The pushback against mass tourism
As the numbers become unsustainable its negative fallout can be seen: the adverse cultural, ecological and infrastructural impacts on places and communities.
18 Sep 2018
Last bastion of constitutional order under siege
Nation states are created by individuals but endure on the strength and integrity of their institutions. This is particularly true of democracies, which take generations to set down roots.
28 Apr 2018
Why do we kill our daughters?
The Economic Survey 2018 says there are 21 million ‘unwanted’ girl children in India. The name of the game is to have a male child
08 Feb 2018
Bringing back Mallya not easy
It is difficult for any civilised society to extradite a man to a country with a dysfunctional judicial system and a compromised police
20 Dec 2017
Oscar Wilde and India’s godmen
As the British author put it, we dislike people for having faults we do not have, but we hate them for having the same faults which we have
20 Sep 2017
A warning that went unheeded
The Paris accord’s almost exclusive focus on CO2 emissions was misplaced; we have to change our lifestyles too
21 Aug 2017
Tanks belong at Doklam, not JNU
Perhaps we can soon expect tanks outside Parliament and the apex court too—just to inspire more patriotic feelings, of course!
07 Aug 2017
Can we afford free money for all?
To implement UBI, the government will have to cut many subsidies. How do we ensure that there is no DeMo repeat?
15 Jul 2017
Uprooting trees to dig our own grave
Environmental degradation in India is getting worse under a government which is dismantling green regulations
24 May 2017
What will Modi do after massive win?
The prime minister should now focus on creating jobs and removing deadwood from the bureaucracy
12 Mar 2017
Why the aam aadmi is with Kejri
The AAP can be better understood if seen as part of the populist wave that has captured the US and is now sweeping across Europe.
10 Mar 2017
Judiciary has right aim, but wrong target
The SC order was a non-starter in a country where parties are founded on caste, regional and religious identities
27 Feb 2017
Army dragged into political Goulash
07 Oct 2016
Vizhinjam seaport protests: Police station attack was with 'ulterior intention', says Kerala CM
'The Kashmir Files' controversy: Apologies if my remarks were interpreted differently, says Nadav Lapid
Will fight again, against what is wrong: Bilkis Bano on remission given to her rapists
Tamil Nadu amended law that allows Jallikattu seeks to prevent cruelty on animals: State tells SC
India dismisses China's concerns on military exercise with US in Uttarakhand
'Bazball' powers England to new first-day record against Pakistan in 1st Test