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OPINION | Maharajah Turns Savior: Air India Has Always Stepped Forward...

It was a cool wintery morning on the January 2020 when ESO, a Boeing 747 aircraft of Air India was ... Read More

What India Has Now Is A Clone Emergency: Just Ask The Police

A fear of the elevator button, of the ATM keyboard, of flat, gleaming surfaces…sneaking new forms of dread grip us ... Read More

Opinion | Not COVID-19, Racism Is A Virus That Knows No Cure And India...

Racism is a deadly virus. A global scourge that has no known cures yet. Its manifestations are ugly, even fatal. And who would ... Read More

Opinion | All That Glitters Is Not Gold. Why Fiscal Stimulus Have Limi...

Besides its tragic health consequences, COVID-19’s impact on the global economy will be far-reaching. Monetary and fiscal stimulus have their ... Read More

Opinion | It’s Slippery As Oil And As Crude As It Can Get

March 5 will be marked in red in crude chronicles. That day, a carefu­lly-seamed pact to cut global oil supply—between ... Read More

Opinion | Of Horrific Rapes And A Litany Of Justice Miscarried, Why I ...

I often make lists. Words, lined up neatly on a page, add up to something—meaning, or purpose. Some lists, however, ... Read More

Opinion | It’s Time To Pass Judicial Standards And Accountabilit...

The enormous difference between former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination and previous selection-elections of retired Supreme Court judges ... Read More

Opinion | Indian Muslims Have Lost Faith In National Institutions And ...

The communal violence that rocked Northeast Delhi two weeks ago, the massive human and material losses Muslims had to suffer ... Read More

Digitally Yours

Fear is in the air and I am not entirely exempt from it. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking ... Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic Raises Serious Questions About China’s Cond...

The deadly novel coronavirus has affected 170 countries and territories. Nations are fighting the crisis on a war footing. Countermeasures ... Read More

Is Coronavirus Planet Earth’s Way Of Controlling Its Own Destiny...

Some of my Christian and Muslim friends say that doomsday is close at hand. Some Hindu brethren say that this ... Read More

Albert Camus’ The Plague, Coronavirus And The New World

“That the plague bacillus never dies or vanishes entirely, that it can remain dormant for dozens of years in furniture ... Read More

Coronavirus Lacks Discrimination, Smashes Illusions Of Grandiosity And...

Delhi has moved from social distancing and curfew to lockdown over the last one week. As classes remain suspended, I ... Read More

Coronavirus Will Change The Way Govts Deliver Or Change Govts Which Do...

Home  »  Website  »  National  » Opinion  »  Coronavirus Will Change The Way Govts Deliver Or Change Govts Which Don’t Deliver ... Read More

Clapping Together Sends Out A Message: We Are Together In Battle Again...

Have you ever been in a packed stadium full of cheering fans, heard the deafening roar when the ball flies ... Read More

Coronavirus: India’s Partial Lockdown Reeks Of Class, Caste Bias...

Recently, the self-styled Hindu godman Swami Nithyananda, who claims to have discovered over 400 esoteric powers such as third-eye awakening, ... Read More

The Viral Learning Curve: Universities And Classes In The Time Of Coro...

Last week, our university discontinued classroom instruction and moved classes online. I taught my first online class on Monday and ... Read More

As Saudi Grapples With Coronavirus, Crown Prince Has Inflicted Two Sel...

Just as Saudi Arabia, along with the rest of the world, was attempting to handle the implications of the burgeoning ... Read More

Coronavirus Outbreak: Trying Times Such As This Will Test Our Nation&#...

Trying times test one’s character, and the grim situation unfolding over the COVID-19 pandemic will put on trial that of ... Read More

Exploring Goa’s History Through The Eyes Of Three Photographers

"I have not seen the space, and I do not know if it will suit my needs, but I am ... Read More

Scindias And Muslims Share Rich Past. Will It Change With Jyotiraditya...

Two arguments, among others, have emerged prominently in the wake of Jyotiraditya Scindia’s decision to quit the Congress party and ... Read More

Intelligence Bureau Jeopardizes Independence Of Judiciary

“If we have in the seats of justice persons with pliable conscience and subservient to the wishes of the political ... Read More

Can Kanhaiya Kumar Revive Left Parties? No One Person Has A Magic Wand

Home  »  Magazine  »  National  » Cover Stories  » Opinion  » Jump Cut »  Can Kanhaiya Kumar Revive Left Parties? No One Person Has ... Read More

India Left With Limited Strategic Options Post US Withdrawal From Afgh...

