Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code
Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Allahabad High Court’s comments, declaring triple talaq unconstitutional and violative of the rights of Muslim women, has confounded…

Tags: triple talaq Uniform Civil Code

Jayalalithaa: An unparalleled phenomenon
Jayalalithaa: An unparalleled phenomenon

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr Jayaram Jayalalithaa (born 24 February 1948) breathed her last at Apollo Hospital, Chennai on…

Tags: AIADMK Jayalalithaa Jayalalithaa's death Jayalalithaa's life Tamil Nadu

Peace returns to Kashmir as old cash turns junk for separatists
Peace returns to Kashmir as old cash turns junk for separatists

Sandhya Jain

Monday, 21 November 2016

  The torching of a Government primary school at Rigipora, Kupwara, on Friday, November 18, 2016, probably reflects frustration among…

Tags: Kashmir kashmir business kashmir militantism kashmir violence Sandhya Jain

India's missing girl child: How to balance the sex ratio?
India's missing girl child: How to balance the sex ratio?

Sandhya Jain

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Is India losing the battle against female foeticide? It would seem so, given the fact that the…

Tags: Beti Bachao Beti Padao girl child Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques sex ratio

For dignity of women, nikah halala and triple talaq must go
For dignity of women, nikah halala and triple talaq must go

Sandhya Jain

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Nikah halala, the demeaning practice of forcing a woman to sleep with another man in a brief marriage before…

Tags: Divorce islam Muslims Nikah Halala triple talaq

You have seen him on TV, but who is Gen GD Bakshi?
You have seen him on TV, but who is Gen GD Bakshi?

Sandhya Jain

Sunday, 23 October 2016

  Major General Gagandeep Bakshi (retd) is possibly India’s most famous thinking and talking military veteran, certainly the most popular…

Tags: GD Bakshi Gen GD Bakshi TV

Ladakh wants to separate from J&K, be treated as UT
Ladakh wants to separate from J&K, be treated as UT

Sandhya Jain

Sunday, 9 October 2016

The reorganisation of the State of Jammu & Kashmir could well begin from the backward Ladakh province as local…

Tags: jammu and kashmir Kashmir ladakh Union Territory Uri attack

Jammu, Ladakh demand separation from Kashmir
Jammu, Ladakh demand separation from Kashmir

Sandhya Jain

Friday, 9 September 2016

The unsurprising failure of the all-party delegation to Jammu & Kashmir on September 4-5 has had two immediate repercussions…

Tags: all-party delegation Jammu Jammu and Kahmir Kashmir unrest ladakh rajnath singh

Kashmir initiative leaves Jammu & Ladakh bereft
Kashmir initiative leaves Jammu & Ladakh bereft

Sandhya Jain

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

A sense of abandonment has seized Jammu and Ladakh since Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a second visit…

Tags: Burhan Wani Kashmir unrest mehbooba mufti narendra modi Pakistan rajnath singh

Modi fears chasm with electorate
Modi fears chasm with electorate

Sandhya Jain

Friday, 26 August 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned a closed door meeting of top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders of the danger…

Tags: BJP narendra modi

Need for comprehensive review of reservation policy
Need for comprehensive review of reservation policy

Sandhya Jain

Monday, 22 February 2016

The agitation by the Patel community in Gujarat and Jats in Haryana for reservation in educational institutions and government…

Tags: Haryana Jat agitation jats reservation

Bad loans: Jaitley failed to prioritise improving health of PSU banks
Bad loans: Jaitley failed to prioritise improving health of PSU banks

Sandhya Jain

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The Supreme Court’s directive to the Reserve Bank of India, to furnish the names of loan defaulters who owe…

Tags: arun jaitley psu banks reserve bank of india RTI query Sandhya Jain

Modi govt must seize opportunity and bring in Uniform Civil Code
Modi govt must seize opportunity and bring in Uniform Civil Code

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Under a Supreme Court directed public interest petition, the BJP-led Central government will have to articulate its stand within…

Tags: BJP India Muslim Personal Law Board Shah Bano case Supreme Court Uniform Civil Code

