A couple, Debu Das and Usharani Das, were burnt alive inside their house. Their crime? They were CPM workers. Their bodies were given to their only son after five days, that too after the son approached the courts.
If only when Rahul Gandhi taunted Modi for running a ‘suit-boot ki sarkar’, he had said that his dream was to ensure that even the poorest Indian some day had enough money to buy suits and boots.
The secular nature of the Indian polity is written into the Constitution. But the idea that India is socialist is a mockery of the idea of socialism.
Public anger is building against high prices of petrol and diesel. Between 2014 and 2018, due to low prices of crude oil, government saved Rs 15 per litre in the cost of production of petrol and also increased the excise duty by Rs 10 per litre. Same with diesel. With a relentless rise in retail prices, government has no choice but to cut the excise duties which it is loath to do. The one-trick pony has no other trick up its saddle.
The story of the brave nurse Lini PN, who got infected from Sabith and passed away days later leaving two young children, also shines through at a time of immense grief.
The Janata trinity — Morarji Desai, Charan Singh and Jagjivan Ram — “are making up their differences”, Steel and Mines Minister Biju Patnaik said.
The game will miss AB de Villers, the spellbinding magic only he could weave on the field.
New government in Karnataka must address skewed development while ensuring social faultlines are not stoked.
The real issue is not whether or not he is entitled to make a political statement.
Ghettoisation and Disturbed Areas Act are dividing urban spaces in Gujarat, pushing Muslims to the edge.
Opposition alliance, or the lack of it, is potent fuel for television, and why attempts to end the Cold War have gone cold
The villain in Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Raazi’ isn’t a heartless Indian spymaster or the jingoistic Pakistan army. It is an idea that diminishes us all — the nation-state.
US president calls off talks with North Korea abruptly, reminds the world of his own unpredictability in uncertain times.
PM Modi’s visit to Indonesia can re-energise an ancient partnership.
Many in Pakistan reject her. Her own country remains impervious to her message.
The desire of Narendra Modi’s supporters that after assuming power in Karnataka the door to BJP’s entrenchment in South India would be opened was buried.
Kolkata airport customs officials have discovered a new reason to love parval — there’s money in it.
By sharing the stage with other leaders in Karnataka, she signals an important rethink within the BSP.
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is an admirer of both Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam. Her visit to Santiniketan, Asansol bears testimony
The church has a right to speak. Political players can join the argument, or contest it, if they wish to.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.