With a budget that opts for fiscal fundamentalism more than consolidation, the burden on the Indian people is set to increase. Sitaram Yechury
Rather than trying to please all, feminism must not lose sight of its core anger, writes Ellie Mae O’Hagan.
To come out of a difficult economic situation what India needs is a big idea. That was missing in this year's budget. Rajesh Mahapatra
The budget bears the imprint of a person who is concerned with restoring high growth and at the same time make it inclusive and sustainable, writes Pulin B Nayak
Afzal Guru’s hanging should be a pivotal moment for a state never meant to be. There is no better time to consider a novel third-party solution. Samar Halarnkar
By understanding the value of learning, DU's reforms demean teachers. Nilofer Kaul
Pakistan's government and military alike are silent on who is promoting the murder of Shias in Baluchistan.
MNREGA has led to perhaps the largest financial inclusion drive in recent times. Now the focus should be on transparency in its execution, writes Reetika Khera.
Afzal Guru's hanging will further fracture Kashmir's bruised conciousness. Hilal Mir writes.
Poverty is day-to-day violence, no less destructive than war. If social balance is to be restored, we must remove it. Ela Bhatt writes.
Given the bleak global economic scenario, India’s survival strategy must be driven by a massive expansion of its domestic demand and consumption capacity. Sitaram Yechury writes.
There is a strong case for amending the country’s Juvenile Justice Act. George Thomas
India has to evolve responses that hurt those elements in Pakistan that conspire against us. For a start, New Delhi can put a stop to confidence-building measures. Vikram Sood writes.
I had an unforgettable experience recently in the driving license renewal office in Chandigarh. I was waiting in the queue with my papers. There was a queue only for senior citizens and ladies.
To develop a 'scientific temper', bridge the gap between the public and scientists. KumKum Dasgupta writes.