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Wings of misery

The revelation that the Germanwings aircraft crash on March 25 could be a deliberate one is disturbing.

THE (AP)pallbearers

In death at least Farkhunda, the Afghan woman who was mercilessly beaten and then burnt in Afghanistan for “blasphemy”, received a semblance of dignity when fellow women lifted her coffin in symbolic

Inconsistent team

This is with reference to the editorial, Heartbreak for India in the World Cup (March 27). Team India has again confirmed that it is consistently inconsistent.

Right to convert

Union home minister Rajnath Singh’s statement that there is need for a debate to have an anti-conversion law is a matter of shame for Indian democracy.

General faux pas

The latest row following a tweet didn’t provoke arrest but did raise a storm. Minister of state for external affairs Gen. V.K.

Freeing up speech

The Supreme Court judgment striking down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, is a major shot in the arm for freedom of speech and expression.

Defenders’ safety

The news of the crash of an Indian Navy plane off the Goa coast is another grim reminder of how the lives of our officers in the armed forces are not safe even during peacetime.

World cup defeat

The world cup semi-final between India and Australia was a one-sided affair. While our bowlers lacked line and length, Indian batsmen were a huge let-down.

Adhoori Baat

The Prime Minister’s “Mann ki Baat” has turned out be an effective publicity tool, given the reach of All India Radio, especially in the hinterland of the country.

Soften land bill

The passage of the coal and mines bills alone can’t open up the market for mining unless the land bill is expedited in the Rajya Sabha.

Dignity of farming

Apropos your editorial, The land bill belies PM’s Mann ki Baat (March 24), the question is whether agriculture merits being called a profession?

BJP must choose

I agree with Anil Dharker (An RSS-mukt BJP is what Modi needs, March 23), that the Bharatiya Janata Party needs to sever its umbilical cord with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

RBI Demoted

The recent meeting between finance minister Arun Jaitley and RBI governor Raghuram Rajan won’t bury the truth that by taking away its role of management of national debt, the government has reduced t

It is spring season and although cities like Bengaluru are ridiculously pretty at this time of the year, with all the trees in bloom, it is also the time for all concerned citizens to be on alert agai

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani is facing yet another crisis with chairman of IIT Bombay’s board of governors Anil Kakodkar resigning.