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NGOs: The fifth estate

It is impossible to exaggerate the role and significance of the NGO in a democratic society.

26 Feb 2017 3:59 AM

Orchestrating regime change: At what price?

Regime change, rooted in the nation’s psyche, is a constant in US foreign policy regardless of who holds office.

19 Feb 2017 2:20 AM

Hari Singh’s legacy

Mehbooba Mufti could have opposed the resolution.

05 Feb 2017 1:00 AM

Citizens have a right to access inquiry reports

Another ploy used by past governments is delaying the publication of a report and even suppressing the dissenting note.

29 Jan 2017 4:32 AM

Hurriyat: Engage with people to move ahead

The Hurriyat never set down calmly to deliberate on strategy.

22 Jan 2017 3:18 AM


Kashmir forsaken

The Centre poured more troops into Kashmir in August. Some of them took over schools to use as barracks.

15 Jan 2017 2:58 AM

Palestine forsaken

The main theme of Kerry’s speech was that Israeli settlements must stop, else “the two-state solution is now in serious jeopardy”.

08 Jan 2017 3:36 AM

Too many problems in state funding of elections

An official said that it would require a lot of time and effort to bring about a consensus on the proposal and to settle the details.

03 Jan 2017 12:18 AM

Laws in India fail to protect media sources

It is a reporter’s need and duty to protect the identity of the source of his information.

26 Dec 2016 3:35 AM

Harsh words & violence: A clear link?

Hate speech was treated as part of the wider problem of public order.

18 Dec 2016 1:55 AM


What is Hindutva?

It splits the nation into ‘us’ and ‘them’, and discards Indian nationalism in favour of Hindu nationalism...

11 Dec 2016 12:21 AM

PDP allowed RSS presence in Kashmir

The PDP-BJP alliance’s agenda was drafted by the mufti’s Man Friday.

04 Dec 2016 2:06 AM

Does public ‘approval’ encourage encounters?

The number of encounter cases has gone up from 90,946 in 2008-09 to 105,664 in 2005-16.

28 Nov 2016 7:10 AM