Shashi Tharoor writes: It has never been clearer. The disrepute into which the political process has fallen in India, and the cynicism about the motives of politicians, can be traced to the workings of the parliamentary system.
Even as India-China tensions on LAC continue, Delhi must also calibrate response to new edge of US-China dynamic
We know how dependent we are on some of the foreign platforms, despite the claim of being a software powerhouse of the world. This situation is the very antithesis of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat and a threat to the country’s digital sovereignty. We can change that.
Khaled Ahmed writes: Uzair is hopefully the last of the Baloch dacoits of Lyari, Karachi’s largest district. If he gets his comeuppance, it will be the end of a classic Sindhi interface with the Baloch legend that linked Karachi to Balochistan on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border.
Women’s needs, like those of all vulnerable groups, must be placed at heart of emergency response to Covid crisis
If not for the pandemic, this would have been the first weekend of the Tokyo Games
This is not the first time women have been left to fend for themselves and it is not the last time that they would be forced to identify their mode of survival whether in “ghare” or “baire” — within or outside her home.
Volunteers (swayamsevaks) may think that the daily gatherings of shakhas are closed and that regular programmes are not being carried out. This is not so. Shakhas are being organised and RSS works are going on. Just their appearance has changed”. Even during the coronavirus, the RSS has remained dynamic.
Finance Minister R Venkataraman threatened to “use the stick” to compel traders to bring down prices of consumer items.
As Tehran pivots to the East, it will seek to maximise its leverage and freedom of action rather than play second fiddle to Beijing
The normalisation of racist violence in our prisons is worrying
In contrast to the imagination of the city as a hub of social and economic activity, it is now perceived as the centre of disease and distress.
Sanjib Baruah writes: Armed groups in Northeast India have a long track record of successfully claiming a share of development funds — with the complicity of elected and appointed public officials — both before and after signing “peace accords”. Nagaland may be the leader in this regard, but not an exception.
The fact that Dubey was yet to be charged under any law while Rao has been charged under a special law should not blind us to the essential similarity they share — the state took unfair advantage of its custodial power over them. But the real danger such cases pose is that they always carry in their background the suggestion of popular support, which sometimes ripens into an explicit claim.
The next phase requires a widespread understanding of the disease, of less fear and better governance. And a schedule of relaxations and tightening of rules which aim to meet infrastructure constraints and not merely to promote virtue.
Raza was full of love and lure of the world, especially nature but he also enacted his gratitude to the world and civilisation he belonged to. He was a grateful heir to the plurality, richness and depth of Indian civilisation.
Citizenship test row points to UK refusal to confront colonial past, which obstructs meaningful engagement with present
India must move forward on trade agreement with US, while negotiating degrees of access, addressing structural issues
With fans like an insistent hostage-taker in Ukraine, no one can afford to ignore documentaries anymore
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi disowned any plan to topple the Sheikh Abdullah ministry in Jammu and Kashmir.
It took seven days to get diagnosed. The community can be involved to isolate a person with symptoms at an early stage, when he is most likely to pass on the infection
A well-known Bollywood cinematographer once told me that the entire lighting for a film had one central purpose – to ensure the main actor’s skin tones are light. Everything else revolved around that.
Mamata Banerjee makes subnationalist appeal at virtual rally — she will be watched for how she takes battle to BJP
The pursuit of a closer security partnership with the US does not mean that India should follow the US lead on its other important relationships.
The controversy over the life and death of a young actor is no longer about him