Politicians wrongly believe that Muslims exercise their votes en masse on the instructions of an influential cleric.
Barely five months after upholding Section 377 of IPC, which criminalises gay sex, the SC confirmed transgender rights, calling any discrimination against the “third gender” a violation of the Constitution.
In villages near Varanasi inhabited by people belonging to the Musahar caste, there is no propaganda about Modi. They are only looking for some relief from their daily grind and rely on the BSP and the Congress.
The relocation of the Kathputli Colony will destroy a social network that has produced myriad art forms
Call it media hype or the anti-incumbency factor, the flavour of the season appears to be Narendra Modi, who is expected to bring about a sea change in the way the country is run.
We need a party that understands that development is less about making the Sensex soar and much more about developing a better life for all Indians, writes Rahul Bose.
The discussions on the IPCC assessment report provide another opportunity for industrialised nations to create a fear psychosis among emerging economies that they are most vulnerable and thus have to heavily cut down on CO2 emissions which will impact development.
What could become worrying for Sharif is that Modi might have little accommodation and patience for playing soft ball, with “zero tolerance towards terrorism” and Pakistan-backed terror groups, writes Razeshta Sethna.
Once you sift the facts, those who are touted as growth champions are no better than others. Those who are vilified as economic luddites propound policies similar to second-generation reforms, writes Partha Mukhopadhyay.