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  • Though he was low-key and non-charismatic, his great political gift was in building connections. He was skilled enough for you to believe that the conversation with you was individual and personal, not just generic and political
    Nov 27, 2020 20:51 IST
    With his pragmatism, openness, rigorous work ethic, and absolute commitment to the Congress and Sonia Gandhi, he emerged as a pillar of the party...read more
  • At the heart of the issue is a fight for our rights as women to lead independent lives with dignity
    Nov 27, 2020 20:37 IST
    The solution is not to ban interfaith marriage, as this ordinance effectively does, but to make it easier for citizens to exercise their autonomy, regardless of parental approval...read more
  • Mr Singh was careful, citing sensitivities, not to elaborate on the ground situation at LAC, except saying both the Chinese and Indian armies were mobilised
    Nov 27, 2020 20:51 IST
    Rajnath Singh was tough and responsible in articulating the government’s approach ...read more
  • In 1989, in the Ayya Alias Ayub v. State of UP case, SC had recognised that liberty being precious, matters seeking bail or
    Nov 27, 2020 20:42 IST
    Liberty is our most basic right. The ordinary citizen looks to the courts as the only resort for redress for their anguish and agitation at the harshness of the State’s agencies...read more
    Ketaki Goswami and Sidharth Luthra
    Ketaki Goswami and Sidharth Luthra
  • Wife of a 57-year-old coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim wails as she looks at the body of her husband before he is being taken for the cremation by the members of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, in New Delhi, India, November 26, 2020.
    Nov 27, 2020 16:32 IST
    In this week’s The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, “I doubt if America will approve the Oxford vaccine any time soon. But we, in India, should give it emergency approval as soon as possible.” Adding, “Let’s just go ahead and beat this damn pandemic.”...read more
  • Corporate-promoted banks won’t be able lend to themselves, but there is a risk of concentration of economic power
    Nov 26, 2020 20:03 IST
    India’s banking history explains this divided response, with many episodes of industry-promoted banks lending to themselves...read more
    Amol Agrawal
    Amol Agrawal
  • The police should be declared a professional organisation where the CEO, here, the director-general of police, has unfettered right over transfers of his field commanders and is held accountable for his actions
    Nov 26, 2020 20:03 IST
    Don’t allow political intervention, restrict use of extreme laws, embark on systemic changes...read more
    Yashovardhan Azad and Arun Chaudhary
    Yashovardhan Azad and Arun Chaudhary