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Indian press skidding. Does the nation or the republic know?

The nation doesn’t only want to know. It also grieves and seethes in anger. More rarely, it rejoices and celebrates.

13 May 2017

Unaware of reality, communists see politics behind triple talaq

When asked what advice would he give the Left-wing writers, leading British conservative philosopher and writer Roger Scruton replied “acknowledge the legitimacy of disagreement”.

13 May 2017

China’s dominance at ASEAN bad for India’s Act East policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Act East Policy has been motivated by two primary objectives.

13 May 2017

Hopefully, the Chinese ‘necessary measures’ lie in the zone of positivity

The decision makers within the ruling Indian establishment in New Delhi would most likely be estimating the nature of China’s “necessary measures” following Dalai Lama’s recent visit to India.

13 May 2017

View of point.... and let there be light!

If you’re familiar with plastic indoor Christmas trees you’re familiar with all those shiny little polished metallic like balls you have to…

13 May 2017

Consolidate existing educational institutions and create new ones

Human civilisation advances ahead on the strength of its social, cultural, economic and democratic institutions.

06 May 2017

All menagerie animals.... and a weird custodian!

This guy has a collection of five groups of animals comprising mammals, birds, snakes, spiders and insects.

06 May 2017

Grave injustice has been done to CRPF by giving it a counter insurgency role

The recent tragic loss of 26 troopers of the CRPF in Sukma shocked the nation.

06 May 2017

Niti action agenda paves the path for quick policy action

This is the season of sequential versions with every version built on successful previous ones.

06 May 2017

Forget Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat and Insaniyat. Time to get real!

The violence in Kashmir is showing no let up. For months, security forces have been battling against heavily-armed terrorists.

06 May 2017

Amendment to maternity act: a step forward or just a Mirage?

The Ministry of Labour and Employment vide Official Gazette notification dated March 31, 2017, had appointed April 1, 2017, as the date from which the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, had to c

29 Apr 2017

Award exemplary punishment to those who fuel the flames

It has been a depressing fortnight. The self-appointed protectors of cows have terrorised all and sundry with their violent vigilantism.

29 Apr 2017

Democratic alliance against terror funding no more than a chapter in fiction

A trademark statement prevalent in the security realm often crisscrosses from East to West, emphasising that, “all intelligence personnel are not hackers and all hackers do not belong to the intellige

29 Apr 2017

India remains untouched by the turmoil in Islamic world

Shortly after the Cold War ended with the dissolution of Soviet Union in 1991, American scholar Professor Samuel Huntington averred that clashes between cultures and cultural identities, at the broade

29 Apr 2017

Yet another . . . hint! Connect the dots!

Hey people remember the toothpick problem given two weeks back? Well, I’ve got only ONE answer for that till date which, though wrong, was ingeniously so.

29 Apr 2017

Loser parties find perfect alibi in crying foul over EVMs

Loss of any kind is often unexpected and always unwelcome. Therefore, the reaction of many candidates and their political parties to the loss they suffered in the assembly elections is understandable.

22 Apr 2017

J S Rajput
Commercialisation has made education system divisive

The craze for admissions to private, high-fee charging schools, ironically called “public schools’ is indeed a national phenomenon. School managements know this and unhesitatingly fleece the parents.

22 Apr 2017

Maj. Gen. (Retd) G D Bakshi
War clouds gather ominously as military modernisation programmes languish

In the decade preceding the 1962 disaster, the predominant and dogmatic view amongst the Indian political elite was that wars just wouldn’t happen anymore.

22 Apr 2017

Mukul Sharma
Opening game

You can leave your hat on!

22 Apr 2017

Jug Suraiya
Humour, and the funny business of mathematics

The mathematics of humour, or the humour of mathematics? You’re kidding, right? They’re as different as chalk and cheese. Or are they?

22 Apr 2017

Scenes from the devised play This Will Only Take Several Minutes
Three cities, three scripts

Three cities, three young groups, three productions, three ways of creating a script. Recently in Chennai, watching Theatre Nisha’s dramatisation of Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’s’ epic poem on Karna, Rashm

15 Apr 2017

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