Confronting the legacy of lynching

Thursday, 26 Jul 2018 | Hiranmay Karlekar | in Oped

The fundamental tribal component in people’s psyche cannot be eradicated instantly. But that can’t be an excuse for Government inaction The recent lynching in Rajasthan’s Alwar district of a 28-year-old man, Rakbar Khan, by a mob which suspected him to be a cattle-smuggler, once again underlines the need to understand an...

Modi v Whom? Debate is on

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 | Mukesh Tyagi | in Oped

Only time will tell whether regional parties coming together and forming the Government at the Centre can provide effective leadership to India. Right now, one can only speculate on prevailing public perception India is a vast country consisting of 29 States and seven Union Territories. An estimated population of 1.3 billion...

A viable healthcare solution

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 | Milind Antani, Anay Shukla and Darren Punnen | in Oped

A comprehensive framework in the interest of the industry and the citizens is essential to ensure healthcare for all, write Milind Antani, Anay Shukla and Darren Punnen Access to healthcare is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution of India. The Government must, therefore, take steps to protect and promote access...

Race for the Prime Minister’s post

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped

Ahead of the 2019 General Election, the road for the Congress to become the nucleus of Opposition unity is fraught with challenges Now that the Narendra Modi Government has won the trust vote in the Lok Sabha, what next? The dramatic ‘hug’ and ‘wink’ of Congress president Rahul Gandhi while speaking...

Assault on democracy redux

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 | Ashutosh Misra | in Oped

With the military having little to worry as long as there are leaders whose ambitions outweigh their principles, the future of Pakistan rests on two alternatives: Imran the compliant and Nawaz the defiant Pakistan’s democracy is under severe battering, a sight not too uncommon for its people. This because...

Moon’s takeaways from India

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 | KV Kesavan | in Oped

President Moon Jae-in’s India visit deepened India-South Korea relations but fell short of fulfilling their actual potential. Both sides must work on expanding the engagement South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s recent visit to India from July 8-11 was landmark in providing a new impetus to India-South Korea relations. This was Moon’s...

The command and control model

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 | Nadeem Paracha | in Oped

Democracy has always managed to resolve society’s most complex issues and tensions. But trying to control it has always resulted in disaster Tomorrow, Pakistanis will be heading to cast their votes in the country’s 11th General Elections. This will also be the first time the country will elect a Government after...

African safari: Raising the bar

Monday, 23 Jul 2018 | Manish Chand | in Oped

As Africa realises its promise and intensifies its ongoing resurgence and India finds its voice on the global stage, competition with other players, including China, will be inescapable It’s time for Africa, and Africa’s turn to bask in the global spotlight as the BRICS summit of emerging powers hosts an outreach...

Changing Syria’s demography

Monday, 23 Jul 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Oped

Syria is no place to be if you are in the bad books of the regime. With the fall of Deraa, the end of Syria’s civil war is within sight. What will the victorious Ba'ath Party do? With the fall of Deraa, the end of Syria’s civil war is within sight....

Consolidating the Indian narrative

Monday, 23 Jul 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Assuming that good sense will prevail may not suffice. It is for our leaders to indulge in meaningful dialogue to strengthen political unity There are a few national endeavours that are shared, as closely, by billion plus Indian citizens, as elections. The country is almost continually discussing or organising elections in...


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