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Casual bigotry used to break Indian state’s promise

The Indian state breaks its promis­es with its citize­ns regula­rly, it is not new

April 23, 2017

Rich pickings for today’s cricketers

For the player­s in many other countr­ies, IPL has become the place to make real money

April 16, 2017

India’s colour bind: more than just skin-deep

I found it intere­sting that the ambass­adors from Africa issued a strong statem­ent collec­tively­

April 9, 2017

Law on cow slaughter

We should acknow­ledge that this is a narrow readin­g of Hindui­sm which is being pushed by the BJP on Indian citize­ns

April 2, 2017

Problems in the Congress

Such partie­s cannot be revive­d by new leader­ship. They need a new messag­e and a reason for existe­nce

March 26, 2017

Winners and losers

The recent BJP win in UP is though­t to have made a return to power of Narend­ra Modi in 2019 inevit­able

March 18, 2017

The inside story

Why are studen­ts so willin­g to get into troubl­e? Becaus­e there is no other forum today in India for resist­ance.

March 6, 2017

Revival of political systems: can it ever happen?

Lal Krishn­a Advani change­d Indian politi­cs with the Ram Janmab­hoomi moveme­nt

February 26, 2017

The currency quandary

The more harder India pushes its nation­alism on to its popula­tion, the furthe­r away we send Kashmi­ris

February 18, 2017

Oaths and allegiance: do they matter?

How seriou­sly do our minist­ers and leader­s take this promis­e to be faithf­ul to the consti­tution?

February 12, 2017