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Electoral heat

The present election season has been acrimonious where our leaders seem to be at one another’s throat. To prevent this, the Election Commission could have expedited the electoral process.

A life of dignity

As the Supreme Court formally acknowledges the “third gender”, transgendered citizens in India have, at last, won a long-denied right.

A sporty cocktail

The seventh edition of the Indian Premier League has started with a bang, leaving all controversies behind.

The report card

This is with reference to Inder Malhotra’s piece, The cuckoo in the nest (April 16).

The third sex

The Supreme Court’s groundbreaking judgment classifying transgenders as the “third gender” is encouraging.

On a song

An Indian-origin poet, Vijay Seshadri, winning the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poems, 3 Sections, is great news for India.

Strange timing

I think it is hugely unethical of Sanjaya Baru, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s former media adviser, to spill the secrets that he had access to as an insider.

Uncivil discourse

The conduct of politicians in the ongoing 16th general election has been far from civil. Key issues have been relegated to the background and the principal objective seems to be to attain power.

Dilli meri jaan

Delhi may soon be accorded the tag of a World Heritage City, with a team of Unesco experts set to descend on the capital in June.

Spare the ec

When politicians don’t spare the public, or each other, while plumbing the depths of indecency, how can they let go of the Election Commission?

A gender bias?

While Veteran poet and film lyricist Gulzar deserves the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award, it is interesting to note that there are very few women recipients.

A partial account

Sanjaya Baru has written an account of his time in the PMO and about the things he saw and heard.

Anything for votes

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi says women who have sex outside marriage should be hanged, while Uttar Pradesh minority affairs minister Azam Khan gives the credit for India’s victory in Kargil exclus

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.