The individual as a political unit finds herself, and her rights, dwarfed by an expanding state and faltering institutions.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the overcrowding of hospitals with anxious patients, the stress on families, desperate for credible advice, brought to the fore the need for family doctors and a resilient primary health system
The coming together of the JD(U)-RJD and Congress also sends a message to regional parties in other states -- they need to come together to halt the Modi-Shah juggernaut.
The paradigm driving employment and labour policies must change to enable generation of better-quality livelihoods
Disarm your opponent with humour and faint praise, and never attack them with anger or derision
Sarbananda Sonowal writes: Yoga can turn us into karma yogis, and help create harmonious communities where every member performs their duty.
Disha Nawani and Vivek Kumar write: Learning assessments should be sensitive to children’s experiences during the crisis.
The growing trade with Russia may not be to the West’s liking. While the invasion of Ukraine deserves the widest condemnation, financial sanctions and not buying from Russia don’t really help.
Amit Bhandari writes: If China does not help solve a problem it has a role in creating, other lenders may also refuse to contribute.
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra writes: At a time when the mind constantly wanders in the blind race of materiality, yoga is very useful for mental peace and contentment
Arun Prakash writes: Turmoil points to two larger absences: India doesn’t have a National Security Doctrine. Armed forces have remained outside ambit of reform.
Madan Sabnavis writes: While the government’s intent to add over a million jobs in the next 18 months is laudable, the task is audacious and challenging from both an administrative and financial point of view
Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: It could help reduce import bill. But policymakers will need to develop a long-term vision, handhold small cultivators.
Ashok Bhan writes: Proposals of delimitation commission in J&K ensure greater fairness and balance.
Uma Nair writes: Rita Mukherjee, founder of AIR’s Yuva Vani, was a pioneering broadcaster
Israeli helicopter-borne troops landed on Dahrai-Qadib ridge in north Lebanon, 60 km north of Beirut, reliable Lebanese sources said. The landing area was near the road linking Tripoli, the major town in the area on the coast with the Bekaa plain in central Lebanon.
Excess rainfall after a long dry spell last year along with the hit to wheat yields from the sudden rise in temperatures after mid-March, was the clearest evidence of the challenges posed by climate change: To policymakers, breeders and, of course, farmers.
Delhi’s Afghan policy has been in tatters since the US and Taliban began talking in 2018. The cowardly attack on the Sikhs has blindsided it once again.
The spontaneous protests across the country show unemployed youngsters have nothing to lose in the fight for their pride
Partha Sen writes: As RBI raises interest rates, foreign portfolio outflows will slow down, with rupee appreciating. That’s not good for external balance
Javed Anand writes: Mohan Bhagwat’s homilies on manavta run parallel to Hindutva’s continuing onslaught on minorities
Coomi Kapoor writes: Some suspect that the BJP’s surprise decision to field Ghanshyam Lodhi, and not Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, as its candidate for the Rampur Lok Sabha by-election is part of a secret understanding with former Rampur MP Azam Khan.
P Chidambaram writes: Jobs should have been the singular focus of the Modi government. It was not; it wasted 8 years. It used its social and political capital to divide the people of India
Tavleen Singh writes: We know for certain that the angry young men who set trains and buses on fire last week and blocked roads and railway tracks were doing this out of a passionate desire to serve the nation by joining the army.
Samira Verma and Abraar Ahmed write: If the conventional education system is failing, I believe that artists – visual and performing – need to shoulder the responsibility and shake the complacency of the general populace.
Rinku Ghosh writes: While Sheryl Sandberg’s predecessors were hailed as change-makers, she was denounced as a mid-life maniac.
In my mother’s life story, I see the penance, sacrifice, and contribution of India’s matrushakti
Ten opposition parties have formally suggested to the Prime Minister that Vice-President M. Hidayatullah “offers a very good choice for a consensus candidate” for the presidency.
Watching sports is becoming a solitary experience. It wasn’t always so
We live in times when insecurity and fear of being harmed is endemic to childhood