Updated on Nov 27, 2022 08:26 PM IST
The Supreme Court has questioned the Election Commission's appointment procedure, its chief’s tenure and neutrality. But to date, the system has worked well. Instead, the top court must find ways to keep the credibility of the Indian democracy intact
It undoubtedly provides politicians with an opportunity to engage in combative behaviour
Updated on Nov 27, 2022 08:23 PM IST
There are several notable characteristics to the Constitution, a key being its assertion — We, the People — that places people at the core of its functioning
Published on Nov 27, 2022 07:42 PM IST
Is the collegium system of choosing judges perfect? Can it be considered intrinsic to the basic structure of our Constitution? Here’s what simple research has revealed.
Published on Nov 27, 2022 07:40 PM IST
Despite the rise of women sportspersons, it is still a male-dominated field. A majority of families still don’t consider sport as a career for a girl, but things are changing
Published on Nov 27, 2022 07:39 PM IST
Abhinav Bindra writes about the importance of sport and why India should rethink its model of governing various disciplines
Published on Nov 27, 2022 07:37 PM IST
Musings on the arrival of winter and travel across the countryside in India; on my dear friends Vinod and Chinna Dua who I lost during the second wave of the pandemic; and a recent, rewarding, lecture that I gave at RNTU
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 08:56 PM IST
The world stands on the cusp of change driven by demographics, governed by a not-so-simplistic relationship between the rise of technology and jobs, requiring people to adapt to ‘newer jobs’.
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 07:05 PM IST
Largely organised under the cooperative structure, the industry has seen significant growth over the years, with the government investing in its development through several schemes and initiatives that have put it on the global map.
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 01:59 PM IST
All regimes have shown hubris in using history as a tool to justify their political project, while couching it within the rhetoric of national interest. In the process, both the Left and the Right have displayed their blind spots.
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 09:03 PM IST
Instead of zeroing in on what this tells us about the violence that women experience in relationships and why they find it so difficult to walk out instantly, the media and political debates have been swamped by the rhetoric of “love jihad”.
Published on Nov 25, 2022 08:24 PM IST
This year’s climate meet was branded as the COP for Implementation, and significant breakthroughs were achieved on climate action, including mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology transfer and capacity building.
Published on Nov 25, 2022 08:16 PM IST
The mere mention of narcoanalysis has a calming effect on the public. And perhaps that is its ultimate purpose — to feed the public imagination on extracting the truth from the body, particularly in a high-profile case. If physical targeting is not possible, do it in a medicalised manner.
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 09:19 PM IST
The EWS quota has now been upheld legally and constitutionally. But it still needs to be examined on a sound theoretical and empirical knowledge of discrimination
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 08:49 AM IST
As a nation impacted heavily by terrorism, India has done well to continue to bring the world back to focus on the issue that was receding from global headlines.
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 09:20 PM IST
It’s a simple question, really. But it’s a question that leads us down a rabbit hole of discovery.
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 12:02 PM IST
India’s G20 presidency, with its emphasis on the needs and claims of the global South, has to deliver a G20 development deal that addresses the concerns of weak and poor nations with no seat at the table
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 08:56 AM IST
The new draft digital data protection bill has several positives, ranging from its simple language, to a legal approach driven by principles. However, concerns about the lack of some data protection concepts remain
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 08:53 AM IST
An open letter to my dear fellow Indian Muslims
Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:44 PM IST
COP27 will be marked for the loss and damage fund and stalled steps on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But the time has arrived to focus on what nations are doing at home, not global meets
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 07:43 PM IST
Ties will deepen. But Delhi will have to keep an eye on the Hill’s political attitudes and the administration’s engagement with China
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 07:41 PM IST
Delays in Pocso cases adversely impact the accused (since getting bail in such cases can be extremely difficult) and the child victims (who are re-traumatised by a lengthy trial)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 07:39 PM IST
In a country that’s paranoid of protests and protesters, the frequency of anger and frustration fuelling public outbursts, even clashes, over stringent Covid-19 control rules is worth noting.
Published on Nov 22, 2022 04:40 PM IST
In this triangular fight that upends the state’s two-party polity, the BJP is banking on Brand Modi, Congress on grassroots workers and the AAP on a narrative of change. The outcome will hinge on how much of Congress’s votes shift to the AAP
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 08:36 PM IST
In a world characterised by what the French philosopher Edgar Morin so presciently described as a polycrisis, China’s actions will touch every aspect of international relations. China is living up to the fact that we live in interesting times.
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 08:19 PM IST
The wait for a near-decent data protection law that assures our privacy has already been long. Though this draft is only at the consultation stage, one has to hope that this doesn’t delay the inevitable, ie, an enactment that protects personal data.
Updated on Nov 21, 2022 08:20 PM IST
How the relation ship between Maldives and Indian tourism as changed over the years. Vir Sanghvi shares his opinion.
Published on Nov 21, 2022 09:20 AM IST
October 20 marked the 60th anniversary of the brutal conflict of 1962, but much work remains to be done to free our territory from Chinese occupation
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 08:26 PM IST
The Digital Data Protection Bill 2022 embraces the notion of the flow of data across borders, largely doing away with data localisation requirements in previous versions.
Published on Nov 20, 2022 08:24 PM IST