The one thing unique in the Constitution was the right for all adults, regardless of qualification, to vote.
02 Nov 2018
We may become a wealthy and politically strong nation but without a social order that makes life livable for everyone, present and future achievements are pointless --- what is to be done?
10 Sep 2018
Words are the most important invention of mankind. While most words have a straightforward meaning, there are words which are shorthand for concepts. We use these important word-concepts often but very lightly.
02 Aug 2018
The civil service is now seen as just a way of providing comfortable livelihoods for a very small section of India’s population
18 Jun 2018
Over the decades, all state institutions have become corrupt and are unable to deliver the services that a citizen expects
14 May 2018
The Bahmanis initially unleashed terror on civilians. Later, they came to an understanding with Vijayanagar leading to calmer times
10 Apr 2018
Victimhood has become the dominant theme even in modern democracies where all individuals have state-protected equal rights
12 Mar 2018
Telangana was battered by seven raids by Alauddin’s armies. These were not conquests as such but extraction of tribute by force
13 Feb 2018
A leader who sees himself or is seen as a god or god-like is a disaster imposed on his people
19 Jan 2018
In the 19th century, Sunni Wahabis desecrated the Shia holy shrine of Karbala. They considered the idolators as infidels
14 Dec 2017
Today, the Supreme Court will hear appeals challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ayodhya case
12 Aug 2017
Most IAS officers are subjected to directions from elected representatives with the real threat of transfer if directions are ignored
10 Jul 2017