Indian Constitution
India  /  Published 07.08.22

Article 19(1)(a), a film on free speech

Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution: All citizens shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression. Article 19(1)(a), a recent Malayalam film: The transformation of a woman, just ...
By K.M. Rakesh

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.22

Book of India

“All of us say we have a beautiful Constitution. I would say that we have a Constitution that enables the plunder of commoners. Indians wrote down the Constitution as told by the British.”...
By Arghya Sengupta

India  /  Published 07.07.22

Statute slur fells minister

Kerala culture and fisheries minister Saji Cherian resigned on Wednesday following widespread protests over his remarks denouncing the Constitution that ended up putting the Left Democratic Front gove...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.22

Basic lesson: CJI's recent remarks on Constitution

At a time when unity is endangered, an understanding of the Constitution becomes more relevant than ever. Although this is not what the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana, said recently in San Franci...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 24.06.22

Race for the upholder of the Constitution

As the head of state, the president of India upholds the Constitution. At a time when there are fears that the Constitution is being undermined by the ruling regime, the role of the president acquires...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 24.06.22

Paradigm shift

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s reluctance to nominate Muslim leaders to contest the Rajya Sabha election is a relatively new phenomenon. It is well-known that the BJP does not prefer to give ticke...
By Hilal Ahmed

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.22

Privileging patriarchy

That there is a growing interest in issues of public importance is borne out by the response to the split verdict on the marital rape judgement. Article 14 of the Constitution guarantees equality befo...
By Aaliya Waziri

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.22

Equal powers: Governor

In India, the governor of a state is formally the head of the executive. But he or she is not part of the elected government or even elected by an electoral college as the president is. Governors...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.02.22

Five ways to kill federalism

Indian federalism has been in the news recently. The rejection of Republic Day floats designed by the governments of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and West Bengal was seen as a symbolic attack on those states, ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.22

Letters to the Editor: Delinking weddings with exorbitant costs is welcome

Simple formula Sir — The West Bengal government recently increased the number of people allowed to attend weddings to 200 or half the venue’s capacity, whichever is less. Indian weddings ...


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