Tavleen Singh writes: The message to Muslims who chose India over Pakistan in 1947 is that they made a bad choice. They must now learn to accept that although they chose to remain Indian, they should now learn to live in India as lesser citizens.
Coomi Kapoor writes: Shah traces the story of Modi’s success as a poll strategist not to the Gujarat chief ministerial or 2014 campaigns, but way back to 1987, when Modi was given charge of the BJP campaign in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation polls.
P Chidambaram wirtes: We cannot depart from the path of an open, liberal and market-based economy. That would be suicidal. Yet, we must take stock and, considering the global and domestic developments, re-set our economic policies. That requires the courage, clarity and speed of 1991
Who is to blame? And is being divided over everything the only way?
Aakash Joshi writes: A wedding function to a party adrift, shrinking him suits its politics
Rajeswari Sengupta writes: RBI’s surprise move raises questions over its objective. Its mandate is to target inflation, not shore up rupee
M Y Tarigami writes: In the first place, the exercise was carried out under the J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019 and not in accordance with the Delimitation Act, 2002, which called for the 2001 census to be used as the basis for remapping poll constituencies.
Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: Fear mongering over wheat production must not push the government towards an export ban, especially on cereals the prices of which are at an all-time high
Amarjeet Sinha writes: There has been a pro-poor thrust in government programmes that involved building trust through community mobilisation
Tavleen Singh writes: Sycophants have a place in autocracies where for a while they thrive by singing praises to the Dear Leader, but even there, they end up weakening him eventually instead of helping him become a better autocrat.
Priyanka Chaturvedi writes: Politicians are censured and reprimanded for stepping out of some imaginary Lakshman Rekha that draws the line on how they can dress, talk and eat in public.
P Chidambaram writes: There is a deliberate and determined attempt to strike at the very foundations of the Indian State. There is a stealthy attempt to deprive the people of their liberty and inalienable rights by chipping at the margins
Naseeruddin Shah writes: The removal of Faiz’s verses from school textbooks indicates the chilling fact that protest of any kind is no longer permissible.
Coomi Kapoor writes: Despite warnings that the Congress is a quagmire, Kishor was willing to take a leap of faith because Priyanka Gandhi Vadra backed to the hilt his plan for revamping the party. But he discovered that the popular perception that the Gandhi family works as a single unit was incorrect.
Considering that human beings can rarely agree on what tastes good and what doesn’t — one man’s delicious Lakhavi biryani is another’s bland mess — what objective standards are there for a robot to perform this task?
J&K has not had elected representatives since 2018. Governed by unaccountable bureaucrats, police and security forces, the real J&K is a far cry from the picture postcards of tourists at Dal Lake.
Britain and Argentina have accepted a six-point proposal United Nations Peace proposal as a framework for renewed negotiations to end the battle for the Falkland Islands.
Yashwant Sinha writes: The current economic situation is ripe for violence. But people should resist provocation, and administration must exercise a calming influence.
Jayant Sinha writes: Concepts of ahimsa and dharma inspire the country to be a beacon of pluralism and democracy.
Manjeet Kripalani and John Seaman write: PM Modi’s visit has cemented the relationship, highlighted new areas for cooperation.
Prickly AAP, zealous Punjab Police, Delhi and Haryana Police as their master’s voice
Udaya S Mishra writes: There is a need to separate deaths due to Covid and those associated with it
Haseeb Drabu writes: Delimitation Commission skews balance against central Kashmir, in favour of Jammu plains. It will hurt people of Kashmir, and Jammu
Sachchidanand Shukla writes: The uncertain global economic environment calls for proactive policy actions to boost exports
M Govinda Rao writes: Existing rate structure needs to be rationalised. There should be only two rates
Amid international pressure to end the fighting for the Falkland Islands, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had a meeting with her war cabinet to discuss the loss of the destroyer H M S Sheffield knocked down by Argentine forces with at least 30 killed.
Shiv Batalvi’s voice was one of self-effacement but it also mirrored his grief and yearnings
The proportion of people dying for want of medical attention increased from 34.5 per cent of all recorded deaths in 2019 to 45 per cent in 2020 — the largest single-year jump.
Elon Musk suggests that Twitter may not stay free-for-all. The bottom line, it seems, trumps ‘free speech absolutism’