”.

Too Early to Say Sari
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Anushka Sharma's Sabyasachi Banarasi at her Delhi reception started a conversation around the heritage weave. But the weavers have little reason to rejoice.

Taxing the artisan
Sat, Sep 02, 2017

The voice of craftspeople must not be silenced in the transition to GST

A Very Special Woman
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

A collection of writings offers a rare insight into the life of one of India’s most eminent but little remembered public activists

Suspicion And Red Tape
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

The government needs to distinguish between crooked NGOs and genuine ones.

No demotion for Smriti Irani
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Her detractors don’t see the obvious: The textiles sector can benefit enormously from her affinity for action.

The unnoticed agreement
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Prime Minister Modi’s Iran trip also yielded a significant cultural pact

No scam called ‘coffingate’
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Gossip, half-facts and some fiction cannot masquerade as history.

Danger looms
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Removing sari from handlooms reservation act would ill serve weavers and a shared heritage.

Not just rural, not just urban
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

Can we devise spaces in city that allow experiments like Dilli Haat to take off and endure, asks Jaya Jaitly.

And then the waters rose
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Now, people of J&K praise army for their rescue and curse the media for publicising it.

Elections 2014
Warped and weft
Thu, May 08, 2014

What Varanasi’s weavers want from their Lok Sabha representative.

Politics,not principle
Thu, Jun 20, 2013

Nitish Kumar should reveal the real reasons for his walkout from the NDA

Beyond one-sided ‘truths’
Tue, Oct 16, 2012

Salman Khurshid,like any other accused,has the right to present his side of the story

The Ramayana Melas
Thu, Nov 10, 2011

Examining the multiple meanings of the Ramayana is essential for an intellectual politics

A movement with no place for politics
Mon, Aug 22, 2011

Dear Anna,widen your team,and your horizons,or India will be the worse for it.

Where the camera can’t go
Sat, Apr 10, 2010

The rules governing sting operations need to be written up....

CEC as Chief Election Censor
Thu, Apr 08, 2004

The sudden agitation of the Election Commission (EC) and the honourable Supreme Court regarding a couple of short TV advertisements on the p...