5 Lessons From Election Results Of 5 States

Courtesy: NDTV Rahul Gandhi has come through – this should be the headline in the papers tomorrow. After all the public scrutiny – and rejection – today is truly Rahul Gandhi’s day.... Read more »

Lynching: Casteist, Communal and Fascist Tool of Violence in India

By Dr. Y. Srinivasa Rao Violence has always been a tool of oppression, suppression and subordination. Though every form of violence is illegal according to the law of the land, dominant social forces... Read more »

RSS chief sets BJP’s electoral agenda

By Amulya Ganguli There was never any doubt about the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) anti-minority electoral gambits but the agenda has now been unambigiously and forcefully articulated by the party’s friend, philosopher... Read more »

Kashmir’s mahagathbandhan depends on Mehbooba, Omar

(By Amulya Ganguli) There has been an element of unseemly haste and even recklessness in some of the recent acts of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Such hurried initiatives have been seen in... Read more »

Like Virat Kohli, Harmanpreet backs her instincts

(By Veturi Srivatsa) Rain has not helped Virat Kohlis Twenty20 team. They lost the first game of the three-match series on Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method and the second one was washed out when India... Read more »

Keep Defence forces out of politics

-by Oliver d’Souza It is within the brief of the nation’s Defence Chiefs to extol the defence benefits of any addition of equipment and means of war to the nation’s weaponry to... Read more »

Article 377: Too much celebration over too little

-by Oliver D’Souza The Supreme Court has struck down Article 377 which criminalizes homosexuality stating that it was a colonial era law that is not relevant to present times. This has led... Read more »

Is Indian Democracy Dying?

– Dr Arshad M Khan The prominent journalist and editor, Shujaat Bukhari was leaving work when he and his two bodyguards were shot and killed. Suffice to say newspapers are the lifeblood... Read more »

Credibility crisis of India’s higher institutions

The Credibility of India’s top institutions has lately suffered affecting governance and democracy in the country. Its  strong indication came in the form of the impeachment motion against the chief justiceof India... Read more »

India changed in the 1990s and the cultural milieu changed with it

The cities of Bombay (Mumbai), Madras (Chennai) and Calcutta (Kolkata) had deep cultural roots and urbanised commerce and industry even during the colonial period, possibly because a diversified and robust economy is... Read more »