Sunday, Oct 02, 2022

Bibek Debroy writes: As PM Modi said, the onus for labour reform is on the states

September 15, 2022 9:02:35 am

Bibek Debroy writes: Flexibility in laws, labour reform is being stymied at the state level

Succession, Squid Game, White Lotus — in capitalism, everyone loses

September 15, 2022 9:05:07 am

Pooja Pillai writes: The moral of the story from this year’s Emmy winners: The great, big capitalist machine might make you all the money in the world but you won’t be any happier than the gig worker.

With Central Vista, Bose statue, Narendra Modi is decolonising Indian mind

September 15, 2022 9:03:39 am

Rakesh Sinha writes: PM Modi’s determination to remove the symbols and structures of colonial oppression will strengthen the civilisational idea of India.

Jean-Luc Godard was the conscience of cinema

September 14, 2022 8:47:19 am

CS Venkiteswaran writes: Godard, whose commitment to the truth of the image was total and who considered filmmaking a testimony of history, has a lot of urgent and crucial lessons to offer in an age of digital excess and distraction

India at 100 should be a society where gender is not used as a tool to exclude

September 14, 2022 8:38:30 am

Aqsa Shaikh writes: The current situation makes us ask: Are we keen as a society to undo the historical wrongs committed against the transgender community and ensure equality of rights and opportunities or are we just resisting attempts at revealing our transphobia through cosmetic changes?


The solution to India’s stunted improvement on the Human Development Index: Improving access to quality education

September 14, 2022 12:15:33 pm

India, belonging to the medium HDI category, shows dimensional inequalities similar to or slightly below the average figures in the category, except in the case of education where it is high and closer to the low HDI countries. The inequalities in health and education are more than twice that of the very high and high HDI categories


India’s great anaemia mystery

September 14, 2022 8:34:09 am

Soumya Gupta and Payal Seth write: Increase in haemoglobin deficiency in NFHS-5 despite progress on other nutritional and health indicators is a matter of concern

How my meeting with Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace inspired a grass roots programme

September 13, 2022 7:34:25 pm

King Charles III, the new monarch of the UK, has had a deep relationship with India

As the new Central Vista opens to the public, some thoughts on eating ice cream and Central Delhi

September 13, 2022 9:24:20 pm

Dilliwalas used to visit the India Gate for the ice cream. The Central Vista now has new pathways. But will it like its predecessor draw legitimacy from the flavours of the past


Rishabh Bhandari writes: The challenge for PM Liz Truss

September 13, 2022 9:04:44 am

Rishabh Bhandari writes: If Truss seeks to reset Britain’s political direction, she will have to be bold. She should not be shy about introducing truly conservative policies that are capable of promoting transformative change

Pratiksha Baxi writes: Mass remission for Bilkis Bano case convicts is an act of symbolic violence

September 13, 2022 8:59:55 am

Pratiksha Baxi writes: The judiciary must reflect on how this decision was indifferent to the fact that each stage of the case has been indescribably traumatic for the survivor, witnesses, and her support persons. This trauma which is simultaneously individual, and collective has been inflicted yet again 20 years later


Faizan Mustafa writes | Gyanvapi order: The law cannot resolve vexed religious issues

September 13, 2022 1:20:47 pm

Faizan Mustafa writes: Our obsession with the law as a solution to problems — particularly religious and social problems — is the real problem. In the context of both Kashi and Mathura, many Muslims and liberals relied too greatly on the Places of Worship Act

Mohsin Alam Bhat writes: CAA and the test of India’s constitutional identity

September 13, 2022 8:56:00 am

Mohsin Alam Bhat writes: Supreme Court is poised to finally decide whether the religious test for Indian citizenship is arbitrary and discriminatory.

How we fought for Siddique Kappan

September 12, 2022 9:55:21 pm

The Malayalam journalist’s detention was an attack on freedom of speech and press

Shavkat Mirziyoyev

The President of Uzbekistan writes: The SCO Samarkand Summit represents dialogue and cooperation in an interconnected world

September 12, 2022 5:08:56 pm

The ‘Samarkand spirit’, which looks at the world as indivisible and not fragmented, can serve as the basis for a fundamentally new format of international interaction, including within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization


C Raja Mohan writes | Russia’s setback in Ukraine: India must be alive to changes on the ground

September 13, 2022 9:02:59 am

C Raja Mohan writes: After Russian retreat from Kharkiv, there is no question that the global narrative on the war in Ukraine is beginning to change

Mani Shankar Aiyar writes: Queen Elizabeth, the empress without an empire

September 13, 2022 5:53:43 pm

Mani Shankar Aiyar writes: By remaining a symbol of stability in a churning ocean of change, Queen Elizabeth upheld the torch of the monarchy by keeping her counsel to herself and reigning as a non-controversial monarch

Bangladesh PM’s India visit promises to take bilateral ties to new heights

September 12, 2022 9:24:47 am

Ashikur Rahman writes: Hope has been renewed after PM Hasina’s visit, especially because she and PM Narendra Modi stated that the spirit of friendship will help these two historic allies resolve all pending issues

Giving wanderlust its due: There is a need for tourism analysts to hold planners accountable

September 12, 2022 9:25:19 am

Hugh Gantzer and Colleen Gantzer write: Ill-informed politicians pander to their whims, construct elaborate tourism “attractions” to boost their over-inflated egos. Their bluffs need to be called.


Indo-Japan ministerial dialogue points to deepening of strategic and defence partnership

September 12, 2022 9:25:53 am

Sujan R Chinoy writes: The spurt in ties is also attributable to the long-term vision shared by the leaders on both sides. India’s emergence as the fifth-largest as well as the fastest-growing economy in the world will definitely ensure a further quantum leap in strategic ties with Japan.

Decline of political Islam as a national ideology in Saudi Arabia has implications for the Islamic world

September 12, 2022 8:14:13 am

Mohsin Raza Khan writes: Changes have happened not by openly opposing Wahhabi doctrine but by side-stepping it and using it to justify the reforms.


Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra is commendable. But attacking the Sangh is fruitless

September 12, 2022 9:55:23 pm

Sudheendra Kulkarni writes: The real threat India faces is to its basic Constitutional values and the integrity of its institutions because of the ominous slide towards one-man autocratic rule


The world view from Kartavya Path

September 11, 2022 4:16:49 pm

PM Modi’s inauguration of Kartavya Path and Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra provide a telling glimpse, one after the other, of the big picture from both sides of the political fence.

Our true colours: Brown, soft black or just grey

September 11, 2022 8:32:17 am

Rinku Ghosh writes: Lisa LaFlamme, 58, the chief anchor of Canada’s most-watched news show, who was reportedly fired by the CTV network for looking her age and not dyeing her hair.


Coomi Kapoor writes | Inside Track: PM aspirant

September 11, 2022 6:22:04 pm

Coomi Kapoor writes: Nitish Kumar, who met every major Opposition leader during his visit to Delhi last week, denies he has prime ministerial ambitions.