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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

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