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Friday, May 27, 2022

The conviction of Yasin Malik

The inaction of elected officials on gun control continues to take lives

The Indian consumer will have to spend more for a little longer

Why we must ask who killed Meena Khalkho

The next big thing

August 27, 2009 3:58:11 am

The monsoon may have partly failed,but the Monsoon Session of Parliament was easily the best in over a decade.

Unfortunate events

August 27, 2009 3:50:12 am

Infighting within the BJP has severely damaged the image of the party,one wonders whether it is in fact hegemonic and regressive in practice.

View from the LEFT

August 27, 2009 3:01:22 am

The People’s Democracy carries a memo sent by the CPM to the Finance Commission asking it to take into account the high population of Uttar Pradesh…

View from the right

August 27, 2009 2:58:26 am

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser,titled ‘No Jinnah for India,’ observes: “In the collective conscience of India,Mohammad Ali Jinnah…


August 26, 2009 11:45:12 pm

In case you didn’t know it already,scriptwriter,lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar can do many things with words: entertain,enthral,entrap.

Advantage Hooda

August 26, 2009 11:42:06 pm

Dissolving the legislature and calling for fresh elections is always a calculated risk for a ruling party. In Haryana,Bhupinder Singh Hooda has done so…

Look inwards

August 26, 2009 11:39:03 pm

This refers to ‘Shourie dares: RSS must rebuild BJP…’. Arun Shourie’s recent remarks have been startling for a number of reasons.

The ban and the law

August 26, 2009 11:24:18 pm

The book denigrates the Sardar,” said a spokesman of the Gujarat government on the first day,giving the reason for banning Jaswant Singh’s book…

A few extracts from the book

August 25, 2009 5:29:26 am

Now,it so happens that I profoundly disagree with Mr. Jaswant Singh’s assessment of Jinnah. Ever since I read the multi-volume Jinnah Papers…

To declare or not

August 25, 2009 4:57:34 am

Is the judiciary walking far too close to the stated domain of politicians…

Nepal abhors a vacuum

August 25, 2009 4:55:58 am

Maoists are seeking Left unity — to destroy the Nepali Congress

Why Jinnah matters

August 25, 2009 4:53:59 am

South Asian history writing has shed its statist biases. Will political discourse catch up?

Why are our TV anchors such manic motormouths?

August 25, 2009 4:00:47 am

Jaswant unplugged: Here,there and everywhere. Not a channel was ignored,nobody went disappointed as Jaswant Singh spread himself out across last week.

Heritage clause

August 24, 2009 11:19:32 pm

When the heads of Indian diplomatic missions gather in New Delhi this week for an annual brainstorming and policy guidance…

United Poets of India

August 24, 2009 11:16:29 pm

Shelley’s Ozymandias speaks of the pointlessness of kings using stones and granite to try and immortalise themselves.

Opposition vacancy

August 24, 2009 11:12:05 pm

The BJP apparently has become a party wherein a few individuals call all the shots,based on their whims and hardline stance on all issues.

Women In Film

August 24, 2009 10:15:56 pm

When one thinks of the quintessential Hindi film heroine it is invariably someone of statuesque proportions and a certain melancholic beauty.

Was Partition inevitable? Desirable?

August 23, 2009 5:54:22 am

History is a great teacher. But it can also be a great tranquiliser. People,especially those societies that do not nurture a deep historical memory….

The drought could bring revolutionary changes

August 23, 2009 2:18:07 am

Sonia Gandhi is right to ask her party legislators to sacrifice a portion of their salaries to drought relief….

Ghosts that haunt India

August 23, 2009 2:15:47 am

Children can be frightened by tales of ghosts. Young nations need simple fairy tales of perfect heroes and dastardly villains….

Keeping RSS in mind

August 23, 2009 2:13:54 am

It was RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s candid interview with Arnab Goswami which triggered Jaswant Singh’s expulsion….

Masters in illiberal arts

August 22, 2009 3:36:37 am

Amid all the noise made over Jaswant Singh’s book and his expulsion one statement stands out. It came from Arun Jaitley,the first to be fielded to defend the expulsion.

Look South East Policy

August 22, 2009 3:34:12 am

Since March 2004,when the India-ASEAN trade negotiation committee was formed,there have been many meetings to…

It’s the system

August 22, 2009 3:30:29 am

It’s true that the wonderful “liberal principles” don’t quite apply to non-US citizens at immigration check.

‘Reluctance to disclose assets creates impression that judge has something to hide… majority of judges are definitely not reluctant’

August 22, 2009 3:23:01 am

It is a matter of utmost paradox that the chief justice of the most powerful Supreme Court in the world should be expressing apprehension for the safety…