Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 | Last Update : 01:44 AM IST


AFSPA still needed in J&K

The Army would do well not to misuse its power to search, arrest or shoot.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Judiciary must be seen to work for citizens

Mr Naidu rejected the motion on the ground that the charges were conjectural.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The fighter for India’s future: Going back to the beginning

The generally believed superior survivability of a twin-engine fighter is also questioned.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Mystic Mantra: Spiritual illumination of Wahdat-ul-Wujood

The Sufi philosophy of Wahdat is actually derived from Tawheed, the basic Islamic tenet of monotheism.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Interview of the Week

H.D. Deve Gowda

‘I don’t see any Modi tsunami... both Cong and NDA have failed’

On Karnataka pivots the BJP’s hope of launching the southern leg of its Congress-Mukt Bharat operation.

Ashwani Kumar, Congress leader and former Union minister (Photo: G.N. Jha)

‘2019 polls will be a watershed event in the political history of our country’

Kumar said it was imperative to have leadership that was anchored in idealism and committed to the idea of India to take it forward.

Kapil Sibal

‘I fear govt may adjourn the House sine die to avoid discussions’

These are the very issues that the government does not want to discuss, says Kapil Sibal.

Taslima Nasrin with her cat Minu at her New Delhi home (Photo: Sondeep Shankar)

‘India is much safer. Democracy is far more entrenched here... I feel at home’

I have written to the current West Bengal government, but there has been no response, says Taslima Nasrin.

The Age Debate

 Mayawati has termed the BJP’s efforts of uplifting the weaker sections of society as natakbaazi in the name of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Age Debate: Cashing in on dalits?

The BJP’s attitude towards dalits must change, just sops will not be enough.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: AP)

Age Debate: A real protest or a farce?

PM Modi’s fast against the disruption of Parliament is just a political gimmick.

Dalit protesters blocked trains, clashed with police and set dozens of vehicles ablaze in several states during a nationwide bandh.

Age Debate: Are dalits only a votebank?

Dalit anger across India erupted as they feel the BJP-RSS aren’t interested in their uplift.

The EC’s conduct even at the time of Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat was far from impartial. (Representational image)

Age Debate: Are doubts over EC valid?

The Election Commission needs to re-establish its image of being an impartial body.

Reporter's Diary

The Yogi Adityanath government is having a strange impact on BJP’s Muslim leaders and almost all of them are turning into Hanuman “bhakts”.

Reporters' Diary: The new Hanuman bhakts

However, their Hanuman leanings have not gone down too well with a section of the party leadership.

A senior RSS leader jumped into the poll cauldron by sending messages to almost all journalists, asking them how the RSS could play a role in the elections in the “larger national interest”.

Reporters' Diary: Journalists turn saffron

The BJP, on the other hand, is also said to be keeping a close watch on the elections and is even backing some candidates.

The SP, despite putting up a brave front in public, is getting increasingly worried over the future of the alliance — mainly because of their Buaji’s (aunt’s) mercurial moods.

Reporters' Diary: Alliance or no?

The Samajwadi strategists are now flummoxed at “Behenji’s” turnaround and cannot understand what will happen in the coming days.

The fact that Ms Bachchan has been chosen over stalwarts like Naresh Agarwal and Kiranmoy Nanda has also led to dissent.

Reporters’ Diary: Jaya in RS, dissent in SP

BJP stalwart and Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram has an inimitable style.