A defence of secularism in the country entails the defeat of both the Congress and the BJP in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, writes Indrajit Roy.
Last February, thousands of young people flocked to Dhaka’s Shahbag Square, demanding capital punishment for those convicted of the 1971 war crimes.
For the past two or three decades, Indian Muslims have been searching for an alternative to the Congress, which, most of them hold, is responsible for their present terrible socio-economic condition, writes Shahid Siddiqui.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the most talked about topic these days, especially after the enactment of the Companies Act 2013.
When a porn star, a terrorist’s partner, or a tainted celebrity is shown by the media as coveted by journalists, industrialists, and crème de la crème of society; the message to the youth is that this too is an option, writes Dheeraj Sharma.
In the election race you see the kith and kin of larger-than-life personages all the way from Mahatma Gandhi to AB Vajpayee, P Chidambaram, Mulayam Singh, Digvijaya Singh, Rajnath Singh and so on, writes Yash Paul Narula.
So we have two models to choose from. One, where the investor is wooed and social indices are given short shrift. The other where the investor is frightened off and social indices are commendable, writes Lalita Panicker.
How will history see Manmohan Singh? History’s overall verdict on Manmohan singh’s tenure as prime minister is likely to be positive, writes Mark Tully.
Politicians wrongly believe that Muslims exercise their votes en masse on the instructions of an influential cleric.