Indian Constitution
Opinion  /  Published 20.12.18

The competing visions behind two judgments

Two judgments by the Supreme Court and the Meghalaya High Court in the last week epitomise the perils and promises of the delicate separation of powers framework that underlies governance in India. Th...
By Arghya Sengupta in

Opinion  /  Published 27.10.19

The Centre's lost opportunity in Kashmir

On May 7, 1965, with the anticipated return of Sheikh Abdullah from Saudi Arabia and other countries, the then deputy secretary of the government of India passed an order, under sub-rule (1) of Rule 3...
By Luv Puri in

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

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

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 06.11.19

An essentially non-accommodative nationalism

Anti-colonial nationalism had sought to be inclusive. This was necessary for uniting a diverse people to fight an imperial power whose relative strength derived precisely from this diversity. Uniting ...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.19

The enduring radiance of Ambedkar

The Indian Constitution recognized two social groups as especially disadvantaged: the scheduled castes, known in everyday language as Dalits; and the scheduled tribes, commonly known as Adivasis. Both...
By Ramachandra Guha in

India  /  Published 28.03.19

SC to hear pleas challenging economic quota

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would hear on April 8 a batch of pleas challenging the Centre's decision to grant 10 per cent reservation in jobs and admission for candidates of economically wea...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.02.20

Lessons from afar

India is currently making waves across the world for all the wrong reasons. The State’s response to the protests against the controversial Citizen (Amendment) Act has the potential to challenge the ...
By Chandru Chawla in


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