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What is the ground reality in Kashmir?

The dehumanising of Kashmiris has happened over a long period and is not the doing of this government alone — and this is a fact.

16 Jun 2019 9:21 AM

Azim Premji is a philanthropist role model

The idea of charity in that period was unknown though the Church took a cut of the income of all who could give.

09 Jun 2019 12:10 AM

Kaun banega BJP president?

The selection of the diplomat Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as foreign minister was not even anticipated by the media.

02 Jun 2019 12:15 AM

Assess, rectify, reflect on how far we strayed

The defeated leaders will not be short of advice, particularly from the media on what went wrong and what they should now do.

26 May 2019 6:51 AM

I voted to keep majoritarianism at bay

Civilised people do not do it, civilised people do not condone it, or justify it or ignore it.

19 May 2019 4:54 AM


Hard times ahead for Nehru reform legacy

Ambedkar wanted to introduce other changes, all of them relating to the inheritance rights of the women of the family.

12 May 2019 12:00 AM

BJP’s voteshare game focused on Hindu votes

The BJP under Mr Modi appears to be upending this tradition in North Indian states.

05 May 2019 12:53 AM

Congress’ homework rebuilding the party

All in all the BJP is in control of one of the most powerful political machines in the world, in terms of people, networks and money.

28 Apr 2019 4:48 AM

Cheers at rallies might not mean votes

Newspaper journalists receive feedback in a different, slower way and that is one reason why newspapers are less sensationalist than TV channels.

21 Apr 2019 5:11 AM

Anti-intellectualism: Its boons and pitfalls

It should be said that the Congress Party’s dynasty is itself not particularly qualified in the educational sense.

14 Apr 2019 12:00 AM


‘Nation First, Self Last’ is an empty slogan

Shah had said that Congress leaders should drown themselves for proposing the weakening of the Afspa law.

07 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

Democracies need NGOs to protect rights

The United Progressive Alliance set up a group of people from civil society and called this group the National Advisory Council (NAC).

31 Mar 2019 2:26 AM

EC must encourage people to contest polls

Candidates are also disqualified if they have been convicted for some specific offences that are listed.

24 Mar 2019 12:06 AM

The coloniser who murdered immigrants

This is of interest because of the beliefs that the shooter in New Zealand has about immigration and foreigners.

17 Mar 2019 5:52 AM

Our history is older than Aryan influx

A village right next to it is populated by Punjabis who would have lived there for generations without any interest in the ancient ruins.

10 Mar 2019 12:10 AM


We must think beyond rivalling Pakistan

The intensity with which we are focussed on Pakistan, particularly our government and our media, ultimately harms us and reduces our greatness.

03 Mar 2019 12:43 AM

World Cup: Boycotting Pak gets us nothing

India has always beaten Pakistan in the World Cup in the previous six times we have played them.

24 Feb 2019 12:12 AM

India must calibrate response to Jaish

The suicide bombing is not preferred by LeT because in its particular belief of Islam, which is called Salafi, suicide is a grave sin.

17 Feb 2019 1:09 AM

While Pak bans bank interest, India bans cows

Most Indians, including judges, do not take the scientific and economic reading of Article 48.

10 Feb 2019 12:05 AM

We need universal basic income as jobs shrink

The Modi government’s scheme is for farmers who have less than 2 hectares (meaning about 5 acres)

03 Feb 2019 12:42 AM