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Indian Constitution
India  /  Published 05.12.19

Battle for defence of highest values...

The following is a statement issued in the form of a letter to the people of India by 46 retired bureaucrats 27 years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The anniversary on Friday is the first s...
By TT Bureau in

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.19

What's behind Modi's lecture on duties and rights

One of the tenets of democracy is that everyone is equal. To cite an example, the prime minister, the deputy prime minister, the president, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and all those present when the ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.19

The slow demise of the Constitution

It is ironic that this year’s Constitution Day coincided with what appears to be a constitutional crisis. In Maharashtra, which delivered a fractured mandate in the recent assembly elections, the Bh...
By The Editorial Board 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 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

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

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

The danger of sustained attacks on the media

A blank page can, at times, speak a thousand words. In a rare moment of solidarity, rival newspaper publications in Australia agreed to run front pages that were designed to appear as if they had been...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.19

How the higher judiciary let down the citizenry

In 1991, I joined the Supreme Court of India as a chamber junior to G. Ramaswami, the then attorney-general for India. That winter, a Constitution bench of five judges, presided over by Chief Justice ...
By Sanjay Hegde in

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

The complex history of Article 370

Like many other political compromises, the history of Article 370 of the Constitution of India is rich and complex. However, following its nullification on August 5, 2019, the dominant narrative rega...
By Arghya Sengupta in


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