Profile of Suman K Jha
Why Chandan Mitra was truly the pioneer
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.
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.
There are now as many as 47 members from disadvantaged communities in the 77-member Council of Ministers.
Vivekananda to Gandhi, Tagore to Mookerjee, our thinkers enriched education. JNU or TISS, it’s time Indian universities listened.
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.
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'
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.
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
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.
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.
The ‘Metro Man’, who comes across as an ideal, cosmopolitan Indian leader, would help fill the 'talent deficit’ in the central BJP
Unless the media is fair, it cannot play its rightful role in a democracy. Being free is not enough; being fair is equally important.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?