Friday, Dec 09, 2022

Looking past propaganda: Why India’s minority groups are not in danger

October 8, 2022 8:54:52 am

Ram Madhav writes: There is a vested interest in creating the narrative of ‘minorities in danger’ and besmirching the image of BJP and RSS. Newly emerging Muslim leadership should reject this cacophony and seize an opportunity that is being offered

Protests at Vizhinjam Port raise deeper questions about the future of fisherfolk

October 8, 2022 8:57:54 am

Sunny Jose writes: The coast is more than a mere dwelling place for the fisherfolk. It is as much a lived space as well as an occupational space. The state government should not dismiss their concerns


There are no poor people, only people in poor places

October 8, 2022 11:13:42 am

India’s problem is not jobs but wages. Wages will not rise without balanced targeting of policy-induced price distortions. State governments must restore policy balance by combining targeting poor people with transforming poor places

Say no to alcohol: The case for abstinence

October 8, 2022 8:56:31 am

Nimai M Mehta writes: Rapidly changing demographics and socialisation of alcohol consumption in India requires that each of us take seriously the wider impact of our drinking

What the success of Vikram Vedha says about the failure of the multiplex

October 11, 2022 8:49:45 am

Twenty-five years after the single-screen theatre was abandoned, the popular film is not willing to let go of the memory of the less sanitised, less exclusive experience. What had become undesirable is now being missed — only too late perhaps

A Russian response: On Ukraine, India is on the right side of history — it is guided by national interest, not western propaganda

October 7, 2022 5:01:23 pm

India is a country capable of making independent foreign policy decisions. Why must it sacrifice its interests for somebody else’s?

Why Russia isn’t the villain of the war

October 7, 2022 9:31:14 am

Anastasia Piliavsky’s article exhorting Indians to support Ukraine and the West presents a biased picture. Russia’s position is a response to the aggressive moves by the US, NATO.


How KCR’s national pitch differs from Stalin’s

October 7, 2022 8:17:10 am

The fact is that KCR, unlike the DMK in Tamil Nadu or the Left in Kerala, has no story to tell. The TRS also has no access to the political legacies of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh – the national movement, peasant struggles – which could have provided the party with the cultural resources to battle Hindutva

Russia-Ukraine: Lessons from a seven-month war

October 7, 2022 8:25:06 am

Raja Menon writes: The Ukraine conflict reshapes battlefield, challenges understanding of victory and defeat.

Rice insecurity: The depletion of groundwater resources and the increasing cost of cultivation may put rice production in jeopardy in the future

October 7, 2022 8:22:28 am

Poornima Varma writes: Unreliable rice export policy and precarity of production among other factors, will have long-term impact

In Tamil Nadu education model, children are placed centrestage

October 10, 2022 9:05:41 am

Provision of breakfast in government schools is part of a decades-long vision in the state to ensure holistic education


The question at Vijayadashami rallies in Maharashtra: Who moved my Hindutva?

October 7, 2022 5:28:58 pm

Girish Kuber writes: Both rallies underlined the same point — the political narrative revolves around one party: The BJP

Manoj Jha writes: Election Commission’s proposal on freebies and election promises raises questions of institutional overreach

October 7, 2022 8:23:42 am

The ECI must not lose sight of its broader remit to enforce rules of the game. It must remain monitor, not become player


Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: Across world, foundational ideas of major political systems are under challenge

October 10, 2022 1:22:54 pm

The foundational frameworks iconically represented by Madison, Mao, Maududi and Mandela are floundering.

In a society that defines women by marital status, can the Supreme Court judgment on abortion make a difference?

October 6, 2022 8:43:19 am

Sameena Dalwai and Asmita Singh write: Ultimately, the issue pertains to citizenship. Are women citizens of India? Or are we waiting to be enrolled?

‘IPO-isation’ of political manifestos ahead of polls: Why the Election Commission’s proposal on freebies is an overreach

October 6, 2022 9:58:39 am

Making financial disclosures a part of the Model Code of Conduct may eventually put the onus of assessment of proformas submitted by political parties on the poll watchdog. Does the Election Commission want to extend itself thus?

Message on Vijayadashami: Awaken the potential of women, dormant power of marginalised

October 5, 2022 6:00:21 pm

The principles of victory of dharma over adharma, truth over falsehood, and humanity over the demonic are fundamental to our culture

Why inclusive Hindutva is a myth

October 5, 2022 10:17:00 pm

By making sympathetic gestures towards perpetrators of caste atrocities, by clamping down on Dalit-Bahujan assertion, proponents of Hindutva seek to retain the ideology’s traditional support base

Mission Karmayogi: Reimagining the civil servant

October 5, 2022 11:38:09 am

India is rapidly integrating technology in both governance and in delivering goods and services. All this requires a worker (civil servant) who is not just committed but also has the competence to deliver on this evolving mandate.

India@75 looking at 100: The dream of a healthy nation

October 5, 2022 11:31:32 am

To meet India’s healthcare challenges and transform it into a world leader in the field in the next 25 years, we must act now to transform education, expand care and research


As China’s long-term intentions remain shrouded in opacity, why India must look back to see what lies ahead

October 5, 2022 2:36:17 pm

While repeatedly demonstrating its penchant for “salami-slicing”, at sea as well as on land, China continues to stake its claim to Arunachal Pradesh as “Southern Tibet.” Its determined hostility to India in international forums leaves little room for the hope that “strategic patience” will resolve bilateral problems.

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Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan:I’ is like a stenographer’s shorthand of a fascinating speech

October 4, 2022 8:33:00 pm

The film is too faithful to its source. Filmmakers can borrow the core elements from the textual material but it is important to be disloyal to its structure, even treacherous if necessary

How Mizoram has set up a de facto asylum regime for Myanmar refugees

October 4, 2022 5:55:55 pm

The state government, local NGOs, local churches, international humanitarian organisations, and sometimes the refugees themselves, are working in tandem to ensure asylum seekers have basic amenities. But Mizoram may not have the resources for continuing assistance


Dear Indian friends, don’t end up on the wrong side of history — A letter from a Russian-speaking Ukrainian

October 7, 2022 4:57:47 pm

Condemn Putin’s terror. You may not change how much oil your government buys from Russia, but it will save India – and its people – from appearing hopelessly provincial, instrumental and inhumane

Livestreaming Supreme Court proceedings: A step closer to a stronger democracy

October 4, 2022 8:10:28 am

Technology is a great instrument for forging solidarity and overcoming the obstacles of distance. Live-streaming of the Court’s proceedings will hopefully perform this task and translate the terms of legal justice into public and everyday discourse