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Why is dissent confined to litfests?

An example of this is a photograph showing a violent event in one part of the world and representing it as being from another part.

28 Jan 2018 12:20 AM

Insanitation is national crisis, not littering

In the introductory note Mr Modi uses the words clean, cleanliness, litter and littering 21 times.

21 Jan 2018 1:32 AM

Let’s spin out of Test-ing times

In the 10 places listed as the best venues for bowlers in Tests in the decade 2000-2010, there is not a single Indian city.

14 Jan 2018 12:35 AM

Engaging offline a must for netas, activists

Arguments about politics and religion do not end in name-calling and abuse when they happen face to face.

07 Jan 2018 12:29 AM

Modi: The popular leader of our times

The middle class is convinced that India is run poorly and needs to be straightened out through radical actions.

31 Dec 2017 1:28 AM


Engage with BJP on religious nationalism

Nationalism usually leads to violence and so it should be handled with great care.

24 Dec 2017 5:19 AM

The Dynasty

This is not an unusual phenomenon anywhere in the world, so why should it be different in India? And limited to some inheritances alone?

17 Dec 2017 6:33 AM

Sonia: A woman who transformed Cong

If the Congress had a chance to become a non-dynastic party, this was the time when its senior leadership could have done the job.

17 Dec 2017 12:12 AM

A campaign of slurs and fears

The word Modi itself means an individual who runs the neighbourhood store, and it has the same meaning as the name Gandhi.

10 Dec 2017 12:17 AM

Will it be enough to defeat BJP in Gujarat?

Gujarat is a high turnout state and the BJP, even if it leads opinion polls, must ensure that its base comes out and votes.

03 Dec 2017 12:11 AM


The case of disappearing human rights

The activists were charged after a workshop on digital security that was held in a hotel.

26 Nov 2017 4:37 AM

Now is the time to go public against predators

Government data says that 99 per cent victims of sexual violence in India do not report the crime to the police.

19 Nov 2017 5:30 AM

Are the GST tax slabs logical?

The Goods and Services Tax has seven slabs: 0 per cent, 0.25 per cent, 3 per cent, 5 per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent.

12 Nov 2017 12:05 AM

Does PM Modi have an ideology?

The question is not whether the UPA was better at governance than the NDA, Chidambaram is accepting his government’s flaws.

05 Nov 2017 12:02 AM

Sushma’s e-durbar: Today’s Adl-e-Jahangir

We have no real coherent foreign policy on Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or Myanmar.

29 Oct 2017 12:38 AM


India’s bogus cricket patriotism

The BCCI as a private body has every right to decide who should play or not play for it.

22 Oct 2017 12:54 AM

One-day cracker ban isn’t the solution

The factory put polyester yarn through a process called texturising, which made the plasticky yarn more wearable.

15 Oct 2017 12:38 AM

When Muslims do it, it’s called terrorism

India’s law against terror is called Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) and was legislated by the Vajpayee government in 2002.

08 Oct 2017 12:46 AM

Keep arrogance aside, focus on facts

Today, we can see that much of that arrogance has unfortunately come to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

02 Oct 2017 12:36 AM

Hindus, proud of their own prejudice

A board in many languages outside Jagannath’s temple says that only Hindus are allowed.

24 Sep 2017 12:08 AM