Constitution Of India
India  /  Published 30.04.22

CJI: Be mindful of 'Lakshman Rekha'

Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana on Saturday said the Constitution provides separation of power among the three organs of the state and while discharging duty, one should be mindful of 'Lak...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.21

Why Uttar Pradesh should be broken up now

The report of the States Reorganization Commission, submitted to the Government of India in September 1955, is remembered above all for recommending that provincial boundaries be redrawn on linguistic...
By Ramachandra Guha

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 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

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 29.07.21

Indian history through the prism of dissent

As both rage and outrage continue to build over the Pegasus surveillance scandal; as connections are made between the unauthorized hacking of phones and the insertion of malware into the laptops of th...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.21

The epoch of Avoidable Circumstances

This is a historic time, a time frothing over with never befores like never before. We are lodged in a thicket voluptuous with unprecedented things. It is too soon to tell how the future will reckon t...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Books  /  Published 02.04.21

A touch of intrigue

In public life, Mukherjee played by the rule book and continued doing so even as president. On issues where he disagreed with the government, he privately communicated his opinion but eventually acqui...
By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Opinion  /  Published 26.02.21

Winning game: Puducherry conundrum

The erosion of principles in politics makes laws meaningless. The provision for president’s rule and the anti-defection law have been repeatedly used — or not used — to mask frank tu...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.20

Epic markers: return of the Mahabharata

“The farmers are camping along five major highways on the outskirts of New Delhi and have said they won’t leave until the government rolls back what they call the ‘black laws’....
By G.N. Devy


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