Authoritarian expression is one face of the trimoorti this government is sculpting. The other two are the aggressive pursuit of anti-people economic reforms and the unscrupulous recourse to sharpening communal polarisation.
What makes the hooch tragedy more acute is that the people who have died were all from the margins of society.
The ongoing discussion around acceptable levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG) to be included in packaged food brings into focus the role that biochemistry plays in the foods consumed by us.
India has always nurtured powerful women who have led from the front, inspired people around them and enriched public life.
The fate of the Janata parivar hinges on how Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad cooperate to make the alliance work.
The country’s discriminatory citizenship clauses affect Indians across the border too and should be a matter of universal concern.
For the first time since the 'Mann Ki Baat' radio show began, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence spoke louder than his natural conversational monologue on Sunday. He stressed key themes which have become a mark of his public engagement, but by sidestepping key contemporary controversies, Modi left himself open to the charge that he was abdicating his responsibility.
When you are booking an air ticket online, the website gives you a list of options and picks up the cheapest ticket for you as the default option. If that does not suit you, you make your own selection. However, sometimes due to some glitch, the web page may not save your selection and revert to the default option and if you have not noticed it, you may well end up buying the wrong ticket.
The real question is: Can the state, society or religious leaders regulate the sexual preference and behaviour of consenting adults in private?
Without going into the interplay of the past and the present, one thing could be said: When too much of a society's past is overlaid on the present, the present is, at best, diminished and, at worst, confused.
Authorities should conduct a thorough, transparent and rapid investigation into all IPL financial dealings, and closely look at the actions of Modi and others who ran the league’s administration.
In an interview to an English daily, veteran BJP leader LK Advani recently expressed apprehension that Emergency could be imposed in India again.
For a Prime Minister who is known to put a premium on governance to further his political agenda, Narendra Modi appears to be confronted with a tough choice — between politics and governance — in the face of the raging storm over ‘Lalitgate’.
The government must ask its erring leaders to step down and institute a probe.
Attacks on journalists are on the rise of late. The state must extend protection to those who have been threatened.