Diversity deficit across apex bodies of parties

Rukmini S

The BSP is an exception, where the majority of the members in the Central Executive Committee (CEC) belong to the Scheduled Castes.

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Editorials & Opinion

Rakesh Sood

Though no stranger to India, Ashraf Ghani will now be under scrutiny for what he says about how he visualises India-Afghanistan relations.

“I was thinking about what I would regret not having done as editor and I wished we had done more on this story to wake people up.” Picture shows Alan Rusbridger (right) and the team at the offices of The Guardian in London.

Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, on the massive response to the newspaper’s fossil fuel disinvestment campaign.

Illustration: Satwik Gade

A bill for juvenile injustice

Kanimozhi Karunanidhi

The Cabinet’s nod to amendments in the Juvenile Justice Bill would be in conflict with evidence-based social policy.

Members of the transgender community celebrate the passage of the bill in Bhubaneshwar.

Private member's Bill passed

RS passes Bill on transgender rights

The bill, moved by DMK member Tiruchi Siva, is the first private members bill to be passed in 46 years.

A view of the Rajya Sabha proceedings in New Delhi.

Crop insurance should be a responsibility of the Centre and state governments.

The GST Council will consist of the Union Finance Minister (as Chairman), the Union Minister of State in charge of revenue or Finance, and the Minister in charge of Finance or Taxation or any other, nominated by each State government.

The Bill’s enactment would lead to a "win-win" situation for both the Centre and the states: Arun Jaitley.

File photo of CPI(M) leader P. Rajeeve, whose Rajya Sabha term recently ended.

Arun Jaitley asks new CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury to get Mr. Rajeeve elected again to the RS.

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The recent allegations made by designer Shantanu Goenka about a couple of Kolkata stores copying his works have stirred the plagiarism debate in the fashion industry all over again.

Fighting fakes

Madhur Tankha

The recent allegations made by designer Shantanu Goenka about a couple of Kolkata stores copying his works have stirred the plagiarism debate.

Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen

‘I don’t know what age is’

Sangeetha Devi Dundoo

Veteran cinematographer PC Sreeram talks about his association with filmmaker Mani Ratnam and why his frames emphasise on aesthetics.

India's Robin Singh, who got five wickets, shares a lighter moment with Debashish Mohanty during a World Cup cricket match between India and Sri Lanka at Taunton, England on May 26, 1999. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

In a field of his own

Vijay Lokapally

A West Indian by birth with roots in India, Robin Singh worked hard to make get a place in Indian cricket. He remembers his formative cricket days.

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Milky Way

Astronomers find 11 runaway galaxies


An object is a runaway if it’s moving faster than escape velocity, which means it will depart its home never to return.

A human embryo with DNA stained blue. A new study suggests that endogenous retroviruses may even assist in human development.


'Ancient viruses, once foes, may now serve as friends'

Carl Zimmer

They possibly assist us by guiding embryonic development.

This image made by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Eagle Nebula's

25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

R. Prasad

The Hubble which has travelled more than 3 billion miles so far has brought about a shift in understanding of the universe.

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