Pravesh Kumar Choudhry writes: Shazia Ilmi’s statements on VHP are the false propaganda of the Lutyens’ elite.
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
Meghnad Desai writes: During Queen Elizabeth’s reign, a staid, conservative, repressed society became multiracial, multicultural
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
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.
Subimal Bhattacharjee writes: Improved connectivity between India and Bangladesh not only enhances economic prospects but also builds better relations between the people.
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.
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
Aditi Nayar writes: Higher devolution, interest-free loans and easing of restrictions will ease stress on state finances
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
Peter Ronald deSouza writes: The Congress’s yatra has much to learn from the previous yatras
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
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
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
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?
Ashima Goyal writes: Focus must be on leveraging India’s special circumstances and areas where India has a comparative advantage
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