A Surya Prakash

1984 riots: the long road to justice

Stranger still, the then government did not appeal to a higher court seeking more severe punishment given the brutal acts committed by these persons.

04 Dec 2018

Patel deserves the statue,  and much more

When the British left the country, they gave all the princely states three options—to declare their independence, accede to India or accede to Pakistan.

06 Nov 2018

Who will stem the rot in legislatures?

Over the years the apex court has spearheaded measures to ensure that voters have adequate information on election candidates.

09 Oct 2018

Rubbing salt into Sikhs’ wounds 

The anti-Sikh pogrom began almost immediately after the government announced on the evening of 31 October 1984 that Indira Gandhi had succumbed to the bullets of her assassins.

11 Sep 2018

He ensured a smooth right turn for india

Vajpayee’s statesmanship helped India move smoothly from the left-of-centre politics of Nehru and Indira Gandhi to the centre-right

28 Aug 2018

NRC draft: Cong makes a blunder

By not standing up for the rights of citizens, the Congress will be ceding more political ground to the BJP like it did after Pokhran II

14 Aug 2018

Uniform civil code: How did we get here?

The decision of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board to establish Sharia courts in all districts across the country has stirred up a controversy.

17 Jul 2018

Don’t forget the prophet of boom

Narasimha Rao is another icon the family-centric Congress has discarded. But others like PM Modi & Telangana’s KCR haven’t forgotten him

03 Jul 2018

Emergency: Never forget, never forgive

If we fail to draw the right lessons from the days of Emergency, we will not be able to preserve our democratic way of life

19 Jun 2018

Put an end to unholy alliances

We need a law to delegitimise opportunistic post-poll alliances if we want people’s mandate to be respected

05 Jun 2018

Impeachment: The chairman was right

The new crop of Congressmen must acquaint themselves with the history of their party vis-a-vis our Constitution and judiciary

09 May 2018

Impeachment: Debunking Cong’s claims

After the RS chairman rejected the impeachment notice against the CJI, a Congress leader claimed it had never before happened in our history

08 May 2018

Recalling Ambedkar’s Advice

Babasaheb said violent protests imperil democracy. People agitating over the apex court verdict on SC/ST Act must keep this in mind

24 Apr 2018

Nip Secession demands in the bud 

Three generations of Indians have toiled over 70 years to bind this nation together. And now some reckless voices are calling for secession

10 Apr 2018

Our elected lawmakers have failed us

This year, Lok Sabha devoted just 12 hours and 35 minutes for Budget-related business, which in the past took around 130 hours

27 Mar 2018