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70th Day Of Lockdown

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Expand gender budget, it’s time to end neglect

Higher Budget allocations could be used to grab media headlines, but it’s the utilisation that matters.

31 Jan 2018 1:26 AM

Criminalising instant talaq: Find a better way

The government had earlier argued against making marital rape a crime on the pretext that it would break down the institution of the family.

03 Jan 2018 12:06 AM

Too few women netas: It’s time for quota bill

The total strength of women members in the newly-elected Assemblies is just seven per cent in Gujarat and five per cent in Himachal.

22 Dec 2017 12:52 AM

Polls Rahul’s first test, other challenges ahead

Even the worst enemies of Rahul Gandhi should admit that despite all the turbulence and provocation, he has emerged clean, dignified and strong.

07 Dec 2017 12:26 AM

Defeat efforts to spoil India’s humane ethos

The scary part of this narrative is that the peripheral is gradually being merged into the mainstream.

22 Nov 2017 3:00 AM


Opposition’s role: It’s not just about parties

The absence of a recognised Opposition of course doesn’t mean the erosion of the Opposition’s political space or that it has become irrelevant.

08 Nov 2017 12:25 AM

Don’t kill dissent, or the soul of India will die

Right-wing forces are not the greatest proponents of the freedom of expression.

25 Oct 2017 12:47 AM

Khadi faces dark days: Handloom’s GST blow

Handloom is not merely an economic activity. It’s an art that its practitioners dedicate their lives to learn.

11 Oct 2017 1:04 AM

In Bengal, politics over Durga Puja will misfire

The BJP’s practised strategy of polarising society on communal lines for electoral gain, however, might not work in Bengal.

27 Sep 2017 3:18 AM

Modi and Vivekananda: Can govt bridge gap?

The glaring difference between preaching and practice makes the PM’s speech mere rhetoric without intent.

13 Sep 2017 1:57 AM


After privacy ruling, big gender reforms next?

The judgment has ramifications for contentious issues like marital rape, reproductive rights of women and surrogacy.

30 Aug 2017 7:16 PM

India@70: Lot to be proud of, much to do

India is the sixth largest economy in the world in terms of GDP, and the third largest by purchasing power parity.

16 Aug 2017 2:15 AM

Did govt forget women’s needs in fixing GST slabs?

The government’s economic policies are key indicators of its intent and reflect its fundamental political ideology.

05 Jul 2017 2:23 AM

Linguistic flashpoints

The Northeast too has witnessed violent ethno-linguistic agitations and even secessionist movements over decades.

21 Jun 2017 12:33 AM

Pass women’s quota bill, then India will celebrate

The parties that were bitterly opposing the bill are not in a position to obstruct it any more due to lack of numbers in both Houses.

24 May 2017 2:24 AM


Is Kejriwal leading AAP into oblivion?

Kejriwal’s ambitions seem to march ahead faster than his ability and experience as a political leader and administrator.

10 May 2017 12:39 AM

PM & Parliament: Some tips for Modi

Parliament is the supreme legislative body in the country, embodying the collective will and wisdom of people in a democracy.

17 Jan 2017 6:07 AM

Indira was an early environmentalist

Indira Gandhi's personal love for nature and her foresight laid the legal and institutional framework for India’s environment policy.

23 Dec 2016 12:18 AM

A ‘crusade’ that has led to chaos

The stated objectives for demonetisation have been to flush out black money, to remove counterfeit currency and to stop terror funding.

21 Nov 2016 1:30 AM