Zika virus episode makes it imperative for govt to curb GM lobby
Zika virus episode makes it imperative for govt to curb GM lobby

Sandhya Jain

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Microcephaly, a horrific mutation of the head and brain in new born children, is possibly the greatest man-made medical…

Tags: GM food crops Microcephaly ZIKA VIRUS

Spell of governor’s rule in J&K best way forward for BJP
Spell of governor’s rule in J&K best way forward for BJP

Sandhya Jain

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The current spell of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir seems likely to continue as the People’s Democratic Party…

Tags: BJP jammu and kashmir Kashmir PDP Sandhya Jain

Reviving National Herald a herculean task
Reviving National Herald a herculean task

Sandhya Jain

Friday, 22 January 2016

Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and others implicated in the alleged appropriation of properties of…

Tags: national herald

Kejriwal fails to see he’s on Tughlakian path
Kejriwal fails to see he’s on Tughlakian path

Sandhya Jain

Monday, 18 January 2016

Significant sections of Delhi let out a collective sigh of relief as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s odd-even numbered car…

Tags: arvind kejriwal Bus Rapid Transport System Delhi Odd-even

Institutional lapses led to delayed response to Pathankot attack
Institutional lapses led to delayed response to Pathankot attack

Sandhya Jain

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

The failure of the Crisis Management Group (CMG) headed by Cabinet Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Sinha, to spring into action…

Tags: Pathankot Pathankot air base Pathankot terror attack terrorism

Mufti illness could change BJP-PDP equation
Mufti illness could change BJP-PDP equation

Sandhya Jain

Friday, 1 January 2016

The Bharatiya Janata Party must utilise the opening provided by the deterioration in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti…

Tags: BJP ladakh Union Territory

For Paris accord to succeed, world must move towards zero-carbon energy sources
For Paris accord to succeed, world must move towards zero-carbon energy sources

Sandhya Jain

Monday, 14 December 2015

The Paris climate change conference overcame a decade of international failure to conclude with a pledge from all 195…

Afghanistan critical in India-Pakistan equation
Afghanistan critical in India-Pakistan equation

Sandhya Jain

Thursday, 10 December 2015

The 450-year-old Grand Trunk Road linking Kolkata with Kabul exemplifies the connectivity – and security – that once bound…

Tags: afghanistan India ISIS kabul Pakistan taliban terrorism

Modi struck right chords; India’s solar initiative gets huge endorsement
Modi struck right chords; India’s solar initiative gets huge endorsement

Sandhya Jain

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious global warming initiative, International Solar Alliance (ISA), aimed at sharply curtailing the world’s carbon…

Tags: BJP government Climate Change Conference International Solar Alliance narendra modi

Differential responsibility, Climate Change Fund key stumbling blocks at CoP 21
Differential responsibility, Climate Change Fund key stumbling blocks at CoP 21

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The principle of Common But Differential Responsibility (CBDR) and the Climate Change Fund, both critical to meeting the challenge…

Tags: climate change Sandhya Jain UNFCCC united nations United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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Can Trump change US or is it just rhetoric?
Can Trump change US or is it just rhetoric?

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 22 January 2017

America’s presidential candidates usually talk of three things — changing Washington, putting America first and putting Americans to work.   The…

Tags: Donald Trump terrorism united states usa

Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities
Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities

Kanchan Gupta

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

What was threatening to turn into a fratricidal war similar to the battles at Kurukshetra that pitted kith versus…

Tags: akhilesh yadav lucknow mulayam singh samajwadi party uttar pradesh

It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 
It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 

By Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Call it a well-scripted drama or a choreographed act, there is no denying that Akhilesh Yadav has pulled off…

Tags: akhilesh yadav cycle

Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment
Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment

By Sandhya Jain

Monday, 16 January 2017

After decades of denying rampant discrimination against poor and lower caste converts, the Catholic Church has officially concluded that…

Tags: Christianity Dalit Hindu Community Prevention of Atrocities Act

Kohraa
Kohraa

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 16 January 2017

  This mid-1960s film had everything to redefine the horror genre in Hindi cinema but ended up being a glorious…

Tags: Kohraa

With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too
With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too

By Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 16 January 2017

  Former Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday carrying many tales and secrets…

Tags: Barnala death Surjit Singh Barnala

It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon
It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon

By Aakar Patel

Monday, 16 January 2017

India’s Foreign Minister has apparently recovered national pride after making the world’s largest online retailer bend. What happened was…

Tags: amazon Foreign Minister

Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?
Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?

By Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 12 January 2017

This is an age of disruption. And Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is supposed to be the master of…

Tags: AAP CM candidate kejriwal punjab

Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?
Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?

By Gautam Mukherjee

Monday, 9 January 2017

    Key Indian financial policy inputs have come from a series of highly qualified US-backed World Bank(WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington think-tank/American academia nominees, for over 25 years…

Tags: arun jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes

Citizens need healthcare more than guns
Citizens need healthcare more than guns

Aakar Patel

Monday, 9 January 2017

I’m writing this from Hertfordshire in England, with a fractured foot. I was bowling when my left foot turned…

Tags: aakar patel healthcare healthcare england healthcare india healthcare UK HOSPITALS IN UK

Inkaar
Inkaar

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 9 January 2017

  This edition of Classic Corner takes a relook at Raj N. Sippy’s Inkaar (1977) that adapted a Japanese original…

Tags: Cinema Obscura Inkaar

No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent
No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent

By Rajesh Singh

Monday, 9 January 2017

Feuds in political families happen all the time. We saw that in Andhra Pradesh years ago after NT Rama…

Tags: AIADMK mulayam singh yadav Yadav

Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal
Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The BJP’s West Bengal strategy since the 2014 Lok Sabha election would leave even its most ardent supporters and…

Tags: BJP CBI Demonetisation mamata banerjee mulayam singh yadav narendra modi trinamool congress West Bengal

Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump
Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump

Divya Kumar Soti

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election was a bigger jolt for Pakistan than poll pundits who got…

Tags: Donald Trump Pakistan terrorism united states

2016 has been a year of disruptive change
2016 has been a year of disruptive change

Sandip Ghose

Saturday, 31 December 2016

We are exiting 2016 – with one section of the people feeling mauled and battered and a vast majority…

Tags: 2017 Demonetisation narendra modi NEW YEAR

More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy
More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

No, this isn’t about Modi’s governance; or the 60+ U-turns in a fantasy demonetization series. And certainly not about…

Tags: Ashish Nehra ravichandran ashwin virat kohli yuvraj singh

After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?
After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Since his return from Japan in the second week of November, most rallies where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has…

Tags: currency ban Demonetisation narendra modi tax

George Michael is never gonna sing again
George Michael is never gonna sing again

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 26 December 2016

In the 1990s when George Michael was entangled in a legal spat with Sony music, a case that cost…

Tags: CARELESS WHISPER George Michael Last Chirstmas

In praise of Modi
In praise of Modi

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 25 December 2016

No leader in India and perhaps no other political figure in any modern democracy could have survived the demonetisation…

Tags: BJP Congress narendra modi

Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go
Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 22 December 2016

For a record fifth time, an “enemy property” ordinance has been promulgated by Narendra Modi Government, thus week throwing…

Tags: narendra modi Pataudi Taimur Ali Khan

A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?
A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Virat’s team has dwarfed players of Himalayan reputations. But are they even better than The Originals of this millennium?…

Tags: Befikre cricket England India virat kohli

Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code
Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Allahabad High Court’s comments, declaring triple talaq unconstitutional and violative of the rights of Muslim women, has confounded…

Tags: triple talaq Uniform Civil Code

Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes
Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

  These are testing times for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Tipped to step into Sonia Gandhi’s shoes, he is under…

Tags: Congress Rahul Gandhi

Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?
Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?

Rajesh Singh

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Modi Government’s demonetisation decision has aroused the prospects of two political alignments with different timelines. The…

Tags: Congress Demonetisation lok sabha mulayam singh yadav narendra modi nitish kumar Rashtriya Lok Dal samajwadi party trinamool congress

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