Revamp rules to make Parliament discussions open

In a parliamentary democracy like India, the Opposition should have the space to hold transparent discussions. If this is not allowed, what follows is noise, not debate.

25 Jul 2022

Don’t re-open past wounds, time to think of present

The calamities of the past cannot legitimise inflicting wounds on the living today as an act of vengeance. This is where India, as a nation, is going wrong.

27 Jun 2022

When matters of faith are part of political agendas

Our constitutional framework empowers our citizens with certain rights and seeks to safeguard their multifarious identities.

30 May 2022

Bulldozing the diversity of our cultural identities

The founding fathers of our Constitution dreamt of a nation that will embrace its diversity in its fullness. The majoritarian culture seeks to silence this

25 Apr 2022

KV admissions and the exercise of discretion

MPs can recommend a maximum of 10 admissions to Kendriya Vidyalaya every academic year. But this power is most often misused and its benefits are not for everyone to enjoy.

28 Mar 2022

Kejriwal epitomises amoral nature of India’s politics

Politics in the country is far removed from the concerns of the common man. He languishes and is often manipulated to vote for change.

28 Feb 2022

The dangers of politics of organised religion

History has witnessed that whenever the state and ecclesiastical authorities acted in unison, it led to violent outcomes. That is what we are witnessing today.

31 Jan 2022

The real mafia and goons in Uttar Pradesh

The most disturbing fact is that vigilante groups enjoy selective protection from the police. While the state professes law as religion neutral, the data shows otherwise

27 Dec 2021

In this 'mother of democracy', lives don't matter

The Lakhimpur Kheri incident shows not only scant regard for rule of law but also arrogance of the perpetrators. What is even more disturbing is the silence of the powerful.

24 Oct 2021