The IL&FS trouble exposes the weakness in financial regulatory architecture

Government has forgotten that children have a first right to nation’s resources

E-learning, smart tutorials make IT education accessible

Hussaini Brahmins, various Hindu figures mark Muharram

Jobs, lost and found
Jobs, lost and found

There is a basket of livelihoods and knowledge, guided by culture, which fulfils all that government means when it says “jobs”.

The prime minister was also gifted figurines, paintings, books, photographs and a model of the bullet train, it said.
Raja Mandala: Reconnecting with Europe

Modi government’s notable foreign policy achievement has been its outreach to the continent.

Dak babu as bank-teller

Working closely with people for more than 150 years, the Dak Seva has earned their trust and respect.

Supreme Court allows sale of Saridon, 3 other drugs
Out of my Mind: A grave danger

While the Supreme Court came through with flying colours with its verdict on Section 377, it did something in the week before which has hardly been remarked upon.

PM Narendra Modi to launch Ayushman Bharat from Jharkhand
Fifth Column: A false narrative

The essence of the new narrative is that Modi has ‘destroyed’ the institutions of democracy and that if he gets a second term he will make sure elections are never held again.

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Across the Aisle: Black to white magic

RBI had done no study or preparatory work; yet the Central Board of RBI hurriedly met on November 8, without an agenda and without a background note, and dutifully “recommended” that the notes may be declared no longer legal tender.

Jobs, lost and found
Inside Track: Vanishing line

The BJP high command and the PMO have been pressing the chief ministers of BJP- ruled states to furnish statistics of the beneficiaries of different Central and state government schemes at the state, district, block and village level.

Rights over wrong
Rights over wrong

With Section 377 verdict, SC emphasises dynamic nature of Constitution, its counter-majoritarian role

September 8, 1978, Forty Years Ago

Deluge in UP Flood waters have entered Allahabad and Varanasi and the army has gone into action to fight the grim situation and protect the two cities from total inundation. In Allahabad, the Ganga was flowing just 40 cm below the historic protective bund and was rising at a rate of 4 cm/hour. Its level […]

Thanks but no thanks, Murakami said too in a cryptic response to his nomination.
More Oscars, merrier

Maybe it’s time to expand the categories within the same liberal, self-righteous framework

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Breaking Down News: Stayin’ Alive

Some hope of a better life for the LGBTQ community in India, perhaps a prayer for the “Urban Naxals”, and the siege within the POTUS palace

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Clashing With Kabul

Pakistan is finding it difficult to engage with Afghanistan on the lines it is familiar with

Thanks but no thanks, Murakami said too in a cryptic response to his nomination.
Imagine that

SC dismisses plea to ban ‘Meesha’, making a case for creative autonomy of the author, carving out a new role for itself

Thanks but no thanks, Murakami said too in a cryptic response to his nomination.
Art of the deal

India-US dialogue shows a US more willing to address Delhi’s concerns, an India less diffident about transactional diplomacy

Challenges for the next CJI
Challenges for the next CJI

He will take over an under-funded and over-worked judiciary

Virat Kohli reacts after the end of the 4th test which England won by 60 runs on the fourth day of the 4th cricket test match between England and India at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England
Captain Uncool

Someone should calm Virat Kohli down and make him study the situation instead of screaming at it

A law of its time
A law of its time

When it was enacted, Section 377 was lenient compared to its predecessors

I am part of the Resistance in the Trump Administration

I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations

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A victory, a new battle

As a minority, we continue to fight for freedom, and to keep the freedom won

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Freedom’s second coming

Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 will spark many more challenges to inequality, discrimination

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