Unending ordeal of children

Harun Yahya All over the world, kids pay a heavy price when adults make irresponsible choices. As long as there is the will to help, there is virtually no limit to what can be done Certainly, the world doesn’t have a…

AFSPA ~ long past its expiry date

Monalisa Changkija Over a week ago, the Centre revoked the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and restricted it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh. The question is: should the Act have been imposed in Meghalaya in…

Unending Politics Of Portraits

Deepak Sinha Whatever be MA Jinnah’s connection with Aligarh Muslim University, penniless refugees who came to India post-Partition deserve better than to once again be faced with religious zealots who are keen on putting Jinnah on a pedestal that he…

Twenty years ago the earth shook and India became a nuclear power

Manvendra Singh The signs were there early enough in the day, but I was poor at reading signals. A Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission never has to go to office on a government holiday, but here was Father, Jaswant…

Jinnah today, Nehru tomorrow

Jawed Naqvi You could have spotted, as I did, Mohammad Ali Jinnah in an official portrait at the Indian Muslim League’s headquarters in Kerala in the 1990s. I’m not sure if the picture is still around after the party split…

India must focus on making universal health coverage a reality

Srinath Reddy At the 2012 World Health Assembly, the then director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, declared that universal health coverage (UHC) is the most powerful concept that public health has to offer. A year later,…

Mind of the Learner

Rudrashis Datta On November 2, 1853, a school student, Matthew Ward, took a pistol to his school in Kentucky and shot his teacher in protest against what he deemed to be excessive punishment meted out to his brother by the…

Karl Marx 2.00

Amartya Sen How should we think about Karl Marx on his 200th birthday? His big influence on the politics of the world is universally acknowledged, though people would differ on how good or bad that influence has been. But going…

End the normalisation of rape culture

Moulshri Kanodia Punitive laws play an important role in making the society safe for women but we must strike at the root: A change of mindset through long-term interventions in education and awareness is essential We, women, limit ourselves because…

In thrall to the holy cow

Harish Damodaran Sati was abolished in 1829. The Hindu Widows’ Remarriage Act got passed in 1856. The historic proclamation by the Maharaja of Travancore, paving the way for the entry of so-called low castes into Hindu temples, was issued in…