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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

The hypocrisy of Jaitley over ICICI

The finance minister is concerned that this is happening because of the CBI’s recklessness and we must commend his concern.

27 Jan 2019 2:36 AM

The morality police and dance bars

The dance bar usually has multiple areas and the ones on the higher floors are reserved for clients willing to pay more money for privacy.

20 Jan 2019 12:02 AM

2019: BJP likely to strike an extreme pose

Parties such as the BSP, the SP, the TMC, the BJD etc. also do not have any particular ideology.

13 Jan 2019 6:35 AM

Defeat of tradition will help BJP in Kerala

The Emergency and then the Ayodhya movement gave the Jana Sangh and BJP the opportunity to mobilise and it grabbed it.

06 Jan 2019 12:31 AM