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Chandan Mitra, A Teacher And A Friend: A Tribute

Chandan Mitra, A Teacher And A Friend: A Tribute

Sep 05, 2021

Why Chandan Mitra was truly the pioneer

Caste-Based Census: Why ‘Bharat Jodo’ Spirit, ‘Casteless India’ Vision Should Inspire Our Actions

Caste-Based Census: Why ‘Bharat Jodo’ Spirit, ‘Casteless India’ Vision Should Inspire Our Actions

Aug 30, 2021

The Bihar developments, with echoes in other states, have given rise to an interesting debate on social justice, affirmative action, merit, and age-old caste-based inequalities.

Those Mocking Mansukh Mandaviya, Ravindra Jadeja’s English Are Out Of Sync With New India

Those Mocking Mansukh Mandaviya, Ravindra Jadeja’s English Are Out Of Sync With New India

Jul 11, 2021

We don’t celebrate cricketer Ravindra Jadeja for his English skills. We celebrate him for his all-round cricketing abilities and those trolling him are out of sync with New India’s aspirations.

Modi Govt Fulfilled Patel’s, Mookerjee’s Unfinished Agenda; Is Ambedkar Next?

Modi Govt Fulfilled Patel’s, Mookerjee’s Unfinished Agenda; Is Ambedkar Next?

Jul 08, 2021

There are now as many as 47 members from disadvantaged communities in the 77-member Council of Ministers.

What JNU Can Learn From Syama Prasad Mookerjee

What JNU Can Learn From Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Jul 06, 2021

Vivekananda to Gandhi, Tagore to Mookerjee, our thinkers enriched education. JNU or TISS, it’s time Indian universities listened.

Kashmir To Kanyakumari: Modi Govt Brought India Closer By Scrapping Article 370

Kashmir To Kanyakumari: Modi Govt Brought India Closer By Scrapping Article 370

Jun 25, 2021

With the Modi government’s commitment and measures, J&K’s status as India’s pride and a symbol of civilisational values will further get enhanced.

Deconstructing Modi Govt’s ‘Sabka Vishwas,’ Mapping ‘Mann ki Baat’ 2.0

Deconstructing Modi Govt’s ‘Sabka Vishwas,’ Mapping ‘Mann ki Baat’ 2.0

May 31, 2021

PM Modi said in his May 30 ‘Mann ki Baat’: Over these years, the country has followed the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas'

Assembly Elections: Why India Deserves Freedom From Family Rule

Assembly Elections: Why India Deserves Freedom From Family Rule

May 19, 2021

With the dropping of KK Shailaja and induction of the Kerala CM’s son-in-law into the cabinet, the Left has proved that it is no different from the dominant political culture of family raj and dynasty rule.

As India Battles The Virus, Let Us Not Weaken National Resolve

As India Battles The Virus, Let Us Not Weaken National Resolve

May 09, 2021

While it is necessary for those in power to be questioned in a democracy, the current crisis calls for unity and we should all focus on helping each other

On Assam, EC Erred. In his Q&A With Nicolas Burns, Rahul Gandhi Crossed The Line

On Assam, EC Erred. In his Q&A With Nicolas Burns, Rahul Gandhi Crossed The Line

Apr 05, 2021

With the Assam faux pas, the EC erred. Any move or invitation to involve an external party or country in India’s internal matters is plain wrong. On this, therefore, Rahul Gandhi is wrong.

Why Naming A Gujarat Stadium After Serving PM Modi Should Have Been Avoided

Why Naming A Gujarat Stadium After Serving PM Modi Should Have Been Avoided

Mar 01, 2021

Two instances, denying Modi’s kin a local poll ticket and Modi telling party functionaries to stay rooted, do not fit into the PM’s pattern to name a stadium after himself. The move, therefore, was avoidable.

Why E Sreedharan Deserves A National  Role In The BJP

Why E Sreedharan Deserves A National Role In The BJP

Feb 23, 2021

The ‘Metro Man’, who comes across as an ideal, cosmopolitan Indian leader, would help fill the 'talent deficit’ in the central BJP

Want To Revive Media Credibility? Try Some Transparency

Want To Revive Media Credibility? Try Some Transparency

Jan 26, 2021

Unless the media is fair, it cannot play its rightful role in a democracy. Being free is not enough; being fair is equally important.

This Is How The Farm Impasse Can Be Broken: Take A Vote

This Is How The Farm Impasse Can Be Broken: Take A Vote

Jan 07, 2021

Instead of consulting just farm unions, it would make sense to do an actual poll of the country’s farming community on the three contentious laws.

COVID-19, Farmer Protests, Hathras: BJP Misses Arun Jaitley To Fix Its Image Problem

COVID-19, Farmer Protests, Hathras: BJP Misses Arun Jaitley To Fix Its Image Problem

Oct 14, 2020

Along with the COVID-19 crisis, the BJP is dealing with farmer protests and outrage over the Hathras incident. The PM cannot be expected to lead every fight, the BJP needs someone like the late Arun Jaitley with immense persuasive powers.

Why I Defend Prashant Bhushan’s Right To Offend

Why I Defend Prashant Bhushan’s Right To Offend

Jul 29, 2020

There may be issues of national importance, sovereignty, and security where a contrarian view against national consensus is not acceptable. Otherwise, the right to dissent is at the heart of a democracy.

‘Both-sides’ Journalism Is At The Core Of Unbiased, Fair Media

‘Both-sides’ Journalism Is At The Core Of Unbiased, Fair Media

Jun 25, 2020

To be a fair media, ‘both-sides’ journalism is not just a pre-requisite; it’s a given. And this extends beyond the Opinions and Ideas pages.

Ambedkar's Ideals Become More Relevant In The Time Of Covid And 'Social Distancing'

Ambedkar's Ideals Become More Relevant In The Time Of Covid And 'Social Distancing'

Jun 15, 2020

Purity and pollution were considered an integral part of the traditional, rigid caste system. With a renewed thrust on 'social distancing', are we, unwittingly, endorsing an unequal social order?

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