The writer is at the department of history, Panjab University, Chandigarh
M. Rajivlochan writes: It could mean the end of Jat dominance in the state’s public life
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.
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.
A language, after all, is a device for communication between people. This is a point that we need to remember, always.
Creating more opportunities for everyone continues to remain the weakest link in India’s journey towards becoming a more equitable society.
Aam aadmi, not just government officials, should be part of the conduct of elections to end distrust.
The state might see violence erupt now and then, but it has learned to be wary from a turbulent political past
Institution of Eminence tag frees universities from government interference
Graded autonomy to higher education bodies should spur investment in human capital.
India’s healthcare needs monitoring systems, not public vs private sector debate.
At that time, Koregaon was a battle both sides thought they had not won
The transition to a world of digital transactions awaits more government initiative
The authority of the Indian state was trounced by the Dera. Is anyone surprised?
Lack of high-end research has a cascading effect. It impacts people’s earning abilities
Punjab minister’s proposal to decolonise history can be a beginning
There is a link between demonetisation and the attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Criminals, like those who escaped Nabha jail, are exploiting religious symbols. Society and the state must reflect.
The VC’s job is more about managing people than about academic leadership.
Haryana government must remember: Investors stay away when property can’t be secured
Indian academics have themselves to blame for the poor regard they’re held in.
Chandigarh was designed without a soul. Then it found Nek Chand.
A good laugh at the expense of religion and the religious has always been an essential part of our tradition.
The Election Commission should involve citizens in the electoral process.
As the ministrys CEO,the minister cannot evade accountability for decisions.
Pratap Singh Kairon,whose birth anniversary was last week,fought corruption institutionally