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
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
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
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
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
India is a country capable of making independent foreign policy decisions. Why must it sacrifice its interests for somebody else’s?
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.
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
Raja Menon writes: The Ukraine conflict reshapes battlefield, challenges understanding of victory and defeat.
Poornima Varma writes: Unreliable rice export policy and precarity of production among other factors, will have long-term impact
Provision of breakfast in government schools is part of a decades-long vision in the state to ensure holistic education
Girish Kuber writes: Both rallies underlined the same point — the political narrative revolves around one party: The BJP
The ECI must not lose sight of its broader remit to enforce rules of the game. It must remain monitor, not become player
The foundational frameworks iconically represented by Madison, Mao, Maududi and Mandela are floundering.
Sameena Dalwai and Asmita Singh write: Ultimately, the issue pertains to citizenship. Are women citizens of India? Or are we waiting to be enrolled?
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?
The principles of victory of dharma over adharma, truth over falsehood, and humanity over the demonic are fundamental to our culture
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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