Friday, Dec 09, 2022

Escapist measures

December 7, 2013 12:01:22 am

It is argued that juveniles should be tried under criminal law as adults if they commit heinous crimes.


Letters to the editor: Muzaffarnagar lesson

December 6, 2013 4:29:39 am

This refers to ‘BJP slams Communal Violence Bill,says attempt to polarise country’ (IE,December 4).


Going with the flow

December 5, 2013 1:24:19 am

Most of India’s women political leaders come from political families,or from the better-off sections of society.


Cautionary tales

December 4, 2013 1:25:01 am

The identity of victims of sexual violence must be kept under wraps to protect them.


Letters to the editor: Voting power

December 3, 2013 12:22:37 am

ALL four states that have gone into polls over the last month have witnessed record voter turnouts (‘Rajasthan too hits all-time high’,IE,December 2). This does not come as a surprise,as the Indian youth now understands the importance of its vote. Thanks to the media,they are well-informed about the impact that a government has on their […]


Letters to the editor: Live up to it

December 2, 2013 5:13:26 am

EVEN as Parliament lags behind,the judiciary has come out with path-breaking guidelines and verdicts to protect the fundamental rights of women. The Justice Verma committee’s recommendations on how to deal with sexual offences were accepted by the government and largely incorporated in the strong anti-rape law. People are already witnessing the effects of these laws. […]


Across the aisle

November 30, 2013 2:09:30 am

The writer’s criticism of Rahul Gandhi is seen as being motivated by her personal prejudice.


Bad timing

November 29, 2013 3:33:17 am

It is really shameful and sad that politicians are playing these ugly games at a time when they should put up a joint front against rape.


A matter of choice

November 28, 2013 3:11:54 am

Among the many searching questions that were posed to Mark Lynas,a key question was missing.


Crossing the line

November 27, 2013 2:16:59 am

Entire episode of Talwar trial,including role that media played in it,is quite unfortunate.


Peace for a time

November 26, 2013 3:18:16 am

The recent breakthrough will go a long way in securing world peace.


Letters to the editor: The mighty fall

November 25, 2013 5:50:52 am

It is unfortunate that Shoma Chaudhury,a so-called crusader for women’s rights and managing editor of Tehelka,chose to shield Tarun Tejpal.


Into the future

November 23, 2013 4:55:33 am

Political class in India continues to look at society through the prism of caste,creed and religion.


Moral high horse

November 22, 2013 3:49:25 am

Stepping down from his position for six months is ridiculous.


Witnessing greatness

November 21, 2013 12:34:50 am

Watching Sachin Tendulkar’s 200th Test against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium,at the age of 78,was a dream come true.


Other options

November 20, 2013 12:17:09 am

The citizens of this country want a change from the Congress party.


Letters to the editor: Infallible institutions

November 19, 2013 1:23:40 am

I beg to differ with the writer.


Letters to the editor: Raj relics

November 18, 2013 1:39:22 am

This refers to ‘PIL urges SC to do away with “my lord”,“your lordship”’ (IE,November 12 ).


Letters to the editor: Barefoot doctors

November 16, 2013 1:24:35 am

This refers to the editorial ‘Not all or nothing’ (IE,November 14).


Letters to the Editor: Barefoot doctors

November 15, 2013 12:56:03 am

This refers to the editorial ‘Not all or nothing’ (IE,November 14). It makes a lot of sense for young people to be trained in basic medicine by means of short duration courses. It is well known that rural India is facing a huge shortage of doctors. This is because,compared to its population,India trains very few […]


Letters to the Editor: The power of proof

November 14, 2013 5:35:07 am

IT WAS a pleasure to read ‘Misreading the court’ by Menaka Guruswamy (IE,November 13). Officers at every level would have welcomed the SC directive that oral orders of superiors must be confirmed in writing. Anyone who has worked in government or in public sector organisations knows,only too well,how power is invariably misused by issuing verbal […]


Letters to the Editor: Investigate this

November 13, 2013 1:32:26 am

THIS refers to the prime minister’s address at the conference organised by the CBI. At a time when the investigating agency seems keen to emerge from the Centre’s shadow,the PM’s advice that the CBI should be more careful while investigating policy matters is not likely to make much of an impression on the “caged parrot”. […]


Letters to the Editor: Statesmen wanted

November 12, 2013 4:45:26 am

IT IS ironic that the day on which ‘Conscience and cowardice’ by Shekhar Gupta (IE,November 9) appeared in print,news had already started to trickle in that the PM was,in fact,going to cancel his trip to Sri Lanka to attend the CHOGM. The ruling political establishment prevailed,and the lack of statesmanship in the Congress’s ranks was […]


Letters to the editor: 50 years late

November 11, 2013 3:55:38 am

This refers to ‘Gauhati HC quashes 1963 resolution that set up CBI’ (IE,November 8).


Poll signals

November 9, 2013 1:39:53 am

Congress’s recent comment on banning opinion polls before elections has set cat among pigeons.