When it is foisted on persons disagreeing with the government, the seriousness of the provision is eroded in due course
09 Mar 2021
India has created formidable legislative and institutional bulwarks to protect its environment, but none manage to get in the way of potentially damaging projects
13 Feb 2021
The Government naturally fears that yielding to farmers’ demands and revoking the three contentious laws will have its ramifications on the CAA agitation.
17 Jan 2021
The manner in which vital legislations were rushed through in Parliament without detailed discussion in the Standing Committee or Select Committee had sent wrong messages.
19 Dec 2020
Our democracy, which has been bolstered by several institutions and benign precedents, seems to be losing the inner vibrancy exposed as it is to the ethos of arbitrariness and confrontation.
11 Nov 2020
That the the nation is facing unprecedented political, economic and social upheavals is self-evident.
18 Oct 2020
Nobody questions the sovereign decision-making powers of the government. But firmness of conviction is not synonymous with obstinacy of power
10 Sep 2020
However, as the government is back to business, there will naturally be criticism and divergent political responses over decisions.
05 Aug 2020
Economic recovery and ease of doing business should not sound the death knell for the necessary checks and balances in the system
16 Jul 2020
The question is not what the stimulus package addresses but what it chooses to ignore. The state ought to have first reached out to the most vulnerable
19 Jun 2020
The stimulus follows textbook dictums on liberalisation and privatisation, while striking an unusual note on self-reliance, normally anathema to apostles of globalisation
27 May 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged the dominant ideology and premises of economic growth in several countries across the world
23 Apr 2020
A professional police force has to distinguish itself by its commitment to the rule of law, standard procedures and democratic rights
16 Mar 2020
While tough laws are needed to protect society, the lack of alacrity in administering welfare programmes makes the harshness glaring
30 Jan 2020
The joy of living has been eclipsed for the past few months by an abiding sense of fear, anger, frustration and shame
02 Jan 2020
Short-term financial exigencies should not be the Centre’s sole reason for disinvestment in core sectors like petroleum.
06 Dec 2019
All our energies should be channelised towards tackling issues such as hunger and malnutrition. But currently, there is no sense of urgency
24 Oct 2019
In a developed society even a minor violation is frowned upon, but here we often consider it heroic, especially if the offender is not caught
30 Sep 2019
The Centre has announced a slew of economic reforms. But these policies will not be effective until India revamps its administrative apparatus
12 Sep 2019
Let us admit that we as a people are insensitive to the dangers of development. Don’t we continue to confuse greed with need?
16 Aug 2019