Tavleen Singh writes: The message to Muslims who chose India over Pakistan in 1947 is that they made a bad choice. They must now learn to accept that although they chose to remain Indian, they should now learn to live in India as lesser citizens.
Coomi Kapoor writes: Shah traces the story of Modi’s success as a poll strategist not to the Gujarat chief ministerial or 2014 campaigns, but way back to 1987, when Modi was given charge of the BJP campaign in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation polls.
P Chidambaram wirtes: We cannot depart from the path of an open, liberal and market-based economy. That would be suicidal. Yet, we must take stock and, considering the global and domestic developments, re-set our economic policies. That requires the courage, clarity and speed of 1991
Who is to blame? And is being divided over everything the only way?
Neetha N writes: Without any accountability for employers and lack of political will to improve working conditions, more such horrific accidents may happen.
Badminton is one of the few mass sports that’s played almost in every corner of the country. So, even though Hyderabad and Bangalore will continue to remain the hubs, it’s important to establish academies that can spot and harness players from other regions in the country.
For far too long, a network of complicity has led to safety codes being flouted and building by-laws being infringed. It’s time such networks are taken apart.
This is the front page of The Indian Express published on May 17, 1982.
Yubaraj Ghimire writes: Modi’s visit to Lumbini and laying the foundation of its monastery may give India a foothold and cultural space. But there’s little guarantee that it will be able to outdo its competitors, including the West and China
Supreme Court must step in Gyanvapi case and uphold Places of Worship Act, its own assurances in Ayodhya verdict
Nisha Kumari never talked about what she really wanted to do. She was just concerned about providing for the family.
Arun Prakash writes: India should seek a foreign collaborator to make necessary adjustments, conduct collaborative trials.
The attacks were reported by the Defence Ministry on Saturday as British diplomats in the US met Margaret Thatcher to report the progress of talks at the UN.
The smaller countries on Moscow’s western periphery are afraid — very afraid — of Russian military power.
Radhika Pandey writes: To prevent price spiral from getting entrenched, RBI will respond with aggressive hikes
N S Gundur writes: Growing up in the shadow of his father, the great Mallikarjun Mansur, wasn’t easy, but he carved a niche for himself
K Srinath Reddy writes: We need to move from a heightened pandemic response to a steady-state endemic response, being ready to shift gears as needed
The victory is a testament to the hard work of the players, as well as the dedication of former players in scouting and grooming younger talent.
The ban on exports has apparently been prompted by wheat procurement plunging to around 18 mt, from last year’s all-time-high 43.3 mt, and the resultant depletion in public stocks seen as threatening “food security”.
G N Devy writes: Listening to self-appointed interpreters of divine moods will lead us back to the Dark Ages.
Mukkera Rahul Swaero writes: A joint study from 2015 to 2017, conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies shows that 22.3 per cent of forward caste (FC) Hindus own 41 per cent of the country’s wealth.
Tavleen Singh writes: On the triumphalist Hindutva movement that now claims that the Taj Mahal was a Hindu monument, I have one question: when do bulldozers arrive to demolish the most famous mausoleum in the world?
P Chidambaram writes: The big, breaking, bad news is that a little more than one-half of India’s population did not complete 10 years of school education — 59 per cent of women and 49. 8 per cent of men.
Leher Kala writes: If the Congress had been winning elections, RG’s attendance at a wedding wouldn’t be cause for comment. Since they are not, the expectation is that he should be shamefacedly hanging his head down, in hiding.
Leena Misra writes: With every clash, every assault on creativity such as the recent one, that space for “experimental and research-minded” art shrinks somewhat.
It exposes hollowness of the government’s agri-trade policies, unlikely to tame inflation at home.
The Uttarakhand couple has significantly upped the stakes in the guilting game. Will other parents now employ similarly deadly manoeuvres? Can the present move even be topped? Beleaguered offspring all over the country await news of further development with bated breath.
The environment in the Valley is fraught, and the administration must not add to it, even if it can do nothing to provide a healing touch to those affected by the violence.
Menaka Guruswamy writes: Otherwise, as seen in the Roe v Wade draft opinion, it could become problematic