Corporal punishment

The death of a small boy

The Betul tragedy shows that the state does not consider emotional or intellectual maturity important in a person who teaches children »

Krishna Kumar responds

In a general sense, of course, we are all responsible for everything that happens in the world. Nevertheless, we do need some distinctio...»

In corporal punishment we are all complicit

In the context of the cruel thrashing and consequent death of a small boy, Aslam Ansari, in a Betul school in Madhya Pradesh at the hand...»

Public Lectures: India and Climate Change

A series of public lectures on "India and Climate Change" by Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, and Senior Visiting Fellow at The Hindu Centre, will be held in partnership with the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai on October 24, 2014 (4:30 pm), and with the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore on November 10, 2014 (5:30 pm.) Click here for event details and to register »

In the 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014, West Bengal has witnessed some interesting trends. Apart from the debacle of the Left and the ascendance of the Trinamool Congress (AITC), the other somewhat s... »