Mohan Bhagwat’s advice to people to refrain from using the term nationalism has TV channels in a fix, while in China, collateral damage of coronavirus claims the entire staff of a newspaper
If, when I was in the foreign service, I had reported to my ambassador after such a trip that I had found “normalcy” in Srinagar, he would have recommended that my further promotions be frozen.
It is fairly clear now that investment in sanitation is actually a facilitator for broader economic, health and social gains. This is the chain of arguments that we encouraged the sanitation ministers of Africa assembled at Addis Ababa to use to bring their finance ministries on board.
An old discomfort persists among ruling elites vis a vis the country’s earliest civilisation.
Another fallacy that has been doing the rounds has been that the CAA, NPR and NRC have been created to turn India into a “Brahminical society”, or that the “Hindutva” mindset will rule supreme. This is all gibberish propaganda by the Opposition that has lost its ground.
India’s growth transformation has to be green. The economy must be competitive as well as sustainable
Sending Rohingya back would mean violating the right to life, constitutional morality.
India has promoted regional cooperation in South Asia in a spirit of generosity, without insisting on reciprocity
Why should not a commitment to improving the lives of ordinary people count as politics? If a democracy cannot improve the lives of people when it is possible to do so, it is not worth having. Political parties with ideologies cannot change this feature.
Application of fertilisers based on soil testing taken up on a mission mode is creating a quiet revolution.
The CAA supports the wishes of Gandhiji in letter and spirit. It took 72 years for a government to put aside political calculations and have the courage to implement Gandhiji’s wishes.
Trade has long been a contentious issue between New Delhi and Washington. Donald Trump administration has made the problem more acute, but India too is turning to protectionism.
A democratic Taiwan benefits the world community. It is time for Taiwan to be included in the international efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.
The other part of the movement, therefore, must be to deepen our unity and solidarity. It must address not just the state but each of us. In the end, the kind of country we become will be determined not by law or court judgments, but by whether love or hate colonises our hearts.
The monster is both within the college and, also, hanging around outside. We, from small towns, can recognise him from a distance. And yet, you — from the famed national capital — failed to do so.
Article 14 of the Constitution has been pressed into service as prescribing “a right to rationality” that forbids any “blanket” and “absolute” prohibition.
The establishment of credible mutual deterrence between two nuclear rivals, by diminishing the possibility of a surprise nuclear attack, forms the basis of what is termed “strategic stability”.
The assemblies were dissolved by a presidential proclamation and the states — Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Orissa, Rajasthan and Punjab — brought under central rule.
According to the article, while AAP showcased its schools and mohalla clinics, the BJP had to carry the burden of inept municipal councillors.
To criminalise protests by Muslims and disallow them to even speak is to tell them that they are not part of the democratic universe of India. For what is democracy if not the freedom to have a view which could be contrary to the mainstream?