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Indian Constitution
Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Nehru: legacy, 16 stormy days

Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of India and the world, it is safely assumed, is an antithesis of that pursued by India’s present prime minister. Such a claim is unlikely to invite the chaste in...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

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

Opinion  /  Published 10.01.19

Reservation bill: Taking the Constitution lightly

Nowadays, even a constitutional amendment is taken lightly. This is suggested by the speed at which the National Democratic Alliance’s proposal to extend 10 per cent reservations to economically bac...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 07.01.19

Negation of social justice: Academics

Political parties have largely supported economic quota but wondered whether it can be implemented, while academics are divided on the relevance of the additional reservations.Congress communication c...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.01.19

Our truncated definitions of citizenship

It is difficult to say whether orthodoxy, as well as its nemesis, dynamism, are characteristic more of a given society or the ideas it receives and internalizes. We believe that normally any major shi...
By G.N. Devy

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Books  /  Published 04.01.19

The power of hatred generated by 2014 election

Further, Uday Chandra analyses the complicated negotiations in the somewhat politically marginal Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Also, the Aam Aadmi Party remains in contention as a welfare-oriented centr...
By Raziuddin Aquil

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Principle of reservations turned upside down

Affirmative action is based on constructive principles. According to the Constitution, reservations are for groups which are less developed economically and educationally than the mainstream. The idea...
By The Editorial Board

Books  /  Published 14.02.20

More shades than one

These are fraught times. Interestingly, the Constitution has become a powerful emblem of protest. Perceived as the ultimate saviour, “We, the people of India” have embraced it in a remarkable show...
By Tuktuk Ghosh

India  /  Published 05.08.19

Fear of moneyed land buyers

The debate on the continuation or abrogation of Article 370, titled a “temporary” provision in the Indian Constitution, has been going on for decades but it was almost unthinkable that Jammu and K...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.08.19

State House nod needed ‘before’ President acts

Much of the country is divided on the special status to Jammu and Kashmir. For every argument against Article 370, there is one in its favour: ‘Temporary’ featureArgument against Article 370: The ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


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