The government's biggest election gamble faces misplaced criticism. It's not just about food but how it should reach the plates of the poor. Samar Halarnkar
With beleaguered former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf arrested over the slaying of Jamhoori Watan party chief Akbar Bugti in 2006, Balochistan is again in the limelight. Chiranjib Haldar
Will conjugal rights for prisoners open a Pandora's box or preserve family ties? Kusum writes.
Meeting India's growing energy needs and ensuring environmental safety are difficult but not insurmountable.
Investigative website Cobrapost has alleged that several leading private and public sector banks and insurance companies help customers launder black money. The sting operation has underlined the need for an overhaul of the financial services system.
Political movements and the functioning of electoral democracy over the past 65 years have led to considerable social change in Karnataka. When faced with the ballot box, Karnataka prizes performance over identity, writes CP Bhambhri
Dealing with sexual assault needs an innovative approach as rape differs from other crimes in its method and perpetration. KK Paul writes.
By engaging with the politics of the street and communicating with the people directly, the Aam Aadmi Party is doing what mainstream politicians have forgotten to do, writes Sagarika Ghose
For the determined Indian harasser, conservatism, age, looks and dress do not constitute adequate deterrents.
The border standoff between India and China seems to have been resolved in a manner that seems to combine the best of diplomatic and military pressure. Recent events at Depsang must not affect the beneficial relationship India and China share.
Keeping tabs on the political grapevine
With the powers of the judiciary, legislature and executive now having become blurred, the government must start listening to the country's Opposition, writes Sitaram Yechury
Beauty, we know, lies in the eyes of the beholder. But if the beholder happens to be the Saudi Arabian government, this can have rather unexpected consequences.
While it may be very difficult to be rational in these trying circumstances, it is important that India does not lose the moral high ground it occupies now after the death of Sarabjit.
Shamshad Begum's voice is a significant part of the history of Indian cinema, not only for its inherent artistry, but also for reasons of its marginalisation from popular taste. Sanjay Srivastava writes.