Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

Taking off their hijab: Iranian women’s protest against the headscarves dates back several decades

September 20, 2022 9:10:55 am

Ramin Jahanbegloo writes: The recent protests are spearheaded by a new generation who do not want to preserve the Islamic Revolution


Fali S Nariman writes: Supreme Court’s basic structure doctrine in a new context

September 20, 2022 1:50:20 pm

The basic structure doctrine constitutes a high watermark in the assertion of the Supreme Court’s judicial power in the teeth of a determined majoritarian regime.

How western media’s bias against India can be corrected

September 22, 2022 8:50:37 am

Shashi Shekhar Vempati writes: There is need for an Indian global media platform to address the superficial understanding of Indian democracy and the stereotypical perspective of the country’s socio-cultural diversity

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Why ritual pomp fascinates Indians

September 21, 2022 8:27:49 am

From the Queen’s passing to nationalist celebrations, from coronations to Republic Day — rituals seem embedded in our DNA.


Janaki Nair writes: Reimagining Bengaluru

September 19, 2022 7:51:58 pm

Janaki Nair writes: City fathers need to revive the intertwined tank and market garden model in every locality, introduce a more resilient and sustainable urban ethos


Ashok Gulati writes: Out of tune

September 19, 2022 10:06:19 am

Ashok Gulati writes: An orchestra of multiple instruments is required to deal with the continuing high inflation

With Brahmastra, a more Hindu-ised Bollywood

September 20, 2022 5:54:07 pm

Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions has found a way to appease the market and Hindutva’s fantasy of policing Bollywood.

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Rajeev Chandrasekhar writes: PM Modi’s New India is rising on the Kartavya Path

September 18, 2022 6:55:24 pm

In economy, technology, and start-up ecosystem, Narendra Modi is setting new global standards, working for a prosperous future for the youth.


Ravi Chellam writes: There are better ways than cheetahs to revive ecosystems

September 19, 2022 10:06:43 am

Ravi Chellam writes: The scientific foundation of the plan to introduce African cheetahs in India is flawed. It also disregards our national conservation priorities, makes exaggerated conservation claims

Young and raring to quit

September 18, 2022 9:15:07 am

Leher Kala writes: Similarly, Bombay Shaving Company CEO Shantanu Deshpande was widely criticised for a LinkedIN post that seemed like he was poking fun at young executives who talk of “work-life balance, spending time with family, rejuvenation bla-bla”.

The Queen is dead… Long live the Queen?

September 18, 2022 9:14:47 am

Suraj Yengde writes: Elizabeth’s legacy is unsurprisingly complex. The royal family history in the UK consists of Norman invasions into the segregated island of Europe about a thousand years ago. Most of the British royalty have German heritage.


Godard, God & Kerala: A breathless admiration

September 18, 2022 1:05:06 pm

Appu Bhattathiri writes: As news of Godard’s demise broke, the feeds of our social media handles were flooded with quotes, write-ups, pictures and videos, all signifying our love for a legend.


Tavleen Singh writes: Punishment without proof

September 18, 2022 1:50:09 pm

Tavleen Singh writes: An excellent start for redeeming India’s image could be made by releasing Umar Khalid and Siddique Kappan on bail. Neither of these two men deserved to be in jail in the first place.

P Chidambaram writes: Azadi, Autonomy and Mr Azad

September 18, 2022 6:47:23 pm

As CWC member, MP and Leader of the Opposition, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad lent his voice to the original idea of Kashmir. It is an unfortunate turn of fate that Mr Azad, minus the status of MP, has embraced the opposite idea of Kashmir

Leh to host International Yoga Day's main event, PM Modi to attend

PM Modi: A Karmyogi and a Statesman

September 17, 2022 10:11:24 pm

May PM Modi work with like-minded leaders to bring about happiness in the world

Priyanka Chaturvedi writes | Vedanta-Foxconn: When Centre takes sides, states and their people bear the cost

September 19, 2022 10:08:52 am

With mega project being moved from Maharashtra to Gujarat, Centre’s step-motherly treatment of opposition-ruled states is clear. This is not only astonishing but unconstitutional.

A Ukraine-returned medical student writes: I’ve been let down by the authorities in India

September 17, 2022 4:54:03 pm

Seven months since our evacuation, nearing the end of my second year, there is an acute lack of clarity from the authorities — NMC, the government, and the judiciary alike. The future looks murky.

How politicians in Bengal conducted a masterclass in homophobia

September 17, 2022 5:11:07 pm

When representatives and leaders are steeped in prejudice — as Trinamool Congress has shown — it sends out a chilling message to the most vulnerable


Nripendra Misra writes: A birthday wishlist for PM Modi

September 19, 2022 10:09:28 am

Nripendra Misra writes: Through his conduct, he has become one with the masses

Learning from the pandemic for a stronger, healthier India

September 17, 2022 9:03:23 am

Adar Poonawalla writes: In regulation, R&D, and engagement with private sector, India must internalise lessons learnt

Winter is coming: Europe without Russia’s gas supply could face a harsh season

September 17, 2022 8:55:05 am

Menaka Guruswamy writes: As we get closer to yet another European winter, will history repeat itself and will Russia triumph militarily over Ukraine and also win the gas war with the continent? Or will Ukraine write a fresh chapter in this saga of war in Europe’s winter?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working to realise the dreams of Babasaheb

September 17, 2022 10:29:01 am

Ram Nath Kovind writes: The influence of Ambedkar on Modi is clearly visible in all his actions, programmes and policies.

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: Madhava Rao, a statesman from a princely state whose administrative qualities PM Modi extolled

September 17, 2022 8:43:22 am

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: Madhava Rao’s treatise on governance offers a window into an alternative modernity and alternative genealogy of secularism – it has relevance even today


Why there is hope for the cheetah in India

September 22, 2022 10:09:04 pm

Bringing a carnivore back into a system where the landscape is shared with humans can be a dangerous mission, but conservation history has shown us that it is doable with the perfect mix of science and outreach.


At Central Vista, a flawed decolonisation project by BJP-RSS

September 17, 2022 7:48:56 pm

Kaushik Das Gupta writes: Despite the Modi government’s claims to root out colonial laws BJP-run governments, including at the Centre, have weaponised the sedition law — once used against nationalists including Gandhi, Tilak and Nehru — to showcase its might against dissenters