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  • Trump president
    Aug 01, 2015 17:09 IST

    Odd man is in: Donald Trump's race for White House

    Real estate tycoon has been called a lot of things but no one's contesting that there's shrewd thinking behind his actions.

  • Yakub Memon
    Aug 01, 2015 15:58 IST

    Crime, punishment, justice: The debate after Yakub hanging

    Retributive vs restorative justice: Why the death penalty could be punishment but not fairness.

  • IS
    Aug 01, 2015 07:28 IST

    India’s ambitions held hostage by West Asian diaspora

    The abduction of four Indian teachers by Libyan militants is a reminder of how the six million Indian workers in the Arab world constrains New Delhi's strategic role in West Asia. A tenet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy is advocating an India that is more open and honest about its international positions, even if it offends some nations. Nothing puts this to the test more than West Asia.

  • A Sadhu or Hindu holy man
    Jul 31, 2015 22:52 IST

    Romancing history on the roads of Ayodhya

    ICHR chairman Sudershan Rao’s view of history has much support from the West. And from the East too.

  • Offline DU admissions
    Jul 30, 2015 22:08 IST

    Open franchises of top Delhi colleges in other states

    It’s time to change the admission process to Delhi University colleges. An entrance exam could be an option.

  • Execution by hanging
    Jul 30, 2015 22:02 IST

    Death penalty is not a deterrent, abolish it

    Human judgments are never so certain as to permit society to kill a human being judged by other human beings. Let us not deprive ourselves of any chance to redeem our errors. Let the Modi government, which is repealing obsolete laws, take the bold initiative of abolishing the death penalty as well.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 18:28 IST

    Yakub execution leaves question mark hanging over spy agencies

    The victims of the 1993 terror attack in Mumbai have found closure in Yakub Memon's hanging. But the case that recaptured national attention 22-years down the line, opens another debate on its impact on the credibility of our security-intelligence establishment.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 16:02 IST

    'Hang Yakub': How intolerance played out on Twitter

    The triumphalism over the hanging, or rather the tamasha, was not limited to Nagpur only. It was all over the social media clustered in hashtags like #YakubHanged and #IndiakaInsaf.

  • Air pollution
    Jul 30, 2015 13:56 IST

    Air pollution: Don’t blow hot and cold on clearing the air

    Air pollution in India has reached dangerous levels. This is outlined by the fact that a vast majority of our population, around 660 million, inhabit areas in which the Indian National Ambient Air Quality Standards (fine particulate pollution) are breached.

  • RSS, Madrasa
    Jul 30, 2015 13:39 IST

    RSS not an ageing men’s club but a lively, social body

    The RSS has been espousing social and nationalist causes since its inception in 1925. Yet, lies are spread about both the organisation and its swayamsevaks.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 30, 2015 12:05 IST

    Why Yakub Memon’s hanging diminishes the Indian State

    Yakub Memon was guilty. But in hanging him we passed up an opportunity to amplify the scope for grace and empathy in our justice system if a convict presented mitigating behaviour.

  • Yakub Memon
    Jul 29, 2015 17:23 IST

    Spare Yakub Memon's life, Mr President, if we really honour Kalam

    As a recent article in Hindustan Times explained, Kalam kept up a long tradition of presidents keeping mercy petitions from death row convicts pending and send back as many as 50 sentences of capital punishment for reconsideration.

  • Mizo Peace Accord Sonia Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi Northeastern states
    Jul 28, 2015 22:47 IST

    Centre should stick to provisions of Mizoram Accord

    Any move to dilute financial assistance for the northeast is against the Mizo accord, the region’s only peace agreement, writes Sanjoy Hazarika.

  • Gurdaspur
    Jul 28, 2015 22:22 IST

    Gurdaspur attack: We should have seen it coming

    The attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab’s closest point to J-K, bore the same fingerprint of recent attacks in Kathua and Samba, writes David Devadas.

  • Uddhav Thackeray
    Jul 28, 2015 19:50 IST

    Uddhav Thackeray and the future of Shiv Sena

    More than a decade ago, when Uddhav Thackeray started handling the affairs of the Shiv Sena, a grudge Sena workers had against him was that he was not available for them at Matoshree.