Official amnesia from 1947 onwards set the terms for perpetuating apathy towards gender-specific violence. Paramita Ghosh writes.
The tallest barriers to our capacities for empathy are not for rape victims but the perpetrators. They, too, are worthy of our compassion and understanding. Harsh Mander writes.
To reform the force effectively, restructure the basic units like the police stations. CP Bhambhri
If this week’s inhuman killing of two Indian jawans near the Line of Control seems like a movie we’ve seen before, it may spawn sequels in the months ahead, writes Anirudh Bhattacharyya
It is time something was done in concert to map all historic buildings like the Raj Bhavan of Kolkata and restore them delicately and prudently, Gopalkrishna Gandhi
According to Newton's third law of motion, "to every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." This principle applies to our karma and life as well.
Tough days never seem to be ending. And tough times come in the way of each and every person sooner or later. I do not know any successful and great personality who can claim of not having had tough times in life.
In the crowds gathered, many wore Narendra Modi masks and stared back at Mr Advani, cheering his speech— NDTV.com, December 11.
Sometimes the media don’t think before they ask questions. That was the case, last week when they debated: ‘Are the Australian radio jockeys to blame for the death of the Indian nurse Jacintha Saldanha?’ Karan Thapar
In sports, you don’t quit when you’re down. You wait for the game to be over and then take it on your chin. Indrajit Hazra
Kejriwal is like a stringer, delivering stories that get great play, without too much due diligence by those who publish or televise his charges. Chanakya
Lionel Messi didn’t hang around. He was sent on as a substitute against Benfica and sent through, one-on-one with the goalkeeper. The next thing anyone knew, he was on the floor, then lying still on a stretcher. The clock had been ticking into the 85th minute and Messi was looking for his 85th goal of 2012, another record: no one had ever scored more goals in a year. He clashed with the goalkeeper, his knee shifting with the impact, but he chased the loose ball and, falling now, took on a shot.
In Gujarat today, Muslims want the narrative of victimhood and persecution to change. This is a poignant example of how at times good results from the terrible. Sagarika Ghose writes.
The UPA’s GenNext reforms will maximise earnings for foreign investors. But India needs reforms that promote State-funding, create jobs and expand domestic demand, Sitaram Yechury
Bal Thackeray was a dangerously clever man. Now that he is gone, Mumbai will not be the same any more; neither will his Shiv Sena. Rajdeep Sardesai