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Constitution
Opinion  /  Published 16.09.21

The case for free speech

The contest between freedom of speech and ‘reasonable restrictions’ on it is a mature one. The dilemma of liberal democratic societies lies in their ambition to strike a balance between fr...
By Anita Tagore

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.21

The importance of having been pluralist

The ascendancy of majoritarianism in several parts of the world calls into question the historical significance of India’s experiment with pluralism. This broad popularity of majoritarian partie...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 05.09.21

Blood brothers: Was Partition itself a horror?

“Your grandfather left us to live with termites for all the times to come.” This is what a man told me in an email after an article of mine, published on another platform, had evidently ne...
By Rajmohan Gandhi

India  /  Published 28.08.21

Gujarat minister's secularism fear

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has said that talks about India's Constitution, laws and secularism will last only as long as Hindus are in majority in the country, and none of the count...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Ahmedabad

Opinion  /  Published 18.08.21

The legacy of Justice Rohinton Nariman

In his book on Zoroastrian scripture, Rohinton Nariman writes evocatively about Spenta Mainyu, the holy spirit that shows man the path to truth. As judge of the Supreme Court of India, Justice Na...
By Arghya Sengupta

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India  /  Published 16.08.21

Pawar: Bring law to remove quota cap

Maintaining that the Constitution was bigger than any court judgement, NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday asked the Centre to enact a law to remove the Supreme Court-mandated 50 per cent cap on rese...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 16.08.21

Sin to stay silent, says Sonia

As India enters the 75th year of independence, the Congress Monday said party chief Sonia Gandhi has urged people to introspect what freedom means and told them it is a "sin" to remain silen...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.21

Democracy and the Argumentative Indian

"Just consider how terrible the day of your death will be./ Others will go on speaking, and you will not be able to argue back.” Amartya Sen quotes Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s poem to demons...
By Faisal C.K

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.21

Shared freedom: right to offend

Art provokes. It challenges prejudices, pushes the boundaries of settled thought and discovers new forms and modes — all of which can cause discomfort, even anger. The transgressive nature of cr...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 14.08.21

Naidu: Work to achieve constitutional ideals

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday extended his greetings to the people on the eve of Independence Day, saying they have to work together to achieve the noble constitutional ideals of securin...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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