India  /  Published 15.02.20

A vigorous voice for dissent

Senior Supreme Court judge Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Saturday said the true test of a democracy was its ability to ensure space for every individual to voice his or her opinion without fear of retri...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 14.02.20

Mizoram Cong rallies for SC, ST rights

The Mizoram Congress Pradesh Committee, headed by former chief minister Lal Thanhawla, on Friday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his intervention to ensure protection and reiteration of re...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

World  /  Published 03.11.18

Breaking tradition, Obama at full throttle

Former President Barack Obama’s voice has a way of lifting into a high-pitched tone of astonishment when he talks about his successor, almost as if he still cannot believe that the Executive Mansion...
By Peter Baker/New York Times News Service in Miami

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.19

The new improved tapeworm epidemic

This was always going to happen. We spoke. We spoke sharp words. So we were spoken to. We were spoken to with shrapnel words. Cuts were caused, and worse: gashes, and a cleaving of flesh and soul, as ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

India  /  Published 09.11.19

Pre-Constitution question from Justice Ganguly

Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly, a retired Supreme Court judge, on Saturday said the Ayodhya judgment had created a doubt in his mind and that he was “very disturbed”.“Minorities have seen for genera...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 07.06.20

Heal the mind

At the time of Independence, more than a quarter of India’s population had been subjected to deprivation, discrimination and degradation on account of the prevalent caste system. In establishing the...
By Kashish Makkar in

India  /  Published 05.08.19

Statute torn ‘in anguish, not disrespect’

Two Peoples Democratic Party MPs tore up copies of the Indian Constitution in the Rajya Sabha on Monday as home minister Amit Shah announced that the government was scrapping Jammu and Kashmir’s spe...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.08.19

Reckless assault on federalism and democracy

What transpired on August 5, 2019, was much more than the repeal of an article of the Indian Constitution. The autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir enshrined in Article 370 had been already whittled down by...
By Sugata Bose in

Opinion  /  Published 14.07.19

Judgemental hai kya

Let’s imagine for a moment there is no context. That this is just a video of an aggrieved person addressing someone, anyone, who would care to lend a ear. Let’s imagine this is all spontaneous. Le...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.19

A high-minded interpretation of reservation

Certain judgments are remarkable for their lucidity and noble spirit. The Karnataka law to preserve the consequential seniority of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates promoted on the basis ...
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