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Saturday, December 04, 2021

What the NFHS data reveals about inequality in India

🔴 Surjit S Bhalla, Karan Bhasin write: It suggests an inclusive pattern of development with poorer states doing better on development indicators

How a literarature festival celebrated the realities of 'minor' languages

🔴 The Kokrajhar Literary Festival showed that the civilising missions of the dominant can be radically reversed into transforming themselves, and languages are the best platform towards this

National Family Benefit Scheme is in urgent need of revival

🔴 Jean Dreze and Jasmin Naur Hafiz write: Revamping it won't be possible without a major increase in the NFBS budget

True religiosity is a quest and has no boundaries

🔴 Avijit Pathak writes: It is not about repeating the scriptures like a parrot, wearing special uniforms, and following the crowd

Disrupting Parliament is a sin. Refusing to apologise for it, even more so

🔴 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi writes: For these 'non-believers' in democracy, parliamentary participation is only an absurd pretence

Peace and Harmony

November 7, 2009 11:54:21 pm

Why secular me was driven to scream…

Confused signals

November 7, 2009 3:29:02 am

Working out the Supreme Court’s history of recusals…

Opportunity,Made in China

November 7, 2009 3:25:49 am

We need to view Beijing through a new prism: move from border upgrade to national upgrade…

‘Telling it as it is’

November 7, 2009 3:18:18 am

Prabhash Joshi,media doyen and cricket lover,moves on….

‘He had a vision which few civil servants have’

November 7, 2009 3:05:55 am

Remembering Gopi Arora,a power in Rajiv’s PMO — and how India’s détente with China wouldn’t have happened without him….

Setting off a chain reaction

November 7, 2009 3:03:26 am

Celebrating Homi Bhabha’s contributions to Indian science,on his birth centenary….

National Reconciliation Ordinance

November 7, 2009 2:59:45 am

There was uproar in Pakistan’s political and media circles this week over the intended tabling of the controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in Parliament on Monday….

Individuals matter

November 6, 2009 4:47:40 am

Even after 62 years of independence,we have not built and strengthened the institutions that are required to ensure that the fruits of democracy are enjoyed by our citizens….

Not by pay alone

November 6, 2009 4:46:09 am

Making the bench attractive requires raising both pay and prestige

Layers of insecurity

November 6, 2009 4:43:15 am

Why cannot security drills be undertaken efficiently yet humanely?

Going… going… gone

November 6, 2009 3:48:36 am

The spectrum allotment saga is back where it always belonged — at the centre of controversy. The Central Vigilance Commission has raised…

Safety in numbers

November 6, 2009 3:40:07 am

The recently concluded Assembly elections in three states have put the focus back on the integrity of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

L’affaire Madhu Koda

November 6, 2009 3:37:34 am

The big financial scandal allegedly involving the former Jharkhand Chief Minister,Madhu Koda,has resulted in editorial comments by many papers.

The hinge of history

November 6, 2009 3:35:13 am

Ever since June 15 in Tehran I’ve been asking the most alluring and treacherous of historical questions: “What if?”

Three views

November 5, 2009 5:25:34 am

Amidst the two extremes of the portrayal of Indira Gandhi by columnists — one as a scheming,ruthless autocrat and the other as a sagacious emancipator of the nation….

The uses of heresy

November 5, 2009 5:23:30 am

The argument for emissions cuts in India’s interest must be made…

By the people?

November 5, 2009 5:19:55 am

Lobbying by ‘civil society’ for the CIC’s post is fraught with consequences

‘I am glad that Darul Uloom issued a Fatwa against terrorism… a call to not only Muslims but to all right thinking people’

November 5, 2009 3:56:27 am

It is a new experience for me to address a group of religious scholars and leaders. However,I am comforted by the fact that the invitation was genuinely…

A taxi without wheels

November 5, 2009 3:53:00 am

As the sun warmed the quiet winter air,the bowler running in,opening his shoulders,and sending the ball zipping past the batsman…

View from the RIGHT

November 5, 2009 3:46:37 am

The editorial in the latest issue of RSS mouthpiece Organiser,titled “Take action against love jihad”, says: “What is the lure of Love Jihad?

Savaging the civilised

November 5, 2009 3:44:50 am

Claude Levi-Strauss,the French anthropologist who transformed Western understanding of what was once called “primitive man” and…

Imagining Indira

November 4, 2009 4:57:49 pm

If the birth anniversary of India’s original iron man,which fell on the same day,was ignored,that also is unremarkable.

Incredible India’s software

November 4, 2009 4:46:05 pm

Delhi airport will be the pride of the Commonwealth Games and one can already witness signs of improvement. On the hardware.

New walls of distrust

November 4, 2009 2:45:52 am

The year 1989 was a turning point for Europe and for the world,a time when history went into high gear. This acceleration was symbolised by the fall…

The Great Game Folio

November 4, 2009 2:43:50 am

As Beijing continues to treat Indian citizens from the state of Jammu & Kashmir differently from the rest for consular purposes,Delhi must come…