Today in New Delhi, India
Jun 16, 2019-Sunday
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  • Tigers living outside reserves need attention. We need better surveillance measures,  more information gathering and better coordination among states to protect our tiger population. Can we imagine India without tigers?
    Jun 15, 2019 22:37 IST
    Recent tiger-human conflicts and the persistent demands by affected people to control the animal, is a big challenge in ensuring the long-term survival of the tiger...read more
    Digvijay Singh Khati
    Digvijay Singh Khati
  • Will he now rein in his colleagues who are prone to hate speak? When he speaks from the Red Fort on August 15, will there be more welcome surprises for the minorities?
    Jun 15, 2019 22:36 IST
    To underline his commitment to win the trust of minorities, he added the words sab ka vishwas (everyone’s trust) to the slogan he coined after the 2014 election, sabka sath, sab ka vikas (together with all, development for all). In the end Modi will be judged by his words...read more
    Mark Tully
    Mark Tully
  • Girish Karnad seeks blessing from fromer PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee before receiving the 34th Jnanpith Awards, New Delhi, 1999. We should remember Karnad as a great playwright and superb actor, and as a profoundly civilised human being
    Jun 15, 2019 22:34 IST
    His courage in standing up to fundamentalists has led some to celebrate Karnad as an exemplary ‘activist’ and ‘public intellectual’. This, to my mind, is a mischaracterisation. We should remember him rather as a great playwright and superb actor, and as a profoundly civilised human being...read more
  • Members from transgender community protesting against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, New Delhi, December 17, 2017
    Jun 15, 2019 19:33 IST
    At the heart of our disappointment is the Bill’s contravention of the 2014 Supreme Court National Legal Services Authority (Nalsa) vs Union of India judgment, which upheld the right of transgender persons to self-identify their gender...read more
    Karthik Bittu Kondaiah
    Karthik Bittu Kondaiah