We need to know what happened in the 26/11 attack. The UPA must set up a panel to uncover the truth, writes Barkha Dutt.
All nations are upgrading to better security systems. India should also follow suit, but without allowing the State to spy on its citizens. Barkha Dutt elaborates.
Manu Sharma’s conviction gave us hope. But his parole controversy shows that influential people can still twist the law for personal gains, writes Barkha Dutt.
Extra-constitutional violence, whether that of the Naxals or that unleashed by groups like the Salwa Judum, has no place in our democracy, writes Barkha Dutt.
Sarkozy’s remark on the burqa attempts to homogenise culture. Freedom does not mean imposing your views on others, Barkha Dutt writes.
So, why does the Maharashtra Govt want to look like it has something to hide? Why does it want to undermine its own credibility by disregarding the findings of a committee that it had appointed to begin with? If it’s Assembly elections they are worried about, doesn’t verdict 2009 show them they needn’t worry? Barkha Dutt
Terrorism raises new moral questions. But real victory lies in sticking to our values even in adversity, writes Barkha Dutt.
While this is hardly the time for file pushing on Siachen or Sir Creek, don’t be surprised if you see some inventive thinking from Manmohan Singh’s team on Pakistan in the near future, writes Barkha Dutt.
The fact is that our politics has shown a lack of imagination in dealing with a constituency of opinionated and aware men and women, who need to be made stakeholders in the system, writes Barkha Dutt.
Indians seem to react to Mayawati in only two kinds of ways: either with odious prejudice or with irrational reverence, writes Barkha Dutt.
In their curiosity about the ‘idea of India’, Pakistanis seem to be lamenting the death of democracy, writes Barkha Dutt
We salute Indian women who head Pepsi and Motorola, but we couldn’t be bothered about other Indian women who end up as poorly paid maids in New York.
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There is no mechanism to probe the allegations against Justice Sabharwal. This insulation can only damage the judiciary’s credibility, writes Barkha Dutt.
Two countries bound together in a dysfunctional relationship of distrust as well as dependence, there is thus an eerie similarity to the elections in Pakistan and the United States, writes Barkha Dutt.
Is the resistance to the Nano in fact a resistance to the democratisation of resources that once separated the rich from the poor, wonders Barkha Dutt.