The February 29 Doha Peace Deal between the United States and the Taliban to end the two-decade-long war in Afghanistan ... Read More

Damage Caused By Coronavirus Not Limited To Our Bodies, For Panic Is F...

Deep inside our brain, in the middle of the temporal lobes, lies a tiny almond-shaped cluster of nuclei called the ... Read More

The Holistic And New Age College Admission

What does it take to get into a good college or a university? Back in 20th century India, it was ... Read More

RSS Exemplifies How An Institution Is Built, Nurtured And Expanded

Almost 60 years ago, in 1961, my uncle Shashikant Chauthaiwale, after completion of his M.Sc. in Statistics from Nagpur University, ... Read More

Holi Ceberations Of Sir Thomas Metcalfe

Sir Thomas Metcalfe playing Holi may sound far-fetched but if late Mrs Everett’s tales be true, the British Resident at ... Read More

India’s Greatest Shame: The ‘Unwanted’ Girl Child

I was so busy helping the screaming 19-year-old Primi (her first pregnancy) that I completely neglected the 34-year-old Gravida (8 ... Read More

Of Art Galleries, Performance Spaces And Women’s Empowerment

Art Galleries do not only display art these days. Sometimes they double up as performance spaces. Tao Art Gallery in ... Read More

Opinion | An Unknown Enemy: Coronavirus Is Challenging India’s P...

From the point of its origin in Wuhan in December, coronavirus is rapidly spreading across the world, engulfing new areas ... Read More

Of All Problems Of Indian Civilisation, Education Is Most Tragic

On 26th January, 1950 our Constitution had 80,000 words. Interestingly, the word ‘secular’ was conspicuously absent therein, except innocuously in ... Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic Threatens Local Demand And Supply Shocks In India

Pandemics can be extremely damaging because of their impacts on economies of directly or indirectly affected countries. As global value ... Read More

Delhi Riots: Zia Ul Huq Might Have Changed Psyche Of Pakistan, Nothing...

I arrived in Delhi four days ago. The very next day Delhi exploded. Some roads were closed following the news ... Read More

Who Is Responsible For Crimes Committed By ‘Patriotic Gangsters&...

We heard for the first time about “patriotic gangsters” in 1998 when a Nepali newspaper “Sagarmatha” announced Chhota Rajan’s claim ... Read More

Post Partnership With US, How New Delhi Engages With Washington, Beiji...

The maiden visit of US President Donald Trump to India (February 24-25), with the distinctive high visibility that was on ... Read More

Opinion: No Business Deal Yet, Can India, US Resolve Their Differences...

Despite the pressure of a presidential visit, India and the US could not finalise a limited trade deal. It would ... Read More

Opinion | If Women Can’t Match Physical Fitness Standards, They ...

It was never about male or female officers—it was a fight for equal rights and the Supreme Court has upheld ... Read More

Am I To Live Or Die? Judicial Vagaries In Executing Death Penalty R...

In 2006, a Supreme Court bench of justices S.B. Sinha and Dalveer Bhandari commuted the death term of Amrit Singh, ... Read More

Section 124A: The Case Against the Much-misused Sedition Law

In Indian conditions, it is almost a given that if a law has the potential to be misused, it will ... Read More

You Have Only Yourself To Blame: Delhi Police Castigated By Its Former...

We have watched in utter disbelief and great dismay TV visuals of the riots and violence in the trans-Yamuna area ... Read More

Opinion: Vocationalisation, Digitization, Globalisation Laudable But N...

Unveiled by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman earlier this month, the Education Budget reveals three dominant themes: vocationalisation, digitization, ... Read More

Potemkin Effect: ‘The Wall’ In Ahmedabad To Hide Poverty F...

The year was 1775. Grigory Potemkin – the military leader and a minister of the Russian Empire was at his ... Read More

Trump’s India Visit Will Be Historically Insignificant And Mere ...

US President Donald Trump will be on a two-day visit to India -- Ahmedabad, Agra and Delhi. He is not ... Read More

Can It Also Be Seditious To Say ‘America Zindabad’?

As India gets all ready to welcome US President Donald Trump with much fanfare, a worrisome thought looms large--what if ... Read More

‘Merit’ In The Verdict

Supreme Court ruling on quota in promotions adds to the steady erosion of fundamental rights and constitutional principles ... Read More

‘Shiva Express Now Entering…Menstruating Women Move Away&...

Social media, despite being a wasteful distraction for the most part, is immensely entertaining and educating at times. Social media ... Read More

Opinion: A Media House Should Come Under RTI On Its Own — The 12...

The last influential editor of any Indian English daily was perhaps Girilal Jain during 1978-88. Frank Moraes (1957-72) was another ... Read More

Opinion: Lutyen’s Media’s Attempt To Paint The Anti-CAA Ag...

