What matters now is how and with what objectivity and fairness we operate the new system. Institutions are only as good as their operators, writes Abhishek Singhvi.
Dina Nath Batra approached the court with his objections and won much to the chagrin of his ideological detractors; a coterie with a false sense of entitlement, not used to defeat or having its ideas trashed, writes Vivek Gumaste.
Being secular and democratic, India needs to treat history for what it is, fact-based, and allow religion in its multiple forms to be studied or practised as a means to define freedom of faith and expression.
The passage of the two Bills that aim to replace the collegium system with a NJAC has led to the formation of two camps: While one camp feels that the judiciary will cease to be independent, the other believes that the executive has corrected an anomaly.
All mining, industrial and related projects will be given the green signal, causing widespread distress to those who pay the price of such unmonitored growth, writes Darryl D’Monte.
Irom Sharmila's release underlines once again something that the state or the Centre has been unable to grasp: she is not keen on taking her life, she is making a political point which is to repeal the AFSPA, writes KumKum Dasgupta.
For the BJP, the only obstacle in the way of steamrolling its majoritarian policies is an officially recognised Opposition party that can expose the government’s intentions. This is the essence of its strategy to 'isolate' the Congress in the Lok Sabha.
Waging peace is way more difficult than waging war in these times of conflict. That explains the Narendra Modi regime’s safer, short-term option of calling off talks with Pakistan, writes Vinod Sharma.
Since the Indo-Pak talks have been suspended, and it is difficult to see how they can be resumed in the absence thus far of any back channel diplomacy, over a meeting between Basit and separatist leader Shabir Shah, there are consequences for Kashmir.