Modi has underpinned and rehabilitated “hyphenated secularism”. When the hegemonic idea mocks and bypasses the constituting ingredients of a culture, it inflicts moral injuries itself.
These estimates by the Grand Old Man of the freedom struggle were closely linked to the idea of freedom not just from the British rule but also from a life of poverty.
Equating August 5 with August 15 was a clear attempt at conflating the legacy of the freedom movement with Hindutva symbols.
Each generation of our women will need to tweak old freedoms and laws. But the young women today need to realise that they have inherited a well-documented past.
It is up to us: Do we want to go back to the “normal” which we thought was normal or use this opportunity to understand the real meaning of freedom and create a new normal that is founded on the principle of equality.
President Sanjiva Reddy said India is the largest democracy in the world with a successful parliamentary system. But “we have yet to learn the hard way, through trial and error the social dimension to the economic progress made since independence”.
The Supreme Court has broad shoulders. By convicting Prashant Bhushan for contempt, it diminishes itself.
With other Gulf states expected to follow UAE’s lead on Israel, stage is set for major realignment in region.
The byplay of Stuart and Chris Broad is a telling frame in a game amid pandemic.
Both India and Pakistan lost out when the Subcontinent got divided in 1947
The general directive for textbooks implies that Pakistan is for the Muslims alone
Studies reveal households self-employed in agriculture or engaged in salaried jobs fared better those employed in informal sector.
In Thailand, schoolchildren have deployed Harry Potter against generals playing politics. Protest is alive and well in pandemic.
Government, parties must work together to protect communal peace in one of country’s most diverse and vibrant cities.
Faceless assessment and appeal, random allocation of cases, anonymity — these can help reduce taxpayer harassment.
Is the relocation of forest-dwellers always needed for conserving wildlife? Some hardline conservationists and foresters believe that wildlife needs absolutely “inviolate” areas — those devoid of humans and human activities.
Across a wide range of disciplines, PhD enrolments are invariably more than MPhil, yet another pointer that the MPhil degree was anything but a filter. It was an exit option.
Portability of medical records will pose challenges, require answering concerns of doctors and patients, and won’t happen overnight. But it has potential to advance medicine and health for all.
While it was prudent (and opportunistic) for New Delhi to have invested in the narcissism of Trump, it may also be a moment to revisit and reflect on the idea that only the present incumbent can deliver on the promise of bilateral relations.
The recent redevelopment work done by the AAP government under the Chandni Chowk Redevelopment Plan brings hope for the area that has long been neglected by previous governments.
The unrest began when a pig strayed into an Eidgah while Muslims were offering prayers there. They accused the police of deliberately letting loose the animal.
Rahat Indori wrote both sophisticated Urdu couplets and more popular compositions. He was an artist who lived on his own terms.
How, why and who made New Delhi into an enemy in Kashmir? It’s time for Kashmiris to introspect
Toppling the governments and nullifying the verdict of the people, because of the lure of individual gains, has become normal practice. It is a matter of grave concern for those who want to save democracy and the Constitution.
Was there any dharma in flaunting the bhoomi puja, making a national spectacle of it, knowing full well that an entire section of the population, not just Muslims, was feeling excluded, deprived, in fact diminished?