You don’t need a five-star ­political analyst to tell you that the Indian media has never been as divided as ... Read More

Opinion: Supreme Court Ruling On Quota Adds To Steady Erosion Of Funda...

The Supreme Court ruled recen­tly that “there is no fundam­ental right which inheres in an individual to claim reservation in ... Read More

Editor’s Take | Jounalism Wins If Journalists Are Held To Accoun...

I wish I could take the plea of ‘aap chronology samjhiye’ (please understand the chronology) to explain away a grave ... Read More

Infantilization Of Adult Students Ignores Their Status As Citizens

After a police raid on the ancestral home of Sharjeel Imam, a PhD student from JNU facing sedition charges, his ... Read More

Equal Roles In Army: Women In Leadership Roles May Shatter Patriarchal...

There are enough jokes about the hen-pecked man dutifully submitting to his wife, and the she-wolf with a whip, masquerading ... Read More

Uncompromising In Craft, Wendell Rodricks Believed Fashion Must Not Be...

He made art entertaining and transformed entertainment into fine art. His shows went beyond the spectacle, beyond a mere showcasing ... Read More

‘Make In India’, PM Modi’s Flagship Programme, Has F...

"Make in India" was launched in September 2014. On his website (pmindia.gov.in), the prime minister explains that "since years policy-makers ... Read More

Is It Too Early To Celebrate The New Bodo Accord?

Was Prime Minister Narendra Modi too hasty in claiming credit for the “final solution” to the “Bodo” problem on February ... Read More

All Eyes On Ayushmann

It is too early to celebrate the annulment of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in the film industry ... Read More

Letter From Issue Editor

There are inherent challenges when one works on an issue like this one LGBTQs. The first is to treat them, ... Read More

Opinion: From Being A Party Of Activists, AAP Has Become A Pragmatic P...

The Aam Aadmi Party’s victory certainly makes a dent in the image of the BJP in 2020. There are celebrations ... Read More

Mahakumbh Of Arms

Last week, India’s biennial ­defence manufacturing ­exhibition, Defexpo 2020, was held in Lucknow, heart of the Uttar Pradesh defence-industrial corridor ... Read More

BJP, TMC Have One Thing In Common: Their Objection To Aishe Ghosh Lead...

It's not just the BJP-led NDA government's police and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) authorities that are circumspect of Aishe Ghosh, ... Read More

Caste Out Of Campus: Apartheid Methods Of Public Classification Lead T...

Universities in India are suspect these days over who enters campus and who belongs there; who are real students and ... Read More

Delhi Politics Has Shown <em>‘Kaam Ki Rajneeti’</...

The chorus went up instantly. “It’s the defeat of communal politics,” everyone said in one voice. As the Aam Aadmi ... Read More

The Traitorous People of Delhi Who Chose Pakistan Over India

Delhites are a weird lot. Unknowable would be the right word. They overwhelmingly voted for BJP candidates in the general ... Read More

Development Embellished With BJP’s Nationalism: Arvind Kejriwal&...

On February 3, five days before the national capital went to polls in what was one of the most bitterly ... Read More

Geography His Biggest Enemy, Kejriwal Unlikely To Be Alternative To Mo...

With Delhi elections done and dusted, the next big question to ask is whether Arvind Kejriwal can emerge as an ... Read More

What Supreme Court Chooses To Hear, What It Doesn’t And Why

 India’s Supreme Court suo moto (on its own) wants to hear the matter of an infant dying after being brought ... Read More

Opinion | Five Reasons Why Any Defence Of Citizenship Amendment Act Is...

In the lead up to the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019, and later, in the wake of ... Read More

They Need No Saviours, They Are the Saviours: What the Resolute, Unafr...

Many Indians would know what I mean when I say that, by the time I reached the last month of ... Read More

Two Historic Deeds. The Common Muslim Has Done What Even Gandhi, Nehru...

Islam arrived in India from its classical origins in the Arabian lands via travels through Persia, Turkey, Central Asia and ... Read More

Indian Muslims: Us, Them And A Common Ground

Hindu Indian Army. The three words had stumped me when they leapt out of an art­icle written by an Indian ... Read More

The Unending Censorship Of Faith In Indian Cinema

"I am Joyita", a Bengali documentary that released on Republic Day, shines a light on the struggles of India’s first ... Read More

China Coronavirus Diary: A City Under Lockdown And A Deadly Silence

Most of us living in major cities crave for silence and a break from the corrosive noise of road traffic ... Read More

Dr Mukesh Batra Sings For Destitute Widows

Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar were among the great voices to whom well-known homeopath Dr. Mukesh Batra paid homage as ... Read More

Was Censorship Behind The Outbreak Of Novel Coronavirus In China?

