Opinion  /  Published 29.04.19

What the branding of a prisoner says about us

Power is a double-edged sword, and the depths to which humanity can descend when the wrong edge is used are often unfathomable. This was evident recently when an inmate of Delhi’s Tihar jail who bel...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 24.04.19

Trump vows to fight any impeach bid

President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to fight all the way to the Supreme Court against any effort by congressional Democrats to impeach him, even though the US Constitution gives Congress complet...
By Reuters in Washington

India  /  Published 17.02.19

Bludgeoned, Idea of India needs rescuing

In the end, it ceased to quite matter which side lost and which won the evening. Resonating insistently above the feisty jousting between combatants was the suzerainty of the Idea of India as a plural...
By Sankarshan Thakur in Calcutta

India  /  Published 10.01.20

Section 144 can’t be used as a gag

Section 144, which prohibits assembly of four or more people, cannot be used as a tool to prevent legitimate expression of opinion, grievance or exercise of democratic rights, the Supreme Court said o...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.20

Call to schools to step up for statute

The time has come “once again” for Christian schools to make “Indian society more humane and uphold constitutional values”, a bishop said at a service preceding a four-day conclave of the head...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


India  /  Published 31.12.19

Priyanka takes on UP govt

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was against the spirit of the Constitution and the people of the country wouldn’t accept it.“Will yo...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 26.01.19

Celebration of India’s billion ideas

The Congress ran a massive social media campaign on Republic Day, arguing that the idea of India can be defined only by constitutional principles and that nationalist posturing without faith in equali...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.19

Referendums subvert representative democracy
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.19

The media's right to be critical of the government

New India has been failing consistently when it comes to augmenting the vision of the founders of the Constitution. Some of the pivotal foundational values of the Republic — pluralism and equality c...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 11.11.19

A verdict on the republic

There are many ways in which you can define the people who think differently from you. There are extreme ways in which you can think of the ones who are diametrically opposed to your way of thinking. ...
By Ruchir Joshi in


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