The erosion of autonomy began well before the current regime. Much of it was ceded by academics rather than snatched by bureaucrats or politicians.
The Urdu Times on the same day refers to “messages of hatred on Whatsapp”, which the JNU attackers allegedly received. These messages had the provocative exhortation: “If not now then when will you hit?”
It is a tragic irony that today Bhima Koregaon stands reduced in public discourse to an impossible choice, not just before Dalits but before the nation as such — between Brahmanical rule and colonial rule.
With Shreya Singhal judgment, India showed the world how to protect plurality and innovation online. Draft Intermediary Rules by the IT ministry move away from that achievement
‘Abide with me’ is so resonant, has struck so many echoes. Is it even possible to banish it?
As the giant tortoise hangs his boots, a poster boy of conservation, spare a thought for his less celebrated colleague.
With UDAY failing to engineer a turnaround in discom finances, government needs to rework incentive structures
Government is responding to SC ruling, but it appears slow and reluctant in restoring fundamental rights
So where will the jobs come from? The job creators are entrepreneurs, conglomerates, and multinationals. It is in their nature to take investment risks as long as the returns are high enough.
The suspicions of the present day ruling class with regard to the integrity of Muslims are deeply worrying. The government’s perceived hostility towards them, so as to relegate them to second-rate citizens or an appendage of Hindus, is unfathomable.
It has taken the Court five months to decide on the challenge to the communications lockdown. If the government now fails to comply with the judgment, will it take another five months for the issue to be decided? By that stage, the damage would already have been done.
Unification has been recommended by several committees. The Prakash Tandon Committee recommended a single service. The Gupta-Narain Committee (1994), set up to examine feasibility of implementing this single service idea, questioned whether this could be done.
Non-violent protests are the most democratic form of political engagement. They demonstrate that the youth of India are deeply committed to the fundamental values of constitutionalism
In an editorial encapsulating the contents of the issue, the Organiser has criticised the JNU violence, blaming it on the influence of Marxism in the campus, and not focusing on “life building and man-making” as Vivekanand believed.
Things changed with the emergence of the ABVP as a major student group on campus, in tandem with the rise of the BJP as the pre-eminent political force in the country. In our times, too, the ABVP existed, but it had a marginal presence.
It is very likely that India is now taking the side of the US against Iran, with the blessings of Israel and Saudi Arabia which is becoming an important partner and investor along with the UAE. In this context, Iran may turn to China more actively.
New York Public library reveals 10 most-read books in its 125-year history. Its message: Childhood endures.
Growth of GST collections has slowed since Q4FY19, in line with the fall in corporate tax collections, indicating the impact of sluggish economic growth.
ASER report, which links learning crisis to pre-school education, calls for a revamp of the anganwadi system.
Anyone looking closely at the status of young children in India will agree with the draft NEP statement that early childhood education has the potential to be the “greatest and most powerful equaliser”.