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Karan Thapar | ‘Contempt of court’: A relook may be needed

Many will ask whether judges need to accept satire and criticism with good gracerather than seek protection of the law of contempt

27 Nov 2020 5:47 AM

Karan Thapar | New insights on Rajiv, but questions remain

Biographies written by friends is likely to gloss over incidents that could embarrass the subject, like Habibullah’s 'My Years with Rajiv'

13 Nov 2020 10:23 AM

Karan Thapar | Death talk: Euthanasia tales amid Covid times

The question this mesmerising account raises is did Arun’s father, HD Shourie commit euthanasia?

30 Oct 2020 9:52 AM

Karan Thapar | The ‘beauty of oneness’: Has today’s India lost it?

The advertisement trolls excoriated celebrated the love of a Muslim mother-in-law for her Hindu daughter-in-law

16 Oct 2020 9:51 AM

First Mumbai, then Delhi: Will history repeat itself?

The answer to the first depends on how the Aghadi alliance handles the tricky challenges it faces.

29 Nov 2019 2:17 AM


Will Boris’ gamble work? Anything might happen after Dec 12 UK vote

The greater the number of Labour-held constituencies which voted for Brexit that the Tories can win, the bigger the majority they could hope for.

01 Nov 2019 12:08 AM

Will PM Boris be forced to resign next week?

No wonder the British are calling their hapless Prime Minister benighted Boris

14 Sep 2019 12:25 AM

Imran and Army: How, in a year, Pak PM has learnt to be ‘flexible’

These were arguments based on sound democratic and governance principles.

22 Aug 2019 1:35 AM

Diluting of the RTI Act is questionable

It’s not easy to think of a measure that has done more to deepen and strengthen Indian democracy than the Right to Information Act (RTI) of 2005.

24 Jul 2019 1:38 AM

India’s judiciary faces critical test of its objectivity

The truth is that the affidavit has a lot of detail. It also has references to station house officers and transcripts of conversation.

24 Apr 2019 1:18 AM


Sedition case on Kanhaiya, others is wrong

If the BJP wishes to criminalise anti-national slogans, it needs to create a specific law for this purpose.

15 Jan 2019 12:16 AM

This Diwali could be a crackerless one

In a country where nearly 80 per cent of the people are Hindu and the preponderant majority is deeply religious this seems like an amazing outcome.

25 Oct 2018 1:01 AM

New-style coup: Army-ISI forces Pak media, judges to toe the line

Leading columnists have had their columns dropped; TV stations have introduced a 90-second delay to beep out anything sensitive.

25 Jul 2018 12:58 AM

Riveting, fast-paced and no-holds-barred

Politicians are also usually great raconteurs. In addition, they have an ear for gossip.

15 Jul 2018 6:07 AM

Gov erred by ignoring norms, SC must step in

The Constitution requires a stable government and that means the governor must appoint a chief minister who has majority support in the Assembly.

18 May 2018 12:37 AM


How Modi & Cong got military history wrong

As for the suggestion that Cariappa was badly treated by Congress governments, the facts suggest otherwise.

05 May 2018 6:23 AM