End of India’s long, dark night?

By Aijaz Zaka Syed The spring of hope has arrived at last. The Bharatiya Janata Party and its powerful propaganda machine had pitched this as a contest between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra... Read more »

After the Congress’ comeback in Hindi heartland, is the grand alliance in UP on shaky ground?

By Mohit Dubey Lucknow, Dec 18 After successful electoral outings in three states, even as the Congress is on the upswing as it braces to take down the Narenda Modi government at the... Read more »

Demolition of Babri Mosque and aftermath

By Zulafqar Ahmed “It may be pronounce that they will not construct a temple at the disputed site because this issue had have assisted BJP to polarise people for electoral purpose” Demolition... Read more »

Solar pumps can quickly expand quality irrigation to the poor at affordable cost in Ganga basin

Excerpts from the paper “Promoting Solar Irrigation Service Providers in Ganga Basin: Jobs, Affordable Irrigation and Accelerated Green Revolution”, by Tushaar Shah, Gyan Prakash Rai, Shilp Verma and Neha Durga, presented at... Read more »

Indian fleet draw appreciation on Navy Day

New Delhi, Dec 4 The Indian maritime forces on Tuesday was celebrated for their role in the 1971 India-Pakistan War as leaders from across party lines hailed its men and women on... Read more »

Mutual Decline: The Failings of Student Evaluations

That time of the year.  Student evaluations are being gathered by the data crunchers.  Participation rates are being noted.  Attitudes and responses are mapped.  The vulnerable, insecure instructor, fearing an execution squad... Read more »

Go Ahead, Rename India Itself

  by- Aijaz Zaka Syed Can you change the past by changing the present? Would Hinduising Faizabad, Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Hyderabad and so many other great Indian cities help wipe out the country’s... Read more »

Citizenship Amendment Bill Violates Constitution

Preamble of Indian constitution states that India is a secular country and secularism in India means a state that is neutral to all religious groups. There is no provision for citizenship on... Read more »

RSS, Mukherjee and the Mohan Bhagwat speech

The recent visit of Pranab Mukherjee to RSS headquarter had attracted a lot of attention among political circles. Even before the visit, concerns were raised over the acceptance of invitation as well... Read more »