M Rajivlochan

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

Articles By M Rajivlochan

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

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

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

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

No Punjab redux

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

The unshackling

Institution of Eminence tag frees universities from government interference

Eureka Moment For Universities

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

Unhealthy Binaries

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

Once Upon A Battle

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

The People Are Ready

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

Abdication foretold

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

In Defence Of Esoterica

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

The Past, Made In India

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

States, Weak And Strong

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

The lions of Punjab

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

The suitable vice chancellor

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

When the state withers away

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

Don’t blame the politicians

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

City in a garden

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

Where’s the Irreverent Indian?

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

Public and the poll

The Election Commission should involve citizens in the electoral process.