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Sharmistha Mukherjee

Book Excerpt | Pranab: How I had worked with Indira, Sonia, Manmohan Singh

I felt that while Dr Singh might not have been as aggressive as Pranab in voicing his opinions

10 Dec 2023 12:00 AM

As protests rage, is our democracy at risk too?

The Central government in Delhi and governments in BJP-ruled states are coming down heavily on the protesters.

26 Dec 2019 12:48 AM

We are all at risk if we ignore the rule of law

The four suspects were taken to the crime scene, ostensibly for a reconstruction of events as part of the investigation.

11 Dec 2019 1:25 AM

When will climate, bad air be a live poll issue?

In India, there have been several instances where public protests led to some changes or withdrawal of policy decisions.

31 Oct 2019 12:00 AM

To solve India’s problems, first admit they exist!

In order to address a problem and find a solution, it is absolutely necessary to first acknowledge that the problem exists.

17 Oct 2019 12:30 AM


Gandhi was a real activist, far ahead of his times

As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, it’s time to revisit Gandhian principles and their relevance today.

02 Oct 2019 1:27 AM

Hindi push assault on diversity, India’s spirit

Language connects and unites, but it could also be a major cause of conflict and disintegration.

19 Sep 2019 2:56 AM

Where will the people left out of the NRC go?

The list is out, but the suspense and trauma is not over yet for nearly 19 lakh people as their names are excluded from the list.

04 Sep 2019 1:20 AM

For eco revival, policies need to be ‘predictable’

Even the worst enemy of Modi has to acknowledge that he is a master creator of narratives.

21 Aug 2019 1:02 AM

J&K needs a touch of Vajpayee’s ‘insaniyat’

The abrogartion of Articles 370 and 35A will have far-reaching and diverse ramifications.

07 Aug 2019 1:23 AM


If NRC is mishandled, N-E may erupt again

As commonly perceived, the NRC issue is not merely a problem of illegal migrants.

29 Aug 2018 1:30 AM

Laws to protect children must be gender-neutral

The hastily-drafted ordinance had several shortcomings which have been pointed out by activists.

01 Aug 2018 12:22 AM

Heed Supreme Court, rein in the mobs and fear before it’s too late

Propaganda that transforms normal people into killing machines operates on most primal fears and insecurities of human minds.

25 Jul 2018 12:38 AM

Innovative ideas needed to keep our cities liveable

It is well known that Delhi ranks as one of the most polluted cities in the world.

04 Jul 2018 12:21 AM

Kejri’s drama is a bid to hide governance failure

Mr Kejriwal needs to find an excuse for his sheer failure in governance.

20 Jun 2018 12:45 AM


Don’t try a rush job at India’s heritage sites

No one can deny that our monuments need more care, funds and expertise for their proper conservation, restoration and maintenance.

09 May 2018 12:23 AM

Hasty ordinance is not enough to deter rapes

Many activists have pointed out that it is not the severity of the punishment, but the certainty of it that is the real deterrent.

25 Apr 2018 12:19 AM

Fast: Powerful protest tool has a long history

Hungerstrikes remain a powerful tool of political protest. It gives every citizen a powerful weapon to challenge even the mightiest power.

11 Apr 2018 12:29 AM

Movements, agitations strengthen democracy

Agitational politics had always been a legitimate way to protest against government policies or their absence.

28 Mar 2018 2:20 AM

Can AAP stop excuses, work within the rules?

Delivery and good governance does not necessarily depend on having the same party in power at both levels.

28 Feb 2018 2:53 AM