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Age Debate: Prohibition: Shall we drink to it

Total prohibition is a step that needs to be welcomed in the land where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.

14 Apr 2016 3:32 AM

Age Debate: Shall we dance

There is no clarity about how dance bars will function, if at all they are given licence.

07 Apr 2016 7:03 AM

Age Debate: State vs Centre

The Modi government’s imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand is against established norms. The action came even though Uttarakhand governor K.K.

31 Mar 2016 4:06 AM

Age Debate: In the name of patriotism

It’s easy nowadays to get branded as an anti-national. Writers and artists returning awards to protest against murders of rationalists and Dadri lynching are anti-nationals.

24 Mar 2016 1:14 AM

Age Debate: Cut from the same cloth

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has completed nine decades of its existence.

17 Mar 2016 4:35 AM


Age Debate: Penalty corner

Ever since the Narendra Modi government came to power, there’s been a plethora of issues where the ruling National Democratic Alliance government has scored self-goals.

10 Mar 2016 6:08 AM

Age Debate: Taxing times

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has failed miserably to address the concerns of the common man in his annual Budget presented before Parliament on February 29.

03 Mar 2016 6:14 AM

Age Debate: The promise breakers

For over 10 days Haryana burnt, scores of lives were lost and the exchequer suffered in excess of Rs 20,000 crore.

25 Feb 2016 12:54 AM

Age Debate: The patriot test

It is unfortunate that a non-issue is being turned into an issue by the Government of India. Jawaharlal Nehru University is a centre of excellence and a premier institute of the country.

18 Feb 2016 5:38 AM

Age Debate: Save the girl and woman

Personally, and as an office-bearer of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), I support Union minister for women and child development Maneka Gandhi’s suggestion to amend the Pre-Conception and Pre-Nat

11 Feb 2016 1:58 AM


Age Debate: Chanakya or chela

The Bharatiya Janata Party is a party which thrives on the hard labour of its leaders. Unlike its major political rivals, the party leadership has always risen from the ranks.

28 Jan 2016 5:08 AM

Age Debate: Starting up on reforms

The fact that India is the new land of opportunity cannot denied.

21 Jan 2016 6:00 AM

Age debate: Inheritance of loss

Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was Jammu and Kashmir’s third chief minister to pass away while in office.

14 Jan 2016 3:56 AM

Age Debate: The Pathankot terror attack has exposed our lack of preparedness

The terror attack at the Pathankot Air Force base is the second terror strike in Punjab within a span of six months.

07 Jan 2016 4:56 AM

Age Debate: Narendra Modi’s sudden visit to Lahore won’t lead to anything substantial

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Christmas visit to Lahore was indeed a “surprise” and can be commended for its radical symbolism, it is unlikely to lead to a substantial change in the bi-lateral

30 Dec 2015 11:45 PM


Age Debate: The amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act won’t act as a deterrent

The amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act are in conflict with the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012, which is a gender-neutral act and protects both male and female child

24 Dec 2015 1:07 AM

Age Debate: Curbs are history, not emissions

In 1992, when the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was agreed upon, the threats to survival were seen to be a century away. Now they pose a clear and present danger.

17 Dec 2015 3:51 AM

Age Debate: Don’t blame climate change, Chennai floods were a man-made disaster

Chennai is inundated but the water is not potable. There’s no power or mobile connectivity. No newspapers. No essentials whatsoever.

10 Dec 2015 4:11 AM

Age Debate: Jaitley and Chidambaram are right: SC needs to overturn its ruling on Section 377

Homosexuality has always been present in our society and denying its existence will only cause further trouble for the already marginalised community.

02 Dec 2015 11:26 PM

Age Debate: The huge hike proposed by the 7th Central Pay Commission will harm the economy

The total financial impact of the huge hike in salaries, part of the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, is likely to be around Rs 1,02,100 crore on the exchequer.

26 Nov 2015 3:58 AM