The opposition’s blind spot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly began his Independence Day address by declaring that the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, approved by the two Houses of Parliament with a two-third majority, had... Read more »

Kashmir’s 1991 moment

The special status of Jammu & Kashmir has been revoked and the state has been bifurcated into two Union Territories. Those are the facts. Much has been discussed and debated over these... Read more »

Sushma Swaraj: A fiery leader and a mother figure

Aug 7 (IANS) Fiery, feisty and indefatigable, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who died on Tuesday, was a leader who fit many roles in her long political leader. She might be remembered... Read more »

Kashmiri women: Caught between rock and a hard place

By Sandeep Bamzai  New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) It is a strange anomaly of history, both true and unjust. I was born in Srinagar, as were both my parents. My sister though... Read more »

Is entrepreneurship difficult in India?

 Aug 6 (IANS) It has been said that Lakshmi and Saraswati were always competing for supremacy against each other. Wherever Saraswati went, Lakshmi used to follow. It is believed that if one prays... Read more »

Assets frozen worldwide, D-Co invests drug money in Pak stock exchange

July 28 (IANS) Even as India’s most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim’s assets are frozen across the world, the underworld don continues to invest money, earned through his organised crime syndicate, in the Pakistan... Read more »

Restoring a pro-people approach in Kashmir

It is not surprising at all that the maiden trip of India’s new Home Minister Amit Shah to Srinagar – during which he emphasised the need for carrying development to the grass... Read more »

Karnataka political saga

The current political crisis for the Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka is not a surprise for many, rather it was something in waiting since the day the government was formed. Anyone with a... Read more »

The RSS Had No Role in India’s Freedom Struggle

Source: If there were any doubts at the proto fascist re-writing of history, recent developments in the Nagpur varsity would put them to rest. Indian Express reports that  the NSUI has... Read more »

160 Kashmir civilians killed in 2018, highest in decade: UN body ‘contradicts’ Govt of India

Source: A UN human rights report on the situation in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) State and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from May 2018 to April 2019 has claimed that the number of... Read more »

Budget 2019: Kickstarting India’s Developmental Journey

By Amit Kapoor Since the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a bold target of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024 at a NITI Aayog meeting early last month,... Read more »

The elephant in the room in growing Indo-US ties

US President Donald Trumps trip to the DMZ to meet with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and his conciliatory get together with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit... Read more »

Manuben’s diaries cover major political, social events at a crucial juncture of India’s history

Source: By Nandini Oza Manuben Gandhi was an important woman political activist who is less known in spite of being a central observer of many of the momentous events surrounding India’s... Read more »

Gujarat’s politician-builder-bureaucrat nexus ‘responsible’ for Surat tragedy, killing 22

Source: By RK Misra Gujarat spent Rs 3,000 crore building the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world, but in Surat 22 students died on May 24 because the... Read more »

Govt. Report Reveals Shocking Condition of Workers in India

Source: By Subodh Varma Monthly earnings are below minimum norms, most are working well beyond 8 hours per day and nearly three fourths can be fired anytime because they don’t have any... Read more »

Govt of India overestimated GDP by 2.5%, must restore reputational damage

Source: By Rajiv Shah Top economist Arvind Subramanian has said that changes brought about by the Government of India in data sources and methodology for estimating the country’s gross domestic product... Read more »

When Rape and Violence become the Battleground for Communal Identities

Source: Television and social media discourse over the past one week has touched an all-time low. Two gruesome incidents of rape in two cities, both in Uttar Pradesh (UP), Aligarh and... Read more »

Whither Secularism: Democratic Society and Minority Rights

Source: By Ram Puniyani We are living in times where the social norms, the values of Constitution have been violated times and over again. The increasing atrocities on dalits, the lynchings of... Read more »

Mumbai infrastructure in crisis

Source: By Vidyadhar Date It is time Mumbai’s new municipal commissioner Pravin Pardeshi convenes a meeting of citizens to discuss ways to take the city out of the mess it has landed... 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 »