Sunday, Oct 02, 2022

VHP hits back at Shazia Ilmi: BJP must come clean on Bilkis convicts issue

September 10, 2022 8:21:20 pm

Pravesh Kumar Choudhry writes: Shazia Ilmi’s statements on VHP are the false propaganda of the Lutyens’ elite.

Brahmastra box office collection

Brahmastra may break Bollywood’s dry spell. But the film is not without its flaws

September 10, 2022 5:45:21 pm

Brahmastra has secured an impressive opening at the box office. But to meet the expectations of a demanding and fickle audience, the trilogy needs to live up to the scale of its ambition

People’s participation in the ‘TB-Mukt India’ campaign can help eliminate the disease by 2025

September 10, 2022 9:02:26 am

Mansukh Mandaviya writes: Any individual or organisation can register as Ni-kshay Mitra on the Ni-kshay 2.0 portal to support people affected by the disease. The initiative intends to provide essential nutritional and social support to people with TB and root out stigma and discrimination against them

BJP’s Shazia Ilmi writes on Bilkis Bano remission: My personal sense of justice feels betrayed

September 10, 2022 8:55:42 pm

Shazia Ilmi writes: Accusations of bias or preferential treatment are ridiculous, convicts in the Bilkis Bano case utilised the remission process afforded to them after the minimum of 14 years. But this is less about jurisprudence and technicalities of law and more about justice


Why sports management in India needs to include former players

September 10, 2022 8:56:07 am

Rajath Kathuria writes: As sport administration becomes more demanding and training and skills more complex, the presumption that sports federations can be run by bureaucrats or judges needs a serious rethink

Ram Madhav writes: Undoing Deng, Xi returns to Mao’s coterie, Stalin’s brutality

September 10, 2022 8:56:25 am

Ram Madhav writes: Chinese Communist Party General Secretary has dismantled democratic moderation of his predecessors. The world should brace itself for a Chinese winter that could heat up

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

September 10, 2022 11:38:10 am

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

Success of new education policy depends on how we recruit and assess teachers

September 9, 2022 12:33:47 pm

Aanchal Chomal and Anupama Raj write: Respecting learner diversity and skills in building a participative/democratic classroom culture are crucial requisites of a teacher. The recruitment process should assess the teacher’s aptitude in this respect

Why we need to address uncorrected refractive errors in children

September 9, 2022 12:34:50 pm

Amarjit Singh writes: Schools appear to be the best forum for implanting health education for children and for early detection of ocular morbidities. Well-trained teachers, appropriately backed by optometrists as well as ophthalmologists, could make a major difference to the malaise

Mature leadership in India and Bangladesh has not let minor disagreements threaten shared interests

September 9, 2022 12:33:03 pm

Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty writes: While bilateral ties will continue to grow, inimical forces will seek to undermine goodwill. Both countries must cooperate more closely against this menace if the future has to be secured for economic growth and prosperity


Lord Meghnad Desai writes: Queen Elizabeth II shepherded the UK into modernity

September 10, 2022 12:31:46 pm

Meghnad Desai writes: During Queen Elizabeth’s reign, a staid, conservative, repressed society became multiracial, multicultural

Kartavya Path is about political hegemony, the imprint of Modi raj

September 9, 2022 5:28:03 pm

Satish Despande writes: Renaming of Rajpath is an attempt to represent state power to the public, in a sanctimonious manner filled with a for-show hyper-morality


Central Vista criticism reflects inability of old elite to accept New India

September 9, 2022 8:44:31 am

Abhinav Prakash writes: Just as 2014 marked the final departure from the old polity of the last 100 years, the Central Vista project marks the departure from the colonial roots of central Delhi.

Sheikh Hasina’s visit: Rivers shared, friendship deepened

September 8, 2022 11:14:51 am

Subimal Bhattacharjee writes: Improved connectivity between India and Bangladesh not only enhances economic prospects but also builds better relations between the people.

Netaji at India Gate: The revolutionary’s due

September 8, 2022 8:37:19 am

Raghvendra Singh writes: Bose maintained that no revolutionary leader had the right to expect freedom in their lifetime. A movement, a fight, had to be passed on.

The wheat of the matter: Disruption of supply chains due to Ukraine war has implications for India’s food security

September 8, 2022 8:30:08 am

Christophe Jafferlot and Hemal Thakker write: There is a need to set restrictions on the reserves that the private sector can hold. This will help prevent the opaqueness of private sector reserves, which often fuels speculation by large international financial actors. Internationally, positional limits could be set on speculators

Three developments that have brightened the outlook for capital expenditure by state governments

September 8, 2022 8:30:25 am

Aditi Nayar writes: Higher devolution, interest-free loans and easing of restrictions will ease stress on state finances


In Jammu & Kashmir, new voter list will deepen democracy

September 8, 2022 8:30:42 am

M N Sabharwal and Manish Sabharwal write: Article 370’s death must birth a new J&K voter list that includes all residents by the new deadline of November 25

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Reaching the journey

September 8, 2022 8:29:32 am

Peter Ronald deSouza writes: The Congress’s yatra has much to learn from the previous yatras


Shivaji and Indian Navy: Claims of Maratha king being ‘Father of the Navy’ hide historical reality

September 10, 2022 6:17:16 am

Manimugdha S Sharma writes: An alternative past is being imagined in which there is an unbroken continuity from the Mauryas, Guptas, Cholas, and Marathas, all the way down to the modern Indian Navy

Four years after Section 377 repeal: The transition from laws to lives is still not done

September 7, 2022 5:21:02 pm

Despite the rainbow flags on the road, queer people continue to live dual lives due to the severe lack of legal, familial and social support

Bharat Jodo Yatra: A bold move by Congress, but why it may not be enough

September 7, 2022 12:56:26 pm

A much-needed on-ground campaign is a massive step for the Congress Party. But to have any chance of competing with the BJP, it needs to learn from it

India’s Ideal Citizen in 2047 will be male, of course, and will help fulfil the destiny of this Glorious Nation

September 7, 2022 9:17:56 am

Manjula Padmanabhan writes: India at 75 is a country riddled with gender inequity. What will India look like at 100 if the problem is not addressed today?

For a stronger economy: We need economic reforms beyond liberalisation

September 7, 2022 9:18:13 am

Ashima Goyal writes: Focus must be on leveraging India’s special circumstances and areas where India has a comparative advantage


Revdi culture debate: Why we need freebies in India

September 7, 2022 4:46:07 pm

S Y Quraishi writes: Given poverty and inequality in India, it is important that we reaffirm the value and necessity of welfare programmes and the urgent need to expand them