The sentiment of sacredness in places like Ayodhya comes not merely because of their association with the epic Ramayana and its hero Ram, but also because of a value system that they represented.
From Prince Charles’ visit to Assam agitation, all that we covered, this day, forty years ago.
The manner in which Muslims were dispossessed of Babri Masjid is a direct assault on logic, wisdom and the constitutional setup.
The bhoomi pujan at Ayodhya is not the culmination of a struggle but the beginning of a glorious new chapter in the unbroken chain of the oldest continuously living human civilisation
It would be a mistake to see the Ayodhya ceremony as a mere diversionary tactic in the midst of a pandemic and a sinking economy. For the architects of the Hindu Rashtra, it is a day to blow the conch shells and rejoice.
Although total digital decoupling between US and China might take a long time, if it happens at all, new rules are emerging to define terms of engagement
The opposition to the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is more vocal than the opposition to the Somnath temple was. This does not dampen the spirits of innumerable Bharatwasis who believe in the integral and holistic spiritual tradition of Bharat.
Testing the limits of the permissible, Amar Singh made himself visible in the post-liberalisation, coalition era.
Restrictions on imports may be steps towards self-reliance. They also raise concerns about return to failed policies of licence raj.
This is the front page of The Indian Express published on August 4, 1980.
Demand destruction due to shutdown has created a problem. The government should intervene.
An exposure to basic English from a very young age in bhasha schools — through rhymes, simple sentences — could make learning the language later much easier.
If the BJP is guilty of dismantling the republic, all other parties are silent approvers. Like in the case of the most ardent opponent of majoritarianism, the epitaph for India’s slowly dying republic could also be “Hey Ram”.
The exit or rebellion of a few leaders must not be projected as a rift between the Congress and the young.
A toxic and vulgar obsession towards history drives these futile attempts at reaching the “original” — as if, the history that these structures imbibe in themselves can be rewritten and erased by offering namaz or by laying the foundation stone of a temple
You can have all the dumbbells, the exercise mats and resistance bands at home. It’s not the same as working out in an atmosphere where everyone is dedicated to self optimization.
Backed by expeditious and effective implementation in sync with its spirit, NEP could shape the lives of our future generations.
So far, South Korea has been the template. Sri Lanka may provide some more insights.
Major rationalisation and pruning of subsidies can go a long way in financing a development plan for eastern India as well as the new demands for reinforcing defence in the wake of Chinese aggression.
A parallel council with a similarly blended mix should be set up with individual states to take into account local factors, and in the spirit of cooperative federalism.
Given this uncertainty over the reach of PM-KISAN and its targeting, the relevance of the scheme needs to be carefully evaluated during this period.
Gradual pick-up and signs of plateauing of economic activity underscore difficulty of fiscal management. It’s a long haul ahead
Assault on Hong Kong’s autonomy is of a piece with Xi’s assertiveness at home and expansionism abroad
The Assam agitationists and the government at midnight simultaneously implemented the terms of the July 25 accord with minor modifications and decided to hold a preliminary negotiation on the “foreigners’ issue” at Imphal on August 11.
Feeding street dogs increases their trust in humans. It is also consistent with Court verdicts.