It’s the transparency, stupid

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Ishan Joshi | in Oped

We have cracked our jokes on those who thought up this PR disaster. Now, let’s take a dekko at the substantive issues thrown up by the Jio Institute row There are two primary issues that ought to concern any Indian citizen who thinks perchance cares about higher education in the country...

Section 377 and why it should go

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Oped

Queen Victoria took a lot of precious stones from India; in return, she bequeathed us a bunch of stone-age views on morality A Supreme Court Bench headed by Chief Justice, Dipak Misra should finally rid India of that anachronistic law that criminalised all sex against the course of nature. Section 377...

Muslims, theology & democracy

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | Prafull Goradia | in Oped

India has practiced toleration and at the same time run a successful democracy. This makes toleration a sine qua non of democracy What happened in the Turkish elections last month was a transfer of veto power from the Army to the President. The shift, however, is not as revolutionary as it...

The Army is King

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

With Sharif unhorsed and his party cornered, it will be important for India to watch how Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim League and Imran Khan’s PTI fare Any doubt that, ultimately, the military ruled Pakistan and the judges, in Francis Bacon’s famous words, were lions under the throne, has been demolished by...

India on the path to attain carbon goals

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | Kota Sriraj | in Oped

India has made great strides towards a low carbon economy. Further progress is dependent on proper implementation of solutions According to the latest World Bank report, India has doubled its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) within a decade which stood at $2.597 trillion at the end of 2017. Amid the Asian bigwigs...

Lasting solution to Afghan crisis

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | JK Verma | in Oped

Ghani’s invitation to the Taliban for peace talks is a last-ditch effort to establish peace in war-torn Afghanistan. The need is to strengthen the security forces and intelligence agencies Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani took a bold step on February 28 when he offered peaceful negotiations to the Taliban to put...

Is this an age of un-enlightenment?

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Navneet Anand | in Oped

Burari episode has brought to fore the sad fact that there are many who continue to struggle with inexplicable anxiety and psychological distress The Burari mass suicide is among the goriest incidents that one can recall in recent times. Eleven members of a family — from very old to very young...

Lend voice to Parliament

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

As the Monsoon Session is set to begin, one hopes that history does not repeat itself. Leaders must shun a political slugfest and focus on transacting business The Monsoon Session of Parliament is scheduled to begin from July 18 and will conclude on August 10. Already speculations are rife that this...

Make in India for auto sector

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | Sugato Sen | in Oped

The phased manner in which the licence raj was abolished, restrictive rules were curtailed and the economy was liberalised, played a distinct role in making Indian automotive industry a success story In recent times, ‘Make in India’ for the automotive sector has caught the imagination of the world. However, a look...

An interventionist exercise

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018 | CB Sharma | in Oped

The Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Bill is poorly conceived. A rethink is needed before putting it up to the Parliament for debate The Government of India plans to bring a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) Bill repealing the UGC Act, 1956. The Ministry of Human Resource (MHRD)...


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