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The inference that can be drawn from recent media reporting on a subject that appeared too sensitive to touch — cloak and dagger business at the heart of the government within weeks of its formation — is that Union home minister Rajnath Singh was in no mood to take things lying down as his ...

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Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One ...

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during ...

Patralekha  Chatterjee
Patralekha Chatterjee

If elections come, can conspiracy theories be far behind? With bypolls around the corner, Uttar ...

S. Nihal Singh
S. Nihal Singh

Peace is at the best of times a tenuous proposition in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian ...

Jayanthi Natarajan
Jayanthi Natarajan

Chennai celebrated her 375th birthday last week. In my admittedly benign view as a dedicated ...

V. Balachandran
V. Balachandran

The first time terrorists abducted hostages with a political message to foreign powers warning ...

Jayant V. Narlikar
Jayant V. Narlikar

In January this year there was a special meet in a town in northern Maharashtra to celebrate the ...

Interview of the Week

‘To say plan panel is outdated is to say India has achieved inclusive growth’

As talk of scrapping the Planning Commission gained momentum after PM Narendra Modi’s ...

‘We will bring down inflation, check corruption… fight crony capitalists’

Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia talks to Sanjay Kaw about his party’s immature ...

Mystic Mantra

Yogi Ashwini
Yogi Ashwini

Lord Ganesh is said to be the deity closest to the physical world; he is the god of wisdom, ...

Francis Gonsalves
Francis Gonsalves

When someone boasted about becoming a “doctor of theology”, the Master, who was quite a tease, ...

Letters to Editor

The exclusion of L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the BJP parliamentary board is in line with RSS’ thinking that leaders beyond ...

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.