Contempt case against Prashant Bhushan shrinks the space Supreme Court has itself created — and hurts the court
Why did it take so long to cancel the Yatra in the interest of the health of the people of the Valley and those who facilitate the pilgrimage?
Foreign Minister P V Narasimha Rao urged the emergency special session of the UN General Assembly on Palestine to “compel Israel to recognise the inalienable national and human rights of the Palestinian people and put an end to its aggressive and barbarous behaviour against them.”
India should not allow one emergency — the pandemic — to turn into another. Food security problems are not abating and there are clear steps that should be taken before it is too late.
Inflating marks might make the parents, the students and the politicians feel good. But this race to the “top” is really a race to the bottom which will have long-term consequences.
Let us hope the judiciary re-calibrates itself in this direction because they are the last and only hope. Political parties and their leaders have clearly sounded the bugle: Constitution aside, we want power.
In trying to end discrimination against women, government has to do more than framing laws. It should invest in education and interventions that encourage equality between men and women in public sphere.
The greater emphasis on domestic and care work, decline in certain industries, has affected the well-being and economic freedom of women disproportionately
Fall in demand, insufficient tariff hikes, high AT&C losses adversely impact discom finances. The sector needs reform
Is Kanye West’s presidential bid serious, or a publicity stunt? It’s not an either-or question
Delhi has registered significant decline in COVID cases, but the city cannot afford to let down its guard
The two-week suspension of the agitation against foreign nationals in Assam was generally welcomed in both official and political circles in New Delhi.
The time for ambivalence is over and while India will have to fight its own territorial battles with determination, this is the moment to seek external balancing. It is also time to seek an enlargement of this grouping into a partnership of the like-minded.
What explains the intrusion of the virus into every nook and corner of the globe is the way the present world is made up of complex associations and assemblies. The greatest challenge before us is to reconfigure the network of things without holding it back.
Activities are now in full swing under the leadership of young “generalist” IAS officers. They have faced truly challenging times during COVID-19 and have come up trumps, as usual
Farmers will need to be supported in perpetuity; they can never become atmanirbhar. The question is how best to support farmers such that India may become nutrition self-reliant
Knowledge, experience and wisdom from diverse fields must permeate the everyday discourse, practice and rhythm of colleges and universities for the tokenism of quotas to be rendered redundant.
Tasks of the National Commission for SCs should be reimagined to make it a transformative agency for the Dalit community
Imposing curfews at any sign of the surge in COVID cases does not solve any purpose. Instead public health facilities need to be strengthened and safety protocols stringently adhered to
It is actually the state, whom the temple rescue brigade reviles, that created a national Hindu legal identity, and perhaps unwittingly abetted Hindutva in its political form.
Price rise underlines need to not just invest in cold stores, but also crop area planning, for more informed planting decisions
Surely art relayed digitally can never create the stir of excitement at a brush stroke or a wisp of flying colour or an unfaltering line. Nor can the discussion lead to a shared laughter or a disgruntled shake.
In a crisis, sports federations, other stakeholders must rally around young and vulnerable players who have yet to take off
Decision must be taken with caution, after wide consultations with local governments, schools, parents
The sponsors of the Assam agitation announced a partial and conditional suspension of their 10-month-old agitation for a fortnight as a token of their willingness to resume negotiations on a solution to the foreigners’ issue.