Real estate tycoon has been called a lot of things but no one's contesting that there's shrewd thinking behind his actions.
Retributive vs restorative justice: Why the death penalty could be punishment but not fairness.
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.
ICHR chairman Sudershan Rao’s view of history has much support from the West. And from the East too.
It’s time to change the admission process to Delhi University colleges. An entrance exam could be an option.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Any move to dilute financial assistance for the northeast is against the Mizo accord, the region’s only peace agreement, writes Sanjoy Hazarika.
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.
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.