Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 | Last Update : 11:36 PM IST

Pavan K Varma

Be alive to tyranny dressed as democracy

The BJP had the numbers, and hence the right to pass the law in the manner it wanted.

06 Oct 2019 3:09 AM

Traffic fines need to be effective, not excessive

It is true that the new penalties are a quantum jump over the rates prevailing earlier.

22 Sep 2019 3:53 AM

Taming Pawan Jaiswal: Journalism’s dark hour

The Press Council of India took suo motu cognisance of what happened to Mr Jaiswal, and asked the UP government to submit a report.

08 Sep 2019 7:37 AM

Discrediting dissent is a disservice to India

Ladakh has been hived away from it; J&K is truncated now.

25 Aug 2019 12:00 AM

In J&K Valley, proceed with humility, humanity

The people of J&K are flesh-and-blood citizens of our country.

11 Aug 2019 12:00 AM

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Amendment may impair the right to information

There is no doubt that the law has transformed the landscape of information flow from the government to citizens.

28 Jul 2019 6:56 AM

Young India: Upwardly mobile, superficial

Young people have their foot firmly on the escalator of upward mobility.

14 Jul 2019 12:02 AM

Send talaq bill to panel for sustainable reform

The intent is thus clearly to make triple talaq a criminal offence with imprisonment up to three years in addition to a fine.

30 Jun 2019 12:15 AM

Rethink line, explore Track 2 diplomacy

A sensible policy would be to have talks on our terms and agenda at a time of our choosing.

16 Jun 2019 6:39 AM

2019 signals decline of caste, dynastic politics

Tejaswi Yadav in Bihar, at the helm of the RJD only because he is the anointed son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, could not win a single seat in Bihar.

02 Jun 2019 12:11 AM

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Wrong to paper over Pragya’s take on Godse

It is good that the Supreme Court (SC) directed that Priyanka Sharma be immediately released.

19 May 2019 1:01 AM

Whither a chaiwala in a society as ours?

Today, the caste system is officially frowned upon, and democratic empowerment has loosened its asphyxiating stranglehold.

05 May 2019 12:36 AM

Opposition remains disunited as ever

To an objective observer this is unbridled divisive cacophony which seriously undermines the macro attempts to project a larger unity.

21 Apr 2019 12:45 AM

Why is EC mum in face of flagrant foul play?

The EC derives its powers from a categorical provision in the Constitution.

07 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Talks with Pakistan a weapon, use it wisely

The recent veto by China on the UN’s banning of Masood Azhar, and our reaction to it, presents a good example of what is realistic appraisal.

24 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

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A shrill campaign won’t fetch BJP Balakot votes

The controversy about what damage was caused by our airstrike, is entirely irrelevant.

10 Mar 2019 12:32 AM

A prosperous Kashmir is India’s best riposte

It is a little surprising, therefore, that in his first reaction our Prime Minister has said that our armed forces have been given a free hand.

24 Feb 2019 12:15 AM

Centre-state war may destroy the executive

The SC’s directive was hailed as a victory by both the opposing sides — the BJP and Ms Banerjee.

10 Feb 2019 12:00 AM

Claims of mass rigging of EVMs are laughable

It is utter nonsense to postulate that EVM machines are capable of mass hacking.

27 Jan 2019 2:30 AM

The CBI director’s removal was unfair

The CVC finding is that it could not look into these allegations for want of time, and that further inquiry is needed.

13 Jan 2019 2:05 AM

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