The idea that god takes multiple forms is ingrained in Indic religions, but not in Abrahamic faiths
Digitisation of court records, e-filing of cases and their virtual hearing, live streaming of court proceedings are particularly important.
If the Kashi-Mathura disputes are finally adjudicated upon by the nation’s top court, whatever decision it gives in the interest of peace and harmony should not raise eyebrows
This understanding of Indian history rests on a willful forgetting of the exploitation of women and the oppression of labouring castes, pastoral, nomadic and forest communities
The key to an improved criminal justice system is quality forensic labs and well-trained staff, not more legislation and harsher punishments
Whether by design or not, the absence of rural India’s most uncomfortable reality from the show is jarring and amounts to ‘caste-washing’
Dipti Deshpande writes: Pressure on prices of agricultural commodities will take time to soften. This should be after the Russia-Ukraine conflict de-escalates and the impact gradually fades away
Sharmila Purkayastha, Uma Chakravarti write: It is not ‘habitual’ female conduct that obstructs fair and impartial inquiry into sexual crimes, but ‘habitual’ misogyny
Ishan Bakshi writes: Revenue collections have been rising. The challenge for Centre and states is to ensure that this continues
Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: As is often the case in Kashmir, one act of closure may open up new and even more ominous questions.
KJo is 50. It’s easy to think his cinema is just cliche wrapped in consumerism that hasn’t evolved. But there’s skill and honesty in his work
Raj Mohabe writes: One would imagine that after each unspeakable tragedy, leaders and lawmakers in the US would move to enact common-sense gun laws. But there’s nothing but inaction.
Reena Gupta writes: Delhi’s administrative boundaries are limited and the space allocated for forests is also limited, yet every year
the government sets an ambitious target of increasing the green cover.
M A Kalam writes: Besides smashing the ‘vegetarian India’ myth, NFHS data also reveals how entrenched patriarchy dictates who is allowed to eat what.
M Govinda Rao writes: Placing Centre and states on equal footing in the GST Council could expedite reforms through negotiation.
Rekha Sharma writes: Supreme Court order inadvertently casts aspersions on competence of subordinate judiciary. District court should not be weighed down by SC observation
Badri Narayan writes: Unlike charisma, which denotes the magical pull of a political leader, trust capital is acquired slowly by building connections and delivering on promises.
Pranav Sharma writes: The National Education Policy attempts to discard the shackles of Western hegemony, produce scientific, global knowledge from and for India.
Madan Sabnavis writes: It is not prepared to let market forces operate in the agricultural sector.
Jagannath Panda writes: It potentially represents amalgamation of eastern and western ‘like-minded’ countries committed to rules-based liberal order.
Rohan Banerjee writes: A trial about alleged domestic violence and abuse can be triggering for the victims of such crimes and must be handled with respect and sensitivity.
Prabhash Ranjan writes: Effective parliamentary supervision will increase the domestic acceptance and legitimacy of international treaties, especially economic agreements, which are often critiqued for imposing undue restraints on India’s economic sovereignty.
Jayna Kothari writes: The object of the State in enacting Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code is not to protect marriages, but to protect all women against violent sexual assault.
Zeba Sikora writes: SC-appointed inquiry commission found holes in police version of events and directed that 10 policemen involved be prosecuted for murder. But the long history of impunity offers little hope
Ashutosh Varshney writes: Attempt to reclaim mosque for Hindu religious purposes flatly contradicts the Constitution.