Ceasefires in Kashmir, Kabul may reinforce peace sentiment in the Subcontinent, open up space for politics and diplomacy.
Tavleen Singh’s indictment of UP CM is not backed by any facts.
Pranab Mukherjee’s decision to address RSS meet in Nagpur need not perturb the Congress. He did not go there as a representative of the party.
Perarivalan was handed over to the police by his own parents who were assured that he would be sent back the ‘next day’ after a small interrogation. After 27 years, his parents are still waiting for that ‘next day’ to dawn.
Leaders of the ruling coalition are sending confusing and contradictory signals.
Recognition of tribal rights over tendu leaves and bamboo can help empower marginalised communities.
An efficient and sustainable solution for better prices really lies in ‘getting the markets right’ by overhauling the agri-marketing infrastructure and its associated laws.
Prime Morarji Desai said that multinationals will be accorded the same status as domestic enterprises as long as they within the ambit of Indian laws.
The individual is inextricable from the environment.
New study on stents highlights need for adherence to clinical protocols, caution in decision-making.
Transforming state-owned banks will need radical changes in governance and ownership structures. Consolidation is no panacea.
In Singapore and Qingdao, a foreign policy shift became visible — straddling the maritime and continental.
Pranab Mukherjee rewrote history on Friday. He washed away all the sins of the RSS. From now on, no stigma attaches to the RSS even for the assassination of Gandhiji for which the RSS was acquitted (though the Congress would like you not to know).
Both Shatrughan Sinha and Yashwant Sinha have for all practical purposes left the party. If the elderly are back in the BJP, it may face a disadvantage in presenting a youthful presence.
The main problem of Indian jails is overcrowding. Government statistics and reports also indicate this. According to the Prison Statistics of India 2015, there are 4,19,723 prisoners in 1,401 jails. Of these, 67.2 per cent are undertrials, who languish in jails for years.
Modi has made mistakes in the past four years. He has failed to take India in a new economic direction. He wasted time on demonetisation and wasted money on huge, useless Congress welfare schemes like MNREGA. And, he failed to change our ‘socialist’ political culture.
The mood of the nation is despondent. In the RBI’s survey (May 2018), 48 per cent of respondents felt that the economic situation had worsened in the last one year. In some sectors, like agriculture, despondency has turned into anger. Among some sections of the people, like Dalits and unemployed youth, despondency has turned into despair.
Charanjit Singh was killed by those fed on an ideology that demonises non-Muslims in Pakistan
However you parse Pranab’s speech, debate won the day. May there be more rounds to come
S Rau guided a generation through the UPSC exams.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.