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  • A pandemic of rights having broken out, the constitutional courts cannot by proviso, take away an expectation of basic fairness
    Nov 24, 2020 19:50 IST
    If the Supreme Court’s role as a protector of personal liberty is to mean anything at all, it must be equal in application when it comes to the aid of all more
    Sanjay Hegde
    Sanjay Hegde
  • A laboratory assistant holds a tube with Russia's
    Nov 24, 2020 19:35 IST
    Heed the PM’s message — prepare, but with caution more
  • Zhou Enlai’s Delhi visit was an outcome of Beijing’s policy to defuse tensions and arrest a worsening of its geopolitical environment.
    Nov 24, 2020 19:34 IST
    India spurned overtures from China between 1959 and 1960 to reach an amicable settlement. More importantly, policymakers misread India’s relative position in the changing international environment. This proved costly with India sleepwalking into conflict with a radicalised Mao in more
    Zorawar Daulet Singh
    Zorawar Daulet Singh
  • As a grassroots politician and one who also worked at the policy level, Gogoi knew that the region and India gained from Assam’s stability. His state, the biggest in the Northeast, was the pivot for peace and growth. In his view, the two were inseparable
    Nov 24, 2020 19:29 IST
    There was much more to Gogoi — a family man who treasured his private moments and valued friendships, but who also believed till the end in dialogue, political respect, and protecting vulnerable groups, whether minority or otherwise. He enjoyed playing the dhulia (drummer) at Bihu more
    Sanjoy Hazarika
    Sanjoy Hazarika
  • There is an equilibrium in the India-United States (US) ties from which no administration will stray far.
    Nov 24, 2020 19:26 IST
    The question New Delhi needs to ask is whether the incoming Biden administration understands that the tenets of an earlier post-war global order increasingly no longer hold true. more
  • China’s rise and its attendant consequences was the central determinant of Indian foreign policy even before the border crisis of this year.
    Nov 23, 2020 19:53 IST
    With its strong response across spheres, India has shown that it has options and a willingness to exercise more
    Harsh V Pant
    Harsh V Pant
  • While a lot of attention is paid to the party’s strategy and success in national elections, its organisational machinery that helps convert support to votes, and the careful branding of Narendra Modi as the leader who is committed to India’s national interests, there is often inadequate attention to how the party builds its strength from the local to the national.
    Nov 23, 2020 18:57 IST
    The party’s vigorous campaign for local polls shows why it remains dominant more