The Chinese government must take pride and be congratulated for building a makeshift hospital 'Huoshenshan' (Fire God Mountain) in just ... Read More

How A District In Telangana Is Empowering Small And Marginal Farmers

The administration of Khammam district in Telangana has taken the innovative initiative of setting up temporary decentralised village level camps ... Read More

Shamelessness Their Shield: Airlines Behave Like Minister’s Fief...

It is a flying shame that four airline companies banned a passenger for “unruly behaviour” without any proper enquiry. Three ... Read More

Budget Did Little For India Waiting To See Govt Shift Focus From Ideo...

The Gujarat Model was based on a particular narrative. It was that under Narendra Modi, there would be a departure ... Read More

The Good And Not So Good Of Union Budget 20-21

The annual rock-star event has just got over. Bouquets and brickbats have been equally showered. The key question is: Will ... Read More

Gulag Kalakshetra? Caste And Culture Policing Come To Chennai’s ...

It seems to be the 'Anything Goes' season in India this week -- if you are in a position of ... Read More

Opinion | Privatisation Of Railways Is Like Navigating In Uncharted Tu...

The railway ministry has announced its decision to transfer operations of more than 100 superfast passenger trains to private operators ... Read More

Think Indian, Go Global

As a young nation, India will have the largest workforce by 2030. It is mandatory to achieve 100 per cent ... Read More

Needed: Fair And Practical Guidelines On Student Activism In Universit...

Few issues in the nation are more explosive at the moment than campus politics and activism. For many non-student citizens, ... Read More

Govt Should Look Beyond 1991 Budget To Turn Around India Story

The much-awaited Union Budget 2020 will be out on February 1. Though a lot of hope is being built around ... Read More

Foreign ‘Donations’, With Hidden Agenda, Are Serious Dange...

There is no such thing as free lunch. Charity especially that of the foreign variety, comes with stated or hidden ... Read More

Absence Of Political Parties Has Lent Enormous Credibility To Anti-CAA...

As of Saturday, January 25, the number of 24X7 protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register ... Read More

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Resistance To Transparency Mak...

In the early 1980s, the Supreme Court famously grounded the concept of an ‘open government’ within the ambit of fundamental ... Read More

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Electoral Majority Is No Licen...

When the Independence Bill was debated in the British Parliament, then leader of opposition Winston Churchill remarked, “The Indian political ... Read More

Republic Day Special | Opinion: Modi-Shah Duo Smartly Used Flexibility...

Hum laayen hain toofan se kishti nikaal keIs desh to rakhna mere bachchon sambhaal ke —Kavi Pradeep(Lines from a song ... Read More

Republic Day Special | Opinion: Democracy Is About Difference And Its ...

A year ago, it was clear that republican democracy was at a crossroads. The very term is about a place ... Read More

Is Ghost Of Emergency Raising Its Head In Kashmir?

It looks as though international criticism post abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 in Kashmir has had a telling ... Read More

Double Standards On Bomb Terrorism And Mob Terrorism Must Be Called Ou...

A 36-year-old man, suspected of placing a live bomb in a bag at Mangalore International Airport in Karnataka, surrendered before ... Read More

Brazil And India: Eventually Convergent?

Despite the distance and disparity in terms of cultural origins, not to say in the very age of both civilisations, ... Read More

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: The Courts Must Reform So That...

“Different parts of the Constitution will act and react on each other and the court will have to decide questions ... Read More

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Our Courts Need To Be More Wel...

Indians largely tend to shy away from the very idea of litigation. The tales told by those who see it up ... Read More

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Height Of Administrative Misma...

The judiciary is one of the most complicated cogs in the governance machinery. Spread over each and every taluka of ... Read More

Is Judiciary Living Up To The Indian Constitution @ 70?

Reading the Consti­tu­tion, or at least its Preamble, seems fashiona­ble suddenly. Whatever be its context or rationale, including the anti- ... Read More

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: A Multilingual Nation Like Ind...

An oft-quoted legal maxim is that ignorance of the law is no excuse. However, in order for citizens to know ... Read More

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Indians In Their Mid-Twenties ...

Judicial magistrate: does the title evoke images of a stern, middle-aged jurist? Think again. Late in 2019, newspapers proudly announced ... Read More

70 Years Of Indian Judiciary | Opinion: Composition Terribly Skewed, H...

The fact that in the 70 years of its existence, India’s Supreme Court has seen only eight woman judges and ... Read More
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