To what extent is European picture about India distorted? How democratic is its polity?

Source: By Lucrezia Lancia “Asia’s giant, India holds a net advantage over China in terms of political climate. In fact, India is the world’s most populated democracy where even the groups... Read more »

Rahul Gandhi Must Rediscover India

Source: By Binu Mathew Rahul Gandhi has finally resigned. His resignation letter is a brutally frank one. In this letter he has confessed of being betrayed by his party mates and... Read more »

PSUs must maximise ‘time value of money’ to boost growth

By Taponeel Mukherjee As news regarding recapitalisation of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and the need to improve credit availability come to the fore, one crucial issue that is assuming increasing importance is... Read more »

Why PM Modi’s Concern for Muslims Rings Hollow?

Source: By Aftab Alam Like a true statesman, the PM Modi on 25 May, after being re-elected as the leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, claimed that “Minorities have been deceived... Read more »

Khadakvasla tales: Reliving 50 years of NDA

BY C UDAY BHASKAR Callow young men, still in their teens, join Indias prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA) as cadets every six months and three years later they are well-trained military officers... Read more »

Girish Karnad: When a Star Left the Earth to Become a Star in the Sky

Source: By K P Sasi Girish Karnad did not die. Standing as a tall pipal tree kissing the sky, he was an inspiration for many. He lost his breath now. The bodily... Read more »

Kashmir: Test of India’s national security policy

BY D.C. PATHAK  Kashmir has, in recent years, become the fulcrum not only of India’s internal security but also of India-Pakistan relations and our foreign policy at large. It goes to the... Read more »

Will Nehru’s Secular India Survive post- 2019 Elections?

Source: By Badre Alam Khan The secular minded academics and civil society have reminded us once again that Nehru’s secular legacy needs to be remembered in a given political context, on the... Read more »

Ramadan in West: An occasion to understand each other’s commemorations, sorrows, joys, festivities

Source: Whether you are an atheist, Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Native American, Pagan, Shinto, Sikh, Wicca, and Zoroastrian or from any other tradition, you may feel a sense of... Read more »

Common thread of Modi, political Hinduism, nationalism? ‘Contest’ of ideas isn’t over

Source: By Salman Khurshid Losing the 2019 election and that too in a somewhat extreme manner has confronted us with unexpected challenges: Our leadership has naturally taken it very hard and... Read more »

Innovation holds the key to India’s job crisis

BY AMIT KAPOOR  Indias unemployment rate at 6.1 per cent of the total labour force during 2017-18 is at a 45-year high. But the trend of joblessness is not something new for... Read more »

Fascist International? Note on EU Parliamentary Election Results

Source: By Anandi Sharan Fascism is always latent in a Republic, and makes its appeal in underhand ways. They incite you to believe that the survival of your family is dependent on... Read more »

Unravelling RSS’s women wing, Rashtriya Sevika Samiti’s election strategy

Source: By Sakshi Mishra Now that the 2019 general elections have come to an end, with an unexpected landslide victory of the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), we have tried to... Read more »

Now, BJP MLA from MP praises Godse

BY CHANDRAKANT NAIDU  Bhopal, May 29 (IANS) After all clamour for discipline, the BJP seems to have decided to soft-pedal action against Pragya Thakur over her remarks about Godses patriotism. Even before the... Read more »

Time magazine in about-face now says ‘Modi has united India’

New York, May 29 (IANS) Time magazine, which published a cover story before the Indian election calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “Divider in Chief”, has in a quick about-face run report with... Read more »

Thousands of Phantom Votes Suspected Across Lok Sabha Seats in Bihar, UP, Delhi, MP

Source: By Chandan Nandy, Kashif Kakvi New Delhi: In several Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, thousands of votes were recorded to have been counted in excess of... Read more »

Now, top Gujarat “litterateur” close to Modi says: Godse was patriot, so was Gandhi

Source: By Rajiv Shah A little over a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized BJP candidate from Bhopal Pragya Thakur for calling Nathuram Godse a patriot saying he would never forgive her... Read more »

Do not lose hope, Indian Muslims!

Source: By Abu Osama When I am writing this letter, the obituary has already been written of all the political parties held up against the far-right Hindu nationalist party- BJP, but I... Read more »

Four key issues before Modi 2.0

BY ANJANA DAS  New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Four key economic issues — GDP figures from CSO, fiscal deficit numbers from CGA, Jalan panel report on RBI surplus and RBI circular on NPA... Read more »

A retired civil servant’s tireless quest to preserve rural heritage

BY VISHAV  New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Even after giving almost 40 years of his life to government service, retired civil servant S.K. Misra felt his work was still not complete. The former... Read more »