Acid is still available to anyone who cares to procure it. This is the message we got from the attack on a woman in the Capital two days ago by two motorcycle-borne thugs.
Two years after the horrific December 16 rape case, for many women going back home on cold foggy winter nights and using public transport are risks they would rather not take.
Governments like India not only need to cover shortfalls in recruitment to intelligence agencies and other security forces, but they ought to place high priority in developing professionals who can sensitively analyse data.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's understanding of international affairs and foreign policy was unparalleled. He had an innate sense of getting to the root of the problem, writes Yashwant Sinha.
In some respects, the awarding of the Bharat Ratna to Madan Mohan Malaviya is an anachronism. Posthumous awards are always anachronisms and a bit of a delayed acknowledgement – too late some would say.
Poverty should be debated much more vociferously, even within religions, than conversion, which is a symptom of deprivation, writes Faizan Mustafa.
A strong political will and a coherent strategy could at least minimise ethnic killings in the northeastern state of Assam.
The threat to many churches goes against our plurality. Indians reject any kind of cookie cutter culture.
Underneath a seemingly reclusive personality lurks a very fine and astute political mind. Vajpayee conducted his politics on the strength of instinct, writes Swapan Dasgupta.
The crude oil production-owning elite like Saudi Arabia has paralysed itself while shale operators are undermining the system, writes Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.
It was not quite Mission 44+ in the end, but nothing can take away from the BJP’s impressive showing in Jammu and Kashmir. By picking up so many seats, it has firmly signalled that it will be a major player in the state.
The BJP-led alliance’s outright victory in Jharkhand is the most significant event that has happened in the state ever since its creation in 2000.
India must help Bangladesh contain the horrific oil spill in the Sundarbans to save the delicate mangroves on both sides.
Omar Abdullah is right. The UPA should have risen above politics and conferred the Bharat Ratna on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee — as the Narendra Modi government is reportedly proposing to do.
Come 2015, the Planning Commission will be replaced by a new panel. But before setting up a new body the Centre must be get rid of the flaws in the existing one and also be clear on what it wants from the new panel, writes Santosh Mehrotra.