What is the message that goes out to survivors of sexual assault and communal violence of Gujarat 2002? Ironically, this happened as PM Modi gave a call for upholding Nari Shakti.
The empathy of Muslim neighbours is, no doubt, heartwarming. But the volatile political situation and the sporadic but continuous killing of Hindus since 2019, including Bihari labourers, has increased the insecurity of Kashmiri Pandits
Upma Gautam writes: The large percentage of undertrials in prison and pre-trial detentions are often a result of the unfair application of bail provisions.
Failing to fully integrate discom operations in the analysis of state government finances obscures the true picture of loss.
Christophe Jaffrelot, Maulik Saini write: Muslim presence is declining in public sector and even in the self-employed. They are overrepresented among the unemployed.
Byju Raveendran writes: Thanks to growing digitisation, the barrier to entry to becoming an entrepreneur is low and getting even lower.
Alok Rai writes: To draw line between free speech and hate speech, you need to engage with inequalities of power — and inequality of access to free speech.
Babu Jagjivan Ram one day drank water from the prohibited pitcher, faced violence and boycott. A hundred years later — after freedom, democracy, and a million pledges to equity — a nine-year-old boy from Rajasthan got killed for that very reason.
Even after 75 years of Independence, the practice of untouchability remains. Institutions in India, government or non-governmental, political parties or religious organisations, are conspicuously silent on violence against Dalits.
The UK has been the beneficiary of great talent of Indian heritage as a consequence of the two nations’ long, complex and sometimes painful history. Both must now look ahead to the next 75 years, which offer a tremendous opportunity to write new chapters.
Kanimozhi Karunanidhi writes: We need a course correction so that our upcoming generations witness a free and prosperous society. We should ensure our republic protects all citizens and approaches checkpoints in this journey with a scientific temper.
C. Raja Mohan writes: Our diplomatic discourse remains trapped in a framework that emerged when India was weak and vulnerable 75 years ago. The fears of a ‘developing nation’ can’t be the guiding principles for the diplomacy of a ‘developed nation’.
His life, teachings and legacy have contributed to the idea of India that embodies a revolutionary zeal deeply rooted in its cultural values and complex histories
Dattatreya Hosabale writes: Global challenges can be faced only when our internal systems are strong
D. Raja writes: For the nation, the enemy was British colonialism; for the RSS, it was Muslims.
Rohini Nilekani writes: They bring energy, passion, diversity into the work they do, as the battle for justice, environmental sustainability, rights and dignity of the vulnerable. In a country that will still be young on its 100th I-Day, this active citizenship is heartening news
People live longer, are much healthier, have access to all health services, good nutrition, clean air and water.
K K Shailaja writes: I hope that will be an India where freedom of expression is not curtailed, people are allowed to express themselves without fear
Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit writes: Women’s emancipation and empowerment need to be first fought for at the level of ideas and narratives. It is at the level of the mind and intellect where the real battle for us lies, from now to India at 100
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw writes: By 2047 India could become a knowledge economy powered by cutting-edge research. Inclusivity and increasing participation of women hold the key
Amitava Kumar writes: On Friday, a 24-year-old from New Jersey named Hadi Matar attacked the writer Salman Rushdie with a knife. Another writer wants the would-be assassin to know more about the man he tried to kill
With his overtures to become the Vice-President rebuffed, Nitish wants to give his ambitions of a national political role another shot. He is overestimating his prospects
Anuradha Mascarenhas writes: At the old family house, the regular gatherings, laced with banter and good food, rarely ended without a card game of Seven of Hearts (Badaam Saat). Mota Bhabhi would initiate the game and Bhai and other would happily join in.
Richard Kamei writes: The NSCN-IM signed a ceasefire agreement with the Government of India on July 25, 1997, which became effective on August 1, 1997. This heralded the start of Indo-Naga peace talks.
Coomi Kapoor writes: Since the numbers always favoured a JD(U)-RJD tie-up and Tejashwi Yadav was willing to bury the hatchet, why did Nitish bide his time? The Bihar CM knew that the BJP is a wily enemy to cross.