In 2009 the American ambassador to Tunisia spent the evening at the home of Mohamed Sakher el-Materi, the president’s son-in-law.
When I was in service, I used to wonder at a senior officer who would always maintain his calm and peace despite many irritating factors in office. Whenever I received a notice for Parliament question, I would panic and rush to him for guidance.
The coronation is so overwhelmingly religious it risks diminishing the monarchy.
Japan’s plans for remilitarisation are good for India but they will receive a mixed reaction from other countries in the region. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
Around the world, people of all faiths celebrate special holidays at different times of the year. No matter which faith we belong to, there are special days for remembering the lives and teachings of saints, mystics and enlightened beings who dedicated their lives, focusing attention on God. The outer customs may differ but the intent is the same: remembrance of the Creator.
In India, we’re leap years away from giving women a just work environment. Namita Bhandare
Let awareness and science help women move past the stigma associated with breast cancer. Rajesh Jain
By focusing on the problem of Eastern European immigrants, the UKIP has taken away the heat from Indian migration. Dipankar De Sarkar
When Ban Ki-moon opens the promised international conference on Syria in Geneva next month, the war-ravaged country will experience the first sliver of hope it has dared to feel for months.
Excessive control and irresponsible criticism has contributed in the paralysis of some Indian private universities. Santosh Choubey
Maternal health, reproductive health and family planning must be integrated into one plan that recognises woman’s health as a basic right, writes Poonam Muttreja.
Nobody asks men whether they want to be breadwinners or not
On Mother’s Day, spare a thought for the sufferings of millions of women. Namita Bhandare writes.
Investigations into the 2002 Gujarat riots show that conscientious IPS officers have been sidelined. Javed Anand
Motherhood is glorious only when it is freely chosen and enjoyed by the woman. Suparna Banerjee writes.