The writer is a former chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities.
And Lakshadweep today has no poor. This was Rajiv’s enduring gift to the islanders.
Recruitment to the civil service needs to be modernised. But it will require a complete overhaul of the system — not piecemeal initiatives.
A generation has grown up amid violence. Yet, the state can fall back on its heritage of tolerance, confluence
Suspending democracy, imposing governor’s rule, would undo political progress in Kashmir
How will the India-Pak stakeholders pick up the pieces now? Even back-channel talks will only work if the political leaderships of both countries are prepared to give clear direction
Could the army’s decision in the case open a new chapter in the poll-bound state?
RTI was designed to expand access to information,by training citizens and the government
Right to information admittedly presents large challenges for public authorities,but it is crucial for a complex nation like ours
The authorities need to use the lull to allow the people of the state to become participants in governance