On Socialist Secular character embedded in our Constitution

Dear Madam, The Preamble of our Constitution says that we are a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic. But a section of people argue that since the words – Socialist and Secular – were not there in the original Constitution therefore…

MK Gandhi was not the only personality much higher than Bharat Ratna

Dear Madam, It refers to Public Interest Litigation demanding Bharat Ratna for MK Gandhi wherein a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India commented that MK Gandhi was a personality much higher than Bharat Ratna. Such comments can…

On India slipping in the Democracy Index

Dear Madam, India’s drop in the “Democracy Index” by 10 places is a worrying sign and writing on the wall that not everything is right in the country despite how much chest-thumping about it on the internet and in the…

Postal Department should honour most-accurate cricket-bowler Bapu Nadkarni with a postal-stamp in his memory

Dear Madam, Bapu Nadkarni better known as maiden-over machine and being the most accurate bowler of the world having bowled record 21 successive maiden overs (131 continuous balls without giving any run) in a test-match against England in Madras (now…

On Delhi election

Dear Madam, AAP deserves to sweep the upcoming assembly election as the party has done incredibly well in the last five years, and more importantly, it has remained focussed on good governance and not tried to deviate from it. Yes,…

On Piyush Goyal’s comment about Amazon

Dear Madam, It is sad to notice that so many of the ministers in the present NDA government keep on making comments that goes against the established facts, or reveal sheer arrogance of them, which are hurting the image of…

On the attacks on university students

Dear Madam, This refers to the article, “An appeal for peace at JNU, New Delhi” by Faculty members, students of NEISSR & Peace Channel staff, Dimapur, Nagaland (NP, Your Page, January 10, 2020). I feel helpless when I think about…

On power shut down every night

Dear Madam, We do not know till how long every night we have to undergo darkness due to shut down of electricity in Dimapur. It is pathetic at times when inverters fail its support its system because of the long…

What we need from politicians is empathy

Dear Madam, Recently Sunil Gavaskar has asked college students to be Indians first and to go back to their classrooms. He said, “The country is in turmoil. Some of our youngsters are out on the streets when they should have…

Leading from the front

Dear Madam, The meeting between Kerala Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and JNUSU President and SFI leader Aishe Ghosh can be described as “meeting of two valiant souls”. What a brilliant tribute by the Chief minister to the student leader in…