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M Rajivlochan

The writer is at the department of history, Panjab University, Chandigarh

The rising worth of Dalits in Punjab’s electoral politics
Sat, Feb 12, 2022

M. Rajivlochan writes: It could mean the end of Jat dominance in the state’s public life

Can’t blame the gods: Discovering free will during Covid-19
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

For individuals to be held accountable is not only very new for Indian society, it goes against the most dominant grain in the history of thinking and decision-making in the Indian subcontinent.

China, unlike India, has adapted western ideas to suit its needs
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Indians, despite all the furore about Independence from the West, seem to have fully imbibed those norms and ideas — not in substance but certainly in form.

Whether Hindi or any other tongue, there has to be a strong practical reason to learn it
Mon, Sep 30, 2019

A language, after all, is a device for communication between people. This is a point that we need to remember, always.

Reservation has failed to address social inequities, create opportunities for all
Mon, Jul 01, 2019

Creating more opportunities for everyone continues to remain the weakest link in India’s journey towards becoming a more equitable society.

Poll machine and the people
Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Aam aadmi, not just government officials, should be part of the conduct of elections to end distrust.

No Punjab redux
Wed, Nov 21, 2018

The state might see violence erupt now and then, but it has learned to be wary from a turbulent political past

The unshackling
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Institution of Eminence tag frees universities from government interference

Eureka Moment For Universities
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Graded autonomy to higher education bodies should spur investment in human capital.

Unhealthy Binaries
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

India’s healthcare needs monitoring systems, not public vs private sector debate.

Once Upon A Battle
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

At that time, Koregaon was a battle both sides thought they had not won

The People Are Ready
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The transition to a world of digital transactions awaits more government initiative

Abdication foretold
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The authority of the Indian state was trounced by the Dera. Is anyone surprised?

In Defence Of Esoterica
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Lack of high-end research has a cascading effect. It impacts people’s earning abilities

The Past, Made In India
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Punjab minister’s proposal to decolonise history can be a beginning

States, Weak And Strong
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

There is a link between demonetisation and the attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The lions of Punjab
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Criminals, like those who escaped Nabha jail, are exploiting religious symbols. Society and the state must reflect.

The suitable vice chancellor
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

The VC’s job is more about managing people than about academic leadership.

When the state withers away
Mon, Mar 07, 2016

Haryana government must remember: Investors stay away when property can’t be secured

Don’t blame the politicians
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Indian academics have themselves to blame for the poor regard they’re held in.

City in a garden
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Chandigarh was designed without a soul. Then it found Nek Chand.

Where’s the Irreverent Indian?
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

A good laugh at the expense of religion and the religious has always been an essential part of our tradition.

Elections 2014
Public and the poll
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

The Election Commission should involve citizens in the electoral process.

The irresponsible executive
Tue, Oct 22, 2013

As the ministry’s CEO,the minister cannot evade accountability for decisions.

Chief minister and crusader
Mon, Oct 08, 2012

Pratap Singh Kairon,whose birth anniversary was last week,fought corruption institutionally