India’s PM is part of a lengthening list of global leaders who blame the medium for the message.
Speaking at the UNIDO conference, Indira Gandhi spoke of the aversion of developing countries to any attempt by others to influence the policy or impose their views.
This is a huge victory for those struggling against the abridgment of civil liberties: State authorities can no longer rely on the cover of secrecy to pass arbitrary orders.
India’s new official narrative is, at complete variance with the understanding that has informed Indian foreign policy so far. If Hindus were equally persecuted in East Pakistan/Bangladesh both before and after it broke away from Pakistan, why did India even bother to intervene in the war of liberation?
States like Kerala that oppose the CAA must recognise the Centre’s constitutional right to make laws pertaining to citizenship.
President Ram Nath Kovind: There are many challenges and crises confronting journalism. But its quest for quality cannot stop.
Our survival will depend on whether we are able to abandon our mainstreaming impulses and learn from our Adivasi communities, with genuine humility and in the spirit of reconciliation.
It would be an exaggeration to call the current upheaval India’s “Tahrir moment”, but the unrest is an encouraging sign of growing resistance to injustice.
Given its growing stakes in the global economic order, Delhi ought to be at the leading edge of the current debate on the future of capitalism. India, though, seems too preoccupied sorting out the persistent legacies of feudalism.
The primary purpose of the budget is to lay out a receipt-expenditure statement and thereby the fiscal deficit estimates. This year is, perhaps, different as the slowdown has derailed the fiscal arithmetic.
It may be diplomatically imprudent to alienate a friendly neighbour with CAA premise — persecution within.
AAP’s ‘10 guarantees’ indicate its evolving strategy — its record in government has become its politics.
The pressures of modern-day cricket, the toll they can take on players, need to be acknowledged and talked about.
Addressing the leaders of the Opposition in Parliament on the eve of the first session of the newly elected Lok Sabha, the PM said that “we are neither pro-Russia, nor pro-America. We are only pro-India”.
India and the EU are both highly exposed to the terrorist threat. We have already brought together counter-terrorism experts from Europe and India to exchange experiences and best practices. As a result, an enhanced working relationship between our police officers is taking shape.
It’s possible that the minister’s harangue against Amazon was aimed more at small shopkeepers and traders, the ruling BJP’s original support base, ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections.
The protest this time is not faith-based, there is no gender segregation. Muslim men and women are out there alongside all others. Yes, there are Muslim women in burqas and hijabs. But also there in large numbers are women who “don’t look like Muslims”.
It is extremely important that the larger populace understand the fundamental link between the classroom and the protest.
India needs to deepen its forum diplomacy to realise full potential of global engagement
J P Nadda will be watched as he takes charge of a BJP entering a new phase on a new arc