Ishan Bakshi writes: Revenue collections have been rising. The challenge for Centre and states is to ensure that this continues
In a country riddled with inequality, where the VIP enjoys privileges and exemptions, from the toll booth to the airport, the babu continues to be out of touch with the temper of the times.
CM Bhagwant Mann’s sacking of health minister will win kudos. But a systematic and sedate effort is required to root out corruption
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.
Punjab’s new chief minister must not merely congratulate himself on taking a bold step against one of his own, he must also ask how someone who is seen as tainted so soon after taking charge was given a crucial portfolio, any portfolio, in the first place.
Unlike in wheat, where government estimates of the size of this year’s crop seem highly optimistic, there’s no debate over sugar output. And its prices have hardly risen; nor do they look like going up.
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.
There is a particular irony in the burning of books, the censorship of thought and the fear of slogans. Ideas, as the anarchist V remarked (in V for Vendetta), are bulletproof. Yet, they are not invincible.
The widespread public sanction for retributive police violence can increase the impunity of the errant law-keepers, often at the expense of the most vulnerable.
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.
Chinese social media users have recently trolled the Italian luxury label Gucci, which created a non-waterproof umbrella in collaboration with Adidas.
The PFI, formed in 2007, has a dismal record of fostering polarisation and promoting violence. The outfit first caught national attention in July 2010, when eight of its activists chopped off the hands of a college professor, T J Joseph, for allegedly insulting the Prophet.
Undoubtedly, what has given the Quad a sharper edge in its objective of ensuring a “rules based order” and an “open and free” region — not so coded references to Beijing — is the launch of the US Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
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.
In a two hour drama on May 23, Bhajan Lal was sworn in as the Chief Minister by the Haryana Governor, B D Tapase, for being the leader of the “largest single party” in the assembly.
The correct approach to tackling inflation, whether in wheat, cotton or yarn, is by allowing duty-free imports without putting fetters on exports.
The apex court has transferred the Hyderabad encounter case to the Telangana High Court. It’s incumbent on all parties to ensure that due processes are followed rigorously.