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We Indians need to refine our culture

Korea itself is partitioned like India into two countries, which have a dangerous border and the threat of nuclear weapons, just like ours.

30 Dec 2018 7:15 AM

Can we be patriotic the way we want to?

What Smriti Irani and others of her type want us to do for our country begins and ends with crying at the national anthem.

23 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

BJP, not Cong, has more of a ‘high command’

The dissent by Congress workers and supporters against what they thought the high command was about to do expressed itself in violence in Rajasthan.

16 Dec 2018 12:10 AM

Pollsters must be held accountable

In India we have the most complex political society of any democratic nation.

09 Dec 2018 1:33 AM

Fugitives cite our system to avoid extradition

The evidence that India produces is from agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation.

02 Dec 2018 12:21 AM


Ram temple sentiment is hate, not devotion

Today the political parties and the mass media can say things, reckless things, which they perhaps hesitated from saying before 1992.

25 Nov 2018 12:07 AM

Rahul should restore prestige of Gandhis

The current Congress president has often said that for him the political battle is about the kind of India that Hindutva is producing.

18 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

Free speech is critical to a nation’s greatness

In India we have traditionally had a lot of freedom when it comes to expression about the nature of God and of reality.

11 Nov 2018 12:06 AM

What sort of India do we want?

The BBC reported that “the complaints make it very clear that the students hadn’t read Guha’s work.”

04 Nov 2018 12:10 AM

Simple nationalism is leading us to anger

The Democrats and the business community say that the entry of blue-collar workers from Mexico helps the US economy.

28 Oct 2018 5:08 AM


Our polls are fought on claims, not facts

In India the narrative of an election is often controlled by the Opposition rather than the ruling party.

21 Oct 2018 12:27 AM

MJ has betrayed those he influenced

The revelations about his assaults on young women mean that his reputation and all that he has stood for is in tatters for all time, and rightly.

14 Oct 2018 2:23 AM

Not much to cheer in BJP’s time in power

The economy has not grown faster in the last five years than it did during the ten years before this government took power.

07 Oct 2018 1:51 AM

The idea of Hindu rashtra is vague

Prohibition of alcohol and cow slaughter already exist in our laws in some form and in many states.

30 Sep 2018 5:28 AM

We need more women in politics

Certainly the lack of adequate representation of women in politics is not because of a lack of talent.

23 Sep 2018 2:41 AM


How marginalised create space for themselves

Azad calls himself “Ravan”, to identify with those aspects of our culture that others may see as repulsive.

16 Sep 2018 12:05 AM

Politics must reflect our rights

A century before Turing, the great English author Oscar Wilde was also convicted for the crime of being a homosexual.

09 Sep 2018 7:02 AM

Law never takes its own course in India

As we now know, the Supreme Court is to hear this again on September 6. Many of us will be watching what it does with great interest.

02 Sep 2018 12:08 AM

Government by Twitter

Some Ministers have been quick to grasp the power and reach of micro- blogging sites.

26 Aug 2018 6:36 AM

Denying foreign aid to Kerala is cruelty

The Kerala government says that the United Arab Emirates has offered Rs 700 crore which the government in Delhi said it would not accept.

26 Aug 2018 5:46 AM