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India  /  Published 06.04.19

Appeal by theatre figures

Hundreds of theatre makers, some of them household names, have endorsed an appeal to vote against the BJP and its allies, lamenting that “the very idea of India” and “song, dance, laughter” we...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 30.05.20

United stand

Sir — A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court demanding a constitutional amendment to exclude the word, India, from Article 1 of the Constitution — “India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of...
By The Telegraph

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

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

In New India, caste oppression is being reinvigorated

There is one race that Indians are determined to win. The race to run backward. New India is newest in its love for regressive beliefs and repressive traditions, anti-scientific mindsets and primitive...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 01.09.19

RTI: The paradigm has shifted

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party government flexed its legislative muscle, and successfully amended and diluted the Right to Information Act, many people have asked if the RTI Act has been maimed...
By Nikhil Dey and Aruna Roy

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Opinion  /  Published 21.04.19

Loyalty out of place: A tale of two governors

His Excellency, as a prefix or title for a governor, sounds grand. Its equivalent in Hindi, ‘Mahamahim’ sounds even grander, more larger-than-life. Like ‘His Worship’ for a mayor, ‘His Lords...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

India  /  Published 16.04.19

EC gag on Yogi, Maya, Maneka and Azam

The Election Commission has banned Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP leader Mayawati from campaigning for 72 and 48 hours, respectively, for delivering “highly provocative” spee...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.03.19

HC can’t dictate: SC

A high court cannot frame a scheme for the government or direct it to frame one but only ask it to “consider” framing a particular scheme, the Supreme Court has ruled.It set aside an Uttarakhand H...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.20

Eviction blow to bright boy

The Visva-Bharati student evicted from his hostel for video-recording the vice-chanacellor’s Republic Day speech is grappling with two questions: what did he do wrong and how would he continue his e...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

India  /  Published 20.12.19

Sonia to nation: Will stand up for your rights

Sonia Gandhi on Friday pledged that the Congress would “stand up” to defend the fundamental rights of the people and uphold the foundational values of the Constitution, making the promise in a rar...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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