World  /  Published 06.04.19

Patel critical of May’s Brexit deal

As Pakistani-origin politicians such as the home secretary Sajid Javid and the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan — both the sons of former bus drivers — continue to play a prominent role in the Brexit d...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 14.03.19

EC instruction on criminal cases: a good step

The Election Commission has made a determined effort to free the next legislature of criminally tainted politicians. It has directed that all contesting candidates with previous convictions and pendin...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.19

Authoritarianism and the lullaby of lies

With the parliamentary elections coming up, slanging matches among political parties have become more intense and strident. The quality of discussions amongst politicians and media houses, especially ...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.19

The impractical mathematics of reservations

Affirmative action cannot be taken casually. Not that Indian politicians take the vote-winning possibilities of reservations casually; the problem is that it is the only aspect of affirmative action t...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.19

Can gender-neutral school forms dehumanise people?

In this age of exclusions, the French National Assembly is trying out a policy of inclusiveness. It has proposed that schools should replace the terms ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ on administrative f...
By The Editorial Board


India  /  Published 18.12.19

Mujtaba Hussain to return Padma Shri

Amid nationwide protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Hyderabad-based Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain has decided to return his Padma Shri award, saying he was not happy with the current situatio...
By PTI in Hyderabad

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.19

Politicians, brooms, and photo ops

Sir — Leaders and industrialists are often seen sweeping relatively clean roads — usually, for the sake of photo opportunities. One rarely sees them in locations that need to be cleaned. Delhi sur...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 02.06.19

Of Modi and Machiavellian rulers

My association of Modi with Machiavelli should not not mislead readers. I will not score cheap points by peddling popular misconceptions. Niccolò Machiavelli, the 16th-century statesman and political...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.12.19

Duty, and hopes

By Antara Bose

India  /  Published 01.12.19

Hyderabad rape victim's colony residents turn away politicians

Mounting public anger over the rape and murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad saw residents of the colony where she stayed turning away political leaders and others who wanted to call on her fam...
By PTI in Hyderabad


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